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“The Dores Inn couple of issues here this time.” 4 of 5 stars
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Dores Inn
Dores, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
01463 751203
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Ranked #10 of 199 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Fusion, Gastropub, Scottish
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“The Dores Inn couple of issues here this time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

Having been to the Dores Inn originally in February 2008 my wife and I visited again on the evening of Sunday 3rd October, with friends on the evening of 4th October and then again on Friday 8th October. On our original visit back in 2008 the Dores Inn had just been taken over by Michelle and her husband and the service and food were superb. However on the first evening of our visit despite booking our table the week before on the internet there was real confusion amongst the staff who did not seem to know about this. Also as Michelle was absent it was not possible to verify as the email was to her web site. We did discuss this with her on the Monday evening and she did say she visits the site daily. However the same thing occurred when we booked on the following Friday where again the staff did not have details of the booking and all seemed to know nothing about booking on line.
In terms of our visits some of the food was as before exceptional but the fine touches of Michelle and her husband appeared lacking in some of the offerings we had when accompaniments were not forthcoming as displayed on the menu. Perhaps expecting perfection is not something that one can have at every visit or could it be familiarity breeds contempt? It was just obvious to us that whilst the staff were courteous and also did their best our visits were not up to the standard we had enjoyed when Michelle and her husband oversaw everything. Perhaps running two excellent facilities is sometimes impossible to oversee. However we would still recommend a visit here for both lunch and evening meals to soak up the local atmosphere and to overlook the loch from the viewing area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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26 restaurant reviews
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“Very Good Grub!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

Went to Dores Inn last week with friends whilst staying in Inverness - and had an amazing meal. From start to finish the service was excellent, all the staff were friendly and attentive. The meal was to a very high standard. We all tried different plates and were all left debating who's meal outstripped whos! Personally i'd try the lamb as your main - melt in the mouth!!! Go to this restaurant and try it for yourself!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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“Great place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Having stayed in Dores recently I need to add comments, we were treated brilliantly by the staff who know us anyway. It was my birthday one night and we had a great time.
The meals were second to none, always well presented,warm and delicious.

We will be back

Missed Marko the charismatic member of staff who always brings a smile to our faces who left recently to pastues new.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous ambiance, good food, great beer and very fine staff"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

This is a hidden gem, where Highland hospitality on the shore of Loch Ness leaves customers with a smile on their face and a warm rosy glow. Honest cuisine and menus, reasonably prices, a good choice to suit most palates and accommodating staff.... did I say it was on the shore of Loch Ness?

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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King's Lynn
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“Superb Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

It would be easy to drive past this pub without noticing it. We stopped in the morning because we were desperate for a coffee. We were so impressed by the service and the food that we went back that evening and had the best meal of our holiday. We'd have gone again if we'd stayed in the area longer. It's a very popular place so you do need to book.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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