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Oakwood Restaurant

Dochgarroch, Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
01463 861481
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Ranked #3 of 185 restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 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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English first
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Dochgarroch on our final nights boat trip before returning to Inveness. the restaurant was only a 5 minute walk from our mooring and having read the info on the boat we knew to BYOB. Once you have taken in the quirky decor the vast menu offers plenty of selection with lots of seafood options. The owner was... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Gus and Gabby have a winning combination with their little place in Inverness. Fabulous hospitality and Gabby is an outstanding cook. We loved the quaintness of the cafe which sneakily downplays the surprise you get at the meals that emerge from Gabby's kitchen. You have to try Gus' chocolate whiskey cheesecake. Just brilliant!

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Myself and my family were taking a cruise on Loch Ness and decided to stop of for coffee and cake. I can honestly say I have never encountered such a rude abrasive man in my life. When we entered the establishment we were made to feel like we had intruded on his front room, and because of the cosy decor... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Oakwood is an incredible restaurant outside Loch Ness, Scotland. It is owned an operated by a local family (the mother, who is the chef, cooked for Aristotle Onassis aboard his yacht). Do yourself a favor and skip all the tourist traps in Loch Ness and go eat "Scotland's Real Food."

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West Palm Beach, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

If you are a foodie, try this place. The hand written menu had items on it such as venison medallions in a reduction of port wine. As a chef's daughter, I was impressed.

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The Highlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a very unusual restaurant, we took visiting relatives and were somewhat apprehensive when we parked the cars but after a curt greeting we sat down to enjoy the large menu ranging from mince and tattoos to seafood and steaks. No license so bring your own wine (no corkage charge) The starters were lovely and the steaks best the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was the setting for a very enjoyable birthday lunch. staff were very accommodating of our small three-year-old and we enjoyed an excellent and very good value three course meal. Not too much fuss. Good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was worth every penny. The seafood was exceptional (especially the crab, unlike anywhere, you could feel the cold & sweetness of highland water) & service was very lovely as well. The place has a charming homely vibe. On a sunny afternoon, after a tour around Loch Ness, this makes a perfect stop. The staff was accommodating and explained everything... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Excellent food and the choice is amazing. Scallops cooked to perfection as was everything else. I'm not surprised there were no tables available.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Heading off through the Caledonian canal this summer we stopped for the night at Dochgarroch and discovered the Oakwood restaurant. After our 15 min walk from the boat were welcomed in. The owner asked if we had brought wine, as they are not licensed. Unfortunately we had left some on the boat and after a long day we weren't keen... More

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