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.
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- afternoon tea (1)
- breakfast (6)
- child friendly (1)
- dinner (10)
- luxury (3)
- private dining (1)
- romantic (1)
- views (6)
20 September 2020
Wonderful food and decent sized portions Great service
19 September 2020
Very good food and good service
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
31 August 2020
Really good food, great service, great ambiance
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.
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
16 August 2020
Location, service and of course quality of food were spectacular
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
25 January 2020
Lovely meal. Great service and all food amazing. We come most years and always enjoy.
8 October 2019
Food portions were very small, food was lovely but way to much pepper in the pepper corn sauce! Waiting half hour between courses wasn’t very good either to say it wasn’t that busy! Not much options on the menu!!