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The Moorings

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The Moorings Canal Side, Fort Augustus PH32 4DJ, Scotland
+44 1320 366484
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect location if you have just moored up your boat on the canal. Food was very good, their butternut squash risotto was amazing!

Thank whiskydame
Honiton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Okay, the outside of this places doesn't look brilliant but I got a takeaway pizza for a very reasonable price, they were happy to swap toppings around and it was a lovely pizza. Would definitely use this place again. Very friendly staff, helpful and approachable.

Thank 315954Katey1982
West Jordan, Utah
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I would have read the reviews before we stopped. We were on a tour and had only a couple of hours. The tour guide recommended this spot so we popped in. We had a rather large group (7) and they got us a table quickly. The waiter approached and asked us how much time we had. We told... More 

1 Thank Michelle C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the fish and chips and it was disgusting - oily and tasteless. Waiter was extremely rude as well and made his impatience blatantly apparent - almost as if we were a bother by just being there! I don't usually post negative reviews but i felt the need to warn others about this terrible place - avoid at all costs!

Thank mayunderscorelin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never entered and left a cafe so fast. When we arrived (to the pretty empty cafe) we asked if we could get a table for 2 for some drinks. The waiter was the rudest I had ever encountered. He rushed us towards the front and asked us what we wanted. We of course said we didn't know because... More 

2 Thank Alice O
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The balding waiter is a muppet, food is ok, subtle undertones of racism heard when talking to some customers. Strongly suggest you avoid this place. Plenty better near by.

1 Thank yrasul
Caterham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Never felt the urge to review before. Unfortunately the Moorings was so bad in our experience that I would like to warn other tourists from making the same mistake. The service was shocking. Waiter was rude, abrupt, unable to assist any of my family's questions regarding the menu and frankly seemed like we were a bother by just being there.... More 

1 Thank tractorboy75
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We have NEVER reviwed anywhere but this place deserves a mention. Probably the WORST cafe we have been to.The head waiter was....rude..impolite..impatience...pushy..and generally made us feel unwelcome. He told us we could not have tap water because it was not clean.!!! Wounder what they cook with?..This was jusy a ploy to sell us bottled water If you come across this... More 

2 Thank Shaun C
Arlington, VA
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180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place was crowded with tourists- and I was one of them. The fish and chips was good- with fresh fish. I have seen many bad reviews, but I enjoyed my meal here. The service could have been better.

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

... will be the last one! We travel up A82 every month from Lochaber so it's nice to have a place to stop and catch up with family and friends. We had stopped here before and food had been better than expected so we agreed to meet someone here for lunch. Admittedly it was heaving with tourists and they were... More 

1 Thank Rebecca M

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Restaurant Details

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Fast food, British
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: The Moorings Canal Side, Fort Augustus PH32 4DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus
  • Phone Number: +44 1320 366484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?