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“Good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Anderson

The Anderson
Union Street, Fortrose, Scotland
+44 1381 620 236
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Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Fortrose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The food on offer was varied, not badly priced and we both enjoyed our meals particularly the fish dishes we had. There is a varied choice of whiskey and Belgian beers. Unfortunately neither of us are whiskey drinkers so I can't comment on this but plenty of beer choices. Staff were very friendly but on this particular occasion service was a little slow. However did seem like a particularly busy night

Visited June 2014
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anderjim, Owner at The Anderson, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thanks, Rachel, for the kind words and for putting up with our laid-back Highland pace!
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
England
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“What a wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Anderson last year and were very impressed by the bar but didn't try the food ( big mistake - huge!). This year we found ourselves in the Whiskey bar for a meal on all three evenings of our stay. The food and beer are excellent. The pub is excellent. The staff are excellent. Thank you for three lovely evenings and meals. Wish we didn't live 5 hours away.

Visited May 2014
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anderjim, Owner at The Anderson, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thanks for coming back and giving our food a try -- cooking is what gets us out of bed in the morning!
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“An excellent night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Having eaten just about every dish on every menu in my hometown of Inverness, my wife and I, together with a couple of friends decided to bus it over to Fortrose to The Anderson. We had dropped in for a drink last summer and I remember drooling over the menu and promised to return one night for a meal. So glad we did. Started off in the Beer Bar where we tried some of the vast assembly of world beers while we made our food choices. The barman had a great knowledge of all the beers we enquired about. When our starters were ready we were taken through to the Whisky Bar where the food was there on our table. By a complete coincidence we had booked during a week where The Anderson was offering an "Exotic Game Menu". We were able to sample some unusual dishes including Alpaca, Crocodile, Mouflon and Kangaroo! Staff were attentive and our host Jim was delighted to answer any food or drink questions you could throw at him.
We had to skip dessert as the time had flown by so quickly and we had to get our return bus back to Inverness. The good thing is.... We'll have to come back again to have it!

Visited May 2014
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anderjim, Owner at The Anderson, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Glad you had such a good time. Being city folk, we know how difficult it can be to travel even a short distance beyond the city limits, but we're grateful you did. (Now, please tell all your friends!)
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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20 restaurant reviews
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“Great food and beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was a big surprise for us to find such great food and beer in a small place like Fortrose. We went for dinner and the food was hearty, home cooked food. The beer and whisky selection was second to non and the host was ready to guide and engage in conversation about the beer choices.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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anderjim, Owner at The Anderson, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thanks for dining with us. Yes, sad but true, I am a big old Beer Geek and am always in search of new conversation victims since Anne banned me from talking about beer in her presence. Hope to see you again!
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Ate here when staying up the road in Rosemarkie. Tasty food, great ale, excellent service and friendly locals. Will be back!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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anderjim, Owner at The Anderson, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
We're glad you stopped by!
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