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Cafe 1

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
European, British, Scottish
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75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 1463 226200
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Will definitely be going back. Good location, superb food, good service. Best lamb I've ever tasted.

Thank davysinc
Olympa, WA
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91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe 1 is good by any standard. it is especially good in a city of only 45,000. We had excellent meals that relied on local meat and produce. Lamb was tender and flavorful; chicken stuffed with apricot and encased in pancetta was juicy and flavorful. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice selection of fairly priced wines.

Thank Bob S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for my birthday last night and the food was excellent and out of this world everything was cooked perfect will definitely be back

Thank Jennifer R
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the food here today. Arrived about 12 & the restaurant filled up quickly Pork slider followed by a well executed dish of chicken thigh, red pepper & almond. I could see the kitchen teams passion in the dishes that were served. Burger was outstanding, clean & well presented. Its a shame the service didn't match. Had to ask... More 

Thank mrbeetroot
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has very good food but I expected more from the service side. This was the second time I had eaten here, with the first being so good that I was looking forward to returning. This was a family meal for 5 on Tuesday 27th December and the restaurant wasn't busy so there was no excuses from that point... More 

Thank jamarano
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Cafe 1 on the recommendation of some friends. Both my wife and I had the Fillet Steak special. The Steak was cooked to perfection and is definitely one of the finest pieces of meat I've eaten in a long time. This was however the highlight of the visit. I understand that Cafe 1 presents itself as a... More 

Thank Graeme P
Canton of Aargau, Switzerland
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here because it has good rating on tripadvisor so we thought would give it a try. The food was okay but only on average scale nothing special, however, the service was crap. When the waitress took our plates away, she asked if we want to have a look of the desert menu and we said yes, we waited... More 

Thank franzwilk
Ullapool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The food is always nice in Cafe 1 however it can take some time due to the restaurant always been so busy. You get what you pay for with regards to price and the staff are always nice and attentive. Up there with some of the best places to eat in town.

Thank Timmy H
Tenerife, Spain
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My wife and I had lunch in Cafe 1 recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. We decided on the 2 course menu, and both started off with tomato soup and crusty bread, excellent especially for the cold day. I then had chicken breast served on a mash with accompanying veg, and my wife had beef bourginon and again both meals excellent.... More 

Thank DerekandMyra
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this local restaurant on Tuesday evening for Xmas night out hadn't been there before but had heard mixed reviews on this establishment so full of anticipation was looking forward to it. I had starter which was not impressive at all then came main course I asked for steak to be medium rare leaning more to rare well that didn't... 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?