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Dores Inn

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Loch Ness | Dores, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Forres, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely inn,great location,staff very friendly.food was brill.ideal location.cant fault in any way.we will be back.

Thank Lorraine S
Level Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlooking Loch Ness, the Dores Inn couldn't be better located. The food is quality pub food and my cod 'n chips deserved a better title. It is so easy to overcook cod but my meal was perfectly cooked and presented. Our party of six were all impressed with their choices. This venue can be busy in summer so it's best... More 

Thank Tony H
Blackburn England
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed just round the corner from the Does Inn and went for dinner a few times. Everyone in our party really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. There is also a large outdoor garden on the shores of Loch Ness, wonderful views and the dog loved it too. Would definatly go back here if visiting the area... More 

Thank sugarpuff
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Previously this review would have been headed 'Great location, great food', but I'm afraid under new management the Dores Inn is no longer a restaurant to visit just for the food. This was our second visit since the change. On the first visit the food was poor, their (no longer) famous fish and chips were covered in soggy batter, also... More 

Thank Bill K
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Romantic meal for two at reserved table. The starter of pork belly was more than delicious and would more then recommend tasting this. The main dish of chicken served with vegetables was succulent, morish and definitely delightful and my husbands main of rib eye steak served with a garlic butter with a local freshly prepared crisp salad was devine. I... More 

Thank Erica C
Inverness, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of Loch Ness and plenty visitors enjoying the sunshine. Unfortunately we sat at an outside table but not in the restaurant area. Ordered two coffees and a glass of white wine which was as warm as the coffee. Had to get ice cubes in the wine. Then had two ham sandwiches with mustard mayonnaise. Couldn't taste the mayonnaise... More 

Thank Mick L
Brighton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for lunch while exploring Loch Ness with my son last week. Great food and friendly, efficient, service, all in an establishment that feels very natural and welcoming. It was so nice we ended up spending all afternoon here, walking on the Dores beach, chatting to the resident Nessie Hunter and taking photos of the Loch. A great... More 

Thank Squicker531
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

absolutley love the setting for this place,right beside the loch is the beer garden ,then a lovely small beach ,and mountains in the background too! Downside was that their website advertises a grazing menu i.e lunch being served between 12-5pm Mon -Sat ,we took along a party of 12 of us only to be told food wasn't being served till... More 

Thank Gilly B
United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a late lunch on the sunniest day of the year, so the pub was very busy. The staff coped well; our sandwich lunch arrived promptly and was served with an attractive salad garnish. The added bonus of the Dores Inn is the stunning view across the Loch. Well worth a visit.

Thank Colin H
North west
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulously warm 23 degrees, children swimming in the Loch. Relaxing in the beer garden looking at the beautiful scenery, perfect!!

Thank BluebellNorthwest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
International, Bar, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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: 441463751203

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