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Venachar Lochside

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Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
+44 1877 330011
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been coming to this place for a few years now and it has become more and more popular. Food is well cooked and tasty. Nice for a roast with a difference for Sunday out or a piece of cake and a coffee after an afternoon walk. These days if you are going on a Sunday or a bank holiday... More 

Thank Nick D
Alloa, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow!!! This was truly scrumptious. The cafe is situated right next to the water, you can eat outside or inside. The staff were very warm and friendly, attentive but not intrusive. The choice of food was good but it was all so good sounding it was hard to choose. So we both tried each other's. Food was delicious and true... More 

1 Thank K P
Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a special occasion for family and friends. We had a dinner with the whole restaurant and terrace to ourselves. It was a perfect setting with spectacular views over Loch Venachar and the team had enhanced the special atmosphere for us with a beautifully set table, decorations and candles. I had chosen the menu in advance - it was... More 

Thank Hammyhope
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here many times, a family favorite, till yesterday! I don't know what happened but we were not impressed at all. Thankfully we'd had lunch in Callendar so just planned to have coffee and cake soaking in the magnificent view across the loch from the terrace. Walked in to see cakes looking poorly and in disarray, plates still... More 

Thank Chisi76
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for lunch. My husband had the duck which was delicious, especially the duck leg bonbon. I had the fish and chips special. The fish was so fresh and delicious. While we were there a seaplane landed with people for lunch and by the time we left they were queuing to get in. A testament to the great food.... More 

Thank JackieHallCarnoustie
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the most fantastic wedding at Venachar Lochside, the setting was magnificent, the food exquisite. A great time had by all. Well organized by Sam, thank you for making such great occasion.

Thank staypositive456
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I visited Venachar Lochside on 17th May 2017. Apart from a deja vue for myself (I've been there in 2006 when it was "just" a cafe) it couldn't have been a better eating experience! My son had the venison burger while I had the vegetarian option of sweet potato gnocchi with fresh garden veg (broccoli spears, asparagus... More 

1 Thank Dani U
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only wanted cakes and coffee and after a long wait they eventually took our order. At the time there seems to be plenty of cakes left in the display cabinet. We were aware of people arriving after us that we're getting their orders taken and their coffee, tea and cakes getting served. When we finally received our order there... More 

Thank Laura M
Callander, United Kingdom
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428 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to Vennacher Lochside and have absolutely no problems with the food and drink which is fantastic! On our recent visit however we were disappointed at the slowness of the service, which is normally great. Admittedly it was very busy, but it usually is. Other than that, the weather, the views up the Loch etc, were spectacular... More 

Thank Markeverett
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for an early lunch. Efficient service and excellent food (we had the gnocchi & mussels). Absolutely wonderful setting/location.

Thank drc2184

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Cafe, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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
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?