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Darnley Coffee House

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18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
+44 1786 474468
11:00 - 16:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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90 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a quick drink on the way back to the train station from Stirling Castle. The staff were very friendly and the menu selection was quite extensive. Highly recommended for anyone wandering through the main core of Stirling!

Thank dmathewYEG
Tallahassee, FL
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch with chicken sandwich and tuna sandwices. Broccoli/bacon soup And lentil/tomato and zucchini soup. Located in very old bldg with rocky domed ceilings.

Thank RalphTallahassee_FL
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our dog was welcomed and received a complimentary doggie platter ( bacon and bone shaped biscuits) and a bowl of water. Our (the humans) lunch was excellent. The homemade soup, sandwiches and toastie were tasty and nicely presented with fresh salad and crisps.

Thank Helen M
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. What a great choice! Very friendly and helpful staff. I had a wonderful sandwich with Brie and salad on very tasty bread followed by a delicious caramel slice. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank Alison C
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you find yourself in Stirling, STOP HERE! The building itself is from the 1400's! Just keep your car parked at the castle and take the 5 minute walk down the hill to the restaurant. The restaurant itself is very quaint and how cool to eat in a building with so much history. The view of the historic street and... More 

Thank Brad S
Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So this is only my second visit to the Darnley, and have to say it was just as good if not better than the first! Food was lovely! Today I ordered a sandwich and tea then a slice of there millionaires shortbread, and all I can say is yum! The place it's self is nice as well, a unique and... More 

Thank Kayleigh C
Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing pretentious, just a good, honest range of robust coffee (in cafetières) and tea, served in a building reputedly the home of Mary Queen of Scots husband. Nice selection of fresh cakes and generously filled sandwiches with fresh salad to accompany. Prices slightly on the high side, but portions are big, but you could always share a plate. Avoid later... More 

Thank B0dgie
County Cork, Ireland
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Strolled down the hill after touring Stirling Castle with friends and family to this great little place. Try the hot chocolate - it looks great - or some unique coffee blends. Good service.

Thank Gavin W
Bucks County, PA
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We happened on this shop late on a cold day and came in for a hot coffee. The coffee is really good, french press coffee, with a nice variety to choose from. We ended up with scones, jam and cream, tea and coffee. The owners were wonderful, baked goods incredible and the shop, in a quirky old building, was warm... More 

Thank hutch08
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Sitting in this little gem of a coffee house we stumbled upon. 100% worth a visit if you in sterling. Amazing service,great food and a warm homely feel.

Thank Volodymyr V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirling  >  Stirling
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 474468

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?