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Dessert at Forss House hotel restaurant


Exquisite AA Two Rosette dining…


Exquisite dining at Forss House Hotel

Our restaurant has a reputation as one of the finest in the North and is the only AA Two Rosette establishment in Caithness. 

From melt-in-the-mouth canapés to our one-of-a-kind tasting menus, all our dishes are designed to showcase the very finest ingredients from the Thurso area. Using local produce from neighbouring estates and the nearby sea, we present exquisite dishes to suit every palate. 

Bookings are welcome from non-residents.

Serving times

7:00 – 9:00 (Monday – Friday)
8:00 – 10:00 (Saturday, Sunday)

Afternoon Tea
13:30 – 14:30 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

18:00 – 20:00 (April - September) 

18:00 - 19:30 (Winter) 

Forss House Hotel Bar
15:00 - 23:00

Booking is essential (excluding breakfast). Dog-friendly dining is available – waggy-tailed friends are welcome to dine with you in the conservatory. Room service is available during breakfast service (£5.00 tray charge applies). Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free substitutes are available, but we ask that you notify the restaurant when you make your reservation. Failure to do so may lead to a lack of suitable alternatives.

Evening menu

Sample Dinner Menu

Served 18:00 - 20:00, daily

£70.00 per person


Celeriac soup (v)
Parsley oil, brown butter croutons

Scrabster scallops
Pork belly, cauliflower, apple, almonds

Beetroot-cured salmon
Vanilla, ginger, orange, sesame

Heritage tomato (V)
Whipped goats cheese, sourdough, black olive  


Scottish venison loin
Haunch, carrot, swiss chard, jus

Highland lamb rack
Lamb flank, polenta, peas, confit tomato, jus

Scrabster-landed sea trout
Mussels, new potatoes, fèves, enoki, brocolli, caper beurre noisette

Fillet of halibut
Mash potato, fennel, wild mushrooms, mussels, broccoli, caper beurre noisette

Roast celeriac (v)
Tain skinny crowdie, pickled fennel, apple, candied walnuts, capers

Pea risotto
Parmesan, white truffle

Forss House chips
Served with all main courses


Chocolate parfait
Cherry, Candied Almonds

Lemon tart (V)
Raspberry, ginger crumb, hazelnut

White chocolate panna cotta
Orange cake, strawberry, poached rhubarb, honeycomb, pistachio

Selection of Tain fine cheeses (V)
Served with chutney, oatcakes, fruit

Cafetiere of coffee and petit fours.

A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill.

Allergen Information is available on request. V = suitable for vegetarians.

Sample Tasting menu

Tasting menu £95.00 per person
Classic wine pairing £55.00 per person (CW)
Premium wine pairing £90.00 per person (PW)
Whisky pairing £55.00 per person (WP)

CW: Prosecco Il Fresco, Villa Sandi NV 
PW: Baron Albert Champagne NV

Celeriac soup
Truffle oil
CW: Vina Esmerelda
PW: Chateau Routas Provence Rose

Scrabster-landed scallop
Cauliflower, almond
CW: Picpoul de Pinet
PW: Chablis Premier Cru

Scrabster-landed sea trout
Polenta, peas, fèves, beurre noisette
CW: Klosterneuburg Gruner Veltliner
PW: Painted Wolf Roussanne, Paarl

Apple granita

Scottish venison
Carrot, swiss chard, jus
CW: Rocca Maura St Valentine Lirac 
PW: Jackson Family Vintners Reserve Zinfandel

Orange cake
Strawberry sorbet
CW: Elysium Black Muscat
PW: Royal Tokai

Tain Fine Cheese
Oat cakes
CW: Fonseca Bin 27
PW: Fonseca Vintage 2009

Coffee with petit fours

Last orders 19.30
Whole table orders only

A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill

Everything else


Served Monday – Friday: 07:00 - 09:00, Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 10:00

Non-residents (booking essential)

£17.50 per person.

Fresh fruit, juices, yoghurts and cereals will be available.

Freshly made porridge 

Full Forss breakfast: 
Lightly cured and smoked Caithness bacon
Harrolds of Wick pork sausages
Grilled tomato
Sautéed mushrooms
Aultbea black pudding
Lochquoy free-range eggs (fried, poached, scrambled in double cream or boiled)

Natural smoked haddock
Poached in milk with a poached egg

Smoked salmon with scrambled eggs

Whole grilled kipper 

White or brown toast

Freshly baked croissants with a selection of homemade preserves

A coffee Cafetiere or one of our speciality teas 

In-room picnic

Available 17:00 - 19:00, daily


Caithness-smoked salmon £6.75

Home-cooked ham, Scottish cheese, tomato £5.75

Scottish cheddar, chutney £4.75

All served with Kettle crisps
Sandwiches are available on Reid's Bakery white or wholemeal bread

A little more

Soup from the dinner menu £5.50

Caithness-smoked salmon plate £12.00

Fish from the dinner menu £28.00

Selection of Tain cheeses, oatcakes, grapes £12.00


Chef's dessert of the day £6.50

Yoghurt with fruits of the forest £4.00

Afternoon tea at Forss House Hotel

Afternoon Tea

Sweet and savoury treats from the Forss kitchen served Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Bar at Forss House hotel

Forss House Bar

The perfect destination for a lunchtime aperitif, post-dinner nightcap and everything in between.

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July 2024

Available Tables

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