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€€ - €€€Cafe, British,
2 Stephens Brae, Inverness IV2 3JN, Scotland
+44 1463 711900
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (42 reviews)
“fish chowder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2 Stephens Brae, Inverness IV2 3JN, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travellers in Scotland have to deal with odd serving hours- lunch stops at 2, tea at 3-4 and then dinner starts at 6 or maybe 7. Girvans is right on the pedestrian mall. It is busy for many reasons but always has room for you....More

Thank slarson127
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Girvans is such a great restaurant in Inverness, always great food at any time of day, we normally visit at breakfast or lunch, but visited in the afternoon for an early tea for a change, and it was great as usual. You are always get...More

Thank westheath10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in twice today once for coffee and then for an early quick bite dinner. Only open until 7:00 pm, so if you want dinner you have to come early. Well, it was pretty busy even at 6:00! Food was very good, great service and...More

1  Thank Jedda1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are all friendly and the food is second to none - the atmosphere is great and the music is not too loud allowing for quiet conversation

Thank fax1ngton
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great food...excellent service...reasonably priced. Save room for dessert...the fruit crumble with custard was awesome!

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were hungry when we saw the posted menu and so we entered Girvan's. Got a pleasant table by the window looking onto the busy pedestrian street. Food was absolutely delicious and filling. In fact, as good as the desserts looked, we...More

Thank sueswanson2003
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A few steps away from the Eastgate Shopping Centre it is a treat to have a break for something to eat in somewhere other than a standardised chain. I had the Creamy Fish Chowder which was totally sublime and I can't wait to have again!!!...More

Thank Sugarlady
Reviewed 11 September 2017

After checking what was highly rated (on TA) for lunch in Inverness, we made our way up towards Fig and Thistle behind the shopping centre (up the hill). However, after seeing the menu outside we weren't really in the mood for anything there (certainly not...More

Thank Scots_On_The_Tour
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Our visits to Inverness aren't complete without a visit to Girvans . A BLT toastie that was simply brilliant , strawberry cheesecake to finish my wife had a toffee meringue. It's a must visit if your going to Inverness , and every time you go...More

Thank billybothwell68
Reviewed 10 September 2017

4 of us called for lunch ,we spotted the place when passing and it was busy always a good sign in my book. We had a short wait to be seated but it was worth it. Service was very swift and the manager was buzzing...More

Thank richard c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Stephens Brae, Inverness IV2 3JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 711900
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