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“Fantastic food in a great setting....return visit guaranteed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oakwood Restaurant

Oakwood Restaurant
Dochgarroch | On the A82 Toward Loch Ness, Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
01463 861481
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Ranked #5 of 194 Restaurants in Inverness
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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.
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food in a great setting....return visit guaranteed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Upon arrival, we were welcomed in by the host, Gus, who made us feel at home right way. It was like being welcomed into their home dining room. The atmosphere is lovely, if a little quaint, with mugs adorning the ceiling and other items for sale on the walls (the restaurant also serves as a gift shop!) The menu is made up of dishes made from ingredients of the highest quality from Scotland and where possible Orkney! We found the bring your own aspect perfectly simple, you just turn up with your drink(s) and are given as many glasses as you need as well as that all important corkscrew!
Our meal was delicious and very good value....having spent the previous 4 days paddling the Great Glen we were ready for a good meal...and that we got! Usually places that produce food as good as this serve you up a tiny amount on a massive plate, here the portions are 'properly sized' and we did not leave feeling hungry!
At the end of the meal we were shocked to find that a 3 course meal for 4 people plus coffees only came to £90....remarkably good value given the food we had just eaten!
As we were staying in the area for a couple of days there was no question about us returning the following night to try the other dishes from the menu that took our fancy!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

A perfect end to our holiday......the food was excellent especially the , haggis, scallops and the Orkney island fudge cheesecake. Owners are friendly with a good sense of humour. Will definitely return.

Visited December 2012
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“Best food in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Great selection of Scottish food and service was friendly and welcoming. Beautiful location. will visit again soon.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Scottish food with good banter!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Had the pleasure of enjoying the best Scottish food at the Oakwood. Vast and varied menu offering BYOB with no corkage charge. Lovely atmosphere and excellent cheery service. Would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning when next in the area.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Return Visit to this quaint, local restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Actually this is a third visit to this quaint,quirky restaurant.We were not disappointed.This was a meal out to celebrate my birthday.Our starter was Salmon Chowder. Wow!! It was fabulous, a meal in itself and so very, very tasty! We did not think we would be able to finish our main courses, but we did! Just! The Cranachan is lovely, as was the Orkney (I think) Brulee.
Gus is very welcoming and great to chat to. He has such a wealth of knowledge, with different businesses/projects he has been involved with all over the UK.
There is also a gift shop within the restaurant, and Gus displays some of his sisters paintings/sketches, most of which are scenes on Orkney, which is where Gus and his family are from originally. A big thank you to Abbi for the food she produces from local sourced providers. There are a selection of vegetarian options too. Thanks again Gus and Abbi

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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