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Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Resort

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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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Modern cooking in a happening resort hotel

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Twenty-five acres of mature gardens run down to the shore of Loch Ard at this white-painted mansion, where 'keep it simple' might be the kitchen's mantra and flavours are undiluted by an over-abundance of ingredients. Brie and red onion tart with herb salad is an effective starter, contrasting with the relative complexity of seared cod fillet atop a pancake rolled around creamed smoked mackerel. Braised lamb shoulder, of beautifully tender meat, comes with rosemary jus, buttery mash, cabbage and baby onions, alongside another sensibly composed main course of seared salmon fillet with ratatouille and wilted spinach. Finish with satsuma crème brûlée with decadent chocolate chip cookies.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Mon–Sat
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Chris Dougan

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 80
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Starter from : 5.50
  • Main course from: 14.50
  • Dessert from: 6
  • 2-course lunch from: 14.95
  • 3-course lunch from: 18.95
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 78
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 78
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20

Getting here

4m from Aberfoyle on B829

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Stirling
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Three-course lunch from£18.95**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
*Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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