Golden Star

Golden Star
100 Balloch Road, Balloch, G83 8SR

Set in the heart of Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond, Golden Star is a well-established local restaurant with a spicy line in curries and other Indian favourites. This unstuffy eatery serves an aromatic assortment of familiar dishes such as chicken dhansak and Kashmiri lamb alongside tasty house specialities including king prawn with green chillies, onions and mushrooms in a Karahi sauce.

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6. wicked wiz20 Mar 2012, 4:24pm4 stars Golden Star Report

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at the Golden Star for feeding me so
My family and I recently celebrated my birthday at the restaurant and the staff couldn't have been any better! They arranged our tables to accommodate our large group, delivered a friendly, relaxed service to us and of course our food was delicious!
I was encouraged to try their peshwari naan (sweet bread) with a chasney sauce and it was...yum! ;) The chicken was moist and flavourful, the rice was perfect and the portions were just right. Everyone had a great time and we've arranged another booking in a few weeks.
All in all, I would definitely recommend the Golden Star to everyone...the staff are great and I spoke with the owner who told me he is planning a re-vamp of the interior very soon so I wish him and his team all the best and again, many thanks for a wonderful meal.

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4. saul t macadamia knutt1 Jul 2011, 3:20am Report

I would personally like to thank the owners for giving me that, once in a lifetime, unforgetable meal that will stay with you till the day you die. It has to of been the worst most disgusting slop i have ever put in my mouth.
As for the place its self. first impression of the interior decor. The owners dont appear to give a hoot about it frankly. Shades of we are only after your money. You can sit in a dirty uninspiring and tasteless space.

Next, service. The waiter, was an indian fellow, who looked like he had recently fell out of his bed, smoked lots of weed then staggered to his work. His dress sense was appaling. Dirty training shoes. old jeans and a shirt that loked like it was due a wash a fortnight ago.

service was slow, when the meal arrived, We ordered nothing special, set meal for 2. Vastly over priced menu. This is a resteraunt that thinks its a city centre big boy, when in reality its anything but. First thing to note, tiny portions, no apparent attention to presentation. Same for quality there was none. Think of the cheapest nastiest supermarket ready meal curry you have ever had. Now add some old dirt and it would still taste better than the guff served here.

It appears that this place actually survives on its late night takeaway trade, Serving their substandard slop to drunken yobs who fall in from the surrounding night clubs. One can only assume they are deaf in the mouth.

Conclusion. If you have to eat your own fingers, It is preferable to a meal here. Avoid it like the plague. Dont say you were not warned!

3. Michelle Howarth30 Aug 2010, 10:52pm1 star Golden Star Report

My husband and I visited Balloch/Loch Lommond for our wedding anniversary. We both ate at the Golden Star Indian restaurant over the August Bank Holiday weekend and thought the food was well below standard. We would actually state that it was the worst indian meal we have ever eaten, and we go out for an indian meal on a regular basis. The food we had was very dry and tasteless. My husband had chicken biriani and i had Chicken Korma. As both meals come with sauces the last thing we expected, was to have dry chicken to which the sauces never made it any better, as they were completely tasteless. Needless to say if we ever visit Balloch again we would definately avoid this restaurant.

2. warwickshire26 Dec 2009, 4:11am5 stars Golden Star Report

driving back from the highlands with my family.Took a pit stop in balloch what a beautiful place.Had our dinner in the golden star to be honest it was the best indian we have been to my mum has cooked indian food since she was a child and even she was impressed.everything was so fresh and well cooked.I am up again in the summer will defintely visit again :

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