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West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
+44 1436 675168
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I popped in here for a quick lunch and I wished I hadn't bothered. I ordered their tuna melt - a simple straightforward sandwich. When the sandwich arrived, it was lukewarm on the outside and stone cold in the middle. A rip-off because the cheese element was just put on the outside cut of the sandwich so it looked like... More 

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Thank Andrew H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great food and Superb views over the River Clyde, the waitress was very friendly and informed us of some of the sights and places to look out for on the rest of our visit. On the Riverbank at the rear is a very good play area for the kids.

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Thank Charles G
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We went with my young boy because he loves going to the park and thought to try the cafe because we had never been. The young boy and his co waiter a blonde lady were very welcoming and made sure we were valued straight away! Then once sat down I ordered a beautiful latte with amazing art designs. My boy... More 

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Thank olyl92
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Over priced, cold coffee, staff not that friendly. Didn't feel our custom was welcome because we only wanted coffee.

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1 Thank Margaret M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Stopped off today at Kidstons for a bite of lunch at 1.30pm today. When we walked in was a sign informing of table service, so we chose a table by the window, in the restaurant which only had two other tables taken. There were no menus on the table, so we chatted for a bit while we waited for service.... More 

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3 Thank holidayhopper2015
Paisley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Thought we would try Kidstons as it was Bank holiday Monday and its in such a perfect location. This was our first visit and will be our last. We ordered the Lentil soup and a sandwich whilst the kids had a Mac n cheese and a panini. Young chap that served us was very attentive and could not complain about... More 

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3 Thank Brian L
Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We just stopped to admire the view and when we saw the cafe we said we would check it out. Such a nice place. I got beautiful homemade soup and some biscuit cake after. Staff were also very nice.

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Thank Aisling C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Called in with friends in the afternoon to have a quick coffee and went to sit out on the decking area, which we have done many times before. As we started to give our order, the Waitress told us we couldn't sit out on the decking unless we ordered food. We were amazed as, first, there was no sign to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Just ordered coffee but the service was excellent, was given free snowballs. Was very nice, the art on the drinks were well made. Overall a very friendly environment in a lovely area.

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Thank Christopher F
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Have been here several times with my family. This last visit was with my friend and our boys. They love this place, the play park is fantastic. We can sit in the restaurant or on the balcony and watch them playing safely. The food is fantastic, well presented and the staff are extremely helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 675168

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