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The House of Darrach

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Main Street | Gartocharn Village, Gartocharn, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8RQ, Scotland
+44 1389 830448
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and bought some lovely stuff from the shop!!! Staff were fab and paid lots of attention to our wee baby! Food was amazing!!

Thank LDScotland
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to the restaurant/tea shop you must first walk through the gift shop. I can understand why The House of Darrach leads you to the restaurant by way of the gift shop. However, if they actually want to sell something in the shop let me offer some advice if I may. Firstly, you may want to think about reducing... More 

Thank macthevoice
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took OH and aged mother in law here for a late lunch last Sunday-how I wish we had gone elsewhere. M in law had lentil soup and a huge strawberry tart, which were fine. OH ordered a starter of tempura prawn...and waited...and waited..finally waitress apologised that it hadn't gone through?So we waited....and waited. I had ordered a main of the... More 

Thank lindahazlie
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The previous review was unfair as the retail offering is certainly not "tat" and for many customers including my wife is an important and beneficial reason to visit. The prices reflect the attention to detail the restaurant tries to present so this is mid range in terms of value for money. Staff are friendly and service very good. Soup was... More 

Thank lakes99
Stirling, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We called in for a meal, and after trailing through a shop of tat, found ourselves in the restaurant. Why not let us use the real door, and dont force the retail trail on us. I bought nothing. By the way - It was OCTOBER. not Christmas. So, anyway, we were well received and seated in a window. We decided... More 

Thank DavidC856
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Needed to stop somewhere for lunch and noticed the sign. The place is lovely, the shop as well as the restaurant. The food was amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank James P
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238 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

There is ample parking and a small retail outlet with clothing and knick knacks . The restaurant has seating in doors and outside . The room is bright and airy with a nice menu for coffe ,snacks or a meal . The service was good and efficient. The croque monsuier was delicious and the prawn open sandwich was heaped with... More 

Thank Joanne M
Paphos, Cyprus
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited twice on a trip to Scotland. Lovely food and very friendly staff. Also has. Very nice shop attached to it. Would definitely eat here again if in Scotland.

Thank Evelyn H
Elie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Every visit we have made to Darroch House ,we have never been dissapointed. From the warm welcome from staff,the displays are so beautifully done you have so much to be tempted by from gifts,house hold items ,jewellery,hand bags and lovely clothes which are affordable,and very stylish.Also a lovely display for baby's and young children.lots more temptations The restaurant,has a marvellous... More 

Thank Diana G
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting duck bay and realising the shop was no longer there, we were directed here by the lovely girl in the new coffee shop who told us the stock was moved here, so we couldnt resist and made the journey after our lovely meal, the staff at both establishments are amazing and made me and my parter feel very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Gartocharn Village, Gartocharn, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8RQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Alexandria  >  Gartocharn
  • Phone Number: +44 1389 830448

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?