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Forss House Hotel

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Gentle country cooking in a Highland Georgian hotel

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

You can't get much further away from urban bustle in the mainland British Isles than the northern Highlands, where this Georgian country-house hotel luxuriates in splendid tranquillity below a waterfall on the River Forss, amid 20 acres of woodland. Plenty of pedigree Highland produce is on parade, naturally, starting with Scrabster scallops, smoked mussel, clam, crab, samphire and garden herbs, while the main course could include Aedgay roe deer, wild garlic, turnip, potato fondant and port sauce; or west coast halibut, crab, cauliflower, mouli and smoked hollandaise. Finish up with pistachio and olive oil cake with rhubarb, or whisky and honey pannacotta with Halkirk raspberries.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 23 December to 4 January
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Andrew Manson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 18
  • Wines over £30: 7
  • Wines by the glass: 4

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6.50
  • Main course from12.50
  • Dessert from: £6.50
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 5
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 26
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

On A836, 5 miles outside Thurso.

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