Restaurants

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 St house. It's truly excellent; there's a contemporary flair for presentation and unusual flavour combinati…
Top Choice Scottish in Callander

Venachar Lochside

On lovely Loch Venachar, 4.5 miles west of Callander, this cafe-restaurant has a stunning waterside setting and does a nice line in carefully sourced produce (including delicious local trout) prepared in innovative …
Top Choice Deli in Aberfoyle

Aberfoyle Delicatessen & Trossachs Butcher

This main-street shop is a cut above most of Aberfoyle's culinary offerings. There's good produce for self-caterers and excellent sandwiches, but the pies are a step beyond even those. Steak and black pudding? Venis…
Top Choice Scottish in Balquhidder

Monachyle Mhor

This brilliant rural restaurant serves soups, sandwiches and scones as well as lunches and fabulous dinners (£65), which are high quality, sustainably sourced and deliciously innovative.
Pub Food in Western Shore

Drover’s Inn

Don't miss this low-ceilinged howff (drinking den), just north of Ardlui, with its smoke-blackened stone, kilted bartenders, and walls festooned with moth-eaten stags’ heads and stuffed birds. The convivial bar, whe…
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…
Bistro in Helensburgh

Riverhill Courtyard

This striking brick-lined split-level space down an alley off a principal Helensburgh street is a great spot. A range of influences from Asia to the Mediterranean inform a fun menu that covers a lot of bases. It's a…
Scottish in Callander

Poppy Seed

A revamp has seen this restaurant of a small main-road hotel invigorated by young owners. Start with an aperitif from the fine spirit selection of the handsome bar, then move through to dine on a short menu of quali…
Pub Food in The Campsies

Inn at Kippen

Though it doesn't promise a great deal from outside, this atmospheric and historic pub offers exceptional value for the quality of food it serves. Dishes are solidly grounded in British pub tradition but presented w…
Cafe in Western Shore

Coach House Coffee Shop

With its chunky pine furniture and deep, deep sofa in front of a rustic fireplace, the Coach House is one of the cosiest places to eat on Loch Lomond. The menu includes coffee and tea, home-baked cakes, scones, 'sto…