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Dores Inn

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Loch Ness | Dores Inn, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
01463 751203
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 75
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  • 21
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Winters get away

The Dores will always have a place in my heart. Me and my family first came to Dores 2013/14 and then again for end 2015/new year 2016. The food is out of this world, and the staff are amazingly accommodating. We cannot wait to see the Dores for the 1st time in the summer and then will be back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Dores will always have a place in my heart. Me and my family first came to Dores 2013/14 and then again for end 2015/new year 2016. The food is out of this world, and the staff are amazingly accommodating. We cannot wait to see the Dores for the 1st time in the summer and then will be back for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend for the day. Travelled to Dores from Inverness by bus as I heard that it was a good place to view the Loch from. The weather outside was awful and stormy so after having walked around in the rain and wind this place was just what we needed. We first had a pot of tea... More 

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Thank Risha R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off at The Dores Inn for dinner whilst staying on the banks of Loch Ness after reading all the wonderful TripAdvisor reviews and I was not disappointed!! What a wonderful place, I had a lovely chicken main and chocolate brownie for pudding whilst my boyfriend had salmon and a treacle tart. It was lovely, we would definitely eat and... More 

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1 Thank Tabitha A
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on 28.1.16. First thing we noticed on entry was people sitting with coats on and one lady with hat,gloves and scarf as well. The last 3 owners at least have kept a door to the restaurant which does not shut.When will one do something about this? A member of staff tried to light the fire about 2.10 p. m.... More 

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3 Thank caleyboy2016
Nairn, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate in December with business colleagues. Meal was very bland..roast beef and trimmings but we all agreed we could make better ourselves. Nothing more than a school dinner style meal. Plain boiled veg with no seasoning and gravy like water. V.disapointed considering this used to me one of 'the' places to eat in the area. I suspect decent chefs have... More 

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1 Thank Ellis J
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was out for a evening meal with friends on a Thursday ,restaurant was quiet but nice as we could talk, staff very helpful and pleasant. Ordered steak yhum best steak in a restaurant Iv had in years and a massive portion. Well impressed ! all four of us had a beautiful meal. Well worth a visit, well priced too as... More 

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1 Thank eden12
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I are regular winter visitors to this establishment, and have never been disappointed. This year it was under new ownership and we were a little worried that things may have changed, but not at all. The food was still excellent and the staff very friendly. We even put in a special order for muscles one night which... More 

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2 Thank leshark0
wiltshire
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a great night here on a Decenber trip to Inverness just a week before the floods. Blowing a gale but spent a great night by Loch Ness nonetheless. Food as delightful as the staff, very nice cosy atmosphere.

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1 Thank rustybuglet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, best location in the world. Doré's beach and the view of Loch Ness is the best view you will get in Scotland. Food is nice I ordered steak. And the beers are lovely.

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1 Thank Colin M
Düsseldorf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our stay in Aldourie we spent two evenings at the Dores Inn. We (group of 4) enjoyed the cosy guest room and the very friendly staff. We ate vegetarian and typical pub dishes and all had a very good quality, e.g. x-mas turkey, fish and chips, butternut couscous, burgers Also we enjoyed the free lift service from our holiday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?