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Forss House Hotel

Forss, THURSO, KW14 7XY

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Built as a private home in 1810, Forss House is surrounded by 20 acres of woodland and overlooks the river from which it takes its name; small wonder, then, that it's a popular base for anglers and game sportsmen. The restaurant is a high-ceilinged room with large portraits and an elegant fireplace; seats are comfortable, with shoulder-height backs, and staff add to a sense of well-being. Modern Scottish cooking is the name of the game, and dishes demonstrate that a confident, experienced team is at the stoves. A starter of scallop and lobster raviolo comes with the pasta on a bed of spinach, the shellfish on top in a rich bisque, all the flavours working in harmony. There could also be a soup - perhaps sweetcorn - followed by roast medallions of venison, cooked pink, sitting on roast salsify with a mini pie of minced meat and a dollop of beetroot fondant, with monkfish with crushed potatoes and olives a fishy alternative. To finish, a perfectly made, intensely flavoured banana soufflé is served with rum and raisin ice cream.

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Tel: 01847 861201
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Dates closed: 23 Dec-4 Jan
Days closed for lunch: all week

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern Scottish, British
Chef: Paul Ruttledge
Number of seats: 26
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 5
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £18.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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On A836, 5m outside Thurso
Nearest station: Thurso

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