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“Good food, great value, friendly service”

Mustard Seed Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 251 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $55 - $55
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Open since 1995, the simple cooking and warm, friendly atmosphere has allowed The Mustard Seed to become one of Inverness’s favourite restaurants. The Location on the banks of the River Ness in a converted church building is simply stunning and helps create the wonderful ambience. The transformation from disused church to restaurant created a unique space; with a double-height ceiling and magnificent open log fire. Many of the original period features were retained and combined with a mix of natural and modern finishes. The addition of the terrace on the top floor allows alfresco dining and uninterrupted views of the River, another amazing asset for the restaurant.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good food, great value, friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2009

This restaurant is a real find. We never visit Inverness without lunching there and are never disappointed. It is more of a bistro than a restaurant and is bustling and quite noisy. Don't expect a quiet ambience. A great place to eat and have fun with friends.

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Hertfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Shame about the staff”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2009

The Mustard Seed came recommended by a friend who had not been for some time. Unfortunately, although our food was acceptable without being special, the evening was spoilt by service which was more rushed than a fast food restaurant and at best surly. So, be warned Mustard Seed, if you don't find some friendlier staff you will lose repeat custom. For us, once was enough.

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aberdeen
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“exellent service and value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2009

have eaten at the mustard seed many times lovely fresh,imaginative,tasty food at a great price. top service too.

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scotland
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“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2009

We came across this restaurant by accident whilst visiting Inverness and so glad we did. We have since retuned on several occasions and have not been dissapointed. The food is fantastic. There is a set lunch menu for approx £5.95 and also a pre-theartre for not much more both were really good. The evening meals are a bit more expensive but you get what you pay for. We requested a river view table which was really romantic. Staff could not have been more helpful. We will definately be returning to the Mustad Seed and wouldnt have a problem in recomending to others.

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Beauly, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Don't settle for second best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2009

and this restaurant is second best. I have eaten here several times in previous years however my most recent visit was disappointing. The service has slipped, the food is still good but has largely lost its imagination and passion, and the atmosphere has lost its sparkle. The pervading atmosphere was verging on boredom and although the food was ok, the presentation was poor.

Won't be at the top of my list to return to.

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