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The Station Hotel

4.6
4.6
142 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish

We offer relaxed dining in both our Toots Bar & Café and our Pagodas Restaurant.

Our menus are all about great quality, locally sourced, simple food from Scottish lands and shores. Supporting local producers, the fishing industry and farmers, who care about what they’re doing.

Whether you’re staying with us or just passing by, everyone’s welcome to dine at The Station Hotel.

Watch this space to see our new menu which we will be releasing very soon!

Due to current circumstances our team will assign an area and table based on current social distancing measures. Requests can be made to be seated into a specific area but may not be able to be fulfilled.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    01340 832200

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Henry Lapington

  • Area

    Inverness

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

While You Wait

  • Artisan Breads with Vegetable Jam£4.00

    • Vegetable Crisps, Isle of Skye Sea Salt£3.00

      • Pork Puffs£4.00

        The Blends (Designed to Share)

        • The Stillmans£28.00

          cured & smoked meats, Scottish cheeses, oatcakes, pickles & preserves, with half a pint Toots & dram of Station Hotel whisky

          • Speyside Cured & Smoked Meats£17.00

            Peppered Highland beef pastrami, cured ham, pulled porksmoked beef sausage, chutney, breads. Best paired with Tinto Crianza Rioja

            • The Vegetarian£15.00

              Sunflower & beremeal fritter, semi dried pickled vegetables,root vegetable humus, beremeal flat bread. Best served with Sanziana Pinot Grigio

              The Head

              • Archiestown Soup of the Day£6.00

                bread

                • Peasmeal Coated Highland Beef Shin£8.00

                  Wilted beetroot leaf, caramelised shallot, red wine jus. Best paired with BenRiach 10 Curiositas or Toots Ale

                  • Archiestown Courgette Flower£8.00

                    Creamed fresh cheese, Tynet egg yolk, potato scone, hollandaise. Best paired with Glenmorangie Tusail or Windswept Lighthouse

                    • Brown Butter & Lobster Ravioli£12.00

                      Auchinroath peas, bisque, beremeal croissant croute. Best paired with Prosecco or Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask

                      • Peterhead Whisky & Peat Smoked Trout£9.00

                        Glen Grant 16, compressed cucumber, pickled radish. Best paired with Glen Grant 16 or The Southerly Chardonnay

                        The Heart

                        Upgrade your burger with Connage Gouda, home dry cured Ballindalloch bacon - £2. Best paired with Toots Ale or Station Hotel 24 Year Old

                        • Duo of Rothes Red & Roe Deer£26.00

                          Red deer loin, roe haunch pithivier, silverskin onions,thinned carrots, peated jus. Best paired with Chamuyo Malbec

                          • Thorabella Farm Highland Beef Striploin£25.00

                            Butter poached langoustine, early chanterelle mushrooms,potato presse, beef jus. Best paired with Puertas Antigas Viognier

                            • Sourdough Crusted Peterhead Halibut£26.00

                              Poached in whey, creamed cabbage, fennel puree,fermented oat sauce. Best paired with Windswept Velo or Egy Kis

                              • Auchinroath Tenderstem Brocolli Whole Spelt Risotto£15.00

                                Poached hen egg. Best paired with Ana Sauvignon Blanc or Windswept Lighthouse

                                • Ballindalloch Pork, Red Onion & Lemon Balm Sausage£16.00

                                  Creamed potato, red wine jus. Best paired with Salterio Mencia

                                  • Smallburn Beef Burger£14.00

                                    potato bread roll, red onion marmalade, lettuce, Station ketchup, Toots wholegrain mustard, handcut chips

                                    Steaks

                                    All of our steaks are served with Archiestown grown salad, crispyonion & hand cut chips. Your choice of sauce: blue cheese, whisky,truffle butter, or Cafe de Speyside

                                    • 283g Thorabella Farm Highland Salt Aged Rump£25.00

                                      best paired with Talisker Port Ruighe

                                      • 226g Smallburn Farm Fillet£34.00

                                        best paired with Aberfeldy 21

                                        • 283g Smallburn Farm Ribeye£30.00

                                          best paired with The Southerly Shiraz

                                          • 283g Smallburn Farm Sirloin£28.00

                                            best paired with Craigellachie 13 or Cote du Rhone

                                            The Tail

                                            • Auchinroath Strawberry & Foraged Elderflower£8.00

                                              Elderflower parfait, strawberry mousse, sable breton, strawberrymeringue. Best paired with Glen Grant 12

                                              • Golspie Mill Clootie Dumpling£7.00

                                                Preserved apple jelly, clotted cream ice cream, wood sorrel. Best paired with Glen Allachie 12

                                                • Auchinroath Carrot Cake£7.00

                                                  Candied carrot, creamed fresh cheese, carrot coulis. Best paired with Glen Allachie 8 Koval Rye Finish

                                                  • Cambus O'May & Connage Cheeses£9.00

                                                    Pork dripping oatcakes, selection of preserves. Best paired with Deanston Palo Cortado or Dava 10 Port

                                                    • Hopeman Stew & Drews Ice Cream£6.00

                                                      best paired with an Espresso & Amaretto

                                                      Last updated: 6 August 2021

                                                      What 142 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                      4.6
                                                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.6Food
                                                      • 4.7Service
                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                      • 4.3Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                      1. JS

                                                        JohnS

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 31 December 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent food from local uplift and excellent service.

                                                      2. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 31 December 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We had a very enjoyable lunch with friendly helpful staff and look forward to returning soon. Thank you

                                                      3. p

                                                        pauliner

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 30 December 2021

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        A lovely meal and great service.Sadly no other diners were present but this did not stop the hotel staff making us feel very welcome. Thank you

                                                      4. SR

                                                        StevenR

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on 28 December 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Excellent standard of food, lobster ravioli and braised brisket was amazing. Buffalo crocket slightly dry may have been better with two smaller crockets with more gravy for dipping. Also, no side dish options on menu such as seasonal vegetables or salad. Otherwise food was faultless

                                                      5. JA

                                                        JulieA

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 14 December 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Food and service was excellent. Will definitely be visiting again.

                                                      6. BN

                                                        BernardN

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Good food , well presented in a pleasant area, what more can you asked for. ? We will return. Many thanks

                                                      7. AJ

                                                        ArleneJ

                                                        Glasgow

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 5 December 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Absolutely outstanding from the staff to the food service and room I honestly did not want to leave what a hidden gem we will definitely be back place is just adorable thanks for having us

                                                      8. VS

                                                        VivienneS

                                                        Glasgow

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fantastic meal, great menu and lovely staff. Thank you!

                                                      9. AM

                                                        AnneM

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Beautiful hotel, friendly helpful staff and excellent service

                                                      10. M

                                                        Michaelw

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 19 November 2021

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                        A great place to eat. Great service, decor and wonderful food. Highly recommended

                                                      11. R

                                                        Rdub

                                                        Washington DC

                                                        1 review

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                        overall3food1service2ambience2

                                                        Every food item other then the filet was cold. Great flavors and presentation but horrible when served iced cold and no follow up or even attention from the servers.

                                                      12. DB

                                                        DianaB

                                                        London

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We had a lovely lunch in a wonderful setting with wonderful staff who couldn't be more helpful.

                                                      13. JS

                                                        JennyS

                                                        Inverness

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        This is high quality dining, not cheap eating. The majority of the food is locally sourced and of excellent quality. Each plate was beautifully presented and the combinations of flavours was superb. I would highly recommend eating here, particularly for a special occasion.

                                                      14. AM

                                                        AngelaM

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 21 October 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fantastic food, friendly efficient staff. Can't think why it took me so long to try this lovely hotel for lunch but I'll be back soon.

                                                      15. KC

                                                        KevinC

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 16 October 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        A good menu of fabulously cooked food. Great whisky menu and recommendations to accompany. Excellent service.

                                                      16. SS

                                                        ScottS

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Fantacstic hotel,excellent meal ,very friendly and helpful staff,highly recommended

                                                      17. JS

                                                        JulieS

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 1 October 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fabulous new creative menu full of locally sourced ingredients. Friendly, considerate staff. Lovely decor and comfortable seating.

                                                      18. l

                                                        lasquidge

                                                        Glasgow

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 26 September 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fantastic meal from start to finish. Highly recommend, and we'll definitely be back. I have dietary requirements (GF), and the staff and chef were brilliant - I was very well catered for.

                                                      19. D

                                                        Dave

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 26 September 2021

                                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                        nice decor, service was good and food ok although portion size could be bigger ,we felt £35 was very expensive for what we had{2 Roasts and 2 medium soda and limes,no horseradish with Roast Beef{none avaliable}.

                                                      20. JT

                                                        JoannaT

                                                        Inverness

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 24 September 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The food was delicious and the service excellent. Will definitely return.

                                                      21. JS

                                                        JohnS

                                                        Norfolk

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 23 September 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Especially fitting for a special occasion. Superb food, excellent service, brilliant ambiance.

                                                      22. H

                                                        Heather

                                                        Glasgow

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 21 September 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Food was lovely, they didn’t have my favourite gin but that was ok. The room is fairly small and big group of Americans with loud voices but it didn’t spoil it. I’d go again, it’s fabulous.

                                                      23. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Cambridge

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 17 September 2021

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        What a wonderful evening. Fantastic service, delicious food and beautiful surroundings. We’ll definitely be returning.

                                                      24. G

                                                        Gracie

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 16 September 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Gorgeous food, surroundings and atmosphere, we will be going back this place is understated luxury.

                                                      25. CR

                                                        ClaireR

                                                        Edinburgh

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 16 September 2021

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fantastic meal and service. Great to hear the history of the place from the very friendly waitress. Food was amazing.

                                                      26. KM

                                                        KarenM

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Lovely local produce used for a tasty meal, enjoyed it very much, good service too

                                                      27. SR

                                                        SharonR

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Absolutely fantastic food and service at Toots @The Station Hotel, Rothes. Love the ethos of sourcing as local as possible.

                                                      28. D

                                                        Davekt

                                                        Angus

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                        Sunday lunch in a quiet restaurant. Good menu, all local supplied ingredients so everything fresh on the plate. Roast beef and the trimmings for the wife and a piece of grilled hake for me. Both very tasty plates, I particularly liked the spelt gnocchi with mine and the accompanying blueberry beurre blanc. One pudding, clootie dumpling, I managed a taste and it was good. Not the cheapest place in the area but it's one of those, 'you get what you pay for' places, quality ingredients cooked to a very high quality. Deserved to be busier but might just have been a quiet day we were there.

                                                      29. DA

                                                        DavidA

                                                        Orlando

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 3 September 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        First time visiting. Excellent meal locally sourced. Will be back

                                                      30. RM

                                                        RichardM

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 30 August 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent meal, steak was cool to perfection with a thick whiskey sauce. Staff was very friendly

                                                      31. AN

                                                        ANITAS

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 28 August 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Beautiful surroundings,beautiful food first class service.

                                                      32. H

                                                        Harveens

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 26 August 2021

                                                        overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                        You obviously have staff problems —. No Chef!!!. Your waitress can tell you our complaints.

                                                      33. JW

                                                        JaneW

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 20 August 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Faultless as always - food is delicious and nice to see different dishes on it

                                                      34. a

                                                        alans

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 15 August 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Food was excellent and so was the service. Would highly recomend

                                                      35. I

                                                        Imostruan

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 13 August 2021

                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                        Beautiful, locally sourced food served promptly. Amazing selection of whisky and knowledgeable staff. Helpful and flexible for gluten free options. My only criticism (seems to be the restaurant trend currently) was that it was a tad fussy.

                                                      36. BC

                                                        BarbaraC

                                                        London

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 12 August 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Tasty food served quickly from order. Food was hot, and well presented

                                                      37. J

                                                        Jazzhenhouse

                                                        Edinburgh

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 10 August 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        We stayed overnight at The Station Hotel and ate dinner ad breakfast there. The food is simply outstanding and outstandingly presented. Try the salt aged beef. My freshly made lobster ravioli starter was memorably wonderful. Portions are just about right without being too nouvelle or gluttonous. My only very slight niggle is that the striploin beef and accompaniments were a bit too salty. Overall it would be hard to beat this for quality and value in the area.

                                                      38. MH

                                                        MikeH

                                                        London

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 7 August 2021

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                        We had a superb meal at the Station Hotel - and would thoroughly recommend it to others.

                                                      39. IR

                                                        IainR

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 31 July 2021

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                        Excellent food and service. New menu is outstanding with emphasis on local produce

                                                      40. H

                                                        Harry

                                                        Glasgow

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 31 July 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        We were not sure what to expect. The quality of cooking was top notch. A tad pricier than we expected but reasonable given the quality of cooking and local ingredients. The service was impeccable.

                                                      FAQs

                                                      The Station Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

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                                                      Google Map for The Station Hotel

                                                      51 New Street Rothes, Moray AB38 7BJ

                                                      • Area

                                                        Inverness

                                                      • Hours of Operation

                                                        Daily 12:00–20:00

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        Scottish

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Dining

                                                      • Dress Code

                                                        Casual Dress

                                                      • Parking Details

                                                        Hotel Parking

                                                      • Payment Options

                                                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Executive Chef

                                                        Henry Lapington

                                                      • Additional

                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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