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.
All tables are re-booked 2 hours later.
No shows will be charged at £20 per person.
Norman MacDonald MBE
Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Norman and his team never fail to make you feel welcome. The staff always go out of their way to look after you and the food was as always excellent! Can’t wait to go back.
Best fish I have ever had! Absolutely beautiful food and service
We are regular diners at Cafe1 and it never disappoints . The quality of food,atmosphere and service is always first class. Norman always looks after you and has trained his staff to do likewise. Dined in Cafe1 a couple of times since the Covid 19 restrictions were introduced and have always felt comfortable.
Excellent food and service
Another beautiful meal had at Cafe 1, we always have a lovely evening. The food is delicious and the ambience great!
Without doubt one of the best Restaurants in Inverness , the cuisine is always up to a very high standard , myself and my partner had the Venison and both agreed it was superb , beautifully cooked and presented , Highly recommend Cafe 1
Fantastic food and service.
Fantastic food and service as always! Thanks Norman!
Great food in calm n relaxed atmosphere , Fabulous food n outstanding service . Thank you
As always it was very very good. My only comment would be that the waitress was over attentive with suggesting that she poured us more wine. We were happy to be left to ourselves to do this. However, she was very nice and this is more a comment than a complaint.
We had a delicious meal and will be back.
Fiona Finlayson (David and Graham Finlayson agree)
We had a fabulous lunch at Cafe 1 on Saturday. 4 of us had the Christmas lunch, all having the turkey main course which was amazing. Large portions, beautiful food, quality service - staff discreet and always attentive. Totally COVID safe. We had a wonderful afternoon and would highly recommend this restaurant.
Another great meal from Norman and his team with friendly service and atmosphere
Great evening! Food was excellent. Portions not huge but more than enough. Service was super...young and energetic. Special mention for Annie...breath of fresh air. Attentive but not over the top.
Splendid evening, great food and great wine, highly recommended
Fantastic! Service and quality of food on point as ever. Well done for creating a great customer service despite the challenge of COVID conditions. Looking forward to returning soon.
This was the perfect location for a business luncheon.
As usual another great meal, everything was perfect. Staff helpful and friendly.
Had a lovely meal here, as always. Food is plentiful and very tasty.
Lovely food and staff were very friendly and professional. Only complaint is that service was very slow, we ordered drinks within 5 minutes of being in the restaurant and only got them 40 minutes later after we’d finished it starters. We had to skip dessert as we had to be somewhere for six which was disappointing as I was looking for to the famous Malteser crepe! We would have thought that 2 hours should have been long enough for 3 courses but a shame we only got 2 in due to the slow service. Staff were lovely though and we enjoyed our visit!
Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff, great service and superb food
Food and service excellent as expected, covid safety measures no concerns about safety at all
Beautiful food and friendly service, highly recommended!
Lovely food, lovely setting, good menu, reasonably priced
Delicious food and cocktails, already planning our next visit!
Great lunch on Saturday, service was particularly good. food great, as was the wine, nothing was too much trouble,
Always a great meal in Cafe1, lovely friendly staff with great food.
Really ,really excellent. Everyone thoroughly every morsel of food. Excellent service too. A super evening!
First visit to cafe 1 and very impressed, will definitely be visiting again!
Great food and very helpful staff would highly recommend
Excellent meal and service. What we have come to expect from Cafe 1.
Excellent! Food, drink and service was great. Would definitely recommend 😊
Excellent service and fantastic food . 1st class as always
The food was lovely, although the venison was a bit over done. We were sat next to an open window to the kitchen, so it was a little louder than we would have hoped for.
The warm welcome and attention we received from the waiting staff was superb.
They had vegan options for my partner, which was great to see.
I couldn’t fault anything from the moment I stepped in the door to leaving. All the stuff were very nice and made my partner and I feel welcome. The food was delicious and the presentation was also very good. Overall a very good evening and will definitely be going back.
LOVELY LUNCH FIRST TIME BEEN OUT IN AGES ,LOVED IT
I first had a business meeting and went back the next day for solo everyday dining. Friendly staff, good service. Uncomplicated dining from a very varied menu. Also a good wine selection.
Oh my god the meal was absolutely brilliant. Couldn't fault it one bit and the staff were very attentive.
Absolutely loved the food, service was great.
My only negative is we don’t carry cash and couldn’t leave a tip as the card machine didn’t provide that as an option!
First time out for a while and met with a warm welcome. Every course was delicious, lots of choice.
Pork belly starter, magnificent, matched by the scallops. Posh fish and chips absolutely beautiful, best batter ever, beef stir fry with noodles, unbelievable. It would have been rude not to share a dessert, which was honestly the greatest thing I have ever tasted - chocolate tart with salted caramel, and I'm a savoury guy. Brilliant service. Great atmosphere. No place better, anywhere.
Cafe 1 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01463 226200.
Cafe 1 is rated 4.8 stars by 994 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.