Places to Eat in The Trossachs and Loch Lomond
Scotland is renowned for it's unique cuisine such as Aberdeen Angus Beef, fresh Seafood, Scotch Lamb and Wild Venison to name but a few. Many Scottish products are by nature organically grown products and are sourced locally which gives the food that wonderful fresh taste. These lovely fresh products available to the chef of a Trossachs Eatery are sometimes a little confusing to visitors with traditional dish names such as Cullen Skink, Clapshot, Haggis and Stovies, the proof of the pudding is indeed in the eating as these recipies are delicious, even if the name is perhaps not very descriptive.
The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and Stirling offers some great places to experience excellent Scottish hospitality in restaurants, bars and cafes surrounded by beautiful scenery. No matter if you want to organise a celebration or just eat out with some friends, you can choose from a large variety of places to eat.
Recommended Places to Eat in The Trossachs and near Loch LomondClick on a thumbnail for more information
Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish, considered the national dish of Scotland as a result of Robert Burns' poem "Address to a Haggis" of 1787. Haggis is traditionally served with "neeps and tatties" (Scots: turnip and potato, boiled and mashed separately) and a "dram" (i.e. a glass of Scotch Whisky), especially as the main course of a Burns supper. However it is also often eaten with other accompaniments.
Haggis is traditionally served at the Burns Supper on the week of January 25th, when Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, is commemorated. He wrote the poem Address to a Haggis, which starts "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!" In Burns's lifetime haggis was a common dish of the poor as it was nourishing yet very cheap, being made from leftover parts of a sheep (the commonest livestock in Scotland) otherwise thrown away.
It is always best to book in advance during the Summer months, especially if you are a large party as seating is always limited due to demand. Some establishments, including pubs, serve food all day but others take a break in the afternoon and start evening food around 6pm and usually serve until 9 or 10pm.
Gratuities (tipping) does not have a hard and fast rule in Scotland as to when to leave a tip. Generally, if you are delighted with the food and service, leave a tip for a sum you think is fair. Most tips are not kept by the person who served you but are pooled to be shared with all of the staff. There are no taxes added to your final bill in any eatery in the UK as all taxes (VAT) are included.
Wherever you choose to eat, we are sure you will enjoy the experience.