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Thistle Stop

££ - £££Cafe, British,
Aberchalder Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
+44 1809 501478
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (25 reviews)
“treacle tart” (7 reviews)
“soup” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Aberchalder Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 280 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving toward Loch Ness and we were ready for lunch. We had delicious warm soup, an amazing view and the best home made shortbread cookies ever! We sat on a covered patio, out of the rain and just had a magnificent lunch.

Thank Mary S
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments Mary...hope you enjoyed Loch Ness.

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Great parking, great food and great service. Had the lentil and bacon soup to start with coffee and then a scottish breakfast. Best lentil soup and best bacon i have tasted in quite some time. Parking was easy for our campervan and "indicate now" road...More

Thank Scott H
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks for your kind comments Scott.....I remember you commenting on our signage and am pleased that you found it helpful.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We called in here on our way to Tomich for a leg stretch and a coffee. Lovely place with a balcony with a non smoking area. Food and drink was really nice and reasonably priced. The owner, who is also a biker, gave us lots...More

Thank sde23sde
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks for your review......hope you enjoyed your ride over to Tomich and look forward to perhaps seeing you all again sometime.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

When in the area we always stop by The Thistle Stop. Julie and Patrick are always very welcoming and always seem to remember people even though they may only visit once or twice a year. The food is homemade and extremely tasty. Everything is cooked...More

Thank Amelia L
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you Amelia......it's always good to see familiar faces back again. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We have passed Thistle Stop Coffee Shop on many occasions on our many trips to the Highlands and have always wanted to stop there. I so wish that we had years ago, what an absolute gem of a cafe! The food was delicious and all...More

Thank Gill S
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you so much Gill for such a great review......your comments are really appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in here before Active Highs activities, coffee great, as was the two hot chocolates with marshmallows. Nice homemade chocolate brownies and bake well cakes. If you need a break, some warm coffee, it’s great. Can’t comment on other food, but plenty of people eating...More

Thank Scampmeisters
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Not sure exactly what awards this place has won, but the staff are nice. Soups were ok. Bacon roll was pretty crap. Cheap bacon, soggy roll, not very tasty mayonnaise. V disappointing since Scottish white rolls make great bacon sandwiches, as doors Ramsay bacon. Orange...More

1  Thank JamesPopesEye
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We visited whilst walking the great glen. It was only a short detour well worth the effort. The cafe has great views and a car park. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is outstanding. My son claimed it was the best breakfast he...More

1  Thank catherine c
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you so much for such a positive review.....your comments are very much appreciated.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Stopped off here on the way to Ardnamurchan. Can definitely recommend the quiche & salad, so much more variety than the usual lettuce, tomato & cucumber. In fact loved it so much stopped off here on the way home and had exactly the same meal,...More

Thank Debra S
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks for your review Debra, I remember you and chatting with you both. It's always good to see customers return and we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We stopped there for lunch and it was a great surprise. The person who greeted us was the nicest one can be and the pies, of which there was a big choice from, were great. I had a baked potato and it was excellent, as...More

Thank jftavares2018
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your review....I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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JeanandRay
5 April 2017|
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Response from Julie A | Property representative |
Yes we are. We do not do a Sunday lunch as such but offer choice of soup/ sandwiches/paninis/filled jacket potatoes as well as 3 choices of homemade quiche with salad and french fries/ haggis neeps & tatties/ scampi or deep... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aberchalder Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aberchalder
  • Phone Number: +44 1809 501478
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