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The Anderson

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Scottish, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
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Union Street, Fortrose, Scotland
+44 1381 620236
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our review is based on two nights - the first visit for food, the second, we didn't stay. The atmosphere the first night was fabulous - really friendly, welcoming and fun. We hadn't booked and decided to sit in the bar (we wanted to check out the atmosphere). The beers on offer were great and the bar staff fantastic. The... More 

2 Thank nessie2
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Friendly welcome, from staff and customers! We arrived with our dog in main door but were welcomed by bar staff, who guided us to the public bar via staff corridor and made sure that our dog had biscuits as part of the welcome. In the rustic bar area, we were overwhelmed with the beer choices - my husband was like... More 

Thank LynneyJay
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Meats cooked to perfection, absolutely inspired menu, even for the simplest tastes. Turkish delight cheesecake, fantastic.

1 Thank Joanne-does-lunch
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We must be invisible as we were treated that way. We were seated and waited 15 minutes to receive a menu with an apology. The menu comes with a warning to expect to wait. Fair enough. We waited another 15 minutes for 2 glasses of wine. We had to constantly politely wait amd called for amy service, none was offered.... More 

5 Thank gopha1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We have visited the Black Isle x2 within the space of 18 months and both times went to the Anderson for dinner twice. We specially recommend "Mildred Pierce "chicken and waffles and the chocolate pecan pie is absolutely delicious . I'd say have it with vanilla ice cream , it comes with chocolate but thought it might be a bit... More 

Thank Carol-Anne C
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited the Anderson on 3 evenings last week in June. We were staying in the campsite in Rosemarkie and the walk into Fortrose to eat at the Anderson was well worth the effort, especially after standing watching the dolphins for an hour or so. The pub has a great welcoming "homey" atmosphere and is obviously a well appreciated part of... More 

Thank David S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been to The Anderson every time we have been in the area, and it is an experience to be recommended. The hotel has a huge selection of malt whiskies (and I mean HUGE) also a large selection of beers, and the wine list is wonderful. The food is locally sourced and beautifully cooked. Dining here is a lovely... More 

Thank Susanne L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Having visited this restaurant last year and been extremely disappointed, we were convinced by friends to give it another try. I am please to say that our experience was Much better this time. Nothing spectacular offered on the plate but the service was good and the evening was pleasant. If I could I would have given this restaurant 3 and... More 

1 Thank HighlandLass201
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I would have loved to have left a glowing review like so many others have. We were genuinely looking forward to staying here - quite some time was spent on choosing our base for a 4 night stay in Highlands. The reviews left us absolutely certain that we were in for a treat. A hotel with character and individuality. Fantastic.... More 

4 Thank Vix344
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Don't be put off by the outside, walk through the front door and you have the choice of a well appointed restaurant with blues music playing quietly in the background, or the noisy charm of the whisky bar. Whichever you choose the menu includes an unusual fusions of flavours (duck with raspberry sauce or rabbit with feta cheese and chocolate... More 

Thank RJ15T
anderjim, Owner at The Anderson, responded to this review

I know, the outside of the building IS a bit scary, isn't it? It seems to resist any effort to clean it up. Ah well, we're glad you braved it to find the charms we hide within. Hurry back! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Pub, Scottish, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Union Street, Fortrose, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Fortrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1381 620236
  • This restaurant is at The Anderson

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?