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Oakwood

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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. Wed-Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm

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

Reviews (3)

First Review by audreyjm

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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