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The Joy of Taste

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25 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1DY, Scotland
01463 241 459
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Came back twice

I enjoyed my dinner here on a Saturday so much I came back on Sunday. I rarely will go to the same restaurant twice as I love to explore. So good was The Ivy Inn ( new name ) that I came back for my second and last night in Inverness. Fabulous Tapas, great staff and reasonably priced. It's hard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I enjoyed my dinner here on a Saturday so much I came back on Sunday. I rarely will go to the same restaurant twice as I love to explore. So good was The Ivy Inn ( new name ) that I came back for my second and last night in Inverness. Fabulous Tapas, great staff and reasonably priced. It's hard... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were hot and flustered today when we called for lunch, so despite the very interesting menu, just went for the easy option of burger and chips. Well, it was FAB-UL -OUS, eapecially the fresh tomato salsa. Truthfully, perhaps the best burger I've ever had. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly and prices were very reasonable, especially given the high... More 

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Kos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We called in for a very late lunch, which was so good that we felt we had to return and have dinner there. We were not disappointed, the food was EXCELLENT, the service was excellent, the waiter was friendly and his advice on Whiskey made my wife very happy and the atmosphere, apart from one very loud person, made you... More 

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Aviemore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Just to say I have dined at the Joy of Talk and the Joy of Taste for many years sometimes twice a week and always had an enjoyable experience with wonderful food. I have recommended it to many friends who have also loved it. This restaurant has had a refurbishment with new owners and is now called The Ivy. It... More 

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Paradise, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Cheddar Souffle my sister had gave me plate envy, when she managed to share a taste with me, I kicked myself good for not ordering that dish myself. Was hoping to be able to return there to right that wrong but alas............. The Dessert was beautifully plated just a little too tiny for a sweet lover like myself I... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was a different experience because the entire staff is volunteer other than the Chef who is INCREDIBLE!! The food is in a league of its own. But so is the service. Must make this part of your trip!

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glencoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Another excellent meal in Joy if Taste with family. Excellent service & lovely meals had by all. Would highly recommend visiting if in Inverness.

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Inverness Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very nice restaurant, in a good location in Town Centre. the service was very good staff were happy and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We found this place through Trip Advisor, and are so glad we went! The restaurant is centrally located and the space is lovely. The menu and drink list are so extensive and interesting that it was hard to choose what to order. Two of our party went with the three course prix fixe dinners which is a great deal. Every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stopped here last month with two friends for dinner. Called up at 5PM and had a table booked in for 7:30. Service was very polite and very efficient- perhaps the best thing about the meal, a good waiter/waitress makes things much better. I went for a main/dessert, which was the hake with a crab and breadcrumb crust- absolutely delicious, just... More 

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Address: 25 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1DY, Scotland
Phone Number: 01463 241 459
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
Cuisine: European

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  • Address: 25 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1DY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 01463 241 459

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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