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Suggested Places to Eat in the Callander Area
Listed below are various restaurants which we enjoy in the Callander area.We have attempted to limit the choice to those within a short drive from Arden House, and many are actually within walking distance.If you do find any others to include, then please let us know.Most of those listed also serve lunch. Please note that in the high season and at weekends it is advisable to book.
RESTAURANTS IN CALLANDER
There are many restaurants, cafes and pubs serving food in Callander.The following are a few of our favourites:
The Roman Camp Hotel & The Potting Shed, FK17 8GB.Tel: 01877 330003 (hotel) or 01877 332692 (Potting Shed)
The entrance is opposite the bottom of Bracklinn Road. A former hunting lodge built for the Dukes of Perth, and a favourite stopping place of Queen Victoria. Today it is just the place for that special treat as the food served in the dining room has been awarded three rosettes by the AA.For something a little less formal, try the Potting Shed which is a fabulous little coffee shop and bistro set within the hotel grounds.The Potting Shed serves brunch, lunch, coffees and dinner from 11am until last orders at 8:15pm.Alternatively, try an afternoon tea, soup and sandwiches or delicious scones daily in the lounge.www.romancamphotel.co.uk.
Callander Meadows, 24 Main Street, FK17 8BB.Tel: 01877 330181
A small family run restaurant offering freshly cooked local and seasonal dishes from a fixed price 4 course menu.Dinner reservations are available from 6pm until 8pm.The restaurant is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Booking is essential.www.callandermeadows.co.uk
Crown Hotel, 13 Main Street, FK17 8DU.Tel: 01877 330040
Home cooked pub food.The restaurant prides itself on buying as locally as possible.Live music on Saturday evenings.www.crownhotelcallander.co.uk/restaurant/
PUB/RESTAURANT IN KILMAHOG
Kilmahog is a hamlet situated half a mile to the west of Callander – a five minute drive from Arden House or a pleasant 25 minute walk along the riverside path.
The Lade Inn, Kilmahog, FK17 8HD. Tel: 01877 330152
Hearty Scottish locally sourced produce served in a good traditional pub atmosphere.Dine in the Bothy Bar or separate restaurant.They brew their own ale too!Live music on Saturday evenings. www.theladeinn.com
RESTAURANTS IN PORT OF MENTEITH
The Lake Hotel, FK8 3RA.Tel: 01877 385258
Stylish country house hotel on the shores of the Lake of Menteith (10 minute drive from Arden House).Conservatory restaurant with a romantic setting overlooking the lake towards Inchmahome Priory.The Port Bar also serves food.Finest Scottish produce simply prepared.www.lake-hotel.com.
Nick’s at Port of Menteith, FK8 3JZ.Tel: 01877 389900
A favourite restaurant in the heart of the Trossachs National Park.Chef Nick Nairn offers all the classics such as fresh North Sea langoustines, Nick’s own original cured salmon, wood fired pizzas, house made burgers, steaks and much more. Nicks works closely with local suppliers to offer a varying seasonal menu.Friendly and informal atmosphere.Closed Monday and Tuesday.www.nairns.co.uk.
PUB/RESTAURANT/COFFEE HOUSE IN DOUNE
The Woodside, Stirling Road, Doune FK16 6AB. Tel: 01786 643399
A great atmosphere in this newly refurbished business. Open 7 days from 7:30am to 11pm. www.thewoodsidedoune.co.uk
PUB/RESTAURANT IN DUNBLANE
The Riverside, Stirling Road, FK15 9EP.Tel: 01786 823318
A friendly pub/restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, home-baking and dinner seven days a week.Enjoy the log burner when the weather is poor or the riverside terrace on warmer days.www.theriversidedunlane.co.uk
RESTAURANT IN BRIDGE OF ALLAN
Friend of Mine, 45 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan. FK9 4HG. Tel: 01786 831386
A menu which offers fresh, tasty, healthy food and coffee with a good range of vegetarian and vegan choices.www.friendofmine.co.uk
PUB/RESTAURANT IN THORNHILL
Lion & Unicorn, Main Street.FK8 3PJ.Tel: 01786 850204
A traditional country pub hotel with a restaurant serving an extensive lunch and dinner menu in a cosy atmosphere.www.lion-unicorn.co.uk
We have tried to concentrate our restaurant selection to the local area.However, there are many others to choose from and if you find any that impress you then do please let us know, and we can add them to our list!BON APPETIT!