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“great meal”
Review of The Abstract - CLOSED

The Abstract
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $64
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nestled on the banks of the River Ness within the Glen Moriston Hotel, Abstract Inverness is a stylish bar and restaurant recently dubbed a ���rising star��� by the Michelin Guide. Head Chef Geoffrey Malmedy specializes in modern French cuisine using locally sourced Scottish ingredients wherever possible. Popular dishes include Black Isle beef fillet with oxtail; Scottish halibut with vanilla and chervil; and hot strawberry souffl��. The chic piano bar boasts a huge list of malt whiskies, a wide selection of cocktails and an extensive international wine list. Abstract was the first restaurant in Scotland to introduce a chef's table. Situated in the kitchen, it offers a unique opportunity for diners to enjoy a stunning tasting menu whilst watching the team at work.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great meal”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

really enjoyed our meal here - fantastic service. Wine choice and menu was varied, and the setting was lovely

Visited August 2012
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Edinburgh
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“New Year - with a difference”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Had a great meal here prior to new year. We were all delighted and particularly impressed with the emphasis placed on Top Quality Local Produce.

  • Visited December 2011
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Try the chef's table”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Great food and the chef's table situated in the kitchen is a must do just once. Great experience

Visited April 2012
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Probablely the best meal I have ever had”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

I have always wanted to try Abstract so I decided to take my wife there for a special meal.

We were warmly greated and our coats were taken before being shown to the piano lounge. We started with a champange cocktail and canapes were brought to us. We decided on the tasting menu which was 8 courses, but just the right size and space out over time so that you don't feel too full. The highlight for us was the main course of roasted loin of venison - it was simple amazing.

We fininshed our evening with coffee and peti four and a few drams of Scotlands finest, while listening to the residant pianist.

It was expensive but I would have no problem in forking out again for this quality.

  • Visited February 2012
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Booked for a special birthday. Ordered the tasting menu with accompanying wine flight and found it to be a fantastic meal for a special occasion. Service was just right - attentive without being intrusive. Food was very special. We have eaten in a few Michelin starred restaurants in our time and found the food here of a similar standard. Ambience very special - nice atmosphere with discreet live piano music in the background. Fine selection of malts in the atmospheric piano bar to round off a lovely evening. Overall, having read previous reviews, this exceeded expectations. Compared to other restaurants locally, it is a bit more expensive than other high end restaurants in town, but in terms of the quality of food, service and atmosphere, it more than delivers. Highly recommended.

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