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Top Choice Scottish in Callander

Callander Meadows

Informal and cosy, this well-loved restaurant in the centre of Callander occupies the front rooms of a main street house. It's truly excellent; there's a contemporary flair for presentation and unusual flavour combi…
Top Choice Seafood in Callander

Venachar Lochside

On lovely Loch Venachar, 4½ miles west of Callander, this cafe-restaurant has a stunning waterside setting and does a nice line in delicious fresh seafood. It opens from 10am to 5pm daily for coffees, teas and baked…
Top Choice Museum in Callander

Hamilton Toy Collection

The Hamilton Toy Collection is a powerhouse of 20th-century juvenile memorabilia, chock-full of dolls houses, puppets and toy soldiers. It's an amazing collection and a guaranteed nostalgia trip. Phone in winter as …
Seafood in Callander

Mhor Fish

This simply decorated spot, with formica tables and a hodgepodge of chairs, sources brilliant sustainable seafood. Browse the fresh catch then eat it pan-seared in the dining area accompanied by a decent wine select…
Pub in Callander

Lade Inn

Callander's best pub isn't in Callander − it's a mile west of town. It pulls a good pint (with its own real ales), and next door it has a shop with a dazzling selection of Scottish beers. There's low-key live music …
Cafe in Callander

Mhor Bread

Great bread for picnics – think sourdough, think seeds, think local – is baked at this high-street spot, which is also a good stop for decent coffee, pies and filled rolls. The steak and haggis pie is a treat.
Scottish in Callander

Poppies

This is the restaurant of a small main-road hotel, and offers high-class cuisine based on rigorously sourced quality Scottish meat and fish in an elegant dining space. It's a friendly place whose atmosphere is more …
Sandwiches in Callander

Apple Jacks

Upbeat and welcoming, this corner cafe does a nice range of savoury wraps and sandwiches, with quality ingredients and some unusual combinations. There are also bagels, sweet pastries and decent coffee.