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Dores Inn

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Loch Ness | Dores, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
+44 1463 751203
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here one cold Monday in November and it was busy. The staff were all very friendly and there was a wide range of food on the menu, locally sourced - from soup and sandwiches to main courses. There was a lovely fire going.

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really tasty meal for two here. It seems to be popular so book in advance. There was traditional Scottish food, but they cater for gluten free etc. Lovely welcoming fire, nice décor and welcoming atmosphere - it is quite romantic for a couple or for an intimate meal with good friends. Small restaurant - so book in... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the shore of Loch Ness this small inn is a wonderful place to visit. There are views from some parts inside and in good weather there is outside seating. Inside is cosy and the you get a welcoming reception. There is a good selection of local cask ales, a good wine list and varied menu. The service was... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst exploring the Loch we were recommended The Dores Inn by our B&B hosts. The Dores is situated on the East side of the Loch rather than the slightly more accessible West side. As my main reason for visiting Loch Ness was to tick off my bucket list wish of paddling in the Loch....... i was delighted to find it... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In all fairness the restaurant was gearing up for a large group booking however we expected more. Three of us went in for dinner, the salmon starter arrived with the skin still on, as the salmon was raw that was somewhat unexpected and the grapefruit jelly didn't really add anything. The scallop and black pudding starter with apple was really... More 

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Dingwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, value-for-money Champagne. Service was attentive without being pushy. Great atmosphere - convivial and warm.

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Thank David O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in spring of 2015. Food...great. Atmosphere...great. Scenery and location...great. The views across Loch Ness are second to none. Get yourself here, you won't be disappointed

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely quaint pub will an excellent chef. We went early and managed to get a table, but book if you wish to eat later in the evening. The food was served and tasted wonderful. Overlooks Loch Ness which is added bonus. The venison meal was excellent choice.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with friends, was very busy which is always a good sign, hadn't booked and only just got a table. Great menu and food was lovely.

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Thank Emma W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The dores in were impeccable in there service. They collected us from Inverness on time in there complementary shuttle bus. Perfect when you've been driving all day and want to relax and have a wee dram. The food was perfection, an inspired Scottish menu with just the right amount of food. There was a wide bar service supplying many local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Bar, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loch Ness | Dores, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 751203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?