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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 59
    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
Great lunch with ale to match

Having come with friends to celebrate a 50th Birthday we visited this place as it advertised real ale. The 'Happy Chappy' was well kept. We all ordered food and were not disappointed . The Angus beef burgers were very tasty and good value for money especially on the 2 for £11.95 option. The views... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
David T
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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143 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Having come with friends to celebrate a 50th Birthday we visited this place as it advertised real ale. The 'Happy Chappy' was well kept. We all ordered food and were not disappointed . The Angus beef burgers were very tasty and good value for money especially on the 2 for £11.95 option. The views from the window area are very... More 

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to this restaurant,"The Castle Restaurant", three times in the past two months and everytime it has fulfilled our expectations. If you are expecting Cordon Bleu ,forget it. This is good food with plenty to appease your hunger but all best quality and perfectly cooked. The girls who wait at table are so friendly and efficient The atmosphere... More 

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We eat here regularly. Always great food with good sized portions. Staff are friendly and helpful. Great value for money.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Terrible seating. Chair with a broken back kept tilting in whenever anyone leant on it, which was often. Seriously needs refurbishment. Crammed in with lots of people. Chicken was deep fried from frozen and had a metallic taste. Gravy was nothing more than flavourless lubricant. Chips were a bit underdone but tasty at least, Plates too small for the portions... More 

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Sliema
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Spend 4 nights in the area and had Fish and Chips 3 times. This was not the largest portion but definately the most tasty fish and best batter. Only 8.50.

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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?