Garden Restaurant at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa

(12 Reviews)
Kinlochard, The Trossachs, Aberfoyle, Scotland, FK8 3TL
British
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Average

Main course: £18
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 10:00 & 18:30 - 21:30
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 - 11:00 & 18:30 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

In the breathtaking beauty of Trossachs National Park, the AA Rosette-awarded Garden Restaurant at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa is nestled on the edge of Loch Ard, and offers a wholesome taste of fine Scottish dining.

Seasonal tastes of the Highlands and Lowlands are served on the Garden Restaurant menu, showcasing the best in modern Scottish cooking. Smoked ham hock terrine is served with a tangy tomato chutney and toasted brioche croute, while eclectic pairings of flavours are found with the seared pork loin with haggis bon bon, creamed mashed potatoes, roasted banana shallot and thyme jus. Supremely tender Scotch beef steaks are served in different cuts, and there are vegetarian delicacies such as mushroom risotto with crumbled feta cheese and micro salad.

For dessert, there are favourites like sticky toffee pudding with toffee ice cream, and irresistible white chocolate mousse with mini chocolate fondant. There is a carefully crafted wine list, and selection of fine whiskies from around Scotland.

Offering panoramic views of the Trossachs, the Garden Restaurant at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa in Stirling is a tranquil and stylish getaway, nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Garden Restaurant at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa
4.6
(based on 12 reviews)

92%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (8)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (11)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • views (8)
  • By Lee C from Boldon
    17 October 2020

    Excellent meals, Excellent service. Enjoyed it even though no alcohol available ??

  • By Jacquiline J from Edinburgh
    20 September 2020

    Wonderful food and decent sized portions Great service

  • By Jan R from Darlington
    19 September 2020

    Very good food and good service

  • By Stewart A from HELENSBURGH
    12 September 2020

    very good but rather expensive - particularly tr drinks Serving staff were very good and attentive and covid mearures were excellent without being obtrusive

  • By Catherine M from London
    31 August 2020

    Really good food, great service, great ambiance

  • By Aga H from Edinburgh
    26 August 2020

    The food was absolutely delicious! Portion size just right. First time ever I didn't have to use salt or pepper as it was seasoned so well. Sous vide beef was outstanding. The sole best ever in my life. My husband, who's been fine Dining Chef for many years was also well impressed and he's usually extremely fussy. The food was beautifully presented. I read so many bad reviews about the food but honestly the food was no fault. The service was excellent, very attentive even though they were extremely busy. The Polish waiter was brilliant and the restaurant manager too. Also the runners were very polite. I highly recommend this place.

  • By Gillian M from Forest hills
    22 August 2020

    Considering they haven’t had of time to prepare after Covid the staff in the diningroom were exceptional, very considerate and tried very hard not to make it feel any different to before both dinner and breakfast were lovely, fresh and piping hot

  • By Ioannis G from THESSALONIKI
    16 August 2020

    Location, service and of course quality of food were spectacular

  • By Stephen M from Motherwell
    1 August 2020

    Hi there we had dinner in the restaurant on Saturday evening and everything was absolutely delicious and so so fresh.thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was fantastic also

  • By Lauren T from Edinburgh
    25 January 2020

    Lovely meal. Great service and all food amazing. We come most years and always enjoy.

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Garden Restaurant at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa
Kinlochard, The Trossachs, Aberfoyle, Scotland, FK8 3TL