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Cafe 1

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75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 (0)1463 226200
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good. I had the lamb and it was delicious! However, we ordered wine by the glass and were given the wrong wine (& when we mentioned it, nothing was done) and it took a really long time to get our check. There seemed to be a number of servers walking around but not actually assigned to do... More 

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Thank SeattleCrazyhair
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in Inverness for work recently and Cafe 1 was recommended by the hotel. My colleague and I arrived in town quite late so when we went into Cafe 1 and asked for a table at around 8:50pm we weren't overly surprised / bothered when the waitress said the restaurant was full. We walked around the centre for about... More 

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2 Thank OrlaJ88
Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

fantastic café with a great menu food excellent and fabulous service excellent for lunch and dinner great atmosphere

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Thank Lorraine M
Glasgow
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great relaxing lunch here. Food was exceptional, and the restaurant itself looks fab. Highly recommended.

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Thank GlasgowTravels
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although having visited here on many occasions,we have just returned from a Birthday celebration,Apart from three members of staff the rest could not have cared less if we were there or not! We had to ask for drinks on 2 occasions, asked for more butter for the bread ,this never arrived,we couldn't fault the food,it was excellant as usual ,as... More 

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1 Thank Paula D
Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to pass on your feedback. Naturally I am very disappointed that you did not enjoy the experience.I make every effort to get to speak to all my guests & encourage my staff to be attentive & will use your comments to remind them that customer care at Cafe 1 is #1 Norman MacDonald More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was excellent and the service was friendly and professional. This is a great restaurant for just out with friends or a celebration

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Thank Sheana M
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is the best restaurant in Inverness in my opinion Food is of the highest quality service is excellent and has a lovely ambience .

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1 Thank macrj6
Melbourne, Australia
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151 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we were recently staying in Inverness and wondered around looking for dinner. We happened upon, by chance, Cafe 1. What a stroke of luck. The food was terrific and service spot on. The prices are not cheap but we were looking for a place with a bit of a vibe and some excellent food and we found it here. Well... More 

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Thank Simonsays3042
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were at a loss for where to go and our host at the b&b recommended we try Café 1. They were able to get us in before the main dinner hour. Seated right away and the service was quick and attentive. We just ordered apps as the main course and it was just the right amount of food. Langoustine... More 

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Thank Elsie0620
Langho, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended by my business partner who lives in Inverness. The room is reasonably spacious with good lighting and the menus were brought quickly. The choice was good with some local fish which would always be my first choice. We ordered wine and after a few minutes the wine glasses were removed from the table but I... More 

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2 Thank Richard E

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$58 - $59
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1463 226200

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