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Cafe 1

75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 (0)1463 226200
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Ranked #15 of 187 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $58 - $59
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Inverness
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

After several good experiences with the restaurant we visited for a pre-theatre meal on the 21st august. Very unhappy with the standard of the dishes, small portions, overcooked main course and, generally underwhelmed with the whole experience. I am thinking that after so many good reviews, that this establishment is starting to rest on it's past reviews. Not impressed and... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Mid week visit to Cafe 1. The food was delicious, can highly recommend the steak. I would have given this restaurant 5 star however my husband asked for a Bacardi and coke and was served white rum (which tastes completely different and he dislikes). Not acceptable for a good restaurant, would have expected them to pop out to nearby off... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Having been a regular at Cafe 1 for many years I would struggle to find something negative to say ! Great food ( with the vast majority local produce) cooked really well, great atmosphere with friendly staff and of course the owner Norman who ensures everyone is a customer when they arrive and a friend when they leave. Cafe 1... More

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

What a great restaurant! It was bustling, lively and the food was outstanding. The service was also professional and friendly. Highly recommend it!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Ate here with friends on a very busy Saturday evening. The restaurant was buzzing and the staff super friendly. The food was excellent and the service fantastic. Will definitely come back to try more of the fabulous menu. They make a great G&T by the way. Definately book to avoid disappointment.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant at the end of August 2014 while traveling around with my motorcycle for the summer holidays Italy. room very nice, stylish, clean, with I have been to this restaurant at the end of August 2014 while traveling around with my motorcycle for the summer holidays Italy. room very nice, stylish, clean, with the girls... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

On arrival to this establishment we were met with a warm welcome by staff at the door. The restaurant was busy but staff coped well. It's decorated well which gives it a real intimate feel. The food could not be faulted. The only downside I would say was it felt very so slightly overcrowded.

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Naples, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I visited Cafe 1 for a birthday meal for my daughter's 20th birthday and couldn't fault anything about the whole evening! Very personal , attentive service and fantastic meal. Excellent choices and great options for gluten free meals. This has become my number 1 in Inverness, I wouldn't choose to go anywhere else now!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a small restaurant with excellent food and friendly service. They were very busy and consequently the food was a little slow but worth waiting for.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

After hearing from friends in Inverness Cafe 1 was a nice eatery we were shocked at the service and food. We arrived on Thursday evening and were left stood at the locked front door before being let in, the apparent manager came charging over whilst shouting at other members of staff to greet us. We were made to feel embarrassed... More

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