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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cullen skink” (73 reviews)
“cakes” (88 reviews)
“mussels” (39 reviews)
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European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 709 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we drive through the Trossachs we always stop here for coffee and home made cake. It offers a full licensed menu but we tend to take a picnic as we are hill walkers. It takes reservations and can be fully booked in peak...More

Thank marsandbob
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My family and I where on a tour and our guide took us here for lunch. Not only was this a quaint little place with lots of character and a friendly staff the food was amazing! We had the Cullen Skink to star - so...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We had friends from England and we're stunned by the view of the sun shimmering on the water We had lunch which was of the high standard that we've had before and service was friendly and professional as usual BUT did notice a waiter spilling...More

Thank ewanfinlay
Reviewed 5 September 2017

As so many have said, this is a beautiful spot and the food and service excellent. We particularly enjoyed a very creamy cullen skink. Wish we could eat here more often!

Thank RosemaryE
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The setting here is amazing, although I made the mistake of not asking for a window seat. The choice of food is great and it really was delicious. The cake selection for dessert is also really good, however the service did trail off towards the...More

Thank Duke872
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Not sure why this isn't the top rated restaurant in the area?? The location on the loch is amazing and the food added to the all round wonderful experience. Staff where knowledgeable and friendly making this a great plce to visit for a meal or...More

Thank Tonymul1892
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had been looking forward to returning to Venachar Lochside but we left disappointed by the food. Cullen Skink: went for the large option at £10.50 but felt a bit short changed by the portion size. Did not have much of a...More

Thank GrantusScotland
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely family dinner on a Friday evening, amazing food and amazing views, what more do you want. The menu has a great choice, as well as a selection of specials. It has a bistro feel, the staff were very friendly and we...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting loch side ,we sat outside.Sun was shining. Very helpful staff & the food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented.

Thank jlp1966
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The restaurant is normally really busy, so do allow sometime as the food is cooked fresh. The staff are friendly and although busy attentive One of our party was gluten free, and they were happy to help were possible. The menu is small but really...More

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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

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Average prices
US$7 - US$33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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