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Darnley Coffee House

18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
+44 1786 474468
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (50 reviews)
“soups” (27 reviews)
“toasties” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch of grilled sandwiches and soup while visiting Stirling Castle. Small cafe, with very friendly staff.

Thank LisaandRobC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple but exquisite, we shared a grilled cheese panini with beans, a side salad and chips plus the cake with ice cream for dessert. Michael, our waiter, gave us distinguished service (suggesting that we not order the tea just yet because our meal would probably...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have visited Stirling Castle at the top of the Hill and are walking down to the Main Shopping Area, you will probably pass by this place. If you are looking for refreshment then my advice is don't pass by, drop in and find...More

Thank APCMann
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We ended up stopping for a late lunch (around 2 pm), found a seat and staff came to take our order. We had soup and salad and our meals were very good-fresh tasting, good portion size. Staff friendly and our meals came out very fast....More

Thank Janine P
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Just visited this fantastic little cafe near to Stirling castle. Everything from the friendly and attentive staff to the great food and drink led us to have a great and enjoyable lunch in a beautiful building. The staff and the owners of this establishment have...More

Thank desd1504
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I was hinted that Stirling was a must see attraction in the heart of Scotland. What I got was an average small town dominated by a modern shopping centre. What saved my visit was the unexpected treasure of this small little cafe which my girlfriend...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We found ourselves looking for a place to have a warm , light meal on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Stirling. The cafe was full but the waitress said she’d have a table for us in 15 minutes and even offered to give us a...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Nice location at the foot of the castle. Good selection of various coffee brands. Tasty snacks. At times crowded

Thank J-K-L-70771
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Between touring the Old Jail and Stirling Castle we decided to try the Darnley. The name was a bit of a misnomer as they didn’t serve espresso coffee but what they did serve was delicious. Two of us opted for the soups of the day...More

Thank StephenR285
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here: nice to see a menu with simple but interesting items at reasonable prices. Place was busy but service was fast and it was fun to see the food preparation activity in the small kitchen area. Beetroot humus was especially...More

Thank cant83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirling  >  Stirling
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 474468
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