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Venachar Lochside

Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
+44 1877 330011
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cullen skink” (69 reviews)
“cakes” (133 reviews)
“mussels” (40 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 689 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful views across Loch Venacher from every table. Outdoor seating for when the weather permits. Really good cakes

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to lunch here around 2:00. It was crowded, we did have to sit at a small table in not the best spot of the restaurant but we didn't have reservations so that was fine. I had fish and chips, which were delicious. I had...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently attended a wedding and reception held here; the whole day was very good with fantastic food, plenty of staff for a small bar ensuring no queues, and great service. Fantastic views over the loch. Would definitely come more often if I lived closer.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the setting to the staff to the choice of food this was a great choice for us. We only popped in for something light as we were invited out fordinner later but this wasn't a problem even though it was during the lunch service....More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an absolute gem! I visited with my family, we were staying at a holiday home for children affected by cancer, and when we mentioned this we were made so welcome and treated incredibly well. The food was excellent, modern, fresh & delicious,...More

1  Thank jennyinedin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a wedding ceremony here and it was just beautiful, from the start to the very end. The view was amazing. The food was so good... we were served trout from the loch which was cooked to perfection and enjoyed the BBQ. The cakes...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting beside the loch, better in good weather when you can be outside. Good quality food at reasonable prices. It is a nice place to go.

Thank Hamishst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We think there may be a staff problem in the kitchen. The Menu does not suit the location more suited to city than a Loch side restaurant in Scotland. No receipt given when paying bill. A real let down for The Trossachs.

Thank richardbetty2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is in a beautiful setting and the cafe is light, bright and airy. The staff were very pleasant but when I looked at the menu I was a bit disheartened at the prices which are well above your average cafe/restaurant experience. This s...More

Thank sierrasue28
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This cafe has amazing food. The Mussels and haddock were great, very fresh and tasty. The service however was poor. Our drinks came after our food arrived, we asked for sauce and didn't receive them or any recognition that they forgot, and we were not...More

Thank Fiona125
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Questions & Answers
26 April 2017|
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Response from Lindsey B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
10 March 2017|
Response from Chucky12345 | Reviewed this property |
Coming out of Callander towards Strathayre take the left after the woollen mill where the Lade Inn is, towards Brig O Turk. It's 10mins out that road before Brig O Turk
13 April 2015|
Response from Lucy G | Reviewed this property |
You can sit outside with your dog on the terrace - which is lovely. Dogs aren't allowed in the building.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Callander
  • Phone Number: +44 1877 330011
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Venachar Lochside has a beautiful location on the banks of Loch Venachar, 10 minutes from Callander. Our menus offer fresh, seasonal and local produce. We have facilities for idyllic lochside weddings and functions in addition to great trout and pike fishing from both boat and bank.
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