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The Dornoch Inn Restaurant and Bar

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Church Street, Dornoch, Scotland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

After a morning on the nearby beach, my group were hungry enough to eat a scabby cat. Sadly, we realised that Dornoch seems to closes in October and it was very difficult to find somewhere to lunch. Very strange. The Dornoch Inn is the sort of place that you might pop your head round the door and decide to return... More 

Thank Dance4Food
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My First port of call in Dornoch when on holiday this month. Had a good reception and a beer. Good choice of whisky at a fair price

Thank Paul W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here last week. It was fine, service was good, food was absolutely fine, it's quite a nice place to sit and was pretty reasonably priced. I would probably go again next time I visit Dornoch, but for me it just missed a certain sparkle. Definitely good enough to recommend as ok, just don't expect to be blown away.

Thank simply_does_it
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

From the warm welcome by the proprietor to the generous portions everything about this place was just perfect. It may not look like the coolest kid on the block, but the homely feel just adds to the charm. Go - you won't be disappointed!

Thank Stephen K
Scotland, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

12 of us plus Baxter wanted somewhere dog friendly to meet for lunch....after a bit of research this place was chosen. They would take the dog so that was fine. A little but confused when we all arrived, took a while to get settled then were told that dog couldn't stay. It's only the downstairs that's dog friendly, ok we'll... More 

Thank thegoodnamesaregone
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

great friendly staff, the food was really nice. the atmosphere was relaxing the restaurant was very clean. well worth a visit.

Thank nige1066
Marton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Called in here for lunch during our National Holidays trip. The restaurant was upstairs and plenty of seating that was not cramped. Tables nicely laid out and clean. Pleasant staff who were very cheerful, polite and quick. The Steak and Ale Pie was fabulous, really recommend you try it. Came away replete and happy. A visit definitely recommended.

Thank Raymond B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous family meal for 9 people everyone was totally impressed great food and loverly service definitely recommend if in the area

Thank Gareth T
Agadir, Morocco
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138 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Popped in for lunch,upstairs. Nice menu with nice staff, food came fairly quick and was piping hot on arrival hope to return some day

Thank johnstarlite
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Family of 10 visited on weekend. Meals were not exciting, lots of food not available. Food bland. Not at all tempted to go ahead and order dessert. Staff pleasant. Atmosphere dull.

Thank mazza019

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Dornoch, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Dornoch

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