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Venachar Lochside

Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
+44 1877 330011
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cullen skink” (73 reviews)
“cakes” (88 reviews)
“mussels” (39 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
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141 - 150 of 708 reviews

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Noticed this pearl at the side of Loch Venachar. Had Saturday lunch on the outside decking. Great fresh produce served in an ideal location.

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We loved the staff and the food here is excellent. Chef Andy puts his heart into what he makes and it always comes out spectacular. Meghan helped us organize our wedding and we had the best day of our lives. She was on the ball...More

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here with family. A really beautiful spot. The food was good although a few things let it down, service was a bit on the slow side but I would go back and try it again.

Thank Lochaweski
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Coffee and scones with a beautiful outlook over the loch. Male server was a bit absent minded, but the location is the thing.

Thank topdog32
Reviewed 14 July 2016

With four friends my wife and I visited the restaurant for Sunday lunch in June of this year, we tried to book for 2.00pm but they asked if we could go at 2.30 which was fine. However when we ordered the Sunday roast they informed...More

1  Thank ArnoldBocklin
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Unfortunately, this was the second time we have been in the last few months when the food was poor. We ordered cullen skink which was watery and lacked flavour and which we had to return to the kitchen. We had a friend visiting from Canada...More

4  Thank jean r
Reviewed 11 July 2016

My new wife and I chose Venachar Lochside as the venue for our small, intimate wedding ceremony. Meghan (restaurant manager) couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating in arranging everything for us. We had a short ceremony on the lawn by the loch and then...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Had been walking in the morning we had a good appetite and a desire for coffee - stopping here was actually quite a bit out of our way, but having read many very good reports of this cafe / restaurant, we decided to drive home...More

2  Thank Senninhasenninha
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I have reviewed this before, and so far we have never been disappointed. Today's visit is no different. Scones and coffees/teas and milks for the kids. My brother and sister-in-law - visiting from Singapore/Australia - were with us, and they enjoyed themselves. Lovely views, food...More

Thank JensonLim
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Went for a late lunch at 3pm. I had the fish platter which was very good, especially the cured salmon. My husband had the venison burger which was excellent (large portion). It wasn't quite as good as last year but still worth a visit.

Thank Lucy G
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26 April 2017|
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Response from Lindsey B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
10 March 2017|
Response from Chucky12345 | Reviewed this property |
Coming out of Callander towards Strathayre take the left after the woollen mill where the Lade Inn is, towards Brig O Turk. It's 10mins out that road before Brig O Turk
14 April 2015|
Response from Lucy G | Reviewed this property |
You can sit outside with your dog on the terrace - which is lovely. Dogs aren't allowed in the building.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Venachar Lochside 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
  • E-mail
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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