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The Golden Larches

Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
+44 1567 830262
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (5 reviews)
“patties” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

had been here many years ago when living in Edinburgh and this was the best place to eat but is now under a different management

Thank john a
Reviewed 4 days ago

After driving for a long time with few lunch places we happened across Golden Larches. It was perfect. Long menu, many options, homemade, great service, friendly, easy - ticked all the boxes. They are doing a great job and obviously love what they do.

Thank MafaldaNordica
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Soup and burger excellent value and really hospitable local fare and easy going and friendly atmosphere

Thank TikoScot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I stopped here on our way to Glencoe. We were both incredibly surprised as to how great it was! The food was awesome and it's dog friendly! Definitely recommend.

Thank Trouvailler226
Reviewed 1 week ago

we poped in on chance not expecting to find a gem of a restaurant good food at a good price and they do B&B to well woth poping in to eat or stay 10/10

Thank Paul0761
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for breakfast on the way home from our holiday. Good choice of breakfasts from full English to pancakes. All really nice. There were 9 in our group and everyone's tastes were catered for. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Shazzer1966
The_GoldenLarches, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for you kind comments. We really appreciate them and we are glad that you stopped by and enjoyed our food. Hope to see you again, Alistair

Reviewed 14 May 2017

My husband and I were heading up to Fort William we were both very hungry and decided to stop at this wee place not really expecting anything to great WRONG it was lovely be both had a starter and mains everything was delicious the place...More

Thank inabert
The_GoldenLarches, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi inabert, It is always great to hear that we have managed to exceed the expectations of our customers. Whether it is with our food or accommodation. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again. Thanks again, Alistair

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a very hot day and staff were lovely, food for us and a bowl of water and biscuit for our dog Cara. Menu had a nice range from snacks to full meals and what we had was great and Cara enjoyed her biscuit...More

Thank Donna L
The_GoldenLarches, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Donna L, Thanks for your lovely comments. We are glad both you and Cara enjoyed your visit. As well as being dog friendly, there are some great dog walks around the restaurant on National Cycle route 7. We hope to see you again. Thanks...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Staff very friendly and helpful. Honest, good quality home cooking. A good plateful whilst being very well cooked. Pleasant surroundings either in the conservatory or the main restaurant. Well worth a stop over and good value for a meal.

Thank Caspers_Ghost
The_GoldenLarches, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you Caspers_Ghost for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again. Many thanks Alistair

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Great food cant fault the place. Not the first time i have been and always a good meal. If out on your travels you must stop and try this lovely little place.

Thank jock148
The_GoldenLarches, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Jock148, Thank you for your return visit. It is always good to see our customers back at the Larches. We hope to see you again soon. Alistair

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Janet Y
29 April 2016|
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Response from The_GoldenLarches | Property representative |
Hi Janet, We do not do High Teas. We prepare a wide selection of meals and have cakes and scone. We just don't combine the two as a high tea. Thanks for your question, Alistair
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Balquhidder
  • Phone Number: +44 1567 830262
  • E-mail
Description
The Golden Larches is a privately owned restaurant/coffee shop with rooms which lies within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park, on the A84 tourist route between Stirling and Lochearnhead.In this stunning location, the Golden Larches proprietors, Alistair and Alida Buchan and all their staff offer personal attention to service in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. With comfortable rooms and some of the best Scottish food available, we will ensure that you have a memorable visit.The Golden Larches at Balquihidder Station is the perfect location to unwind and explore the outstanding natural beauty of Scotland. Visit us and enjoy the warm friendly service and modern comforts of thisrestaurant with rooms. Our bedrooms are all individually decorated and have en-suite facilities and our cosy restaurant is ideal after a hard day of walking, shooting, fishing, golfing, cycling, bird watching, motorcycling or just relaxing.We look forward to welcoming you to the Golden Larches
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