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The Castle Restaurant

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Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3DU, Scotland
01463 230925
Today
9:00 am - 8:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Last of a dying breed great old school restaurant

Great wee diner, food is delicious with big portions and reasonably priced! Service has always been good also, Visit often 👍

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
scottc1000
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Fort William, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Helmsdale, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

If you visit Inverness the Castle Restaurant is a place you have to visit,the food here is excellent and has been for many years.Real chips are served here not the frozen ones you get in a lot of places,the service is quick and the staff are always smiling.They have a large menu and cater for all tastes go and have... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Great wee diner, food is delicious with big portions and reasonably priced! Service has always been good also, Visit often 👍

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Thurso, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My Wife and I eat here fairly regularly and have never had a bad meal. The food is always freshly cooked, of a very high quality, large portions at very reasonable prices. If you do go, you just have to try their home made steak pie and crinkle cut chips....fabulous. The "CASTLE" is almost a highland institution and i can... More 

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nothing but compliments for this little hidden gem. Always greeted with a smile and the service is always quick. Don't even have to look at the menu as I always have the famous macaroni and chips, always hot and served so quickly. Very sad to hear that this place is closing down. Has been part of my life for many... More 

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

love going here very friendly staff have been gone since my kids where young very much recommend to people

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took the family in for dinner and found the staff very friendly and well presented, the food was excellent and fast. My wife and myself had steak pie and chips (crinkle cut), the kids had macaroni and chips and chicken nuggets, beans and chips and we all cleaned the plate. The menu has a wide variety for everyone. We all... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So sad to hear the Castle is up for sale , i do hope that when sold the great reputation this eating place has built up over many years will continue , this establishment is one of the hubs of the highlands with droves of people coming from all over the highlands and islands with the knowledge that they will... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We love this restaurant, great value, good food and always friendly service. It is what it is and we love it.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is an excellent stop for a quick lunch although meals are served all day.The service is always really quick and it is always very busy at lunch time. You never have to wait more than a few minutes for a table and your food is with you in an instant. Excellent value meals, ample portions and real chips, crinkle... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Popped in for a quick lunch: baked potato, fruit sundae, coffee with cream. Good sized portions and reasonably priced. Despite being very busy the table service was fast and staff smiling. Tables next to us were cleared and wiped down promptly so never left looking at leftovers or a pile of dishes. Not so keen on the queue of people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3DU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 01463 230925

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 8:15 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:15 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:15 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:15 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:15 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?