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75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 (0)1463 226200
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Ranked #22 of 195 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $58 - $59
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is one of my favourite eating places in Inverness which has it all! A warm welcome awaits you,good food,good atmosphere and very friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I recently managed to succesfully book a table here, I've tried a few times through the year but have always been too late as its so popular As usual the meals were first class and Norman the owner is a great host The only negative would be the noise level that gets a bit much as the night goes on... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Enjoyed our meal here immensely. Had the belly pork starter and lamb rump main - both were excellent and perfectly cooked. Good atmosphere. Service was attentive and the manager a great host. What's not to like?

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely disgusted by this dining experience. Booked 6 weeks in advance for a special occasion given a table stuck in a corner had to be asked to be asked to be moved. Asked for our bottle of prosecco to be replaced. After having an acceptable meal ended up being verbally abused by who I can only presume to be the... More 

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Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this review

Disgusted & disappointed by the behaviour of this group. Shortly after being seated 1 of the party came to me emotionally stating her displeasure at her table to which I immediately arranged to move them, unfortunately we did mix up the prosecco doing this once I became aware of this I furnished them with a new bottle free of charge.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Great food but hugely disappointed with rude kitchen staff and a manager who clearly doesn't care how his employees behave! So much for customer service!!! Never had to pay £200 to be patronised before and most certainly will not be doing so again - I advise you to do the same and go to our 2nd dining choice, the mustard... More 

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Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this review

Disgusted & disappointed by the behaviour of this group. Shortly after being seated 1 of the party came to me emotionally stating her displeasure at her table to which I immediately arranged to move them, unfortunately we did mix up the prosecco doing this once I became aware of this I furnished them with a new bottle free of charge.... More 

Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent meal here while on a weekend break to Inverness. Although it was very busy the service was efficient and friendly. Can highly recommend this restaurant but would advise you to book.😃

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A lovely place with very friendly staff & absolutely superb food. We all had different starters, mains & desserts & every one was perfect!

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Scotland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

i had a great meal here - went for their specials on both the starter and the main course - and loved it. Very friendly and helpful staff, nice atmosphere. I'd thoroughly recommend going here for dinner.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've been here plenty of times and have always loved the food but now after years of going the menu has barley changed! Last time I was in I felt very rushed as if the table was needed for someone else so couldn't enjoy my meal or relax! Going down hill!

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inverness
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Heard so many good things about this restaurant having never been before but very disappointed. Food and drink is overpriced (didn't even know Magners did 330ml bottles and certainly not at £3.75 each !!). Food reasonable but certainly not worth the extortionate price we paid. Won't be going back.

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Additional Information about Cafe 1

Address: 75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1463 226200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
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
Average Prices: USD 58 - 59

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