Cafe 1

4.8
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908 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 908 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoannaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening very much at Cafe 1, it had the perfect ambience and character. We enjoyed a three course meal and every course was exceptional. The staff provided perfect service and was very accommodating. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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GaryM
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant came very highly recommend by our family in Inverness and did not disappoint in anyway shape or form. From the quality of the food to the friendliness of the staff. Could not fault our lunch, and we’ll be back again very soon I hope.

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Helen
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and drink in a buzzing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly service. First class

JH
JennyH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with very good service. All Covid restrictions strictly observed.

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EdwardD
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you visit Inverness, you must eat here. I was recommended the Harris Gin and wasn't disappointed. Have the Pork Belly starter - my partner did and it was the best I've ever tasted. I had the king scallops which were heavenly. My main of lamb was cooked to perfection as was the 'posh' fish and chips my partner had. The tempura vegetables side was spot on.
The ambiance was perfect and the staff perfectly attentive without being overbearing.
It's the best place I've been to this year.

JS
JenniferS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fabulous meal. The staff were very attentive and friendly. We would definitely recommend to friends.

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AlyP
Inverness
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely lovely meal, well presented. Adherence to Covid regulations but still relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

MD
MichaelD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on the recommendation of a friend from Inverness and was most impressed, enjoyed everything from the scallops, posh fishn`chips, excellent draught lager but above all the prompt and very friendly service

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Stephanie
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience in Cafe 1. The food and cocktails were exceptional as always, as was the service. We were well informed of the covid procedures and felt safe at all times.

DG
DonaldG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were fantastic. Definitely recommend.

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GillianS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal on our first visit. The pork belly starter was to die for. Won’t be our last visit.

MT
MichaelT
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and attention to detail was exceptional. Food was outstanding and overall experience left you wanting to go back.

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AlexB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always was very resented and delicious, made welcome as you come he waiting staff being very attentive, due another visit soon

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LindaF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, attentive service and relaxed ambience bearing in mind the current Covid restrictions. This was our first visit to Cafe One, but it certainly won’t be our last.

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Highlander
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food with friendly service and socially distanced tables

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to a meal at Cafe 1.
Warm welcome and good food and service.
All one can ask for.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. The menu looked fantastic. I don’t think there was anything on there I wouldn’t have ordered. The sticky chilli pork belly starter was one of the best things I have ever eaten. Lamb for main course and cheese for dessert were also delicious. The staff, even though very young, were very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. All in all a wonderful experience.

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Lindsay
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and staff. Need to make price of specials clearer. Felt the beef medallions a bit expensive for what you go.

SM
SarahM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were the most attentive I’ve ever had. Their timing was always perfect.
Our meals were excellent, as were the choices of after dinner cocktails which we enjoyed as well.

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KdyBri
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deliciuos food!
Squid as a starter was excellent as was the tempura prawns. The ‘posh fish’ was exceptional. The vegetable noddles with chicken was glorious and full of flavour, though maybe just too much chilli for me!
The service was fantastic. Staff did a great job of welcoming us and looking after us on a surprisingly busy Monday evening.
Great ambiance in a seemingly full restaurant. Mix of diners, old and young, couples and groups, which is testimony to how well the restaurant is doing even in Covid times.
Would recommend without hesitation.

MD
MattD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic return visit to cafe 1, the first since lockdown. They have done the new normal very well so you feel very safe. The star of the show is the food, it really couldn’t get any better and that is why Cafe 1 is easily the best restaurant in Inverness

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FraserM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited cafe 1 to celebrate our engagement that day and it was fantastic from start to finish. The staff made us feel so welcome and looked after us so well. The food was phenomenal and great value for money. The restaurant have got great COVID safety measures in place as well and we felt exceptionally safe throughout. Would 100% recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch with hubby & daughter: couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Food was delicious, service excellent and drinks were very tasty too!

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A14A
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

All felt a bit rushed... it was like speed eating between courses and then an age to get the bill when we had had our fill.
Food was okay but nothing to right home about. It was well presented and fresh but that’s all I would say about it

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Definitely would return.

JS
JamesS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere and good food make for an excellent evening. Very attentive staff.

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SianB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always guaranteed a friendly welcome and the staff didn’t disappoint. It was our first outing since lockdown and we felt very safe and our business appreciated. Food delicious and will be back soon

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CarolW
Inverness
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe 1 always delivers magnificent food along with amazing service. Never disappoints

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JoepE
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely a great lunch! Monkfish and pasta dish both SUPERB

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SallyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, felt well looked after by staff and really enjoyed their "family farm" beefburger!!

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Karz86
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food as always and service fantastic. Would always recommend cafe 1

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the scallops to start and lemon sole for my main course both meals were superb.
Service was very efficient and the wine was really well priced.

KJ
KarenJ
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get back to this classy restaurant. Great food, service and ambience......ooops almost forgot the wine, great wine too🍷♥️

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

EH
EddieH
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food quality, great atmosphere. We will be back

SE
SusanE
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Steaks and Venison cooked perfectly.

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Winesanddines
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The posh fish and chips was amazing, my husband had the lamb and that was outstanding as well.
Staff were attentive and the COVID safety measures in place made us feel safe. Ambiance was really relaxed and lovely decor. Best meal out we have had in a long time. Eat out to help out made it excellent value.

KM
KareenM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed in and felt at ease from the start. The meal was excellent, service was prompt and friendly, nothing too much bother - they even made a couple of cocktails for us that were not on the menu (which were very tasty!)

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Gorthleckgirl
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great lunch we had last Wednesday. Food, service, social distancing and cleanliness all fantastic ❤️

FAQs

Cafe 1 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01463 226200.

Cafe 1 is rated 4.8 stars by 908 OpenTable diners.

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