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The Stirling Highland 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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Commanding valley views and confident cooking in an old school

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At a glance

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

A grand old Victorian property just down the hill from Stirling's historic castle, The Stirling Highland Hotel was built in the 1850s as a school. The eating takes place in three third-floor dining rooms of generous Victorian proportions. The menu takes a modern approach to some familiar ideas, so a first-course smoked haddock kedgeree is breaded and deep-fried, and served with curried mayonnaise and a quail's egg, and main-course guinea fowl arrives filled with prune mousse and partnered with a fondant potato, Savoy cabbage and butternut squash purée. There's a similarly contemporary approach to desserts, as when rhubarb gets the trio treatment - crumble, fool and sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.45


  • Chef(s): Mark Bain

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 96
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 100
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

In road leading to Stirling Castle, follow Castle signs.

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