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Darnley Coffee House

18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
+44 1786 474468
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (45 reviews)
“soups” (26 reviews)
“toasties” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here after a visit to stirling castle was delighted to find they had a vegan menu. I used to visit frequently a few years ago (pre vegan) when I worked near by but since changing jobs I hadn’t been for a while. Cute...More

Thank Camilla B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited here after a visit to Stirling Castle and bracing walk in the cold February weather. Lovely welcoming atmosphere, tasty, wholesome and homemade food (we had sandwiches, toasties and baked potatoes). Cakes looked delicious but sadly we were too full to partake... highly recommend!

1  Thank KNormK
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Popped in here after a walk round the Castle. Loved the quirky rooms and decor. Nice friendly staff & quick service. Good selection of home made cakes on the menu/display. I chose the almond slice (good size piece) with a side of cream (obviously had...More

1  Thank holidaygirl20102014
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely surprise after visiting the castle. Although we live locally we had never been so it was a pleasant surprise to find this fantastic coffee shop.

1  Thank Alasdair186
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful simple wholesome food and excellent cake!! Loved my little four legged fella and he got thoroughly spoilt with treats!

1  Thank Luce B
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Friendly and helpful service, attentive when needed but un-intrusive; nice coffee, ordered to taste on the advice of the assistant; great selection of tempting cakes and tray bakes. A very pleasant cosy atmosphere, sat under the vaulted stonework and historic building. Just the ticket for...More

1  Thank RoamingRegent
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We stopped here on route to the airport on the way home on 2 January 2018. It was very cold and raining hard. Although the sign on the door said 'Closed' we could see someone moving around. It was 10.50am. We were told that the...More

1  Thank Gill W
Reviewed 2 January 2018

After touring the castle we stopped at a couple places to eat late lunch but neither were open. This was only place open on the street and it was a good option. My wife liked her toasty and we had two big hot chocolates. Great...More

1  Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We were a large family of 9 including 3 kids and a puppy starving after the visit to Stirling Castle. After 5 minutes they accommodate us and brought water and treats for our dog. We felt really welcomed in this small and cozy coffee shop...More

1  Thank Fanny VV V V
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We had not been able to find somewhere to eat a late lunch near Stirling Castle. Everywhere was either full, shut or stopped serving at 2.30. We called the Darnley Coffee House and they accommodated our party of 12 within 10 minutes. We got a...More

1  Thank algikeio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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