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“Fantastic food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of McGonagall's Steakhouse

McGonagall's Steakhouse
7 Bridge Street, Inverness IV1 1HG, Scotland
01463 211111
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Ranked #8 of 186 restaurants in Inverness
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Scottish
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
North Ronaldsay
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Just managed to get a table for my wife,mother, and myself. Difficult to order because of the choice. Wonderful full portion, and extremely tasty starters. Then the main course , mouth watering beautiful steaks, washed down with a bottle of house red. Would have considered a dessert but too full. Full recommendation to anybody considering eating here

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not fresh”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

The steak was not nice and not fresh. Not worth it, the price is very expensive. However the onion ring and the gravy was nice.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“No Tennent's Lager! OMG!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It looked busy and lively so we tried on Saturday and Sunday evenings around 7pm - whilst passing - to get a table but it was jam packed! Seemed a good sign so we booked for a weekday evening.

The place was still very busy even on a Monday evening but we had a decent table and settled in. The waitress wasn't very apologetic when she told me they'd run out of Tennents Lager (at 7pm on a Wednesday evening???) and I think I showed an equal amount of sympathy with her dilemma.

Anyway, the food arrived in a decent time and without any further ado. It was unremarkable, neither excellent nor awful, just what seemed like bar food at restaurant prices. The steaks, a MW rib eye and a MW sirloin were OK but that's the best I could say about them.

There was no reason to complain, I agreed to pay their prices and they presumably did their best to give me what I asked for. On that basis the experience was at best, average.

Most of the staff were pleasant and obliging.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Inverness
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food, a bit drafty with the door left open.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I dined here with my girlfriend, as i had been after a good steak for a LONG time, and this place delivered!

I Ordered a medium cooked rump steak (can't remember the weight) and it was perfect for my taste, I had garlic butter with it and it was excellent, too.

The staff were attentive and very well trained (as staff, not pets, haha!)

The only reason i'm giving a rating of 4 instead of 5 is because the door was left open even though it wasn't hot enough to warrant it, i understand the place can get a bit hot, being a steakhouse, the grills will be fired all day, but freezing the customers isn't the best idea.

Very good experience though, and i will be returning a lot.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nice, France
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“superb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

I went to the restaurant for lunch. the service was excellent, the decor and seating is delightful, and the food was terrific. we had the two course lunch which was excellent value for money. the steak choices from the grill menu was extensive, and cooked to perfection. thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Will definitely return, and try an evening meal.

Visited September 2013
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