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Oakwood Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹British, Soups,
Dochgarroch | On the A82 Toward Loch Ness, Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
+44 1463 861481
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“venison” (67 reviews)
“orkney beef” (8 reviews)
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British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dochgarroch | On the A82 Toward Loch Ness, Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Oakwood Restaurant is a delicious quaint, local restaurant between Loch Ness and Inverness. The tiny but accommodating restaurant was very clean and had delicious food. It is a locally owned restaurant that our B&B owners recommended. We couldn't have been happier. The food was delicious...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a really wonderful tasty Sunday lunch all produce SCOTTISH, didn't miss that it doesn't sell alcohol, but we could have brought our own. Three courses for the two of us was $53.00 well worth every penny. We were not rushed and staff could not...More

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here with my husband at lunch time to meet up with my folks whilst we were on holiday. Glad we booked as it filled up quickly, and I can see why. Food with a proper home cooked feel to it, but cooked exceptionally well!....More

Thank lileybird
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, delighted you all enjoyed it so much.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We choose this place after reading previous reviews, and it was really excellent. Small place right on A82, very friendly staff ,and owners, and quality and home made cooking. We had the lamb roasted leg and the angus steack with port sauce slowly cooked !...More

1  Thank thomasdaetwyler
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! We feel most honoured. We do normally say when booking that we have no alcohol so I will drop one star myself if that was not mentioned...…

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first visit was good with good food. But on the second visit we were turned away. We were told we had to book. Although there is nothing in the restaurant indicating this. Nothing was said during our first visit. There was a disabled person...More

Thank gongfarmer
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh dear I am sorry we were not able to accommodate you as we were fully booked. Having eaten with us before you will have realised we are a small restaurant and as you say the food was good, lots of people think the same...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best dinners we had on our two week vacation In Scotland. The cosy atmosphere, The service was above and beyond and the food was amazing! Absolutely worth the trip!!

1  Thank Laurie G
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments. Very much appreciated. Come back soon....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered in here mid-afternoon and were very glad to have found this restaurant. Three of us had pea soup and I had smoked salmon chowder. All were piping hot and absolutely delicious with tasty brown bread. The owner had a delightful sense of humor....More

1  Thank getaround28970
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pleased you found us, hopefully you will be back in the area sometime and will very much look forward to offering you our warm welcome.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We almost drove past while looking for somewhere for a late lunch, only screams of Coos from the back made us turn around. We thought we would give it a try, feeling slightly apprehensive as the exterior is not a pristine modern building. How happy...More

3  Thank Garry B
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

And we very much look forward to offering you more of the same on your return. I know the building looks pants, being roadside it is hard to even keep an array of flowers blooming so we gave up! We simply have to rely on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are tired of pretentious places, pretentious presentation of food and tired of being ripped of by paying over the odds for an ordinary bottle of wine this is the place for you.Bring your own wine (no corkage) and enjoy a good choice of...More

1  Thank MidlandsRascal
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

How Lovely - Thank you. Pretentious is something we are not indeed and work hard at it! We also work hard at making sure what you eat is the best Scotland has to offer, cooked with love. We are truly delighted you enjoyed it so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned after a gap of 6 years, having eaten at Oakwood a few times in the preceding 4 years, and when we know we are coming to the Caledonian Canal, Oakwood is the first place we always book. Simply because chef knows what his...More

1  Thank Cracko_Karen
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Hannah D
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Response from sai69chan | Reviewed this property |
there is a wee seating bit outside so probably could use that.
Gail G
3 June 2017|
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Response from jilly7208 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have plenty of gluten free dishes. My daughter is coeliac so we have to pay particular attention to this in restaurants. She was delighted with the choices on the menu and the specials board.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dochgarroch | On the A82 Toward Loch Ness, Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 861481
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Oakwood Restaurant is just 3 miles from Inverness on the Main A82 travelling towards Loch Ness, road side.Serving award winning Scottish food, Venison, Orkney Island Gold Beef, Hand dived scallops & Langoustine, along with chicken, lamb & a good vegetarian and vegan choices.
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