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Cafe 1

75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 1463 226200
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crepes” (59 reviews)
“tempura prawns” (12 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were three nights at Inverness and had two times dinner at cafe 1. Both times we enjoyed very good food and were served in an excellent manner. You want an advise? Don't ask for the menu, just order the seared King scallops as a...More

Thank Pietvdw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good afternoon             I selected your restaurant for my wife's birthday lunch saturday 9th June based on several recommendations from close friends and family.  We arrived slightly early for our 2pm booking though were advised we could have pre drinks or...More

2  Thank Stuart M
Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Stuart, This is the first I have seen of this. I am always happy to accept criticism, even when it is negative. I also acknowledge that we made a complete disaster of your lunch at Cafe 1 which I am at a loss as to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many great restaurants, looks can be deceptive from the outside! Walk past Café 1 and you might get this impression this is a small café/bar, but it's more like a tardis with two larger dining rooms at the back.... We started our evening with...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in for a work meeting/evening meal. Service was brilliant, very knowledgeable friendly server. A couple of wines were out of stock, but alternatives were provided from the substantial list. Tempura Prawn starter was cooked to perfection, lovely kick to light batter while my colleagues...More

Thank ScotsMag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the the three course set lunch which was great value at £20. Generous portion of smooth chicken liver pate ok brioche with marmalade sauce. Pate super. Marmalade sauce too sweet for me, thin slivers of lightly pickled orange slices would have helped balance...More

Thank gek_lee
Reviewed 1 week ago

After recommendation from our tour guy Andy, myself and six other golfers went to Cafe 1 for dinner. From the beginning we were greeted by Norman and sat in the bar area while awaiting friends. The waitress was very helpful and poured drinks quickly. The...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in after dinner on the way back to our car. Our attention was drawn by the welcoming bustle and chatter coming from inside. We weren't disappointed. The restaurant was full but we only ordered drinks at the bar. The staff were busy but...More

Thank gelucylowe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate at Cafe One on the first night of my recent stay in Inverness, about a five minute walk from my hotel on the river side. The menu is always my first stage in choosing where to dine and it looked interesting (although as...More

1  Thank Steve_T429
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on Passing, as we saw 2 courses for £15, My partner had a starter and a Cod Main, and I had The Cod Main and a pudding, both were excellent, but a little sparse, service was good, and the restaurant very clean and...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a great lunch experience. My wife had the salmon starter which she loved. I decided to have my first burger in Scotland. Unfortunately the wait staff and I miscommunicated and I found out 10 minutes later that my 14 pound burger would...More

Thank BobxxxxCindy
Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bob, You got a great lunch experience enjoying your wine ( picpoul de pinet) & prosecco, eating all of your burger whilst conveying your pleasure to Karen & Jill who both explained to you before your ordered that burgers in the UK had to be...More

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Questions & Answers
Catherine M
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Norman M | Property representative |
Catherine, We do indeed, all our dishes are made fresh & ingredients can be swapped to cater for dietary needs. we stock gluten free bread, pasta & soy, our sauces & soup is made without gluten also. Very best, Norman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$58 - $59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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 1463 226200
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