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The Joy of Taste

25 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1DY, Scotland
01463 241 459
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Ranked #5 of 181 restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Dinner with friends on 18/4 lots of tourists in town so lucky to be seated, service was, as always ,prompt and professional . Steak cooked to perfection! our party also had Lamb and Seabass couldn't fault any of it.... well done Joy !!!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I thought the concept of having so called 'food prepared by a 2 rosette chef' served by rank amateurs to be quite daft!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Although slightly on the more expensive side for Inverness, the dining experience was amazing. The food was of excellent quality and the environment was very relaxed. At no point did I feel rushed and I was able to enjoy my meal. I would probably say that the bill matched the quality of food and I did not grudge paying every... More

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Bonnyrigg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Booked for an early Saturday Evening meal, (6 people) food and service and price were excellent. The portions were just right so that you could enjoy a 3 course meal without feeling bloated. Everyone had something different and everyone agreed that all the food was of the highest quality. The only drawback was because we booked late we had to... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit in the last four months and we were once again impressed with the quality of food at this restaurant. We managed to book a table for Friday evening dinner and on arrival were quickly seated in one of the window seats. I had the scallops to start and my wife had the soufflé, which were... More

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Cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The steak melted in the mouth, scallops could have just jumped out of the sea. Wish I had room for a pudding, so had to nick a spoonful of my pal's treacle sponge which was heavenly. Our server I don't think was too professional not bad but a little surly or seemed so. I love the set up though. Chef... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Probably chose a bad day. Tuesday 14.00pm. After serving our starters our waiter was then diverted by a rep and then by the owner(?). A waitress came over after 5 minutes of us sat in front of empty plates and asked if we would like sweets. I told her we were still waiting for our main course. She apologised saying... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Dropped in here on the off chance having read previous reviews and managed (just) to get a table. How glad am I. Had the scallop starter followed by the steak then had the millionaire shortbread cheesecake with vanilla cream absolutely delicious. My husband had the twice baked souffle followed by the chicken main. Service was excellent attentive but not overly... More

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Had a fantastic meal here last night, so good we are here again tonight. Food is amazing again and easily the best food and service in Inverness!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Took my mother here for a pre mothers day lunch i can't fault it in anyway the staff were pleasant and there is a lovely atmosphere, meal was beautiful i would recommend and will definitely eat out here again :-)

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