CF (Child friendly) MA (Children welcome but mainly adults)
The Kailyard by Nick Nairn at
Dunblane Hydro, Dunblane
14.5 miles from Lochend. Fine dining, 2 courses from £20 at lunch and £25 for dinner, great value for a special night out and Nick stamp is obvious ion all the food produced. Very reasonalble for a fine dining experience.
The Lake Hotel and Port Bar,
Port of Menteith
1.5 miles from Lochend. Great location, on the north shore of the Lake, big roaring fire in winter and fabulous area for al fresco dining when suitable. Bar food menu throughtout now in both bar and conservatory.
Lunch mains from £10, Dinner mains from £11.
The Cross Keys,
8 miles from Lochend. DRAM's Gastro pub of 2009 award, certify's the quality of the food! Cosy, traditional pub with roaring fires and a warm family welcome from Debby, Brian, Robyn and Archie. They have also been named in Conde nast traveller magazine as one of the top five winter pub destinations. It's a Lochend favourite. Mains from £8
Lion and the Unicorn,
7 miles from Lochend. Warm welcome at classic pub with several rooms, the wee stone room being the quaintest. Pub grub menu with steaks a speciality.
Mains from £8.50
11 miles from Lochend. Beautiful setting by the side of the river Teith in Callander, tucked away, a great location to eat and some very fine food indeed. Afternoon tea which is a fine introduction to this place at £14 per person.
Set Dinner is £50 for 4 courses or a la carte main from £26 and a 3 course lunch is a very reasonable £25.
Mhor Fish, Callander
11 miles from Lochend. Chic fish and chip dining! Nice specials menu echoing the big sister resturant Monachyle Mhor, in a small but perfectly formed cafe space. Love the old school chairs!
Dun Whinny Café,
9 Bridge Street, Callander. Tel No 01877331257. (CF)
11 miles from Lochend. 9am to 5pm, if you wish to try traditional Scottish 'clootie dumpling' then this is the place, warm with cream! Nice homemade soup, best lentil soup ever! rolls and sandwiches to order. Run by Andrew and Fiona, with family input!
Callander, to the side of the Tourist Information Centre. http://www.deliecosse.co.uk/ (CF) 01877331220
11 miles from Lochend. This deli is run by Julie Carmichael and her Mum, who are extremely helpful and cheery. It's in a lovely airy, converted 19th century church hall, with great coffee, cakes and daily home made lunches. Breakfasts too! Open 8am - 5.30pm, off season, closed Wed. and 8.30-5pm.
Liz McGregors Tearoom,
Main Street, Aberfoyle. Tel no. 01877389376. (CF)
5 miles from Lochend. Newly reopened in the main street, where she started, Liz's has always been a family favourite. 9am - 8pm, 7 days during the main season. Winter hours to come. Also now running the Black bull hotel in Gartmore, lots of space and some of her well known family dinner favourites.
Kippen Station roundabout, Kippen. Tel no. 01786870156. http://weeblethertearoom.co.uk(CF)
8 miles from Lochend. Run by the lovely Lamb family, this eco-minded lot have made this a really thriving cafe, pretty china for your tea and coffee, a substantial deli with Skinners the butcher having a counter, Mhor bread available, nice food and a great gifts section (you can find Chris's work here!) Open Mon -Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm.
The Wee Blether Tearoom, Next to
the post office, Kinlochard.
Open from 10am to 5pm and in season, off season, weekends only. Tel No. 01877387337.http://weeblethertearoom.co.uk (CF)
This is Rikki and Shona's home tel. no. 01877 387337, but if you want to call them with regard to the Tearoom, they are very friendly and happy to answer any questions. This is a superb location to enjoy great Scottish home cooking, soups, cakes. With a wee gift shop and outside seating on a patio.