As One Door Closes, Another One Opens…

It was a very emotional day in Gartocharn on the 6th of June…After 32 years of trading firstly as the hugely popular Hungry Monk and for the last 11 years as The 5 star accredited House Of Darrach we have finally closed our doors to the public.

Over the last 11 years the Cawley family have added Coast at Langbank, Boardwalk at Falkirk, and the Riverhouse at Stirling to the already successful portfolio of The Loch House at Lochwinnoch and Duck Bay Marina on Loch Lomond.

Their continued success has meant an ever increasing team of maintenance and office staff all working very hard behind the scenes. The closure of the House of Darrach to the public has enabled us to give those teams some much needed new offices, storage space and parking for maintenance vehicles at Gartocharn.

We are also now able to finally realise a longed-for dream of utilising the space for a long awaited staff training academy and central kitchen which will hopefully enable us to provide a more consistent service to our customers at all of our venues.

As we begin a new chapter at Gartocharn, we would like to thank all the hard working staff who all contributed to the success of both the Hungry Monk and the House of Darrach over the years and in particular, we would like to thank all our customers past and present, for your continued support.

We look forward to seeing all of you at one of our restaurants across the central belt and perhaps at a new restaurant coming near you.

Watch this space….

With many thanks

The Cawley Family



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Focus firmly on great service and great quality ingredients, our food is freshly prepared and served with a genuine wish for your enjoyment. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or our fabulous afternoon tea, there is something for everyone.

Enter into our restaurant from the shop and be met by our large refrigerated cake display showcasing truly scrumptious tarts, tortes, scones & traybakes all made onsite by our talented patisserie chefs.

Even if your visit to House of Darrach is purely to shop, we challenge you to resist!

Morning Specials

Generously filled morning rolls, pancake stacks and the infamous Full Scottish Breakfast.

Served from 9.30am – noon

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Lighter lunches and snacks to heartier meals – a dish for every whim and appetite.

Served from 12pm
Last orders taken at 5pm

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Afternoon Tea

Classically served finger sandwiches, scone with preserves, cream and a tempting cake served with freshly brewed tea or coffee – with or without fizz!

Served 9.30am
Last orders taken at 5pm

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We like to our younger visitors to experience the same level of service and variety offered to Mum and Dad! A dish & pud to delight every little one – however adventurous!

Served all day

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