Our Waterside restaurant is open from 9am until late daily, serving breakfast, lunch, supper club and dinner or simply drop in for a coffee and a homemade scone.
The Cairn O’ Mount bar is open 7 days, situated beside the Waterside Restaurant, serving a whole range of beers, wines, spirits, malts and snacks.
Please note: throughout November, January and February the restaurant and bar close at 7pm Monday- Wednesday.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Forbes of Kingennie Waterside Restaurant
Dining in Forbes of Kingennie’s popular Waterside restaurant or Cairn O’Mount bar is a truly delightful experience, with striking views overlooking the resort grounds.
The Waterside restaurant serves a wide range of mouth watering dishes, made with fresh local produce, and good old fashioned home baking daily. The centrepiece of the restaurant is a spectacular two pool freshwater aquarium, which contains a variety of different fish species and is a great source of enjoyment for children and budding fisherman. The Waterside restaurant is a beautiful space with a glass front looking out onto the fishing lochans and countryside beyond. It is a truly original dining experience where guests can watch the fishermen cast as they enjoy some of our locally sourced and home grown produce. The Buddon Burn runs underneath the restaurant and at night our LED fountain can be seen in the centre of our Woodside fishing pool, adding to the unique dining feel. We also have a small Kingennie Kids Corner with chalkboard walls to keep children entertained.
Our Cairn O’ Mount bar offers a more relaxed atmosphere, where you can order a casual bite to eat, enjoy a dram or warm up with a coffee. The bar is named after Mike Forbes’s favourite Cairn O’ Mount crossing that is a high mountain pass linking Fettercairn to Banchory, offering captivating views over the Angus land, which is home to the resort and the Forbes family.
Take advantage of our free Wi-Fi in the bar and restaurant. Sky Sports is also available in the bar.
Lovely meal, great service, will return!
Every member of our party of 16 thoroughly enjoyed their meal both. Served lovely and piping hot. The setting was lovely and a bonus that it was sunny
Dear Sally, Thank you for your positive feedback, we’re glad you and your party enjoyed your experience with us and made the most of the lovely weather! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
We enjoyed our light Sunday lunch, honey roasted vegatable soup was delicious with accompanying bread so fresh. Eggs benedict was tasty but perhaps a bit too much hollandaise sauce. Pancakes were a little disappointing and lacking in flavour, maple syrup/ ice cream/ cream would have been a preferred topping but we all enjoyed our visit, staff were excellent and service very accommodating. We always enjoy our visits to Kingennie xx
Dear Anne, Thank you for your review, we’re always looking for feedback on the various aspects of our service and your suggestions have been passed to the Chef – we hold ourselves to a high standard and it’s lovely to hear that you enjoy your time with us; we look forward to seeing you again. With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
Very good food went in for Sunday dinner and didn't have any complaints.
Dear Richard, We’re very glad to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday dinner with us, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We now have a Sunday brunch menu that runs from 9am until 2pm which has proved very popular and we hope you would enjoy – we hope to see you again in the future! With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
Beautiful restaurant/setting. I had the sea bass main course and was disappointed as was another member of my party. The food was tasty but was very overpriced for size of dish. I understand that sea bass is an expensive fish but we we're left feeling hungry with the very small portion. Dessert was nice. Service was quite slow.
Dear Louise, Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Kingennie. I am very sorry that service you received was not up to the high standard that we aim to achieve, I can understand your disappointment and I can assure you that your comments will be taken on board. I hope you give us the opportunity to redeem ourselves with fantastic service for you on your next visit. With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
Amy is very attentive and very helpful at all times. The new staff uniforms are lovely too. Only negative (not amys doing) was that we had ordered drinks on a few different occasions and they took quite a while (once with prompting) for these to be brought out. Otherwise very enjoyable meal.
Dear Zoe, Thank you for your kind comments, Amy was thrilled to hear your feedback! We’ll be sure to improve on our bar service but we’re glad to hear that it didn’t take away from your overall experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
Food was fantastic. We had a bit of a delay but we were a large party and the restaurant was full and there was a wedding on. A generous 10% discount was given due to the delay which was greatly appreciated
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, it’s lovely to hear that your party enjoyed your meal and your time with us, it is important to our team that all of our customers leave happy! We hope that you will all visit us again soon! With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
Great venue, excellent friendly staff and good food. Try the breakfast and lunchtime menus - you won't be disappointed
Dear John, Thank you so much for your kind words, thank you for taking the time to review us. I will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to our team, it means a lot to all of us that our customers enjoy their time here. We would love to see you again soon! With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
Lovely meal, friendly staff
Thank you for encouraging feedback, it’s wonderful to hear that you had a lovely meal and that our service was up to your standards. We hope you visit us again soon. With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
Dear Kimberley, It’s lovely to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us, we hope to welcome you back to the resort in the near future. With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
14 of us went for lunch as a treat for my birthday . Before it we went on the Easter egg hunt in the maze and then my granddaughter got her face painted . The staff were excellent with my grandchildren and thankfully everyone loved the Easter bunny . Our meal was lovely and served with no problems . It was very relaxing even with lots of kids about and it was nice to watch the fishing and a wedding .
Our Easter event was very popular this year and it’s wonderful to hear that the children had a great time! Thank you so much for your kind comments, we’re glad you were able to relax and enjoy your time with us – we hope to see you again soon! With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
Lovely lunch and relaxing setting. Service was excellent. The meal was good value. We thought the drinks were grossly over priced at about £26 for 4 soft drinks and 4 coffees.
Thank you for taking the time to review us, we pride ourselves on our beautiful setting and are glad to hear that you enjoyed the views. We’re sorry to hear that the bar bill was disappointing; we are always rotating our stock to provide the best possible products for our customers. We hope to see you again in the near future. With thanks, Kingennie Management Team
Professional service good food
Lovely time spent celebrating my husbands birthday.Everything was as we would have expected. Food, service and setting were all fab.
When my family and I come to Kingennie Restaurant we know that we will enjoy the ambiance, service and our meal immensely. That is why we keep coming back.
A great evening from start to finish. Food was lovely, service was friendly and quick. Will definitely be back.
well organised and attentive staff. nothing too much hastle.
Service and food excellent
Service was great! Main was let down by burgers being very pink (almost raw) in the middle when asked for them to be well done. Desserts were good good!
Excellent food and service
Was very noisy upstairs, as if people literally running around. Quite annoying. We were also the only people in the restaurant. Food was lovely but ignoring the noise upstairs????? Not ideal. Explanation would’ve been nice.
Lovely meal and great service in a beautiful setting .
Yet another fabulous evening with yourselves, food is lovely, staff are friendly and go out their way to accommodate you (my 6 year old daughter asked for high chair for her doll) nothing a problem.
We enjoyed the New Year's Day menu - great choice and the food was excellent. Service was good and staff were very welcoming and friendly. Did not feel rushed in any way. Wasn't aware of background music and that would have been nice. Apart from that first rate visit and will definitely be back.
Everything was excellent. Looking forward to visiting again soon