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Venachar Lochside

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Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
+44 1877 330011
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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CUMBRIA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on passing for Sunday lunch. Ordered the daily special, only to be told they'd ran out ( even though others seemed to order it after us!). Nevertheless, proceeded with the Belly Pork option from the menu. Took a while to come, but to be fair it was freshly prepared, and they seemed busy. Nice food, well presented, if... More 

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Thank david c
Coldingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went today 6 of us 4 adults 2 teenage boys we ordered 6 drinks 1 tea 2 coffees 2 hot chops 1 can coke plus 4 Victoria sponge cakes 1 scone 1 chocolate cake. After waiting 15 min and people who arrived after us all getting served with the lovely cakes going by us it was busy but 6... More 

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2 Thank bernadine n
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've driven passed this place many times and finally decide to visit, how glad we did! The views were amazing, the staff perfect and the tea, coffee and cakes delicious (also good portion sizes), the kids loved the bubble machine too 😂We will definitely be back for a meal.

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Thank Rebecca B
Comrie, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

warm welcome on a stormy cold sleety snowy day, had phoned ahead to check my husband could access the restaurant on a flat surface as he walks with sticks, good level surface in & placed at a good corner table out of the main flow of traffic, it is somewhere between a café & restaurant, food very tasty.

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Thank heather w
Callander, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 4th review for this place, and noticed 660 other reviews with an average of 4.5 stars... so this is almost pointless. However, this is my first review for a lunch as part of my mother-in-law's 80th birthday celebration. The sun was shining (that helps!) and food was lovely which made the whole experience absolutely fantastic.

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Thank JensonLim
Falkirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my partner visited last week after a friend recommended the Harbour Cafe. This was a birthday treat. On arrival we were seated at a table in the middle of the cafe, which was fine. We were not given menus and had to retrieve them from an empty and uncleared table. Eventually the waitress came to take our order... More 

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1 Thank Mogy1964
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome and a table overlooking the loch with the sun shining - perfect 👌 The food was delicious with the 4 of us opting for a starter then home made cake and tea/coffee. The starters were 1st class. Ham hock, monkfish scampi, salmon and cauliflower soup. It was much more refined than I can describe and a real... More 

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Thank bennyonhols
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After horseback riding at Rednock Castle Trekking, the owner recommended us to visit this restaurant for it's good food and beautiful view of the lake. The seating area was very comfortable and warm (it was very cold and rainy outside in April). The waiters were very attentive and helpful, explaining what we ate when we asked and even going back... More 

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Gargunnock
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227 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Andrew and I had a very enjoyable lunch here just last month. The staff were attentive, the food tasty and carefully prepared, the aviation remarkable.

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Thank David F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Husband and I were treated by our daughters for an early birthday dinner after a lovely day exploring the Trossachs. They chose the restaurant and we were all very impressed. Food was amazing, especially the gin cured salmon starter with beetroot 'shot' on the side. All dishes beautifully presented and tasty. Service was excellent, very friendly and informative about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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.

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cumbernauld
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?