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The Cruin restaurant loch lomond

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Loch Lomond Lodges, Arden, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8RB, Scotland
+44 1389 850588
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our wedding at the Cruin on 11 March and were absolutely thrilled to bits with our day. For anyone in doubt the Cruin is an ideal wedding venue, with some of the best views over Loch Lomond and a lovely, relaxed interior. We loved having exclusive use of both function areas (bar area and restaurant) and plentiful outdoor... More 

Thank PDocGlasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I recently attended a wedding at The Cruin and loved the venue from the phenomenol views over Loch Lomond, the fantastic lodge, lovely food and the very efficient/ accommodating staff. My only criticisms are that bar prices are a bit excessive and being February in Scotland the main venue was a bit cold. That said, we thoroughly... More 

1 Thank swannie56
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Another place with not enough staff. Food was ok. I personally didn't like the atmosphere. Coffee was ok though.

Thank Gavinawalker
sandy619, General Manager at The Cruin restaurant loch lomond, responded to this review

Hi Gavin Very sorry to read of your disappointment on your most recent visit to the Cruin. If you could possibly email me at david@thecruin.com we can look into this further. Kind regards, David More 

Ayrshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

My daughter and son-in-law had a wonderful, magical wedding here last Friday. The Cruin exceeded all expectations and they were high! Everything was perfect thanks to David and his entire team, the management for the organisation, the kitchen staff for the amazing food, waiting staff and bar staff for their professional and friendly service, the housekeepers for the immaculate public... More 

Thank mbnimmo5223
Livingston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Wow!! We loved this warm, welcoming place. Family drive and came across this wonderful place. We arrived to pleasant welcome very attentive staff both waiters were awesome. Food was delicious, tasty and excellent value for money. Views are stunning well worth a visit 👍

Thank amandacraig5
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding here on the 28th of august 2016 and I cannot speak highly enough of the cruin and the staff. We booked our wedding 3 years previous to give us time to pay it up, despite the long gap between deposit and wedding date the cruin kept in constant touch with us letting us know when we... More 

Thank Eilidh F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My wedding reception was held here on 4th November 2016. I cannot recommend The Cruin high enough. The food was amazing and was complimented by everyone and every plate was clear! The staff were brilliant and ensured that the day went smoothly and they all have spectacular decorating skills. The place looked fantastic and was even more beautiful than I... More 

Thank lwatt312
Paisley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My husband and I were married at The Cruin on 5th November 2016 and it was an amazing day from start to finish. The staff at the Cruin go above and beyond to make sure the day goes smoothly, and the wedding planning process is made so much less stressful by the brilliant wedding coordinators who definitely kept me calm.... More 

Thank Jennifer M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived for a family Christmas lunch.the menu and the food was outstanding loved loved loved the venison salami, very original. All this for just £20 best value on the loch by a mile

Thank George G
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

When arriving for a Christmas type lunch; the first thing that I noticed was that only a couple of tables had tablecloths,the one which we were seated did not have one and the table was old and badly marked. We ate from the Christmas menu, the food was well cooked but lacked green vegetables. We had to wait a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loch Lomond Lodges, Arden, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8RB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Alexandria  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +44 1389 850588
The Cruin is situated along Loch Lomond about 5 minuted drive north of Balloch

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