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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 360
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 19
    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
Great Scottish food - fantastic modern cooking

I have eaten at Cafe 1 on many business trips to Inverness and on each visit I have been really impressed with the way that Norman and team introduce high quality Scottish ingredients into the menu and cook them in a modern way. Starters such as Haggis bon bons, tempura king prawns and mains... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
BlackAl
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London
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

this place was hyped up by friends but I found the experience diasppointing & not worth the expense. Staff are very efficient & cheerful. Quite a smallish place so noisy, but that can be expected on a summer evening. My issues are the menu are not all that reflective of the dish that arrives. As such I would not have... More 

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London
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Cafe 1 on many business trips to Inverness and on each visit I have been really impressed with the way that Norman and team introduce high quality Scottish ingredients into the menu and cook them in a modern way. Starters such as Haggis bon bons, tempura king prawns and mains including wonderful Angus beef ( the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We walked in on a Tuesday after the lunch rush, if there is one, it was very quiet when we got there. It felt claustrophobic for 4 of us with the table facing into the kitchen area, which given the fact that there were so many tables open I would have thought we would have been seated elsewhere. I did... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Starter, main course and dessert all amazing. Staff and owner very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great food. Well managed,friendly and efficient. Everything you want for a fine dining experience.great to see Proprieter getting hands on and having a chat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The double charging on our bill was an embarrassment and very unacceptable & left us with a bad taste in our mouth ...... after a very good meal . The "computer " error may still be in the system , or may reoccur please check your bill .

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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443 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place does not look of much from the street, but when you get inside to the back you sense the restaurant atmosphere. A small group of us had a great lunch. As a starter some of us went for orecchiette pasta, beetroot cured & 24 hour smoked salmon, petit pois and parsley cream. It was perfect! Afterwards I chose... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant turned out a lot fancier than what I expected judging from their website and the lack of an online reservation system. My B&B owner seemed pretty impressed that I booked this particular restaurant. He then went on about how they source their ingredients locally. Bread was pretty good, which is always a good sign. My lamb was cooked just... More 

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Bettyhill, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We ate here last weekend and really enjoyed our evening, in the end we spent the whole evening between the restaurant and relaxed bar area, not venturing anywhere else! The staff are great - perfect balance of great service, friendliness and not too in your face. Food was very good, generous portions (I couldn't eat all my main of scallops... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I ate here our first night in Inverness, and it is a Michelin restaurant with very good reason. The Duck Confit is the best I have ever had. Everything was delicious, and if I could give more stars I would!

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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 to $59

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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 to $59

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?