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Golden Star

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Indian, Asian, Balti
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100 Balloch Road | BALLOCH, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8SR, Scotland
+44 1389 721077
16:00 - 00:30
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can only concur with some other reviews. The restaurant doesn't look much from the outside but don't walk on by. The food was very tasty. Free poppadom and spiced onions which were very tasty indeed. Chicken Chaat, North Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken and extra spice Bhuna just to our liking. Very reasonably priced too. The one waiter who was... More 

Thank Alcofrolic
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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1,007 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

You need to ignore the decor and initial impression because it might put you off! Food is terrific and tasty, great quality and prices are excellent as most other places in Balloch are overpriced and serve the same old stuff. I have been here several times and never been disappointed with the food

Thank stuart w
Stirling, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was pretty quiet and we almost walked back out but so pleased we didn't. We received complimentary spiced onions (so fresh and tasty) and poppodums . The chicken poori was absolutely out of the world . Highly recommend the mixed tikka . It was so refreshing to find an Indian Restaurant where you can actually taste the herbs and... More 

Thank nickytams1
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

No problems with getting a seat. Great staff who were keen to help. Good tasty food - although the requested madras heat curry was more korma!

Thank Tim H
Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The restaurant was empty so atmosphere was lacking .First time visit to asked for recommendations from Waiter and he didn't have any .Got to say the food was bland and the plates icy cold . Not inspired to return.

Thank TedDougal
Alexandria, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Visit the Golden Star at least once a month. Food is always good and staff very attentive. Took friends on Saturday first time for them and they were very impressed.

Thank plum16
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is fantastic and the menu has a desi section for those after an authentic Indian experience.

Thank Jamesbd123
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We eat here when we stayed in the Loch Lomand area recently. The food is excellent and would highly recommend a visit. It is also great value for money and friendly and attentive service. Well worth a visit.

Thank Topcat220
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

we go up to Scotland every November and first came across golden star in a publicity brochure, so we gave it a try as it was close by and we were delighted. now we aim for the golden star every visit to the area. even though we were staying in Inveraray and this meant a 80 mile round trip we... More 

Thank BILL G
Rutherglen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

my wife and I had our wedding anniversary meal in here, and it was very good indeed, a lovely set price menu for 2, drinks very reasonable. staff service was great too, recommend this place for a lovely Indian meal

Thank Pete H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
European, Indian, Asian, Balti
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Balloch Road | BALLOCH, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8SR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  West Dunbartonshire  >  Balloch
  • Phone Number: +44 1389 721077
Do you like Indian cuisine? If you do, you will love Golden Star in Balloch in Loch Lomond! A fully licensed restaurant, we have been proudly serving the local area for over a quarter of a century. During that time, our family run restaurant has built up a wonderful reputation for great food, competitive prices and a wonderful dining experience in a vibrant and relaxing environment. So whether you are treating your family to a meal or entertaining clients, make sure you pay us a visit for an unforgettable experience! Curry Balti Dishes Here at Golden Star, we offer a wide range of delicious and nutritious Eastern dishes, including korma and nantara, as well as offering a wide selection of European and vegetarian cuisine for you to choose from. We offer highly competitive prices, along with a free loyalty discount card (please ask for details). In addition, we provide excellent customer service, treating all our customers as valued guests, and striving to make everyone feel welcome.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?