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Cafe 1

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75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 1463 226200
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After asking a local friend where was good to eat as a treat for my husband and I, we were pointed to Cafe 1. And what a beautiful meal it was ! I'm never a fan of fancy menus as I don't understand half the things on them, but we were not disappointed here. The food was simply divine and... More 

Thank Chaz_Russ
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just back from a lovely weekend away with friends went to cafe 1 for lunch it was really gr8 with fantastic food with gr8 service would definitely recommend

Thank Rabsteedman
Manchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time to visit and enjoyed the atmosphere but felt a little let down by the food which whilst enjoyable did not meet my expectation. Restaurant was heaving being a Saturday night but first course arrived with one incorrect dish, the mains arrived without vegetables for one dish - there was only four of us! this took the edge off... More 

Thank HappyChappy66
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with two guests from a tour. One wanted a Dirty Martini and good quality Scallops. She got both and was delighted. the staff and dinner were both excellent. not a great sized bar at the front of the restaurant and we did wait 20 minutes for a table. But on saying this, the experience was great and I have... More 

Thank Gerry M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to get a table...it was very busy when we went in but luckily there had been a cancellation. That was our first time there but will definitely go back

Thank brandyquoy
Inverness, Scotland
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117 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were chatting about where we should go for our 44th Anniversary Lunch - used to be dinner but now we are retired lunch is better. Anyway after a bit of discussion we opted for Cafe 1 and we were not disappointed. he staff were attentive but not overbearing, the surroundings were restful and the food first... More 

Thank Gallipoli007
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Cafe1, especially the malteaser crepes but my last trip was sadly not the best. Took over 30 minutes to be handed a menu, but in their defence it was a Friday night! When my soup did come, parts were cold but still delicious! We didn't even stay for dessert as the waiting time for food was very long.... More 

Thank Ellie L
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the area for work purposes. I ate in this restaurant on consecutive nights and I had absolutely no complaints. Both nights I had soup of the day and a steak dish - a Ribeye the first night & Beef Medallions the second. The soup was really nice and the meat dishes were cooked to perfection. With a glass of... More 

Thank 300greg
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty nice lunch, wasn't that busy but took a while. Great customer service apart from forgetting to offer desserts. After asking one parfait came out frozen Overall good

1 Thank Richardg204
Ellon, Aberdeenshire
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of five waited an hour to be seated, it took three attempts to be given a wine list and then we had to ask two different members of staff to bring the side orders we were still waiting for when the main courses were served. The acoustics are not great either - we were straining to have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$58 - US$59
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?