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    ( 6 reviews )

A82, Village of Dochgarroch, Inverness, Scotland, IV3 8JG

Serves meat, vegan options available. An old-fashioned quirky restaurant on the banks of Loch Ness, 5 miles south of Inverness. Makes mainly traditional Scottish food. Has a separate vegetarian section with a few vegan choices that are marked. Menu states to mention if you are vegan. Owners understand vegan and vegetarian food differences. BYOB. Open Wed-Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Scottish, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by audreyjm

lovely - Edit

Some lovely choices for vegans and very accommodating. Interesting quirky place that you would easily zoom past assuming there was nothing for you.

Pros: Lots of choice and well presented

Cons: maybe a little 'reheated' but still nice.

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Amazing atmosphere and food - Edit

The food here was TOP NOTCH!!! 4 Vegan/ vegetarian options on the main menu and a menu of healthy raw vegan desserts. This place has a warm homely feel and the service was great. Make sure you ring in beforehand to let them know you are vegan.

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Hearty home style food - Edit

Our family of six vegans ate the most deliciously tasty vegan meals here. We shared the vegan starter of roasted mushrooms which was very yum! Five of us had the cabbage and chestnut roast with potatoes and vegetables and one had the mixed bean goulash with rice, it was all so so good! This place has a warm homely feel and is a highlight to dine at, we felt very welcome even though it's a traditional Scottish restaurant that serves meat and animal products. They are very aware of vegan dietary requirements and have gone above and beyond to provide for vegans and vegetarians. They even offered us some raw vegan desserts but its recommended to give them some notice if possible, although there are vegan options already on the menu but no vegan dessert options. So the vegan desserts may have been on offer because we gave a little notice. Excellent, friendly service as well. Wish we discovered this place sooner, as we would have eaten here every night!

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eccentrically hip - Edit

We attended this veg-friendly restaurant once whilst on holidays and agree with other reviewers about the owner managers being very ready and willing to cater for vegetarians and even vegans. Its always a good sign when the word 'vegan' appears on a menu!

We likened our dishes to hearty home cooked meals. The mixed bean goulash dish was particularly tasty.

We attended the restaurant at 6pm on a week night without a booking and struggled to get a table given the limited seating capacity and number of bookings.

Pros: vegan friendly

Cons: owner manager expressed annoyance we hadn't made a

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A place with vegan choice! - Edit

The menu had 4 vegetarian/vegan main course options on the menu with all the options being suitable for vegan diets with some adaptation for one of the dishes to be suitable. By letting them know you are vegan they also ensure the accompanying veg is also vegan friendly.

I have to admit I cannot comment on the starters or desserts suitability as I never enquired but you would need to ask as there is nothing clearly labelled.

I booked in advance for dining on Friday evening and all the tables appeared to be reserved so I would recommend pre-booking. On booking they did mention that they are not licensed so you need to bring your own and they do not charge corkage.

The food I had was tasty - I opted for the oakwood nut roast with a tomato and mild chilli sauce.

Pros: Choice for mains, Inexpensive, Friendly staff

Cons: Starters or desserts not labelled

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Interesting place with vegan options near Invernes - Edit

We were staying near Inverness on the banks of Loch Ness and looking for somewhere nearby for food. Inverness itself didn't seem to have much on offer having already checked Happy Cow. Our B&B hosts recommended this place as having some good veggie options.

It's a quirky but old fashioned type restaurant with a gift shop attached - as such much of the decor is comprised of things you can buy there, such as millions of mugs hanging from the ceiling and prints and paintings on the walls. the lighting is also very bright.

The owner, Guy, seems quite eccentric and has a somewhat odd sense of humour however he was generally friendly and helpful.

We were very pleased to find that the menu - which was mostly non-vegetarian, had a front page which detailed where they sourced all their meat and other produce - all local.

The best bit of course was that they had some vegan and vegetarian options, which were very clearly labelled. The menu also stated clearly to mention if you were vegan so that the accompanying vegetables could be prepared without butter. The owners clearly understood about vegan and vegetarian diets!

When we visited there were 4 vegetarian options on the menu and 3 of them were already vegan or could be made vegan easily - such choice in the north of Scotland is hard to find!

The restaurant is not licensed but you can bring your own and no corkage is charged. Also, you really need to drive to this place to make sure you have at least one designated driver.

All in all - we had a lovely time there and would definitely go back if we were in the area

The food was good - there were two veggie starters - one of them vegan and both mushroom based, so we tried both of them and they were very tasty!

Pros: good choice, well priced, can bring your own - no corkage!

Cons: bright lighting, need a car, not licensed

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