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Reviews and Testimonials

good soup guideA very fine establishment where good food and drink may be had. Its interior bristles with intriguing bits and bobs. You can, for example, get tucked into homemade goodies like chutneys, served with Stornoway black pudding, or buy gifts like 'Whiskey and Lime Cold-Pressed Soap'. Read the full review

trip advisorWow ,Wow ,Wow what a wee untold secret this restuarant is!!! Full of atmosphere and warmth .The waiting staff are extremely friendly and a wealth of knowledge on the local area and Scotland as a whole.....Read the full review

restuarant guideWe recently stumbled across this little gem at the weekend after staying at Loch Lomond. We moved away from Scotland 33 years ago. ....Read the full review

parklife magazineAn unrelenting procession of customers make this friendly establishment an obvious rendezvous for a coffee, tea or brunch. The menu has a definite Scottish flavour, with tried and tested favourites such as :- Haggis and Neeps, Mince and Tatties, Cullen Skink Soup and Stornoway black pudding with chutney on a bed of rocket, to name but a few. All items on the menu are well priced.
The writer sampled the excellent Cullen Skink, accompanied with crusty bread and immediately wished that this had been the sole choice, so generous was the portion. However, after a brief pause, the follow up of Stornoway black pudding was not too overwhelming, with again, the quality being of a high standard.
High quality teas are a speciality with a selection of caffeine free fruit and herbal infusions.
My choice to finish of the meal, was a double shot espresso which could not be faulted.
Altogether a good experience on what was a beautiful sunny day in Helensburgh.
Ken Archibald, Parklife magazine 16/09/10

eat sctland"Craigard is open all day for a wide range of snacks, light meals and home baking. Evening opening is a new venture and already seems to be busy.
Bright, friendly and welcoming staff offering informal, homely service.
The accent is on fresh produce wherever possible."
13 Oct 2006 EatScotland's independent assessor


Julia BradburyBBC Countryfile magazine August edition 2010.
Great days out with Julia Bradbury in Helensburgh.
The place to eat is the award winning tearoom "The Craigard"


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we are at...

51 Sinclair Street Helensburgh
G84 8TG
To book
TeL: 01436 677787 or
Email: Enquiries

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we are open...

9 to 4pm (Apr to Oct 9am - 4.30pm)
Saturdays are 9am - 5pm all year round.
Closed sundays

Want to bake...

...but don't know how?
Melanie is now running evening classes at Craigard on a one-to-one basis for anyone interested in learning to bake. Ages 10 and over.