Cafe 1

4.7
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793 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Scottish
Welcome to Cafe 1
I have pleasure in offering you a unique, fine dining experience here in The Highlands at Cafe1, Inverness.

We take great pride in sourcing local ingredients - some produced by ourselves from our own Croft!

Our open plan kitchen turns quality Scottish produce into appealing modern dishes.

We are a restaurant that moves with the times.

Norman MacDonald
Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland
Proprietor
What 793 People Are Saying
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MarianaM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe 1 never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. Definitely my favourite restaurant in the Highlands.

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Georgia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, who were knowledgeable about the menu and wine list.
The food itself was flavoursome and served promptly. The flavour mixes were incredible and unexpected! Would love to return.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Delicious lunch we’re seated a bit near toilets but that’s only negative comment, highly recommend

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time myself and my wife have been at Cafe 1 and both the food service etc has been excellent.

I took 2 friends along with us this time and they were very impressed as well...

Shame I did not get at least one slice of the 3 Birthday cakes that night..lol

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raymondo
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class meal in an excellent venue.
Staff were great and very attentive.
Great value for money so will certainly be back.

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ScottM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place , food was amazing and the service was spot on , highly recommended

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DolinaM
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and as always it was perfect, no complaint's at all.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was lovely and very well presented. Staff friendly and very accommodating. We had a pleasant time celebrating a special birthday. Quite noisy due to building work above but this is temporary, we just picked wrong day.

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MaggieL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chef and waitress were very helpful towards my gluten free choices from the menu. Chef changed things to suit.

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Gloria
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Service attentive and helpful but Saturday night perhaps not the best time to go if you prefer to be able to hear the dulcet tones of your waitress above a louder neighbouring table.
Good food and great idea to offer post-prandial coffee based cocktail !

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ShonaS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place for a lovely meal.... i had curried cauliflower soup.. was good but maybe just too much curry powder as lost the cauliflower flavour..
Posh Fish n chips ( monks fish) was tasty...
Was beautifully decorated for Valentines wkend.. would defo recommend and will visit again..🤗

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OpenTable Diner
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food!

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Sharon
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, decor, menu variety and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner for two

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MichaelG
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always 👍👍. Excellent new menu , highly recommend for any occasion .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with great service - will definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service

JA
JenniferA
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing cocktails, had a lovely meal . The haggis Bon Bon from the specials and then the Halibut. Super service.

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Andie777
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Food was delicious and the staff were amazing. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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LloydC
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As ever good food in pleasant surroundings with pleasant staff with a friendly and welcoming attitude

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous evening at Cafe One. The food was amazing, and the staff were very attentive and professional. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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vipJacqueline
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had such a lovely time celebrating New Years Eve at Cafe 1. The service was great and the set menu was a very good value.

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SharonM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on New Year’s Eve. Food and service were excellent

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Milne
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service

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HelenaS
Inverness
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely lunch to celebrate my daughters 18th. Very attentive staff, food service was a little slow but the restaurant was busy at the time so this is understandable, absolutely wonderful food. Would highly recommend

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Will
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go again.
Early bird lunch was great value and all food was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food and service as usual

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JoC22
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend bought us a voucher for here for Christmas and we are so pleased! A delightful evening! Excellent food and wine and whiskey And wonderful staff Particularly Kelly who took extra time with us Highly recommend here

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IanH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoy my visits to Cafe1. You always receive a warm welcome from the host and the staff. Attention and service was 1st class and the food was excellent, as it always is. Prices are reasonable, great selection on the menu and really pleasurable dining experience

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JohnH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent s always. Great food, service and embience.

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WendyM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always- great staff , well priced lunch menu. Meat from their own farm a highlight!

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & excellent service

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MagentaC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a relaxing late lunch here. The atmosphere was cosy and welcoming and the service was great. There was plenty of choice across two menus and nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious especially the beef bourguignon and the cafe afagato.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing
The staff were so friendly and attentive and the food was delicious

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Guests
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed in the portion size.One potatoes sliced up placed under the turkey and a few shedded Brussels. It’s not often we are still hungry after two courses but on this occasion we all were.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite place to go

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NatalieH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and food. Amazing as usual. Would definitely recommend.

MM
MalcolmM
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab night! Staff attentive and food fantastic. Never lets us down.