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“Simple surroundings but fabulous food and wine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe 1

Cafe 1
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Ranked #9 of 252 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $58 - $59
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ayr UK
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83 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Simple surroundings but fabulous food and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

A fairly unimposing appearance which is repeated with the simple arrangements inside. However, the food was astonishingly good. I had the pigeon to start with followed by a lamb dish and they were sensational. My wife eats only fish or vegetables and had no problem choosing from the excellent menu. She rated the fish as one of the best she has tasted. The staff were friendly, helpful, and eager to assist from start to finish. Not the cheapest meal you will have in Inverness, but certainly one of the best.

  • Visited October 2013
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“So So Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

There really not much to say about this place apart from its just to die for!!! the meat was the best I Have ever tried!!

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

We went for the Early Bird Special which is really good value at 12.50GBP for 2 courses. I had soup as a starter followed by lamb sausages. The soup was delicious, the sausages were obviously made on the premises and were tasty although not exceptional. My wife had chicken which was moist and perfectly cooked. We were then offered the dessert menu and we both had the apple tartin which was very good. The service was friendly and efficient and, although it was very busy the owner twice took time to ask if everything was OK. We enjoyed the decor and ambience. The wine list is adequate and there is a good choice of malt whiskies to finish with.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Bill M
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invergordon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went to Cafe1 for my niece's graduation celebration meal. None of them had been there before and all of them agreed that the food was of fantastic quality, with the service some of the most attentive they had experienced, "and it was only lunch!". So pleased they enjoyed the experience, even though I knew they would! The whole celebration was second to none including the hiding of the flowers and gifts which the staff participated in with pleasure.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank kate d
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had a very enjoyable tasty lunch with a friend . Smoked salmon starter, husband had pate with amazing jelly on top. Main course holly house sausages on an excellent mash with flavoursome jus. Excellent value on the early bird menu.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Den51_12
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