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“Simply Amazing....The best Lunch I have ever had”
Review of Venachar Lochside

Venachar Lochside
Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Callander
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$32
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Simply put this meal was amazing and one of the very best meals I have ever had. My wife and I had been visiting the area for our Wedding anniversary and just before traveling home we decided that we wanted to enjoy the beautiful views of Loch Venachar and some food. Venachar Lochside has some great reviews on trip advisor so we decided to give it a go. We arrived on a Sunday at Midday and were greeted by a very friendly attentive waitress. We were seated near windows looking out onto the loch and the view was stunning. For starters we ordered the Venachar sharer for two. This consisted of Chicken and bacon terrine, mushroom and chestnut pate, seared Perthshire short rib, gin cured salmon, pear and shallot chutney, beetroot pickle, sour cream and horseradish, beetroot foam shot, Perthshire rapeseed croutes and granary bread. It was a delight to behold and tasted just as good with other diners in the restaurant asking what it was so that they too good order it. It was very filling and if we were looking for a light lunch we could have easily left after this on its own. That said we carried on with our mains of Pan Roasted Chicken and Pork Belly and these dishes also did not disappoint. Both were delicious, very filling and so so tasty.
Overall this restaurant was simply amazing. The view, friendly staff, the atmosphere and the wonderful food made this a Wedding anniversary meal we wont forget. We will defiantly re visit when we return to Scotland

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Our recent wedding at Venachar Lochside was simply incredible and my wife and I can't thank Sam, Andrew, Meghan and the team enough for making sure that everything ran smoothly. Not only were they so easy to deal with in the many months leading up to the big day, they worked tirelessly to make sure both the ceremony, meals and celebrations passed without any fuss and all our guests needs were looked after - including running out to the shop to get calpol for a teething baby, and some Jägermeister for a merry adult :-) !

Their attention to detail is second to none, the surroundings of the loch are breath-taking and the food - just WOW!! We actually went back the night after the wedding for a goodbye meal with our guests and a totally different menu was served to 30+ with every dish some of the tastiest food we've ever had.

I can't recommend Venachar Lochside highly enough and already can't wait for a return visit in the not too distant future.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Chris C
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Our first visit and will most definitely be back. Situated in the most beautiful location.

Staff were welcoming and friendly.

Restaurant ambience was lovely, very relaxed, lovely interior and obviously that view speaks for itself.

The food was absolutely delicious, my husband and I had the sharing platter. The terrine was the best I have ever tasted, the beetroot froth was just yum and the bread was amazing. Our two kids had the chicken which they polished off without allowing us to taste We would have had dessert but unfortunately our kids started to mis behave so we all missed out so perhaps next time we will try the Potter cake that my 12 year daughter was so desperate to taste.

Will be back!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank KelpiesPearl
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Great lunch with the girls last Wednesday. Glad we booked as it was very busy. The service was excellent and the food fabulous. They also serve the local gin from Callander McQueen Gin - an
Extra Bonus. Will be back again soon.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank BlueFarie
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit, on a very cold day. It has a very modern and cosy vibe, and a log fire. A great view over the loch. An excellent choice of food. We both had scampi for a light lunch. This was not the 60's scampi, it was gourmet food. In fact scampi to die for. The staff and service were really good. It also had some good pictures; prints and cards for sale. Ideal for gifts.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank SheffieldArtist
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