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Oakwood Restaurant

Dochgarroch, Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
01463 861481
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Ranked #4 of 187 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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a family restaurant that is run by the owners who obviously had a dream and went out to live it out. This is a combination of amazing Scottish produce - cooked to a very high standard by people who love what they are doing. The servers were fun as well as attentive. You took you own wine which... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We found this to be a very nice friendly restaurant with an extensive menu that took me a while to finally choose what I wanted to eat. The evening started with a warm welcome from Gus, that was just the beginning our starters were tasty and well presented, The scallops were particularly tasty. For mains we had the braised Angus... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Menu is refreshingly different, with everything sounding tempting. We went for the scallops and venison, which were both perfect in every way. Chocolate and whisky cheesecake was to die for afterwards. Service was excellent. Wish we had found this place earlier in our holiday, as we would have returned.

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Newton Stewart
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

With 'boating holidays' over the years, this lovely place has become a 'must'. For us, it is the finest place to dine in the 'Great Glen' and has always formed part of that holiday. Absolutely no point in going through the varying menu; with family, think now that we have the 'T' shirts for savouring a goodly proportion of what... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were recommended this place by a private tour guide, and we were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed on arrival. The food was very tasty and nicely presented and enjoyed by us all. The owner seemed genuinely interested in making sure that we had a enjoyable evening. The restaurant also houses a gift shop - interesting to browse around... More

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Highlands
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I had a lovely evening at this restaurant. Well cooked food served nicely. Good range of food on the menu .Food was served with a good selection of vegetables. Nice welcome on arrival making for a good night.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was my husband and my second trip to the Oakwood. We first found it three years ago while driving through the highlands. This time, we made a special trip from Edinburgh just to have lunch there (that's 8 hours of drive time total for a single meal). It's worth it - it's that good. I strongly recommend the venison... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I ate here four years ago, and we had such a splendid feast.....we never made a note of the name of this little gem and on subsequent visits to the area we had tried to locate it. So, much to our delight we happened upon it again! The food is just so tasty today we both had... More

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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