This food and grog gem was such a fortuitous finding that we stayed an extra night. The Anderson's cuisine is inspired by just a little touch of quirkiness that makes the food all the better. Whether that is due to the chef owner being American is hard to say, but everything was delicious. The guinea fowl, cooked two ways (sous vide and roasted) was all the bird should be, while the venison filet was moist, appropriately gamy, and quite tender. Side dishes include fresh vegetables that go beyond the usual Scottish sides. And how about that bar?! A number of very decent real ales, distributed through obviously well-cleaned pipes, hundreds of malt whiskeys, the best Belgian collection in one place I've ever seen, and a fabulous wine list. All in all, a place worth the detour and visit. The room itself was a suitable inn bedroom, with a very nice bathroom, good bathroom supplies, comfortable bed, and easy to reach after an evening of food and drink. The owners reach out to make your experience at their establishment special, and it was difficult to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish restaurant with rooms on the beautiful Black Isle, featuring a new menu of exotic Global Cuisine every day. The fire lit Whisky Bar stocks more than 200 single-malts, 100 Belgian beers and well-tendered real ales. Convenient to Inverness and perfect for golfing, walking and dolphin-watching. Nine well-appointed ensuite guest rooms. "Top Ten Scottish Restaurants 2007??? (Sunday Herald) "You'll be treated like royalty" (Scotland for Dummies) ???A beer drinker’s Mecca. (CAMRA, Pub of the Year 2007) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Anderson Hotel Fortrose
- Anderson Hotel Fortrose
- The Anderson Fortrose, Scotland