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Franklin's Restaurant at Cluny Bank

) #8 of 24 Restaurants in Forres $$$$ British, European,
69 St. Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW, Scotland
+44 1309 674304
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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, European, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
69 St. Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greatly enjoyed my first visit to Franklin's with their menu made possible by local high quality businesses. An excellent range of starters, mains and of course their speciality desserts. We were allowed to take each course at our own pace without being hurried along and...More

Thank Cath C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food with great service. Everyone in the party I was with loved the pre-starters, the starters, the mains, the pre-deserts and the deserts!

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lloyd is a wonderful character, full of life and laughter and his food is excellent. The best local ingredients cooked with flair and skill to bring you a dinner to remember. Breakfast was just as good. You won't leave hungry.

Thank CJB666
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were early Sat in cosy bar with a drink ,helpful ,friendly welcome ,didn't have to wait long and we were seated by the window ,plenty of space ,undivided attention from staff and chief ,beautiful well worth the money what more can i say

Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The Clunybank is my go to place when I need to book a hotel up near Elgin. I always look forward to dining in Franklins as Lloyds food is nothing short of excellent, only really surpassed by his hosting should you meet him. This time...More

Thank Sy1441
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A warm welcome to a double birthday celebration dinner. The bar/ante-room was warm and comfortable with effortless attention to our drinks. There were 7 of us and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully cooked and presented food. As mentioned in another review, the desserts were carefully...More

Thank Roger O
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were attracted to this restaurant following a recent renewal of their menu and previously having heard good things. An intimate bar area with only a few seats and a warming fire. We were afforded some olives, chutney and crisp breads whilst we perused the...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

While staying in Forres, we made a point of booking an evening meal at Franklins restaurant at the Cluny Bank Hotel. We were welcomed into the bar on arrival where olives were served and the menus were presented for our consideration and ordering. We were...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The best little restaurant with amazing food and Llyod loves his desert inventions .All the food was beautifully cooked and it was hoot in the restaurant

Thank Wolffy781
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The food here never disappoints, it is always top notch. Excellent produce cooked to perfection. The service was very good as well. We all enjoyed our meal and had a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Traveltimes57
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$57
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:15
18:30 - 20:15
18:30 - 20:15
18:30 - 20:15
18:30 - 20:15
18:30 - 20:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 St. Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Forres
  • Phone Number: +44 1309 674304
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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 regular basis. The restaurant has a relaxed and unstuffy atmosphere as we want our guests to enjoy the whole experience.
We are happy to cater for vegetarians and special dietary requirements with advance notice.
As the restaurant is only small and to reduce waste, we only prepare for the bookings we have, it is essential to make reservations in advance.
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