Where to Eat in Doune: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 18, 2017 Jana Sager

Doune is a burgh in the district of Stirling, Scotland. Doune's postal address places the town in Perthshire which is also its Registration County, although administratively Doune is under the control of Stirling Council.
Things to do in Doune

1. The Village Inn

5 Stirling Road, Dunblane FK15 9EP, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$63 - HK$141 +44 1786 823911
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 282 reviews

The Village Inn

Dog Friendly Pub/Resteraunt. Large groups and family's welcome. Back room (max 40) can be booked out for large groups having meals/drinks. We have a fantastic specials board and new menu being launched in April 2018 with additional bonus of a cocktail from April as well. Live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Wine deal with food on a Friday and Saturday night and a Sunday roast only £8.95!!

Reviewed By Junes1234

6 of us stayed in this 4 bedroom apartment yesterday while attending a function at the nearby hydro. Was great value for money large fully fitted kitchen,utility room and bathroom. The service from the manager james was exceptional. I left my necklace and he is getting it sent to me service above and beyond. We had dinner in the village inn pub food was lovely and the staff were so friendly. Will defenitely visit again.

2. Vecchia Bologna

Vecchia Bologna Mine Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4DT, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$377 +44 1786 833617
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 456 reviews

Vecchia Bologna

Beautiful quite setting, private Gardens and large car park. open 7 days lunch and dinner

Reviewed By ArjunNair - Mumbai

We visited Vecchia Bologna for a meal along with our business colleagues. It was an excellent meal. The food was outstanding top quality, service was impeccable and the ambience & decor was brilliant. This is definitely one of the top quality restaurants near the Bridge of Allan. I had the mussels in garlic which gets bit messy if you are game but tasted brilliant. For mains I had the gnocchi which was awesome as well. We had gone for lunch. Guess the ambience at dinners might be very different with the lights etc. better to make a booking when you plan to go here. Highly recommended place. One of the best meals I have had .

3. Darnley Coffee House

18 Bow Street, Stirling FK8 1BS, Scotland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch +44 1786 474468
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Darnley Coffee House

Reviewed By JimmyJackk - San Marcos, California

After touring the castle we stopped at a couple places to eat late lunch but neither were open. This was only place open on the street and it was a good option. My wife liked her toasty and we had two big hot chocolates. Great for a cold day.

4. The Kailyard by Nick Nairn

Perth Road | Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro, Dunblane FK15 0HG, Scotland (Formerly Kailyard Restaurant) Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +44 1786 822551
Excellent
51%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 811 reviews

The Kailyard by Nick Nairn

Indulge in sophisticated gourmet Scottish cuisine created with passion at The Kailyard by Nick Nairn. Our famous chef, Nick Nairn, has designed each dish with unparalleled attention to detail, focusing on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. A blend of warm intimacy and contemporary luxury sets the scene for a unique culinary experience with picturesque views.

Reviewed By GoonShow - Glasgow

Everything about the Kailyard is good. It's in great surroundings at Dunblane Hydro, the service is excellent, the prices are reasonable for what you get, and most importantly, the food is fabulous. We ate here in September and again in October, and it was terrific both times.

5. India Gate Indian Restaurant

Fourways Roundabout, Dunblane FK15 0EY, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 01786-82-53-94-82-20-98
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 242 reviews

India Gate Indian Restaurant

Postcode : FK15 0EY<br>Tele: 01786 822 098

Reviewed By Andrew C - Stirling, United Kingdom

Really disappointed with my families lunch today.
The chicken pakora was extremely dry.
The chilli bhuna had 4 pieces of chicken , lots of tomatoes and was very tangy/sour which is not what I would normally associate with bhuna.
When the bill came there was a charge for a mixed dips which we didn’t order and a charge of £7 for 2 sodas and lime. Although the mixed dip was refunded I still feel the charge for rhe sodas was greedy.
The server says I need to factor in the cleaning of the tumbler etc. He also seemed unperturbed by my criticism of the meal and said they were busy enough and doing well.
Overpriced , small portions and not very tasty. Not what I would put with the Mr.Signh brand at all.

6. La Cucina

64 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4HS, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$110 - HK$439 +44 1786 834679
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 344 reviews

La Cucina

Modern Italian Restaurant Ideal For Lunch And Business Meetings During The Day And Night, Serving A La Carte Meals With The Emphasis On Daily Specials.

Reviewed By James R - Dunblane, United Kingdom

First visit to this restaurant and impressed with the general ambiance, service, wines. The main courses were excellent but we were both disappointed with our starters both of which were drenched in olive oil. The bread of my Bruschetta was soggy and my wife's tomato and onion salad was swimming in oil.

7. The Gargunnock Inn

Main Street, Gargunnock, Stirling FK8 3BW, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$86 - HK$330 +44 1786 860333
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

The Gargunnock Inn

Reviewed By Anita M - Wokingham, United Kingdom

We hired a house just down the road and visited the Inn a few times whilst we were staying in Gargunnock. The staff were very welcoming, the fire made it lovely and cosy, the food was excellent as was the wine. It was also doggy friendly - we could not have asked for more!

8. Beech Tree Cafe

2 Beech Road, Dunblane FK15 0AA, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Scottish, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1786 823451
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Beech Tree Cafe

Reviewed By drpetembe - Wickham Market

A stop for morning coffee on our journey. Easy parking nearby, friendly welcome from the “Beech Tree Babes”! Good service, and the scones were delicious- unusually with black currant jam. Good toilets, a pleasant stop. Very reasonable prices.

9. Lion & Unicorn

Main Street, Thornhill, Stirling DG3 4BP, Scotland Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +44 1786 850204
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 283 reviews

Lion & Unicorn

Reviewed By Sitgesboy14 - Barcelona

Loved this place. Stopped here in our way to Strathyre for lunch. What a really great surprise. The food was delicious, especially the chicken wrapped in bacon and haggis. We were sat at a table in front of an open fire , which was perfect as it was cold and snowing outside. Our waitress eilidh was fantastic, quick, attentive and super friendly. Will return when back in Strathyre. Thank you

10. Buttercup Cafe

7 Main Street, Doune, Stirling FK16 6BJ, Scotland Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Contemporary, Scottish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$110 +44 1786 842511
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 335 reviews

Buttercup Cafe

Situated in the small village of Doune, Perthshire a short distance away from Dunblane, Stirling and Callander as well as The Trossachs National Park. Doune is famed for its Castle, the setting of the film &apos;Monty Python and the Holy Grail&apos; as well as the recent British-American TV Drama &apos;Outlander&apos;. At Buttercup Cafe, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent quality of food and service and we are very proud that we have achieved a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor three years running. Furthermore, we have received a Scottish Home Baking Award for &apos;the most voted cafe online&apos; and reached the final of the British Sandwich Association&apos;s &apos;Designer Sandwich of the Year&apos; competition in both 2013 & 2014 Freshly made delicious food, great coffee, an extensive cake selection and a welcoming atmosphere are our trademark. Our courtyard is a great place to enjoy eating al fresco during good weather and our courtyard room is an ideal venue for private lunches, meetings or family events We offer a Takeout service and we offer an Outdoor Catering Service - whether you&apos;re having a private party, office meeting or any other function, please call and we would be happy to discuss further details with you.

Reviewed By edinburghcitymom - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Was visiting Doune castle, where they filmed the Holy grail and Outlander but sadly there is no cafe. Everyone recommended this place and it was great advice.
Freshly made bread every morning, clean, fresh interior. Pleasant staff and most importantly good selection of cakes!
Enjoyed my soup and cake and if passing through again had my eye on some of the panini. Lovely menu.
if in the area you can’t miss it on the High Street. Seems very popular with the locals as fills up quickly. doune castle 5 mins away.

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