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Bonnie and Ben Cafe

Tarbet Pier, Tarbet, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7DE, Scotland
+44 1301 702356
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“bacon roll” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish
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Tarbet Pier, Tarbet, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7DE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located conveniently where the road forks left to Campbeltown and right to Crianlarich, follow the Crianlarich turnoff at the Tarbert Hotel and turn into the car park about 10 yards along marked WC at the bus stop. Needless to say there's a WC in the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 719rayh
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch before a cruise on Loch Lommond. Friendly staff and super food. Really enjoyed the home made soup. Very small inside and very few seats so I would imagine it's very packed in summer but plenty places to sit outside. Can also buy cruise...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Yvonne P
HeidiC1319, Public Relations Manager at Bonnie and Ben Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thanks Yvonne for your kind words!

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for half an hour on our way to Loch Ness. We were so glad we did as there are amazing views over Loch Lomond. We had the mars bar cake, tiffin cake and a millionaire shortbread and they were all delicious. Ladies...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Inspire293106
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

I didn't have any food or drink at this place but thought as there's not many reviews for it I'd share my experience. The staff here are so friendly and will make anyone feel welcome. We went in to ask about the Loch Lomond cruises...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Nice little cafe whilst awaiting the cruises. Made best use of space with the space avalible and the customer service was the best I received whilst in Scotland. I have given 5* anyway as the service was so friendly but the male toilets could have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank Bobbi L
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for sandwich with our dog in were surprised at how small it is and there were not tables at first. Despite this the food was nice and staff were friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BillyWestley
HeidiC1319, Public Relations Manager at Bonnie and Ben Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi Billy, thanks for your review! Yes we’re just little, in fact an enlarged cupboard! However we can pack a lot of things in so hopefully you didn’t leave hungry!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Very busy spot, although it is the height of summer! Soup was disappointing, and sandwiches acceptable. This place isn't going to be a great lunch spot, but that's not it's purpose. So it's acceptable whilst waiting for a loch cruise.More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank elsiekate
Heidi C, Public Relations Manager at Bonnie and Ben Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Hi Elsie, thank you for your review. We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy our soup, we’re surprised as it’s always had great compliments from previous customers and it’s a favourite at Cruise Loch Lomond. Apologies, it maybe was having an off day. If you’re visiting again...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

We had a lovely hot chocolate here the staff were very friendly it us right by the loch side you can drink in or there is a lovely grass area with picnic tables

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susan L
Heidi C, Public Relations Manager at Bonnie and Ben Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Glad you enjoyed our hot chocolate 👍 come see us again soon x

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a takeaway coffee and tea. Bothe very good and not expensive. Pleasant and helpful staff. Only down side was broken ice cream machine. Still, who wants an ice cream in July in Scotland - its too cold!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 5cruffy
Heidi C, Public Relations Manager at Bonnie and Ben Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review! Apologies about the ice cream machine, it’s a bit temperamental and possibly overused this year due to our amazing weather ☀️☀️☀️!!

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Simply yet great coffee, snacks and service. Highly recommend. Very popular with the cycling community.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank davidmF7309OJ
Heidi C, Public Relations Manager at Bonnie and Ben Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review! 👍

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Ozzie1612
September 9, 2018|
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Response from HeidiC1319 | Property representative |
Hi we will have cruises on over the xmas period but this will be weather dependent! Please phone the office nearer the time to confirm on 01301 702 356. Thanks Heidi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tarbet Pier, Tarbet, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7DE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Tarbet
  • Phone Number: +44 1301 702356
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Description
With outstanding views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond, the Bonnie and Ben Cafe is a fabulous place to stop for a break. Located just off the A82 at Tarbet it boasts plenty of parking, a beautiful walk down to Tarbet Pier, picnic benches and tables, public toilets and is also the ticket and information office for Cruise Loch Lomond. Serving artisan coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as homemade sandwiches, paninis, soup and chocolate treats! Delicious vanilla ice cream for those sunny days as well as ice cold drinks. Our staff are local and are delighted to answer any questions on the area, from local walks to "things to do and where to stay". Selling tickets for our sister company , Cruise Loch Lomond, we offer boat cruises from Tarbet to Inversnaid, Rowardennan and Luss. Disembark to access walks and cycle routes or stay on board for our lovely scenic, circular cruises around Loch Lomond.
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