I am rating this "Scottish Restaurant" as terrible because it is the only Cafe / Restaurant on the Trossachs Pier and it was disgusting. When you have a captive audience as this "Cafe/Restaurant" does it should offer quality and a range of "Cafe/Restaurant" choices in a hygienic environment. This could not be classed as a "Restaurant" during the day. I can not comment on the evenings. A lazy venue not doing the best for visitors to Trossachs Pier .
In the daytime you can expect to find a standard cafe menu of sandwiches , paninis , jacket potatoes, afternoon tea etc. We were not aware of any specials until after we had ordered when we saw one! special lost on a little black board on one of the walls.
If serving a gelatinous dollop of haggis with translucent watery neeps in a jacket potato or offering cullen skink constitutes a Scottish restaurant then I have been to better Scottish restaurants in Cornwall and Yorkshire. As for the other claim of a warm welcome, don't expect waitress service or even eye contact until your food is ordered and paid for at the counter and hopefully served by a pleasant member of staff. We had one efficient if not rushed member of staff who was polite.
For the best view of the staff , stand in the car park and look up to the side of the restaurant where you will find them smoking.
When we walked in the smell of stale grease set the scene , followed by apparently blind staff , then dirty tables. After ordering the flies and the filthy sticky, floors and dusty windows and sills festooned with dead insects completely detracted from the stunning views and historic location. The venue is not as clean nor is the menu as diverse as the webpage images suggest.
Walking through the crowds on the pier I heard at least 5 different languages. I despair and cringe at the thought of the impression this eatery left our international tourists with.
The food we had was fresh. Cooked well but lacked flavour. I had to season copiously.
Save money and eat at the pier ice-cream kiosk !
Finally my husband took our child to the bathroom and walked straight out again. The pier facilities are much better and cleaner than here.
We ate there out of desperation after a 15 mile cycle round part of Loch Katrine with no venue to eat or drink on route . Had we been patient a few miles up the road we would have discovered a wonderful historical Tea Room and Restaurant called The Brig O'Turk . I highly recommend this warm professional venue with character and wonderful personal service rather than the Brenachoile Restaurant unless you just need to 'fuel up'.
The Brenachoile "Restaurant" was a bit of an embarrassment and not our best ambassador for the many treasures of Scotland!
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