The Bridge Inn Restaurant, Tillicoultry

New Chinese restaurant in Tilly, near Stirling

At the Alva end of Tillicoultry on the main road, you’ll find the Bridge Inn Bar. It‘s been there for years but recently the lounge area has opened as a Chinese restaurant. We visited on a recent warm and sunny day.

Parking is tight on the High Street, however, there is parking around the corner on Park Street beside the Ben Cleuch Centre.

Inside, it still looks very much like a spacious lounge, so a relaxed and casual feel.

Drinks Menu

We ordered a Highbridge White Zinfandel at £14.95. Like most Californian White Zinfandels, it was sweet with strawberry and cranberry flavours that‘s refreshing on a hot day.

Looking for lunch in Tillicoultry? Read about Laura’s Tilly Tearoom here.

Food Menu

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What we ate

Chicken chow mein £11.60. A perfect portion for the mother, she did say it was a little too salty for her, but she did finish it.

Salt & Chilli Beef £13.60. Not too spicy, Mark could probably have done with more, but it was enough for me when I pinched a forkfull.

Beef, green pepper and black bean sauce £13.60. This arrived looking impressive on a sizzler. Well proportioned amount of beef to onion and pepper – sometimes there is far too many onions. Strong black bean sauce with garlic.

We ordered sides of rice and chips, and a portion of prawn crackers was also provided without asking and they were a bit fresher and crispier than average.

Pineapple fritter and banana fritter to finish. Demolished, so that sums it up.


Quick and friendly service. Food was tasty and freshly made.

The staff didn’t seem to have allocated tables so were creating more work for themselves double checking tables for orders and bringing out orders to the wrong tables. Orders also came out as they were prepared instead of the full table at the one time. Other than this, the staff seemed to be trying their best. It is fairly new and they did have a good amount of front if house staff.


Bridge Inn Restaurant, 1 High Street, Tillicoultry, FK13 6AA

Book a table – 01259 692329




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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