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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
International, Bar, Scottish
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Jazz Bar, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to be back eating tasty food and enjoying the beautiful view. My burger with all the trimmings was excellent. Everyone else enjoyed their choices hugely. We wrapped up well so were happy to sit on afterwards enjoying the sunset (and take advantage of the...More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2020

My partner and I made a reservation for dinner whilst staying at a nearby B&B. We walked along, the views are stunning although it was raining and windy whilst we were there. We both opted for the Sunday lunch - my partner had beef which...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020

We had dinner one night here. There was an outside tented area which you did not need to book but since we were inside, we made a pre booking. Usual COVID restriction and preventative measures were in place. The food was nice pub grub but...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020

We were told about this lovely inn by the guy on the front desk of the travel lodge at Inverness. Our mushroom soup was delicious after a long day of sight seeing followed by the macaroni cheese the portions were large and very tasty ....More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

Beautiful view over Loch Ness. During covid restrictions it is outdoor seating under a marquee plus patio area. Staff all very helpful, food has been lovely.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

The Inn is located on the shore of Loch Ness, with some lovely views over the lake, and a short drive from Inverness. The food is good and the portions beyond generous. We had the haggis as a starter but could have easily been a...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

The last time we visited the Dores Inn was six years ago and we had been left with fond memories... what would it be like this time? Still great... they are trying really hard with the Covid-19 restrictions. The restaurant itself is not open but...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

Great setting and top notch food. Mac n cheese highly recommended. Staff really friendly and all vivid procedures explained in a friendly manner. Please visit if you are in the area.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020

We have visited this pub many times over the years and have always been happy, this time however, we booked a table as usual, well in advance and were told that if Covid restrictions effected our booking, they would let me know, I even phoned...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

The Dores Inn's greatest selling point is its location - right on the shores of Loch Ness. So if you’re looking to have a drink or two while keeping a vigil for Nessie, then this is your spot. However, if you're after an interesting menu,...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Alison T
12 March 2019|
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Response from sparkyduck |
Not alot of room in the bar to be fair but outside there is alot more room in the beer garden
Elaine P
26 February 2019|
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Response from 543Tomel | Reviewed this property |
The car park is small so would probably depend on how busy a time it is.
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  • Dores Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5