Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Oakwood Restaurant

This is a photograph of the roof inside the Oakwood Restaurant at Dochgarroch, by Inverness. (Tel: 01463 861481; email: oakwoodinverness@aol.com)

It's to be found beside the Caledonian Canal about 3 miles out of Inverness off the A82 Fort William road if you are going by car, but by far the best way to get there is on foot along the Canal - you feel you've earned your treat when you get there!

It also sells Curios, Antiques and Collectables which account for the roof decoration and you may be tempted to purchase something, but don't miss the opportunity to eat there.

There is a wide selection of excellent home-cooked dishes adapted to the season, or snacks of sandwiches, pates, soups, baked potatoes ....... It isn't licensed, but they are happy for you to bring your own bottle and DON'T charge corkage. I've eaten there a few times and I'll guarantee that you won't be disappointed. If you are in that vicinity, make an effort to get there; in fact even if you aren't, still make the effort.

Despite the notice on the banks of the Canal at Inverness, the restaurant doesn't open at 10.00, but at 12.00, and unless someone has reserved a table before 18.00 it will close then; otherwise it will stay open for later dining.

Definitely somewhere to visit.

1 comment:

Katya said...

What a colorful place!!! I love the mugs, cups, whatever all hanging about like that! The food sounds tremendous, too. It is always such a treat to find a good restaurant that serves good food consistantly! A treasure, for sure!