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“food not so good, but view was great” 3 of 5 stars
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Cobbs Restaurant
Brackla | Loch Ness Clansman Hotel, Inverness IV3 8LA, Scotland
01456 450326
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Ranked #101 of 181 Restaurants in Inverness
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Chicago, Illinois
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“food not so good, but view was great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The food was ok to say the least, the staff was nice. But overall it seemed like they was trying to be a 5 star place and was just average with tourist in mind and only a few different places to eat dinner at. The view from the second floor was great, sat in front of the glass windows.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Zorneding, Germany
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Average to Bad”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Good view over the Loch, but otherwise nothing to recommend this place. Warmed up ready prepared meals. Risotto was awful. Scampi OK.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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West yorkshire
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141 reviews 141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Unsurpassable views, passable food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The hotel is situated on the side of the main A82 road between Drumnadrochit and Inverness and is in a fabulous position. The hotel restaurant (Cobbs) is on the first floor with a glass sided room providing fantastic views over Loch Ness. It is worth dining here just for the views but do not go out of your way if you want a culinary experience. There is nothing bad about the food - it is just ordinary and quite expensive.
On the plus side, the staff are engaging and friendly and the service was good although the restaurant was not full when we visited. Another major plus for us is that the hotel offers a pick up and return service - we were staying in a B&B in Drumnadrochit and the proprietors telephoned to make a reservation for us and arranged for us to be picked up. The young man who came to collect us was Polish and very chatty and friendly but quite bizarrely he also turned out to be our waiter for the evening and switched roles to drive us back again after the meal.
To recap, the views and the service get this place a " very good " rating but the food lets it down.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Very, very average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Had a meal tonight, thought I'd try the grilled salmon, queen scallops and smoked salmon fishcake with asparagus volute. My advice is don't bother, fishcake in particular was vile, mostly very dry potato that with a slight bit of effort could be turned into Cadbury's Smash, seasoning non existent, all in all pretty poor for the £15 bangers I paid for it.......I won't be back and don't recommend it...

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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