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Dores Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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Loch Ness | Dores, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
+44 1463 751203
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful,relaxing Christmas lunch with friends. Very tasty turkey lunch and pudding. All enjoyed. Thanks.

Thank Lyn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this little find and enjoyed the food even more. We were the first to try out the new menu and it didn't fail to deliver! A few things that would of been nice to add, like some kind of cracker/bread with the goats cheese starter, but really a minor. All round a friendly happy place with a cosy fire.

Thank missjennielyons
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff, the atmosphere is warm and the view to the loch is stunning. Great food and huge portions. I would recommend the t bone steak or the fish and chips.

Thank saradr85
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner, can not fault the friendly staff and first rate food. Well worth a visit

Thank LETBrooks22
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm a friendly welcome awaits you here. For me the portions are a good balance of size with emphasis on quality. Setting is superb and if you were to visit in the warmer months then a stunning backdrop of the Loch and mountains awaits you.

Thank ADJohnson180363
Pool of Muckhart, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never written a review before but I felt that Dores Inn deserved a huge shout out. We were picked up by a clean and professional complimentary minibus to take us to Dores Inn. As soon as we entered (2 adults and 4 children) there was a very warm atmosphere. The menu looked good but I can vouch for... More 

Thank Rosechops
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely interior. Nice food but quite small portions and a bit expensive but definitely quality food so worth the extra

Thank dunearn
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put through in add on room, which was cold, no atmosphere, food chilled quickly - food was good but spoiled by temperature.

Thank shirleyannfortune
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here one cold Monday in November and it was busy. The staff were all very friendly and there was a wide range of food on the menu, locally sourced - from soup and sandwiches to main courses. There was a lovely fire going.

Thank Catherine H D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really tasty meal for two here. It seems to be popular so book in advance. There was traditional Scottish food, but they cater for gluten free etc. Lovely welcoming fire, nice décor and welcoming atmosphere - it is quite romantic for a couple or for an intimate meal with good friends. Small restaurant - so book in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Bar, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loch Ness | Dores, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 751203

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?