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Oakwood Restaurant

Dochgarroch | On the A82 Toward Loch Ness, Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
+44 1463 861481
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“venison” (65 reviews)
“orkney beef” (8 reviews)
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British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dochgarroch | On the A82 Toward Loch Ness, Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We used this restaurant twice during our week's holiday. The staff are very friendly and the food superb. By far the best meals we had during our stay on Inverness. Would certainly recommend

Thank janewomack69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another visit to Oakwood, once again, great food, great service, tried the venison ragout... excellent!, never disappoints.

Thank Andrew18470
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With friends we visited this restaurant and you must book in advance and found it to be one of the best along the Caledonian Canal. Excellent service Excellent food and the friendliest banter with the landlord was priceless. Brilliant and you must take your own...More

Thank breakychef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As others have stated, the restaurant didn't look like much from the outside, but it was the best food we had in our 2 weeks in Scotland. The gentleman (owner, husband of the head cook/owner) had a great sense of humor and was very enjoyable...More

Thank George E
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you George, wonderful to hear you'll be coming back to Scotland and even more wonderful that you'll come back and visit us! Gus says enjoyable talk and humour is a sharing thing - so thank YOU!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not look like much from outside - but the food and the people running the restaurant are a gem. Will visit again.

Thank Michael W
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for that! (Smile) .... I know, we think the same about the outside, so I'm please you braved the inside! Very much look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit and we were not disappointed lovely atmosphere friendly staff and food is amazing ,and ladies you can shop after your meal we will be back, MacLennan party.

Thank maureenmclennan46
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit to us. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by accident. It is a little restaurant off the road . The food was amazing!!!! Wasn’t a long wait. The staff was friendly , funny , and pleasant. It was a great introduction to local food and people. You can also pick...More

1  Thank Layla_Tigress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had meal here on 21/4/18 and all was tasty and wholesome as usual. This friendly restaurant provides a good range of Scottish fare including very tender meats, and lovely seafood. All home cooked in delicious sauces. There is also a selection of vegan dishes...More

Thank shona s
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Shana, we appreciate you taking to time to write such a lovely review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here to kill some time & was pleasantly surprised, lovely friendly service & great food, will definitively go back.More

Thank t444myj
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, this review made me smile, it was just so pleasant and honest! We look forward to welcoming you back. We ARE a LOCAL restaurant which can be somewhat overlooked when situated by a major tourist attraction, but we were here well...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Had a good lunch here, but this is several miles south of Inverness on the way to Loch Ness, how is it being tagged as one of the top restaurants in Inverness when it is NOT in Inverness??More

Thank ARealHighlander
Oakwood01, Owner at Oakwood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you ARealHighlander for your observations, we are indeed 4 miles from Inverness City Centre, however please note our postal address is IV3 and we are IN the Inverness area, From a TripAdvisor prospective they really are unable to place us anywhere else but Inverness....More

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Hannah D
29 August 2017|
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Response from sai69chan | Reviewed this property |
there is a wee seating bit outside so probably could use that.
Gail G
3 June 2017|
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Response from jilly7208 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have plenty of gluten free dishes. My daughter is coeliac so we have to pay particular attention to this in restaurants. She was delighted with the choices on the menu and the specials board.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dochgarroch | On the A82 Toward Loch Ness, Inverness IV3 8JG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 861481
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Oakwood Restaurant is just 3 miles from Inverness on the Main A82 travelling towards Loch Ness, road side.Serving award winning Scottish food, Venison, Orkney Island Gold Beef, Hand dived scallops & Langoustine, along with chicken, lamb & a good vegetarian and vegan choices.
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