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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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
MUST TRY

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
JusiCain
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great meal here of local salmon and the best potato salad I've ever had. Nice selection of whiskies and win

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Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Bless them for seating us without a reservation when nobody else in town would, but our server was a good deal less than enthusiastic (unlike everyone else working there) and the food just OK. My tomato soup starter was lovely, but the chicken a bit dry. The locals dining there seemed to be enjoying their dinners very much, so perhaps... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Me and my partner come to the Joy of Taste regularly and we completely love it! Our last visit was last Sunday (03.05.2015) and once again we couldn't fault it. The food was stunning and the service was second to none as per usual! Can't wait until our next visit :)

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Only ever been in the evening when was the volunteers I believe it's been taken over We had two course upgrade to burger for £10.95 price ok but average food. Young Man serving amazing manners some of my chips were hard in middle fresh chips would of been a nice touch

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Went here with a big group a few nights ago... The food was of very good quality although I didn't rate the menu much, it was a little limited! However what was most disappointing was the service, the manager (or what seemed to be) was very good but we had to female waiters who were rubbish, rude and looked miserable!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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