Oakwood Restaurant

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Scottish Scallops sizziling in butter served on a slateA bowl of chowderWagyu Sirlion Steak served with all the trimmings

Places to eat near Inverness


Highland Lassie’s Oakwood Restaurant

If you are looking for places to eat in Inverness, our onboard restaurant on the Highland Lassie offers an amazing dining experience. We offer lunches and dinners as well as breakfast for guests. Lunches, we have outside seating with no need to book. For dinner, booking is essential. Here you have the choice of eating indoors or outside.

We source the finest local ingredients from the Scottish Highlands and Islands, making sure your meal gives you the freshest taste of our country. Our menu regularly includes delicious steak from Dounby Butcher’s Orkney beef, including fillet, sirloin and braised steak. 

Dishes include hand-dived scallops, salmon chowder, hot smoked salmon, crab claws and langoustines among the starters. Main courses offer venison, Aberdeen Angus steaks, halibut, monkfish and salmon among a variety of other delights, sourced from various parts of the Highlands and Islands. Whatever your preference, we’re sure you’ll find our Scottish food to your liking.

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Unique Dining Experience

Delicious dining on the Caledonian Canal

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Relax and enjoy the world

Take a walk along the canal towpath at Dochgarroch and enjoy lunch or dinner with stunning views from the jetty. Or dine on board for a special experience near Loch Ness.

Lunches on the Caledonian Canal: Here we serve lunch daily on the jetty, no need to book. Enjoy soup, sandwiches, baked potatoes, and other delights daily for an informal, yet high-quality dining experience. See our sample lunch menu here.

Dinners near Loch Ness: Bookings are essential for dining onboard the Highland Lassie. Dine in our saloon; be sure to pre-order your meal choice from our menu. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and luxurious surroundings whilst sampling the true taste of Scotland.

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The decks on the Highland Lassie boatScottish Scallops sizziling in butter served on a slate

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The Oakwood Restaurant on the Highland Lassie is one of the most unique places to eat in Inverness, giving you amazing food to eat at your leisure. Take a look at our Current Menu which changes monthly. Enjoy the true taste of Scotland!

Call us on 0789 595 6291 or email us here to book your Loch Ness dining experience.

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A Sneak Peak


Hand Dived Seared Scallops
Garlic Mushroom Pate
Served with fresh petit pains
Portsoy Smoked Salmon & Prawn Wraps
With fresh salad
Haggis & Tattie Cakes
With an onion and cream sauce
Scottish Salmon
With egg noodles & tarragon butter
Monkfish Tail With Strip of Bacon
Served with creamy potatoes & broccoli
Orkney Aberdeen Angus Sirlion Steak
Served with all the trimmings
Slow Baised Boozy Venison Casserole
With cream potatoes & garlic bread
Mixed Bean & Vegetable Goulash
On a bed of flavoured rice
6oz Wagyu Steak Burger
In a cheesy bun with salad and chips


This must be Inverness’ best kept secret, my wife and I each had three generous courses, the food, all locally sourced was cooked to perfection and was well presented. The menu although not extensive has something for all tastes and theres also a daily specials board. The venue is small and intimate, its comfortable and welcoming. The service was excellent. Well done I will definitely be back.

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