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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 canapé 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 – 16:00 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

18:00 – 20:30 (with seasonal variations)

Forss House Hotel Bar
18:00 - 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


Served 18:00 - 20:30, daily

£70.00 per person


Cauliflower soup (v)
Truffle oil

Scrabster scallops
Fennel, wild mushrooms, toasted almonds, parma ham

Ham hock terrine
Celeriac remoulade, brioche, apple and walnut salad

Goats cheese mousse (v)
Tomato consommé, heiritage tomatoes, mint, black olive, sourdough crouton


Scottish venison loin
Haunch, carrot, swiss chard, jus

Highland lamb cannon
Lamb flank, polenta, peas, wild garlic, jus

Scrabster-landed sea trout
Mussels, new potatoes, broad beans, spring onions, shellfish broth

Roast celeriac (v)
Tain skinny crowdie, pickled fennel, apple, caper beurre noisette

Saffron risotto
Carrot and pumpkin seeds

Forss House chips
Served with all main courses


White chocolate pana cotta
Orange cake, rhubarb, candied pistachios

Chocolate cremeux  (v)
Almond biscuit, passion fruit, vanilla, coconut ice cream

Salted caramel tart (v)
Ginger crumb, crème  fraîche

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

Followed by a cafetiere of coffee and petit fours

Allergen Information is available on request; v = Suitable for vegetarians

Tasting menu

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

Last orders 7.30pm
Whole table orders only

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

Cauliflower soup
Wild garlic
CW: Vina Esmerelda
PW: Chateau Routas Provence Rose

Scrabster-landed scallop
Pea and black olive
CW: Picpoul de Pinet
PW: Chablis Premier Cru

Highland venison
Shallot, wild garlic
CW: Rocca Maura St Valentine Lirac
PW: Jackson Family Vintners Reserve zinfandel

Scrabster-landed sea trout
Swiss chard, caper beurre noisette
CW: Klosterneuburg Gruner Veltliner
PW: Painted Wolf Roussanne, Paarl

Apple granita

Scottish lamb loin
Swiss chard, jus
CW: Canto do Pedro Reserva Old Vines
PW: Hunters Pinot Noir, Marlborough

Salted caramel tart
Crème fraîche
CW: Elysium Black Muscat
PW: Royal Tokai

Coffee with petit fours

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

cheese scones on dish with cup of tea and teapot

Afternoon Tea

We serve sweet and savoury treats Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with an extra-special menu for Father's Day from 14 to 16 June!

Bar at Forss House hotel

Forss House Bar

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

Request a Table Reservation

May 2024

Available Tables

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