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Cafe 1

75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 (0)1463 226200
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Ranked #13 of 184 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
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  • Italian first
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  • Swedish first
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English first
Avoch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I had eaten at this restaurant some years ago at a friend birthday dinner, and disliked the experience so much , I vowed never to return. My wife Liz had been back, and said I should try it again, so with a little trepidation I decided to have my retirement and 65th birthday dinner at Cafe 1, I had invited... More

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Tullibody
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We ate lunch here with friends. Service was crisp and efficient, the food was excellent, the wine list was also. Lots of flavour, tasty, well cooked and well-presented. I didn't pick up the bill, but the prices were pretty reasonable.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went with my husband and 18 friends and family to celebrate his 65th birthday and retirement. Food was superb, service by staff excellent. Could not fault the night, everyone was complimenting our choice of venue. Would highly recommend.

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Chelmsford, England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had dinner here on a SAturday night with some friends and it was a nice meal and the place was packed and alittle on the noisy side. Thats said the service here was great

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Amsterdam
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Have eaten here many times and as usual, the food is great quality and well prepared. Last visit was on a Saturday night. The place was packed out, and there were a couple of large birthday celebrations/girls nights out that made it very noisy. I guess that's one of the consequences of being so popular! Service was a little slow,... More

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Morgan City, Louisiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Cafe 1 is a classic contemporary restaurant with wonderful ambiance and gourmet food that is beautifully presented. We ordered the special of the evening, the beef medallions, which were cooked to perfection. I thoroughly enjoyed my fig salad and my husband loved his mushroom soup. This is a first class restaurant with very good service.

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glencoe
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a lovely meal in cafe 1 with my sister- in-law & partner, we did have to wait a while for our order to be taken and then we has to ask. Our food was lovely and the staff were very attentive, would certainly love to return & sample some more of there menu.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went with a big group (16 of us) for my sister's birthday. The interior is fantastic and the lighting really adds to the ambiance. Set menu was £35 for a 3-course dinner. Service was fantastic as the waitresses were smiling and attentive to our individual requirements. My only regret is not being able to finish dessert (the crepes are scintillating!).... More

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Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A nice, somewhat high class restaurant with many traditional scottish meals done in a modern way. We wanted to try the renowned lamb, but got in too late. We got offered the special of the day, rib-eye steaks, which were absolutely delicious. Our different wishes for cooking degree (rare/medium/well done) was met with precision. The staff was absolutely lovely, both... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We ate at Cafe1 last night and we had a fantastic time. Had no booking but managed to get a table. Waitress said out food would take a while but this was not the case. We had sea bass, steak and lamb and it was all lovely. The waitresses were superb they all came to chat. Would definitely go here... More

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