Eating Out Around Crianlarich, Killin and Balquhidder

Monachyle Mhor Hotel & Restaurant: A pilgrimage site for Scottish Foodies (The Independent, 2007).  A luxury hotel 4 miles down a single-track lane along the wooded banks of LochVoil.  Award winning Chef-Owner Tom Lewis rustles up gastronomic creations using the very finest produce from the hotels’ own farm.  Open 7 days.  Sundays: 3-course lunch £31pp, 5-course evening table d’hote menu £46pp.  Lunch served daily 12 noon to 1.45pm.  Evening menu 7pm to 8.45pm.  Balquhidder, Lochearnhead.  For reservations Tel: 01877 384622.

The Old Flax Mill Restaurant, Carvery & Bar: A warm welcome from Andrew and Lynette McNie.  A beautifully converted mill, situated in a conservation area – perfect for walking and enjoying the local countryside. Indulge in the freshet seafood and salads from the cold buffet before choosing a delicious roast from the traditional ‘visual a la carte style’ carvery and finish off with a scrumptious home-made desert. Delicious home made bar lunches and evening meals available every weekend.  Customers travel from far and wide to eat here, highly recommended as published in ‘Scotland on Sunday’ Open 11am to 8pm, Thurs to Mon.  Glen Dochart (main road to Crianlarich from Callender) on the A85. Tel: 01567 820434.

The Boathouse Restaurant – is set within the fantastic Loch Tay Highland Lodges Leisure Park – a complete holiday destination in itself.  The Boathouse is fully licensed for snacks, lunches and evening meals and is the social hub of the park.  The extensive menu uses the freshest ingredients from locally sourced produce.  It has wonderful views across the Loch from the picture windows and sun decks and is open all year to residents and non-residents alike.  Open Sun to Thurs 11am – 11pm Fri and Sat 11am to 12.30am.  Whilst here, there are a whole range of activities to choose from, including clay pigeon shooting, putting, fishing, walking, cycling and for the more adventurous, fast Rib Boat ride, river rafting and lots more.  Loch Tay Lodges, Milton Morenish Estate, situated 4 miles north of Killin on the road to Aberfeldy.  For more information Tel 01567 820323