Thanks to the vision and investment of local entrepreneurs the town now has a richly deserved reputation for a fine range of quality restaurants, cafes and food providers.
Many have won national awards for the excellence of their food.
To celebrate their success Helensburgh Community Council is launching the first ever Helensburgh Food Festival : Only local Restaurants & Cafes have been invited to take part.
Each will lay on something special over the 5 days of the Festival such as :
Each participating venue will lay on something special
MAybe learn some fine kitchen tips and tricks from helensburghs best chefs
As well as fine dining there will also be some surprises such as live music in some of the venues
Benefiting the local economy and the town’s appeal to visitors
Often referred to as ‘The Jewel of the Clyde’ Helensburgh boasts a fine collection of Edwardian and Victorian houses and villas. The best known being the exquisite Hill House designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh, and complemented by a variety of properties by William Leiper and Greek Thomson.
Amongst its famous sons are the originator of the steamship Henry Bell and John Logie Baird the inventor of television. Adjacent to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Country Park Helensburgh is the start of the Sea Lochs Trail and the western start point of the John Muir Way.
The town is well served by independent local retailers, 3 butchers, a fish merchant, greengrocer, deli, and wine merchant as well as the restaurants and cafes featured in the food fetsival
Helensburgh has always been famous for its excellent ice-cream and the finest fish-and-chips.
Coffee in the square, on the seafront or in the lane. It's all here, why not come and take part
World wide cuisine and superior homebaking are on offer.