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Cafe 1

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75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 (0)1463 226200
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 410
    Excellent
  • 100
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday visit

We had such a lovely evening at Cafe 1 for my birthday. From the moment we walked in it was just perfect, the staff even played along with my husbands plan for a surprise for me. The food was excellent and the staff were brilliant. The French Martini was superb & the company was awesome All in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Janybabe
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Scotland
via mobile
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Scotland
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had such a lovely evening at Cafe 1 for my birthday. From the moment we walked in it was just perfect, the staff even played along with my husbands plan for a surprise for me. The food was excellent and the staff were brilliant. The French Martini was superb & the company was awesome All in all a memory... More 

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Thank Janybabe
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had no expectations one way or another. Tried everyone's meals as we were all raving about each other's. Pate - very smooth and flavoursome. Scallops - breathtaking, I'd come back for these time and time again. Lamb and haggis - went so well together. I wasn't expecting to like it but would order it next time - tender and... More 

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Thank Kevin N
Granada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cafe1 is fabulous. Utterly recommended. Wonderful ambience, superb service and cuisine. I will be back.

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Thank banquetmonster
Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant food,slightly tight for space inside. Amazing service which makes up for lack of room,owner very friendly and attentive. Also good for drinks

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Thank Anita J
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here was amazing and cooked perfectly, there were also many options as to what to choose. I found the staff so helpful and extremely polite. I would definitely return

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Thank chloebrown508
Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever i'm up on holiday i come here - beautiful locally sourced food. the steak is to die for and the malteser crepes are the stuff of legend

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Thank frazario
Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have many visitors to our lovely highland home and the one place we always take guests to is cafe 1. This is because of three things. 1. The service is always excellent. Even when they are busy they are happy, friendly and efficient. 2. The ambiance is always great and it's nicely furnished. 3. Most importantly, the good is... More 

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Thank Katej76
Pickering, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit in the last three months excellent as always. We travel from North Yorkshire to visit our son and always try to come here. We have learned the hard way booking in advance is key to avoiding disappointment as it's always busy but the food never a let down

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Thank clark_june
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty interior, staff friendly, but a little over zealous with clearing the table, I was still chewing my food when my plate was taken! Food was pretty good but for the price is didn't pack the wow factor. I felt that it was over priced.

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Thank Trudi4
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most enjoyable. Good food good service and no fuss. First class. I eat out in Inverness two or three nights per week and this is as good as anywhere food wise. May not be the poshest place for a romantic meal but for a great dinner can't fault it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1463 226200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 58 - 59
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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