Shops & Dining


Being at Loch Katrine is as much about relaxation as adventure, and there aren’t many spots with a view like our very own The Steamship Cafe. Grab a hearty breakfast, some pre-exploration lunch or enjoy a much-deserved tea and cake pit stop, all overlooking the loch in all its glory. There’s always a warm welcome and extensive array of locally sourced fresh food on offer for families, hikers and cyclists alike. From light lunches to afternoon tea, plus hot takeaway food, we are open daily, and we also cater for weddings and special events. Although up a level from the car park, the cafe has a lift, which also provides wheelchair access.

Call (01877) 332002 to reserve your table today or to discuss your upcoming special event.


Nestled in the former boathouse at Trossachs Pier, Katrine Gifts is a definite port of call on your Loch Katrine experience. Browse our wide range of Scottish crafts, postcards and souvenirs while overlooking the shop’s inspiring loch view In addition to the special selection of books on the history of The Trossachs and the life of our steamship’s namesake, Sir Walter Scott, Katrine Gifts is also home to a range of local produce. We have our very own range of ales, brewed for us using traditional recipes at the Tryst Brewery based in Larbert, Central Scotland. We also sell fine whisky from the nearby Glengoyne Distillery, which is situated between Loch Katrine and the city of Glasgow.


The Pier Cafe at Stronachlachar offers breath taking views right on the shore of Loch Katrine.  Accessed by a scenic drive from Aberfoyle, or a stunning sailing on Steamship Sir Walter Scott, or by walking and cycling from Trossachs Pier, expect a warm and friendly welcome.

The Pier Cafe offers breakfast and lunch daily using locally sourced fresh produce, and is renowned also for its home baking. Open certain evenings during the high season, you'll find a tempting dinner menu, served by candlelight in the wonderful glass conservatory, and some evenings you'll find live music and entertainment. This area is also available for private hire for functions, parties and events.

For any information you can contact The Pier Cafe at


Borg Grech Photography is a recent addition to Loch Katrine and they have a booth at Trossachs Pier. If you want a keepsake of your trip to Loch Katrine, or to capture a memorable moment, then you won’t want to miss the opportunity to get a professional photograph taken. Take a moment to visit the booth during your trip, or see the Loch Katrine section of the Borg Grech website to see what’s on offer or pick up your own photos.