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The Abstract

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20 ness bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
01463 223777
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Nestled on the banks of the River Ness within the Glen Moriston Hotel...
Nestled on the banks of the River Ness within the Glen Moriston Hotel, Abstract Inverness is a stylish bar and restaurant recently dubbed a ���rising star��� by the Michelin Guide. Head Chef Geoffrey Malmedy specializes in modern French cuisine using locally sourced Scottish ingredients wherever possible. Popular dishes include Black Isle beef fillet with oxtail; Scottish halibut with vanilla and chervil; and hot strawberry souffl��. The chic piano bar boasts a huge list of malt whiskies, a wide selection of cocktails and an extensive international wine list. Abstract was the first restaurant in Scotland to introduce a chef's table. Situated in the kitchen, it offers a unique opportunity for diners to enjoy a stunning tasting menu whilst watching the team at work.
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Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pre theatre meal........a treat

Three course meal was reasonably price. The choice was very good and accomadated well for gluten free. The French waiter and Polish waitress superb. Would recommend, it was top notch. The staff at reception were very cheerful and welcoming Overall Inverness is superb

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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aberdeenshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Three course meal was reasonably price. The choice was very good and accomadated well for gluten free. The French waiter and Polish waitress superb. Would recommend, it was top notch. The staff at reception were very cheerful and welcoming Overall Inverness is superb

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Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a restaurant that should be on everyone's"to do" list. Exceptional food and service. Choice is amazing and service brilliant.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

With a Michelin Guide mention, 3 AA rosetta and high trip advisor score this place had a lot to live up to. We were not disappointed, we chose the full tasting men with a cocktail in the piano bar to kick us off. With a choice of fish or meat for one of the courses - I chose a crab... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We picked this Hotel restaurant for our Xmas day lunch as I had been here for dinner previously and really enjoyed it. We booked well in advance and unlike most places only had to pay a small deposit of £10pp. On arrival we were greeted by reception staff who took our coats and seated us. Tables were nicely decorated and... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

For location you can do no better in Inverness, peaceful riverside frontage within a short walk of the town centre but far enough away to gain a sense of tranquility. Abstract feels unpretentious quality as soon as you walk in. Staff courteous and professional. The adjoining lounge bar makes for the perfect civilised start to your evening meal, and indeed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Found this to be a really well put-together tasting menu with quality food. Although the matched wines were nothing fantastic they certainly didn't take away from the food. Everyone who served us was extremely polite and professional although the service was a tad slow at times. Would make this your first choice if you're looking for an Inverness restaurant. Especially... More 

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Inverness
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had the tasting menu and overall really enjoyed it although we did feel that there were some elements that didn't quite work, perhaps a case of trying too hard? The service was great, as was the atmosphere, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Stirling
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We dined here last night after a long day exploring the area, what else would you expect from a 3 Rosset establishment, good wine selection, (un fortunately I couldnt have pinot noir by the glass) great tasting flavours on the plate, we both had pigeon and veal with was melt in the mouth stuff, topped off with strawberrys and basil,... More 

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Scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Late September we were invited to a Golden Wedding Surprise Party for 50 guests. It was held in the annex conservatory overlooking the moonlit River Ness. Magically lit trees and illuminated bridges added to the ambience.. The special table settings and the presentation of the meal was flawless. Ben and his staff conducted a professionally run evening. The starter onion... More 

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Huddersfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After searching for a tasting menu close enough for us to sample without having to stay some where overnight we decided on The Abstract as it rated so highly on here. Living in the Scottish Highlands they aren't common meaning we drove 50 minutes through to Inverness. When we arrived and was taken to our table and I commented to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 ness bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 01463 223777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 77
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Description

Nestled on the banks of the River Ness within the Glen Moriston Hotel, Abstract Inverness is a stylish bar and restaurant recently dubbed a ���rising star��� by the Michelin Guide. Head Chef Geoffrey Malmedy specializes in modern French cuisine using locally sourced Scottish ingredients wherever possible. Popular dishes include Black Isle beef fillet with oxtail; Scottish halibut with vanilla and chervil; and hot strawberry souffl��. The chic piano bar boasts a huge list of malt whiskies, a wide selection of cocktails and an extensive international wine list. Abstract was the first restaurant in Scotland to introduce a chef's table. Situated in the kitchen, it offers a unique opportunity for diners to enjoy a stunning tasting menu whilst watching the team at work.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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