The Loch Ness Inn

4.6
526 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
What 526 people are saying
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MichaelC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Good choice of veggie options too. Not the cheapest but worth it for a treat.

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AndyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night with food cooked to perfection,
Highly recommend the steak 👌

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JacquiH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was excellent - well worth the stay and money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service great food would definitely go back

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SofieM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a meal when on a trip to Inverness, the food was beautiful and the service was great. I would 100% reccomend visiting here for a meal.

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vipElo626
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the music in this pub! The food was exquisite, we loved the creativity and the taste (we had the mussels with garlic as a starter, the haggis meatball and the gnocchis with seafood as a meal). Prices were OK too. I will recommend this place!

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DeboraV
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time staying at Lochness Inn and eating there. Food and service both times very nice. Fresh food, good variety on menu. Sending compliments to our server on Friday morning. We had a change in schedule and we were in a rush at breakfast. Server made sure we had our food literally within minutes and even collected our keys for check out to save us time. So greatly appreciated. Wish we caught her name! Apologies for our rush ❤️

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DianaD
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good menu for choice and price. Excellent homemade soup. Very good customer service. Meals served in good time and piping hot.

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MalissaS
Toledo
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great ambiance. Not far from Urquhart castle in a quaint little town. Was a great last minute find for dinner.

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RobertI
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Table wasn't ready when we arrived and no seats in the bar for us to wait. Starter Brie wedges nice but last time I had it was served with salad not just pea shoots Main ordered Large Haddock and chips when it arrived looked more like a child's portion size fish with a handful of chips Desert Apricot and raspberry crumble Delicious

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Emski93
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and generous portions for the price. Cosy atmosphere and good choice of drinks available. The wait staff we were very polite and helpful.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent staff, good food, catered for my other half, who is GF, nothing was too much trouble.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Birthday treat

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TinaC
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have now been several times to the Loch Ness Inn for meals and also just a drink and have not been disappointed. We would highly recommend the Loch Ness Inn to everyone as it serves good food with friendly staff.

The Loch Ness Inn
Responded on November 9, 2021

Many 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 and hope to see you again soon.

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SigourneyH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The staff are lovely. The place was clean which I was very happy about and the views are beautiful! The only issue was the room (6bed bunk room) had no tv and no kettle which was a little disappointing especially with the kids and the tv. It wasn't well stated either that the room didn't have these things, if it had of been I would have prepared better with ipads etc.

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DavidH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner charming staff and big portions! Good

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DerekS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an evening meal with family. Excellent food and service. Staff were very friendly.

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Shellade
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Lovely pub with great service, but loads of kids in there so VERY noisey, not the quiet meal my hubby & I were wanting..especially as we booked for 8pm too🙄

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LucyC
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat the food was amazing and staff were all friendly. Would highly recommend

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Charz520
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic family meal with our young children. Staff very friendly and food outstanding

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BernieG
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant with food and service to match. Would recommend we will definitely be returning.

The Loch Ness Inn
Responded on October 29, 2021

Many 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 and hope to see you again soon.

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GraemeC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub/restaurant - Sunday lunch was lovely..will visit again..

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JanT
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday lunch. Very friendly and efficient staff

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DarrenF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good choice on the menu and excellent specials each night we ate there. Lovely atmosphere with attentive staff. Would definitely recommend. Also pre book as it does get very busy with limited tables.

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Waitress took our food order, when the food came to the table one of the mains was missing, the waitress said sorry she wrote it down wrong, she then took all the dishes back to the kitchen to wait for the missing dish to be made, when the food was brought back you could tell it had been reheated as instead of crispy fish it was wet and floppy, the price does not match the quality of the food.

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JanisC
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tagine and the burgers were very tasty. Service was fast and efficient.

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BrianC
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant property of character and charm. Worth a visit

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ianw
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good choice on menu A little overpriced service good

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KerryL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband chose the slow cooked chicken madras, he said it was outstanding, the fish and chips and mac inn cheese are also worth a try. The staff are very friendly and efficient. We love Loch ness inn and visit multiple times for food, drink and local banter on our trips to area.

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NicolaF
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely environment, service was good. The only observation was that there was only one vegetarian option for the mains

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CarolP
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent atmosphere and good food. Experienced and attentive staff. Enjoyed it again!

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LesleyR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hotel is so lovely, great location, rooms bright & airy and tastefully decorated, the staff were very friendly and we were warmly welcomed on arrival, the restaurant warm & cosy, food & service superb, can’t recommend this place enough, go see for yourselves!

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LindseyL
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had vegetarian option and was very nice staff was amazing and very helpful .

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VickyA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food
Best shepherds Pie I've eaten.
Soup was perfect. (Chicken, chilli and coconut)
Service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, cosy little restaurant. Staff are lovely and very accommodating if you have special requirements. Food was really nice, think it's the nicest mac n cheese I've ever had! Highly recommended The Loch Ness Inn for food and drinks.

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LucasC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Lovely food and awesome servers. Coming back again for sure!

The Loch Ness Inn
Responded on October 18, 2021

Many thanks for taking time to post a review following your recent meal with us at the Loch Ness Inn, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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FionaH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal for all. Great vegan selection. Friendly service.

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HeatherG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would recommend. We had mussels for starter very fresh and tasty in garlic and white wine creamy sauce. The roast lamb and beef was tasty too. The Yorkshire pudding could have been a bit more crispy but still delicious

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Alfisdad
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to the Loch Ness Inn on a number of occasions and it has always be very good. It is high on the list of our go-to restaurants when we want an evening meal out. Food is good and the staff are friendly and efficient.

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EricD
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service. Had one of their specials (chicken tagine), and it was fantastic.

FAQs

The Loch Ness Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 526 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.