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“Truly Fantastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franklin's Restaurant at Cluny Bank

Franklin's Restaurant at Cluny Bank
Ranked #7 of 34 Restaurants in Forres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $52
Cuisines: British, European, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Chef/owner is passionate about cooking and we strive to use as much local produce as possible on our menu which changes on a monthly basis. The restaurant has a relaxed and unstuffy atmosphere as we want our guests to enjoy the whole experience.
Elgin
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Truly Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

We ate at Franklin's restaurant Saturday 2nd February (our 1st time,our friends 2nd) & we were all really impressed with the welcome, food & service. I think I can say it's the best meal we've had anywhere - the steaks in particular just melted in the mouth. Lloyd & Julia are very friendly & welcoming & Lloyd was even giving me cooking tips! All in all a very pleasant evening with a brilliant atmosphere in the bar once we'd eaten. We shall return! Thanks for a great evening

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

What a fantastic time we had at Franklin's last night. From the moment we walked in we knew we had found a real gem of a place to eat. Beautiful building, lovely people, excellent ambience & the meal was absolutely fantastic. The meal was the best food we had ever eaten anywhere, superb quality.

Yourself (Julia) & Lloyd made us feel very welcome & the service was excellent. The chef clearly knows what he is doing & food was made to order.

We will definitely be back to our favourite place to eat! Wishing you much success.

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Tain Uk
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Foodies heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

We dined at Franklins on both nights of our stay at the Cluny Bank. We were not disappointed, the food is fantastic, great use of good local produce, fantastic flavours with some great twists. Grouse and beetroot starter, sublime. Smoked trout and smoked eel strater awsome. Rack off lamb, just melted in my mouth. Desserts, all sounded so good, each explained by Lloyd the owner / chef, all fantastic, elderflower jelly and miniture fruits, was mind blowing.
We can not wait until our next visit.

Visited September 2012
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West Kent
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“A show case for scottish game!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Freshly cooked with a variety of dishes for most pallets. Lloyd ,the chef, a character,cooks with love which is demonstrated in his dishes.
Lovely dining room and great views. A great eating experience!

Visited August 2012
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Aberdeen
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nobody in the UK can do better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

I am a great fan of the Cluny Bank Hotel and Franklin's Restaurant. I have been a regular customer since 2008 and I have always sung their praises.

And yet, regardless of the fact that the food was excellent (and by excellent I mean the very best I ever had anywhere, whether in the UK or abroad), it still seems to be getting better and better every time.

My heartfelt congratulations to the owners, Lloyd and Jules. They really are two great professionals. Through they committment, hard work and dedication, they are setting ever higher standards for everybody else to reach. Well done!

Visited August 2012
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