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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (5 reviews)
“patties” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
09:00 - 19:00All hours
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are staying locally and decided to pop in for dinner on Saturday. It looked quite with only one car in the carpark, usually a worrying sign. However once in doubts where pushed aside. There was only one other table in but they stop food...More

Thank bunny5770
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been in a couple of times now for breakfast and it's decent. So we went back. Nice sized portions and friendly attentive staff. Pretty close to where we stay too so handy. We will need to try their lunch stuff next time we return.

Thank Phantom M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Me and my family are here and found the service and the food excellent and the staff are so friendly can highly recommend them

Thank tfarries
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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
The_GoldenLarches, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thanks for your feedback "john a". We are glad that you came back but disappointed that you could not tell us at the time of your visit what was missing for you. Where did we fall short of your expectations? Anyway, thanks again. Alistair

Reviewed 20 July 2017

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
The_GoldenLarches, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thanks for your great feedback. We do love what we do and we appreciate when our customers enjoy a visit and a meal with us. We hope to see you again. Alistair

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank TikoScot
Reviewed 16 July 2017 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 16 July 2017

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 29 June 2017 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 30 June 2017

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

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Questions & Answers
Janet Y
29 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 24
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
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
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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