We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Real Food Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Main Street | Tyndrum, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK20 8RY, Scotland
+44 1838 400235
07:30 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,085: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heading to Eriska, great place to stop on the way, excellent fish and chips. Pleasant place, nice fire.

Thank tarrumpit
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always stop here when in Tyndrum for the gluten free fish and chips. Tasted good but not as good as I recall having been before. The Cafe has undergone quite a trasformation and although great for families and travellers alike something of the old cafe is quaintly missing.

Thank yunshou57
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

best fish & chips ever, very tasty, delicious crispy chips and batter not a bit of grease in sight. absolutely spotless, lovely fresh warm welcome, great service, friendly staff and fantastic prices, couldn't ask for more.

1 Thank kmcleod874
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So earlier today myself and my husband decided to eat at The Real Food Cafe. One of the waiters in our hotel told us not to go as the food is "awf" but we took it as him not wanting our business to go elsewhere. So we went. Well i wish we had listened. That was the weirdest burger i... More 

Thank 89flower84
Alan-HeadCoach, Owner at The Real Food Cafe, responded to this review

“AWF food”? “AUTHENTIC review”? We are taking steps (with T/A) to check the authenticity of this review/reviewer. In the meantime, since we take EVERY review seriously, we have already begun to investigate the alleged incident thoroughly. This will include contacting the reviewer directly and gathering more information to assist with our internal efforts. I wish to reassure everyone reading this... More 

Wishaw, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have had takeaways on numerous occasions from The Real Food Cafe but decided to sit in on this visit. Friendly welcoming staff, great menu, log fire on and lovely loos! We had our dog with us and she was made welcome too, very doggy friendly! Even have a dog/boot wash station outside to clean muddy paws/boots after a long... More 

1 Thank princessninnie
Acharacle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this cafe regularly, on our travels. Service is friendly and efficient. Someone clearing tables/dishes continuously. The food is really good, we chose snack size fish and chips. I had the gluten--free and my husband had regular haddock and chips. Fabulous, freshly cooked. The selection of cakes/traybakes etc are delicious with (again)a great GF choice. Try the salted caramel... More 

Thank thelivs
Oban, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to stop for a nice meal in nice surrounding, we often treat ourselves to a meal there on our way up the road.

Thank SB4362014
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Great value for tasty food. Plenty of choice. Fab fish & chips, home made tartare sauce. Wonderful brown bread which I was told was from Tower Bakery. It's dog friendly too.

Thank Suzy10267
North Wales
Level Contributor
197 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for breakfast after an early sailing from Mull to Oban. Fresh food and plenty of it, cooked to order and served with good humour and not a little banter - all good on a Monday morning. Tyndrum does very well for a small place when it comes to choice and quality of food, but this place still just... More 

Thank Tyke1961
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is really just a fish and chip shop with some small additions to the menu. The food was ok. Surprised that the food was served on "paper/plastic" plates when eating in. Poor to have sides served in a paper tub and plastic spoons. Just seemed like a missed opportunity.

2 Thank Lawyer4travel

Travellers who viewed The Real Food Cafe also viewed

Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Been to The Real Food Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Tyndrum, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK20 8RY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Tyndrum
  • Phone Number: +44 1838 400235
Award winning road side diner serving great fish & chips, burgers, salads, soups and home baking. We specialise in being family friendly, we have a great selection of gluten free food available and we welcome dogs (and well behaved owners!)

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Real Food Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?