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) 376799 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 is accessed by a scenic drive from Aberfoyle, by a cruise, or by walking and cycling from Trossachs Pier.

This popular cafe is family-run, licensed, and open all year round - providing the perfect place to relax, enjoy a meal with friends or simply take in the breathtaking views.

Click here for the Pier Cafe Website