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“Superb Food and Service”
Review of Dores Inn

Dores Inn
Ranked #11 of 257 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish, Gastropub, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Burnley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Superb Food and Service”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

The setting is lovely - on the edge of Loch Ness. The food is FABULOUS, good value and the place is also dog friendly

Visited May 2014
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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Date night dinner”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

What a great little pub!

My wife and I visited the Dores Inn for dinner on a Tuesday at the end of June. When we arrived the place was packed, which is always a good sign! We hadn't booked and thought we were out of luck. We were offered a table at 8:30 (it was about 7:15) or told we could sit in the bar. As luck had it a couple were just leaving and we were more than happy to sit in the bar.

The pub had a great selection of real ales on tap as well as keg beers. I ordered a pint of Happy Chappy from Cromarty Brewing Co., one of my favourites, it was freshly pulled through and was crystal clear and perfectly chilled.

The meal was fantastic, we shared a starter of sea bass tempura with an sesame oil and soy dip. For our mains we had haddock and chips and a bacon cheese burger. Both were great, the best fish I have had in a long time, crispy batter and very little grease. The Burger was top notch, really meaty and not full of filler. For desert we shared the special, salted caramel and chocolate cake with honeycomb ice cream with was utterly delicious.

A great night and great service, definitely worth the hours drive from Forres, we will be back but will book next time.

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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Lovely food with a great view”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We ate here with friends on a Sunday night and the food was extremely good, the service fast and friendly and the view over Loch Ness magnificent.

There's a great view of the loch from the pebbly beach near the car park and if you time it right, you can see the sun setting between two hills. That finished off our evening perfectly.

Visited June 2014
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“dining”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Excellant food but book a table early as they do gat fully booked however you can as we did eat at the bar or outside.

  • Visited June 2014
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dinner at the Dores Inn”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nothing to dislike, staff were wonderful, food was fab! The steaks were recommended by our b&b and we were not disappointed. All the food was cooked to perfection!

Visited July 2014
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