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A9 | Evelix, Dornoch, Scotland
+44 1862 810968
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We initially stopped here for fuel, but on seeing the restaurant open thought a cooked breakfast would be a great start. We ordered with no one else in. We waited 20 minutes. Which I think was excessive. The waitress brought our tea out which was stone cold by the time the food arrived. It tasted good but I think if... More 

Thank MrsCK1
Dornoch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A nice place to have a meal that doesn't break the bank.The service can be a little slow depending on if it's busy.The standard of food is always good and the staff friendly.

Thank mwlewis_37
Hopeman, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have had many visits to the Tall Pines over the years and have never been disappointed. The café is located on the A9 near the turn off to Dornoch. It has a transport café feel about it, being situated beside petrol pumps and a small shop. The café is bright and airy. Service was reasonably quick and friendly and... More 

Thank alister b
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Not fancy but serves the purpose with straight forward cooked food and friendly staff.Often full so that speaks volumes.Handy right on the A9 going North.

Thank sweetcountrybumpkin1
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Decided to call at the Tall Pines while visiting family staying at Grannies Heilan Hame caravan park. A no frills restaurant offering a good menu selection at reasonable prices. Our order was taken quickly by a pleasant waitress. Would definitely call again when next in Dornoch.....

1 Thank Lochsider1970
County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Great stop off on way to Grannies Heilan Holiday Park, Service is ok, but nothing fancy, it's not expensive, yet food was spot on

Thank E7101XFpaulj
Huntly, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Please try this restaurant , we went and got petrol at the pumps and decided to try out the food in the restaurant , well , the food is GREAT , tasty , just yummy . We go there a lot now , most sundays ,but be quick as it gets busy at lunch times , the sunday roast is... More 

Thank Lesley C
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Been in this restaurant many times in the past, on way home to Inverness after being up North, no complaints till now. When we arrived there was only three tables occupied and our orders were promptly taken, the waitress writing everything down on her pad. She then went to get our drinks order as usual, however instead of bringing our... More 

3 Thank Donalda M
cat1171, Manager at Tall Pines, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear you were not happy with the service you received and can only apologise for your wait. As to your complaint about the mince, I am very sorry you were not happy with your meal, it is one of our popular dishes so I am very surprised that it was as you described, the cook... More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

This is located at the side of the petrol station...looks pretty plain from the outside and slightly old fashioned in the inside....but the food is very good! Home made platefuls of sensible options! I had the lasagne...delicious! No need to stop for anything on the trip home (almost 4 hours away) waitresses were polite and knowledgable about the menu etc... More 

1 Thank Gemma1307
Wick, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We were on our way to Inverness shopping and decided to go here for a full breakfast and we were not disappointed! The hit the spot and just the right amount of food on your plate. The black pudding was to die for. We did ask where they got it from and they said it was from the local butcher... More 

Thank Angie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A9 | Evelix, Dornoch, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Dornoch
  • Phone Number: +44 1862 810968

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