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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 320
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    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
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Good food, excellent staff, nicely-appointed dining area. Slightly over-priced but roughly in line with Inverness's other quality restaurants. Only disappointment was that the fish and chips came with a bucket of string fries. Hand-cut chips were the least we would have expected. Otherwise, well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Scotland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Good food, excellent staff, nicely-appointed dining area. Slightly over-priced but roughly in line with Inverness's other quality restaurants. Only disappointment was that the fish and chips came with a bucket of string fries. Hand-cut chips were the least we would have expected. Otherwise, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic meal, really busy so was very lucky to get a table for 2 at short notice. Lovely menu choice and service was excellent.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Six of us had a lovely meal at Cafe 1 last night. Have eaten here many times and it has been consistently good. The staff are very patient and friendly, as is Norman the owner. Thanks for the extra chocolates Norman, they were delicious !!!!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had an excellent meal this week. Food choice was good and wine reasonably priced. Atmosphere pleasant and relaxing. Service was prompt but we were not rushed. Overall good evening but felt slightly overpriced.

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Highlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a delicious meal in Cafe 1. First visit for a few years, sadly, but it was up to its usual standard. A very busy restaurant with excellent quality of food. Hope to be back again soon!

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have eaten here on many occasions and this place never fails , the staff are very knowledgeable of the food and drinks menus. Cafe 1 is a worth while experience even if you have to travel The only disappointment is being unable to get a table if you have not got a reservation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Fine food with great quality which was well presented. The staff were great, friendly and attentive. We dined at 6pm when the restaurant wasn't at max but they seem very much on the ball. Slightly pricey but worth it. A very enjoyable evening will definitely visit again. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

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Inverness
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Popped into Café 1 for a lovely lunch yesterday. Had to have my fav tempura prawns, followed by lingunine (oops spelling) and Bob had the soup and pork. As per usual food excellent , the wine delicious and lovely staff. Thanks Norman, Karen and our lovely waitress Shannon .. See u on Saturday xxx

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Scotland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Superb food and service. So pleased that Inverness now has a choice of really good places to eat. This is one of them. Have eaten here several times and it never fails to please.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great menu, very efficient and friendly staff, fantastic food. Really enjoyed this one. Quite small, so book early. You won't be disappointed.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?