Balloch sits on the southern shore of Loch Lomond, just 20 miles or so northwest of Glasgow. It's often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Highlands' being on the main A82 road north. Also on the edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, it's a hugely popular tourist destination. Those visitors come to enjoy the beauty of the loch and mountains, play the first-class local golf courses or walk the West Highland Way. Increasingly, they also come for the excellent food, with restaurants in Balloch enjoying a fine reputation for quality. You can sample this cooking for yourself when you book one of the outstanding Balloch restaurants here on Quandoo.
On the shores of the loch and close to the rich fisheries of the west coast, you won't be surprised to learn that there are some outstanding fish and seafood restaurants in Balloch. Take Palombos, for example. This long established local institution serves up a selection of delicious seafood delicacies, such as crisp fish and chips, prawn cocktails and, for the very hungry, Loch Lomond whopper with chips. They also offer some traditional Scottish dishes like steak pie and black pudding, served up with perfectly done chips.
If it's traditional Scottish food you're after, then The Kilted Skirlie can certainly deliver. Starters such as Haggis and black pudding fritters are mouthwatering, while king prawn bruschetta with lemon aioli adds a touch of continental sophistication. That theme continues with mains like haggis neeps and tatties and the lovely chicken in the heather served with herb crushed potatoes and a French mustard, garlic, honey and cream sauce. Desserts include an excellent raspberry cranachan among countless other delights.
If you're familiar with this part of the world, you'll know that the locals do love a curry. Thankfully, they're well catered for with Indian restaurants in Balloch such as Golden Star delivering the goods. This local favourite has been around for decades, building its reputation on some superb curries and tandoori favourites and an admirable selection of veggie and vegan dishes. Check out our selection of some of the best restaurants in Balloch and book yourself an excellent meal on these bonnie, bonnie banks.