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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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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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141 - 150 of 686 reviews

Reviewed 30 May 2016

Can't complain about the food or location--both are lovely. But after making a reservation in advance and arriving on a sunny day, I was disappointed to find that we'd been allocated a table inside. I asked if they'd be able to move us outside if...More

2  Thank edmdEdinburgh
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I've been here a few times over the years with mixed results. Quality of food is good and the location and view is great. The menu is a bit limited in my opinion and could do with a selection of sandwiches/panini's being added. I also...More

2  Thank scotsman57
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This was our first visit here, it was recommended to us by friends. I had the roast beef and it was much nicer than the usual restaurant Sunday roast beef. The beef really did melt in the mouth. There was a great selection of vegetables...More

Thank MaisyGal
Reviewed 19 May 2016

It is a shame the weather was so bad today as the views from the restaurant were good but I suspect would be outstanding with some clear skies! There were 5 in our party and several of us had the most delicious soup of the...More

1  Thank tweedledumdedum
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Fantastic seating outside with view over Loch. Welcomed by staff. Excellent service. Tea with scone and jam and chocolate cake. Friendly and efficient service, beuatiful setting

Thank HertfordshireJill
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This was possibly the best lunch we have ever had. The flavours, textures, presentation, price and staff attention were top class. We shared a tasting platter which included various smoked fish, marinated fish, goats cheese creme broulee, home made pates and chutneys and beautifully dressed...More

2  Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Called here for coffee and cake. We were not disappointed. Service was friendly and efficient. The view of the lake is fantastic, we could have sat there all day. The place soon got busy with people for lunch.

Thank ArranAnne
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Lovely weather today so we decided to sit outside for coffee and cake. Service was good, as usual and the food was - as expected - excellent. They recently won an award for "Best Informal Eating Experience 2015/6" and we can heartily endorse that award...More

Thank JensonLim
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Three of us stopped for lunch and we were not disappointed. Good location with lochside views, bright and airy. I had fresh haddock in a light batter with lovely chunky chips. My wife had pan fried chicken breast with fried sliced potato and onion and...More

Thank jerry186345
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Contemporary setting overlooking the Loch offers a relaxed dining experience. Excellent selection of cakes with nice sized portions. Draught beer also available. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank Lagardo007
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does the restaurant have a children's menu!
26 April 2017|
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Response from Lindsey B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
only just heard of it`s existence ! from callander where exactly is it
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
Are dogs allowed on the premises?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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