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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had veggie burger and carrot cake. They were amazing. Highly recommend. The person who attended us was so kind. Love from India 🩷

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Callander for haircuts and had a bit of time to kill so we tried to go into Puddingstone Place for a coffee. 3.30pm when they are advertised to be open to 4pm. "Sorry, the kitchen is closed". All we wanted was a...couple of coffees! Fortunately, the Waverley supplied us with two excellent coffees. Plus a nice bowl of chips...but that was an unexpected extra.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

We had friends staying and thought we would pop out for breakfast. Excellent food and service, lovely coffee, nice comfortable restaurant. Will definitely go back .

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Absolutely gorgeous food. A really friendly cafe, with a good range of lunch options, the food exceeded expectations for this unpretentious little cafe at the far end of the high street. The kids absolutely loved the mac and cheese, and they use local butchers for...their meat. We would absolutely come again, tasty, good value!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Visited after a long rainy walk. Staff were lovely and friendly. A very welcoming atmosphere with a fire as soon as you walk in. Came in for a cup of tea and ended up staying for a breakfast roll which came very quick. Would recommend...:)More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

I never ever bother with reviews but I feel the need to with this gem of an eatery. My daughter and I have visited a couple of times in the past, having moved over this way in the last 2 years. We’ve also been disappointed...when we’ve left it too late and had to find an alternative, which, for the record, there is not! The staff are superb, the food is superb and as for value for money… what can I say except, superb! Anyone looking for delicious proper home cooked food need go no further. Being from a Donegal family myself, I love the turf fire burning as you enter and all the photos and homely effects that adorn the walls. We found it by sheer luck when we wandered to the far end of Callander and boy am I glad we did. We had previously settled in the other restaurants and hotels, thinking that was all there was on offer. Although decent in their offerings and worthy of a return, none of them can compete with Puddingstone Place. We arrived just before 3:30 a couple of Saturdays back and rather than say we close at 4, we were made to feel most welcome, as if they had all the time in the world. Our food, me steak pie and Mac and cheese for my daughter, could have been the work of any 5 star+ restaurant. I never clear a plate but this was perfection with boiled potatoes, carrots and broccoli and I couldn’t bear to leave a morsel. Same with my daughters, clean plate. We will be returning again this Saturday for the Christmas lights and arriving early to ensure a table at the finest restaurant in Callander.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Tracey Blair, Owner at Puddingstone Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2023

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Reviews like this make it all worth while. See you soon i hope. Tracey

Reviewed 27 October 2023

A spontaneous drive through to Callander found us wandering the Main Street looking for some lunch. We wandered into this lovely little business by chance and thankfully there was a table available. It’s clearly a popular spot with the locals. The menu contained some classic...dishes and we both fancied the steak pie. We were not disappointed, a really tasty meal arrived in no time at all, served by the lovely staff who were making everyone feel at home. Hopefully we’ll be back to try some other dishes! Thank you.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

My wife and I dropped in to this warm and. Cozy cafe on our way to Edinburgh. It was my best meal in Scotland! Got the beef pie and wish we could have found this spot two weeks earlier! It was OMG good. Tasty beef...and the crustiest flaky topping I’ve ever had. Also, the prices are incredibly reasonable. If you can, visit this place!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

Found this lovely place on a damp Sunday day out. Food was lovely service excellent. Lots of locals using it, always think that’s a good sign.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Tracey Blair, Owner at Puddingstone Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Thanks for your kind words. We hope your visit to Puddingstone brightened up your dreich Sunday! We are very lucky to have great customers who support us. Hope to see you sometime in the future, Best wishes, Tracey x

Reviewed 18 September 2023

We were caravanning just outside Callander for the Weekend and decided to take a walk in to the centre of the town. After spending some time shopping we headed back to the caravan when the rain came on. We were just outside Puddingstone Place when...this happened, and as we had no wet weather clothing decided to go in for a coffee and let the rain pass. The atmosphere was so welcoming and friendly we decided to stay for lunch. The food was excellent, in fact the only thing better was the service, we had only been in 15 minutes and it felt like a local cafe we had been using for years. The very friendly lady who served us was happy to recommend what to try, and also pointed out there was street party on that night and invited us to attend. The prices were very competitive, I thought it was brilliantly priced for Callander, which can be expensive when dining out.all in all, to coin a phrasal, we felt we got "Champagne service for lemonade prices" we are planning to go back to Callander mainly because of our experience in Puddingstone. Thank you 😊More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Tracey Blair, Owner at Puddingstone Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. Feedback like this always makes the hard work and long hours worth it. I am very glad your visit to Puddingstone helped brightened up your dreich day. I am very lucky to have a great team...More

Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

Arrived in Callander on Fri and had our dinner in Puddingston place the same night , we had starters and main course with couple of drinks everything was lovely and as usual service was great , couple of stuffed diners here ..

Date of visit: September 2023
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Tracey Blair, Owner at Puddingstone Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Thank you for your kind words. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to Puddingstone. Hopefully see you again in the future! Best wishes, Tracey x

Reviewed 15 September 2023

Spending two nights in Callander. Like someone else said about a wait, we were warned of a ten minute wait to be served but given a table right away. It was around 1pm on a Friday. Sure enough it was not not long before we...were placing our order and it arrived promptly. Two bowls of nachos with salsa, sour cream and chilli beef with cheese melting. Nicely layered and generous, especially with the beef chilli. Yummy. We followed up with two nice hot coffees, a slice of lemon cake which actually tasted of lemon (well done - most places cannot seem to get that right) and a slice of warmed chocolate cake with pouring cream. Delish. The Waitress said all the cakes are made there on the premises. (We also had a glass each of fresh cold tap water because Scottish water is lovely and free - we're Scots too so like a bargain!) All very tasty and very decent value for money. The Waitress was friendly, busy and working hard. The chef must be a magician as it looked like he was solo in the kitchen and sending out nicely presented meals. Well worth a visit. We'd go again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Tracey Blair, Owner at Puddingstone Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words. We strive to give customers a warm welcome with hearty and delicious homemade food. I am very lucky so have such an excellent team to provide such an enjoyable experience. I will be sure to pass on...More

Reviewed 10 September 2023

Amazing restaurant in Callander. We stopped by on our Highlands road trip and were amazed by the food and service received here. Fair prices and very generous portions. We really recommend the Halloumi fries and the steak pie, but everything was fantastic. Absolutely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

I went with my friends for lunch. The ladies were very kind and welcoming. Good food, a very good local eating place

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Visited here recently with my wife and both had the homemade chilli which was delicious. It was very quiet so the atmosphere wasn't great but the food was very tasty and the waitress was excellent. We will definitely be back and would definitely recommend .

Date of visit: July 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4