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Contrast Brasserie

€€ - €€€European, British,
The Glenmoriston Town House, 20 Ness Bank | Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
+44 1463 223777
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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12:00 - 22:00 Hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Glenmoriston Town House, 20 Ness Bank | Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I are frequent visitors to the Glenmoriston Town House, we consider their restaurant Contrast to be one of the best in Inverness for meals and entertainment. For Lunches, evening meals or afternoon high teas the standard impresses. The atmosphere is great, most...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

14 of us ate here for my mum's 80th birthday. We were really well looked after, both in the planning and on the day. Everyone had a lovely meal ( from a tweaked Sunday lunch menu) and the service was, as ever, friendly and attentive....More

Thank scott1304
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is first clase. For the moment you enter you're treated like a special guest. The service is courteous attentive & Natalia very helpful all the time. The food cannot be criticised, everything was prepared to perfection. The surroundings was quiet and...More

Thank AlineMelo2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been lots times before and loved it. This time though menu bore no resemblance to previous visits. Food was tasteless and even the so called petit fours were just disgusting . Is there a new chef? Waitress was lovely and she was apologetic. But we...More

Thank AnneC3352
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a little hit and miss but can be forgiven for the Venison alone. Firstly we popped into the Whiskey Bar for a pre dinner Cocktail. Listened to Pianist for 15 minutes which was pleasant but no staff so my wife had to go...More

Thank mdp1
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the food at this restaurant. I had the mackerel starter, which was excellent. My husband had scallops which were tasty. The mains were really delicious I had the squid ink risotto which I cannot fault. It was divine. In some ways the quality of...More

Thank Alison R
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi Alison, many thanks for reviewing your visit to Contrast. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal so much, and that the service was so good for you too. We'll take on board your comments re the wine list and will bear this in...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. On Anna's, the very attentive restaurant manager, recommendation I went for the tempura prawns and the venison. But first I had a small tapa of aubergine croquette with 3 different types of beetroot jus. Delicious. I'd also...More

Thank mimmck
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hi Mimmck, thanks so much for reviewing your visit to Contrast. Delighted that you enjoyed our recommendations, I think you were one of the first to try our new a la carte menu so its great to hear that you enjoyed it all so much....More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Lets start with the good stuff. Staff is friendly and accommodating Menu is fresh and exciting, we spent long deciding on the food. Felt spoiled for choice. Located right by the river. Now with all that there is a cringe. The food did unfortunately not...More

1  Thank Johannes Sælsen N
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Nice atmosphere and OK food. Definitely a hotel restaurant with pretensions to be better than it is. Overly fussy garnishing, confused combinations and some outlandish flavours. It's a shame because they use fabulous ingredients, but try too hard.

Thank DCL0nd0n
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I hosted a birthday lunch for 14 of my friend. We all met in the bar and ordered cocktails which were all delicious. Some were not on the menu, but that was no problem. We all enjoyed our lunch, which was beautifully presented and served...More

1  Thank ShonaAviemore
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$65
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Glenmoriston Town House, 20 Ness Bank | Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 223777
  • E-mail
In Scotland, the traditional way of cooking is to create simple dishes, built around one great ingredient. Contrast Brasserie is no different. From succulent rare breed pork or prime dry-aged beef to locally grown market vegetables and fresh fish from sustainable we try to stay true to our Scottish roots. With a sharp focus on Scottish, locally sourced produce, Contrast Brasserie is a refreshing addition to the Inverness restaurant scene. Located a short walk along the river the city centre and across from Eden Court Theatre, it's the perfect lunch, pre-theatre and dinner destination.
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