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“Great for Lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Glasshouse Restaurant

The Glasshouse Restaurant
Simpsons Garden Centre, Inverness, Scotland
+44 1463 250200
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Ranked #101 of 194 Restaurants in Inverness
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Families with children
Description: With stunning views over Inverness and the Black Isle, the award winning Glass House restaurant is located within Scotland's best destination Garden Centre, Simpsons, just off the A9 on the outskirts of Inverness. With ample parking, great access and family friendly, it's the perfect place to come with friends, family and colleagues. Choose from our superb daily specials menu as well as our regular home made soups, sandwiches, paninis and baked potatoes. We cater for all tastes and requirements, as well as providing a great selection for children - including our Little Seedling lunch trays. You'll be spoiled for choice with our delicious home baking, made daily in house by our team of imaginative and creative bakers with a selection of fresh daily scones and cakes to fresh cream meringues and tray bakes. All of our ingredients are fresh, seasonal and tasty, using locally sourced and Scottish ingredients, where possible. On weekends, we also have a selection of local musical artists who entertain our customers and add to the already friendly atmosphere. Before or after your lunch, be sure to pay the rest of the garden centre a visit, with our award winning plant area, home and garden departments and artisan food hall.
Halkirk, United Kingdom
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“Great for Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Always come here for lunch when in Inverness and never disappointed. If there is any criticism it is that sometimes your coffee or tea is cooling off before the freshly cooked Toastie arrives at your table. Staff very friendly and helpful. It can get very busy at times but always clean. Another pleasant experience here today.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dumbarton
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“Simpsons Garden Centre - Glasshouse Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I called in at Simpsons Garden Centre in Inverness and had lunch in the Gardenhouse Restaurant, which was excellent. A great selection of food from lunches to coffee and cake. Making it extra special was some young people playing traditional music on fiddles and piano. In case you don't know where it is, just look right as you come into Inverness via the A9 and you will see it. Well worth a visit. I cant believe RNBScott's revue, he must work for a competitor.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Inverness
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“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The view from the restaurant looking north towards the Black Isle is very nice but that's about it. The coffee tastes like dishwater and although their breakfasts seem to be good value the quality of food therein is very poor. It is also served up before you have to join a separate queue for tea or coffee and then another queue to pay so by the time you sit down it is cold and cold, greasy food isn't nice.

Worst of all however is the display of Christmas goods in the garden centre which begins in September!! - and to reach the restaurant you have to walk through this display. Surely any business that seeks to commercialise Christmas for almost half of the year does not deserve custom.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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“GOOD FOOD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited two Sundays on the trot. On both occasions the food area was very busy indeed (which suggests the venue and food are very well thought of by the customers). The food was excellent - good portions and piping hot. Staff still managed to mile despite being run off their feet. Be prepared to be patient while queuing, but it's worth the wait.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great if you miss school dinners!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Where do we start... The designer must have been inspired when on a cheap all-inclusive 2 star break at a beach resort in Spain. It serves cheap food at inflated prices. The staff struggle speaking English and whoever called it a restaurant has delusions of grandeur. It's a canteen!! Tables are left dirty for far too long. It's counter service - which is hardly what you expect in a restaurant and there is absolutely no atmosphere whatsoever. They should have stuck to selling plants!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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