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The Loch Ness Inn

4.6
4.6
647 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
The Loch Ness Inn, is a small hotel located in Drumnadrochit, just 1.5 miles from Urquhart Castle and 15 miles from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

Our restaurant offers diners the chance to experience the best of local Highland produce, cooked to perfection, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. We have a wonderful wine & gin list to accompany your food.

Visit our Brewery Bar and sample our excellent range of local beers and whiskies.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 15:00–22:30 Sun 12:00–22:30 Opening Time Sat 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    01456 450991

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 647 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Value

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Fit for Foodies

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  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Neighbourhood Gem

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Scottish

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Overall

  • Inverness

    Best Food

  • Inverness

    Best Service

  • Inverness

    Best Ambience

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness

    Healthy

  • Inverness

    Lunch

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    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Inverness

    Romance

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JH

    JonathanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Friendly table service though a slightly awkward welcome with lots of staff standing around. Food was decent but a bit overpriced for what we got.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious!
  3. f

    fiona

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very quiet but staff friendly and helpful. Good food but not amazing and quite expensive for the special I had. On the edge of town
  4. LJ

    LynnJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening with a friend. Lovely food and great service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food in a friendly environment with lovely service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality food and friendly service, would definitely recommend
  7. JC

    JanisC

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to get a table at very short notice as it was on a Monday at 5.30. Have eaten here many times over the years - some meals have been better than others - but on this occasion all three meals were excellent. Staff extremely helpful too. Drumnadrochit is lucky to have a number of restaurants providing high quality food. Loch Ness Inn is one of them.
  8. J

    Janie

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked in advance which was necessary. Inside much nicer than expected from the outside. Quick drink in the bar then through to the restaurant. Managed to get the last two Sunday roasts which were excellent. Cheese board to follow. We could have shared one as generous potions and good cheese to cracker ratio. Lovely homemade chutney. We worth a visit.

    The Loch Ness InnResponded on 21 June 2022Many thanks for taking time to post a review following your recent meal with us at the Loch Ness Inn and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit.

  9. JS

    JuneS

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and served by a very pleasant and polite staff. The surroundings were lovely and it wasn’t too busy. Would recommend.
  10. P

    Pinz72

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, haggis pork and chilli meatballs and fantastic strawberry cheesecake with raspberry compote. Really enjoyed our stay here. Very clean, modern rooms and laid back atmosphere.

    The Loch Ness InnResponded on 21 June 2022Many thanks for taking time to post a review following your recent meal with us at the Loch Ness Inn and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit.

  11. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been 6 years since we visited..it would have been sooner but for Covid. The quality of food and service is as good as ever.Definitely book or you could be disappointed.
  12. NA

    NickA

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent standard of food and service nice to have real ales available, not cheap but good svalue.
  13. KH

    KateH

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had an enjoyable evening here, veggie curry was very good, followed by sticky toffee pudding with vegan ice cream. All washed down with a couple of nice glasses. (and whiskey if truth be told! ) friendly staff. Would stay again!
  14. AB

    AndrewB

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife’s Salmon from the days specials was excellent. My penne pasta with slow cooked bolognaise ,whilst acceptable could have been improved with more sauce. It was a little to dry for my liking. All in all a very decent meal. The staff are very helpful
  15. AB

    AndrewB

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The daily special Roast Dinner was very well presented and of a high standard . A nice touch was the freshly cooked vegetables . All in all a very enjoyable experience.
  16. DN

    DavidN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat, had Sunday Roast, the lamb was excellent. Followed by sticky toffee pudding. I was on my own and the staff were very friendly. After a day walking the Great Glen Way it was just what I needed. I would highly recommend.

    The Loch Ness InnResponded on 21 June 2022Many thanks for taking time to post a review following your recent meal with us at the Loch Ness Inn and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit.

  17. M

    Minolty

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling through the country and found this quaint spot!

    The Loch Ness InnResponded on 21 June 2022Many thanks for taking time to post a review following your recent visit to the Loch Ness Inn. I have passed your comments onto the team and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed yourself.

  18. SM

    SusanM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent choice on the menu and a very well cooked and presented meal, thank you.
  19. j

    jeremyb

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Sat nav sent us somewhere different but our table was held and it was a great last meal of our two weeks plus in Scotland - a good choice and food very tasty. Recommended!
  20. JJ

    JamesJ

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staff very friendly and welcoming. Menu varied, food very good
  21. D

    David

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was average, and many of the choices were unavailable. Friendly staff and small dining room, but we were disappointed by the limited availability of their menu items.
  22. CB

    CraigmonieB

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our guests really enjoyed their food, very fresh and flavoursome. Very friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere. They would highly recommend it 😋😋
  23. DP

    DanielleP

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Small menu but something to suit Specials board the mussels were amazing! Staff are lovely and friendly
  24. CG

    ClaireG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very clean and modern room. Food was delicious. A good menu and friendly staff.
  25. PD

    PaulD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The staff were welcoming, the food was excellent, but the only thing that let the dining experience down, was the sticky tables.

    The Loch Ness InnResponded on 2 June 2022Many thanks for taking time to post a review following your recent meal with us at the Loch Ness Inn and we are delighted to read that overall you enjoyed your visit. We have passed your comments to the team regarding the tables, please accept our apologies.

  26. AP

    AmeeP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, good service, helpful staff, would highly recommend
  27. JB

    JoulesB

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice food and enjoyable evening. Good service
  28. A

    Anonymous

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great selection offood, great service.
  29. GB

    GrahamB

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food here is really good - quality ingredients, well cooked and well presented. The waiting staff are also very attentive and competent.
  30. MH

    MarneyH

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the in and pub. Such lovely people with warm welcoming smiles and great personalities. Our room was very nice.

    The Loch Ness InnResponded on 31 May 2022Many thanks for taking time to post a review following your recent meal with us at the Loch Ness Inn and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit.

  31. JD

    JulieD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We booked late and was offered table in the bar which was fine someone in our seat but they were asked to move and table cleaned and laid out for us. Good choice on menu reasonably priced. Food was nice and good portion size. Staff friendly and chatty.
  32. 5

    52vine

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great selection of food, well presented and very tasty. Lovely welcome and efficient friendly service.
  33. JM

    JohannaM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service! You must try the seafood gnocchi!
  34. CP

    CarolynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very kind and helpful staff. Excellent food. Highly recommend!
  35. JD

    JohnD

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good beer, lovely noisy bar area full of atmosphere and really good food …..pretty perfect really 👌
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful pub/restaurant ww sat in the pub due to having the dogs with us, not only were we made to feel welcome but so was the dogs.

    The Loch Ness InnResponded on 30 May 2022Many thanks for taking time to post a review following your recent meal with us at the Loch Ness Inn and we are delighted to read that you and the dogs enjoyed your visit.

  37. D

    Dreamer

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to stay with good rooms and excellent food!
  38. NF

    NozF

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with efficient and friendly service from staff.
  39. BM

    BarrieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant place to stay alll recently updated superb acclimation and food was exceptional Staff were amazing highly recommend
  40. DM

    DMac

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast, friendly service with good kids menu and drawing activities. Food was lovely.

    The Loch Ness InnResponded on 23 May 2022Many thanks for taking time to post a review following your recent meal with us at the Loch Ness Inn and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Loch Ness Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Loch Ness Inn

The Lochness Inn Lewiston Drumnadrochit, Highland IV63 6UW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Inverness

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 15:00–22:30 Sun 12:00–22:30 Opening Time Sat 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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