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The Laroch Restaurant & Bar

Loan Fern, Ballachulish PH49 4JB, Scotland
+44 1855 811940
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribeye steak” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Loan Fern, Ballachulish PH49 4JB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Delighted to find this bar and restaurant two hundred yards from our holiday cottage. Food was constantly excellent and not surprising that the owner/chef had worked in a mitchelin star restaurant and was also Scottish chef of the year. Overall, the staff were friendly and...More

Reviewed yesterday

Visited family member living in Ballachulish and were treated to an amazing meal out at this great restaurant. We had starter, main and dessert (somehow!) and each course was fantastic. We were blown away at the food quality. On reading the menu we thought prices...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had our first meal in Scotland here, and it was terrific! We were really tired after a 7-hour flight and a 3-hour drive to Glencoe, and this was the perfect respite. Extensive, wonderful menu featuring lots of seafood; nice atmosphere; attentive service. Everything was...More

Thank Openskies65
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate both in the bar and restaurant on separate occasions. If you want to make it a special night I would recommend booking in advance for the restaurant. If you are going along for some fantastic food the menu in the bar is the...More

Thank JonesPhilJ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely book in advance as people were being turned away all evening. Dinned here twice whilst staying in ballachulish. Food and prices good - 2 mains and 2 desserts for approx £50. Staff all friendly. Food is above average but not what you'd get in...More

Thank Kentmum365
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here three times this week. The food is not normal pub fare. There is a large range of dishes to choose from. Each dish has been carefully thought out. The flavours are delightful. The venison with kofte, red cabbage and sweet potato...More

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had food in the bar area which was fine as the restaurant part was already booked up. We enjoyed our food here and service was good too. The only down side really was the price of the meals - small portions for starters but quite...More

Thank Joanna D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food, dinner with family and friends. First time here will definitely be back. Very reasonably priced, great value for money.

Thank Ljmcsrthur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, was lovely. Had the soup and my fiancé had the half portion of fish and chips. Both really good

Thank Gemma G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We phoned ahead to see if they could accommodate vegan wife and son. They were more than happy to do so. We opted to eat in the bar so that we could take spotty dogs. The public bar has a lovely feel to it with...More

Thank Jon B
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1 December 2016|
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Response from camiis3 | Property representative |
Hi. It is safer to book if you want to eat in the restaurant, especially at the weekend. We also run the same menu in the bar where you don't need a reservation. The number is 01855811940 if you want to book in advance 😀
5 September 2016|
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Response from suzanimal2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Peterjbux, It was a gorgeous sunny Sunday.. .We had just finished hiking (Ben Nevis) and were famished, verging on crabby. LaRoche had just hosted a wake. The place was full but somehow we found a table! I'm remembering... More
5 March 2016|
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Response from Rebecca B | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loan Fern, Ballachulish PH49 4JB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Glencoe  >  Ballachulish
  • Phone Number: +44 1855 811940
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