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The Castle Restaurant

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British, Pub, Scottish
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Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3DU, Scotland
01463 230925
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9:00 am - 8:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional food at its best

This iconic Inverness restaurant overlooking Inverness castle may have changed hands recently but the food and service remain as good as ever. No frills just good traditional wholesome food well presented and served with a smile . If you haven't tried it you should !

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
richjane16
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Inverness, Florida
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was really disappointed on my last two visits, since the change of ownership standards & atmosphere have changed, just wasn't the same. Also the place was a lot quieter than before, used to have to stand at lunchtime or teatime to get a seat, but on last two visits place was almost empty. Don't think I'll return unless standards or... More 

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Thank Theresa M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sadly Tempus Fugit. This lovely old quirky restaurant has changed hands and I salute those who tended it over decades. Their food was basic and good, you looked forward to coming here and you knew what was coming and it rarely changed from delicious and down to earth. Now, however, it has lost its edge. One of the first things... More 

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Thank Cailein G
Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for lunch as it was close to the castle. We were very quickly served with our lasagne and chips and my partner had fish and chips. I did ask the waitress if the lasange was fresh which she replied yes. It was served within a couple of minutes and i was really dissapointed as obviously it was heated... More 

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Thank Mcdhth
Scotland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Immediately made to feel welcome, friendly and efficient service, delicious food (can highly recommend the steak pie and chips!) generous portions, great price - what more can you ask for? Very impressed and well definitely be back soon.

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Thank heilanlassScotland
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

for lunch, dinner, a coffee or nice cup of afternoon tea you can't beat the castle restaurant. Their steak pie is my favourite but their mac and chips comes a close second and their deserts are something else banana splits, knickerbocker glory or one of their other temping puds are a real treat. service is fast efficient and always with... More 

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1 Thank grannyval2015
Inverness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Such a shame that one of my favourite restaurants has gone so downhill. I visited with my mother for our lunch. Super quick to be served however our two macaroni cheese and chips came out within 2 mins of ordering and had obviously just come out of the microwave. We were so gutted as have had many meals here however... More 

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Thank Sunworshiper121
Inverness, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This iconic Inverness restaurant overlooking Inverness castle may have changed hands recently but the food and service remain as good as ever. No frills just good traditional wholesome food well presented and served with a smile . If you haven't tried it you should !

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1 Thank richjane16
Perth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We have visited the Castle as a family for the past 15 years and it never fails to deliver. Though not the most stylish interior, it is the fastest most efficiently run establishment we have ever been in! The portions are huge, piping hot and so tasty. Just brill for a pitstop.

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1 Thank Gailadriel
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Have been going here for years, and every time I visit Inverness I make a point of having lunch here. Always friendly and very good food.

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1 Thank Sneckieman
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Loved it! Really a perfect dining experience! Fast, efficient, friendly service, proper tasty home cooked food and brilliant old fashioned decor; it totally reminded us of our childhood and I hope it never changes!

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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: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?