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Franklin's Restaurant at Cluny Bank

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69 St. Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW, Scotland
+44 1309 674304
18:30 - 20:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Clunybank is my go to place when I need to book a hotel up near Elgin. I always look forward to dining in Franklins as Lloyds food is nothing short of excellent, only really surpassed by his hosting should you meet him. This time I opted for the twice cooked cheese soufflé, it was excellent, it's a famous dish... More 

Thank Sy1441
West Huntspill, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A warm welcome to a double birthday celebration dinner. The bar/ante-room was warm and comfortable with effortless attention to our drinks. There were 7 of us and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully cooked and presented food. As mentioned in another review, the desserts were carefully explained by the chef/owner and all were eaten to the last spoonful. A truly memorable... More 

Thank Roger O
Moray, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We were attracted to this restaurant following a recent renewal of their menu and previously having heard good things. An intimate bar area with only a few seats and a warming fire. We were afforded some olives, chutney and crisp breads whilst we perused the menu. There was a good selection of starters and mains, we are not great dessert... More 

Thank Craig D
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

While staying in Forres, we made a point of booking an evening meal at Franklins restaurant at the Cluny Bank Hotel. We were welcomed into the bar on arrival where olives were served and the menus were presented for our consideration and ordering. We were then shown through to the small but classily decorated dining room. A delicious gazpacho was... More 

Thank David S
Melbourne, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The best little restaurant with amazing food and Llyod loves his desert inventions .All the food was beautifully cooked and it was hoot in the restaurant

Thank Wolffy781
Forres Scotland
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The food here never disappoints, it is always top notch. Excellent produce cooked to perfection. The service was very good as well. We all enjoyed our meal and had a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Traveltimes57
Elgin, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Excellent meal freshly prepared with flair, using local produce. Lovely touches to make it a memorable evening.

Thank Dawn L
Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Excellent meal in relaxing, elegant setting. Wonderful fresh, local produce. Warm welcome and some lovely touches to make a memorable occasion just that. Small family run hotel but we were only there to use the reputable restaurant.

Thank Dawn L
Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Just had one of my best restaurant meals ever. This is innovative exciting food made and served by a chef with his heart on his plate and sleeve. If you go to Forres don't miss it.

Thank Halifax120
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Visited the restraunt with some friends for dinner. It was my first visit and most likely my last unfortunately. I was very excited, especially because of the price, I was expecting 'special' and perfection and we did not get this. Arriving at the stunning building was beautiful and entering into the intimate bar for a pre-dinner drink was lovely. But... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$52
British, European, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 St. Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Forres
  • Phone Number: +44 1309 674304
The Chef/owner is passionate about cooking and we strive to use as much local produce as possible on our menu which changes on a monthly basis. The restaurant has a relaxed and unstuffy atmosphere as we want our guests to enjoy the whole experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?