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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: 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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Visitor rating
  • 311
    Excellent
  • 79
    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
Most recent review
A must in Inverness

Friendly, knowledgable waiting staff that weren't too instrusive and absolutely amazing food - particularly the fillet steaks! Would highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
JoanneB861102
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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468 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friendly, knowledgable waiting staff that weren't too instrusive and absolutely amazing food - particularly the fillet steaks! Would highly recommend!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner recently......You won't be disappointed here....fantastic food and superb service. Total quality!!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Been going here for years and never disappoint. Had the best meal yet a couple of weekends ago. Perfect host. A must if you are in Inverness.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have eaten loads of times at Cafe I but this lunch , on Monday , merits recognition. I had two friends from Aberdeen with me and it was their visit to the restaurant and they too were so impressed . From the welcome we received from Karen and Norman to the coffee and truffles at the end on the... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Have been several times over the years and always consistent quality. We had starters and main, didn't have room for dessert. It was busy for a Wedneswday night so would advise to book ahead. I had burger which was delicious and my wife had steak that was perfectly cooked, both were locally sourced meat and excellent quality. Nice bottle of... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've been coming here for years, although hadn't been for ages. Norman is a supreme host, even on his night off! Early evening menu is excellent VFM. I had the Pate followed by the Tempura Monkfish. Both delicious and only £12. And, in terms of other, negative reviews, who cares if you're served by different members of staff? They're all... More 

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Norfolk
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We couldn't find much else in central Inverness which we liked the look of, and this is probably why it was busy. Great service, comfortable surroundings, and a good choice of freshly cooked food. Highly recommended.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A superb venue for high quality food and service. I go here for special events, birthdays, anniversaries etc. A fine and varied menu with excellent surroundings and decor with attentive staff. Use it is pricey compared to others but the quality shines through making it superb value for money. Book for weekends.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food, excellent service, cosy and friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices! We will be back. Oh, and the cocktails are fantastic too!

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a couple of drinks here last week, a lovely bar, good wine and beer choices and extremely friendly staff. Had a quick look through to the restaurant area which looked really nice. From the listening to people leaving the restaurant it sounds like this is a must to try for a meal in the future

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?