If you are out and about in the Lanark, Carluke and Biggar area then here are some great places to visit for a coffee and a bite to eat,
The Broomgate is a lovely family run restaurant in Lanark which serves breakfast, lunches, lite bites, main courses cakes and desserts. The Broomgate is in the historical town of Lanark which sits at the of the bottom of the Clyde Valley and is famous for the Falls of Clyde and William Wallace.
The reviews for the Broomgate are fantastic and it has a really good reputation within the local community for very affordable high quality food, served by friendly staff. It is open every day until 9-00pm in the evening, apart from a Monday when the staff get a well deserved rest. It has very good access from the pavement with no steps, so is wheelchair friendly and there is good parking nearby.
The Broomgate is a favourite with the Lanark people and although many refer to it as a café, it is really more like a restaurant and serves restaurant quality food, as well as snacks and teas and coffees. This is an ideal place to go with friends or family for high quality, home made food, in a lovely setting. You will find it at the bottom of Lanark High Street, behind St Nicholas Church.
Hickety Pickety is a small family run tearoom located at Muirfoot Farm near Lanark on the main A706 road between Lanark and Forth. Its open 6 days a week Tuesday to Sunday with the staff getting a Monday off to recharge their batteries. The tearoom has a lovely rural setting in an old farm steading which has been converted into a quaint tearoom, surrounded by stone walls.
It is a very popular venue and its better to book as it can get full very quickly, especially on the weekend, and we don’t want you to be disappointed and miss out on those wonderful cakes and tray bakes. The cakes are unbelievable and there is so much choice that the hardest part is choosing what you want. They also do a mean breakfast , including sausage benedict and chocolate pancakes.
It caters for all ages and although it’s very popular with adults and elder adults it also has gained the accreditation for being a Breast Feeding Friendly tearoom and recognised by NHS Lanarkshire. If you are in and around the Lanark area maybe visiting the Falls of Clyde or visiting the historic village of New Lanark then come and find us.
In 1982 the Gillespie Centre opened as the Church serving the community and the corner stone of the Church was its coffee shop, where volunteers served homemade food to locals and visitors who passed through Biggar visiting the local attractions in and around the Clyde Valley. Today the Gillespie Centre continues to serve the local community where you will be served fresh simple food that is extraordinarily good and all the food served is produced on site by our volunteers.
As well as providing morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea, there is also a real community feel to the centre. There are various groups that meet in some of the halls and meeting rooms within the centre. The local Alzheimer’s group meet there twice a month however the centre also has high chairs and disable access, so pretty much caters for everyone in the local Biggar community.
Biggar is a very pleasant old farming town near Lanark in South Lanarkshire and has maintained that rural high street feel with local shops and community spirit. The Gillespie Centre can be found on the main street as you come into Biggar from the Abbington side beside the Biggar Kirk.
The Olive Tree was opened in 2007 by a local husband and wife who wanted to bring something new to the local Biggar community, something that prides itself in fresh quality product sourced locally in South Lanarkshire and from other top Scottish suppliers.
The Olive Tree is an off-licence come coffee bar that also offers some fantastic food and deli offerings that bring something different to the local Biggar community and it all comes a personal and friendly service.
The Cheese counter has the best selection cheeses in the area and includes the famous Lanark Blue. The Deli counter has an unbelievable selection of fresh quiches, meats, hams, black puddings and more. The olive Tree is a very unique offering within the whole of South Lanarkshire and can be found on the main A702 from Biggar to Abington, right in the centre of Biggar High Street.
Located in the Clyde Valley, The Oven at Overtown farm is a great location for you to get a bite to eat in a lovely country environment on the banks of the River Clyde. The Oven is part of the Overtown Farm offering which includes a Farm Shop which sells local produce grown on the farm, which is also used in the food offerings from The Oven’s menu. The Farm Shop and Café are run by a local farming family, who have farmed the area for over 50 years.
The Farm Shop is open 7 days a week and the café is open every day apart from Tuesday. Both are very popular and people come from all over South Lanarkshire to east in the café and buy locally grown produce.
Kona Coffee House is an independently family run coffee shop that serves fresh coffee and tea along with fresh food and home baking, in the heart of Carluke. Whether it’s an Americano, Expresso or a Latte or a variety of rich and extravagant teas your are looking for, Kona is the ideal place to try them.