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Dores Inn

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B862 | Loch Ness, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
+44 1463 751203
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Dores in for an evening meal during a long weekend in the highlands surrounding Inverness. We were collected from our rental cottage by the free shuttle service and had a really lovely meal. The food was great - I had the beef stew and my boyfriend had the haggis - and the waiter and waitress were very friendly... More 

2 Thank JC1447
Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three generations of our family visited the Dores Inn just after New Year. The restaurant was lovely and cosy with the open fire. Our teenage daughter is vegan, so I'd contacted the Dores Inn the week before and the chef did a tasty tofu stir fry just for her - thank you! We all had a lovely evening - the... More 

2 Thank Katherine N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

More than helped by manger of Inn when road bike had a puncture in dores. He patched the puncture up and helped me get back on the road. Food is amazing here and with service such like this I'll definitely be returning when reopened.

2 Thank Askinner26
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Stunning location, great food in a rural setting just ten minutes from Inverness town centre. Great spot during the summer months in the sun

1 Thank davysinc
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My fiancé and I decided to take the 17 mile round cycle trip to Loch Ness when we visited Inverness for a weekend minibreak. Dores Inn is perfectly located just next to the opening of Loch Ness and what a magnificent setting for a pub! It was quaint in so much as the bar is like a hobbit's bar with... More 

2 Thank Brandine88
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

After a beautiful walk along the Loch & through the woods we came back to Dores Inn for a hot chocolate & a pint. A lovely quaint place with an open fire & very cosy. They did lunches but we didnt haave lunch just crisps for the kids. Staff were helpful & friendly. Beautiful views over the Loch & mountains,... More 

1 Thank Lyndsey F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Still a restaurant with a fantastic location, and nice interior but the food has gone downhill compared with years gone by. Now very much basic pub grub

Thank Timmy L
Winscombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Lovely atmosphere, staff very polite and accommodating. Food was superb and cooked to perfection, I had scallops to start with and fresh salmon, that tasted so good. The loch looked beautiful with crashing waves, even in the wind and rain.

Thank Carolyne D
North east Scotland
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Booked for Hogmanay as wanted to visit this restaurant for a while. When we arrived we were told it was a hogmanay menu which was not mentioned when we booked. We were also told ALL the steaks were sold out, this was 40% of the main courses available, not a great start. We has scallops and ham hock tarrine, my... More 

2 Thank jamesbond007_10
Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I was here this year for some dinner and a walk down dores beach which the restaurant is such a nice place to visit in the summer to go and have some nice food and a coupe of drinks and a good catch up with some friends. Good food and reasonable price. After some nice food and drink the beach... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Bar, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B862 | Loch Ness, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?