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Dores Inn

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Pub, Fusion, Gastropub, Scottish
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Dores, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
01463 751203
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy restaurant, great view

Situated right on the bank of the Loch Ness, the restaurant is quaint and cozy. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They recommended places for us to visit in Inverness and called a cab after our meal. The food is tasty and comforting, yet looks fine dining at the same time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Situated right on the bank of the Loch Ness, the restaurant is quaint and cozy. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They recommended places for us to visit in Inverness and called a cab after our meal. The food is tasty and comforting, yet looks fine dining at the same time.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant and bar does live up to its reputation. Very good service and excellent food. Views are worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely enchanting atmosphere the moment you enter. Transports you to another place. The staff are extremely attentive and knowledgeable and cannot accommodate enough. Top recommendations are the steaks. Amazing, but the food in general is a cut above. Look out for the owners who will delight you with their infectious personalities and witt.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place was so great, that when my friend and I ate dinner there, we immediately rebooked for the next night as we had two other friends joining us that day. The second night was just as good. Very scenic, sitting right on Loch Ness, with an extremely cozy interior. Service was great, just the right amount of attention. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This inn\pub is on the more local side of the Loch Ness. It has a beach to walk and if you like a hike starts from the parking lot. We enjoyed the fish and chips and minute steak. It was very well cooked and tasty. The wait staff were prompt and friendly. They are mostly young people trying to work... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Staff was very friendly and service was excellent. We had a light lunch which was very tasty. We sat overlooking Loch Ness on the patio, a perfect afternoon. None of the commercialism of Drumnadrochit.

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Fairfield,CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a B&B in Dores and they recommended we make a reservation. You need to...the place gets packed every day of the week. We ate there twice and everything was excellent. And it's a good thing the food is such high quality, it's the only restaurant for miles!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We just thought we had stopped for a quick bite. Instead it was a gourmet lunch. The salmon with Niçoise salad was perfectly cooked. Very friendly staff. I can see why it's #10 out of all Inverness restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the B&B down the road and the owner of the Dores Inn was quiet happy to come and pick us up from the B&B and take us back at no charge. Food and drink was excellent and service great. Wide choice on the menu with the Inn situated on the shores of Loch Ness. Fantatstic

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Woking, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fresh food, friendly service, excellent location. Book in advance to ensure a place to eat. Has a spacious parking lot.

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Address: Dores, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01463 751203
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
Cuisine: Pub, Fusion, Gastropub, Scottish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dores, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 01463 751203

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Fusion, Gastropub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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