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Venachar Lochside

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Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
+44 1877 330011
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went here with my wife to enjoy a quiet, early evening meal. The staff were super friendly and the food was fantastic. The view over Loch Venachar was the icing on the cake.

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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Awful customer service, the manager ignored my table for ages, the food was barely passable and staff were extremely impolite! Did go in with high expectations, came out regretting it

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

What I lively place, justifiably proud of their business. My wife's dairy allergy was greeted creatively and positively. A few tweaks here and there and she has a superb meal from main course to desert. We would have returned if we could only get in.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The welcome at this gorgeous little restaurant could not have been any warmer or more professional. A friend and I shared two dishes, succulent, sweet scallops and fresh, local trout. They were both delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. The sun came out and we had our (very good) coffee outside and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. 10 out of... More 

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This restaurant, positioned in a magnificent setting on the shore of Loch Vennacher, has long been a favourite of ours. The splendid outlook over the loch and the high quality of the food are a powerful draw and we have rarely been disappointed - until recently. I attempted to book a lunch table a couple of weeks ago for a... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were a party of eight and have been to this restaurant before and have very much enjoyed the food. On this occasion the quality and certainly the quantity of food served has reduced dramatically. The Cullen Skink soup was awful. The portion of fish and chips has reduced by 50%. The goats cheese salad had little if any goats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Victoria sponge is lovely good service friendly welcome Can't ask for more On holiday in the area with friends just stopped of for a snack

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had coffee and cake here today after a hillwalk with friends. The cake was amazing! Have been before and loved the place. Great location, friendly staff, cosy interior and delicious food! Surprised to read some recent reviews and wondering if written by very hard to please people or very unlucky with the service they encountered as I have been 3... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived with family on a lovely sunny afternoon. Lovely setting but staff are in a daze and place was dirty. Went to sit outside and wasps at jam pot. Advised staff but it was still their half an hour later and customers left as could not sit out in the beautiful setting. Also slugs found under the table numbers. YukWaited... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for dinner on a surprisingly quiet Saturday evening. The food was very nice, the young staff friendly. From the outside it looks like a simple shed but the interiour is quite nice and the views over the lake are beautiful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?