Cafe 1

4.8
1332 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

All tables are re-booked 2 hours later.

No shows will be charged at £20 per person.

Norman MacDonald MBE
Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland
Proprietor

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1332 People Are Saying
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Helen
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal at Cafe 1 lovely and would recommend to a friend

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fabulous food and great service

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JacquelineA
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warmly welcomed on our arrival, food came out quickly and every course was delicious. Staff were friendly and very attentive making sure our glasses were never empty. We had the early bird menu which is 3 courses for £20 which is great value for money.
Highly recommend cafe 1.

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SMcR
Inverness
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place and food was incredible! The set menu was a great price with many different options.

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LorraineP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab u lous as always. Had to have the tempura prawns to start . Thx Norman and staff x

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Spamela
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the waitresses.
The food was amazing. The best seabass dish i have tasted.
Very impressed.

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AidenS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was lovely, nice and polite, had to leave a tip, think her name was Annie

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CatM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Attentive serving staff. Would definitely recommend.

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KatherineG
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant pre-theatre supper. Really enjoyed our visit.

JM
JohnM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. My review relates to a lunchtime visit. Excellent food with a wide and varied choice on the lunchtime menu. The quality of cooking and the presentation were excellent. A warm welcome on arrival and attentive but unobtrusive service. Highly recommended!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great service, quick & efficient. Food was amazing. First visit but won't be my last.

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DeniseM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food - bursting with flavour . However it felt a little bit crowded and it was too noisy for conversation between 6 . Despite that would recommend and return

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RachaelD
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! Me and my partner both enjoyed it very much, discussed going back before we had even finished our meal! Staff couldn't have been more helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best food in Inverness without a shadow of a doubt. The pate starter with orange marmalade was devine and their venison house special magnificent. Tasty food and excellent service.

JM
JohnM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10, as always. The food was fantastic, the staff were great and very attentive. The usual high standard. The best restaurant in The Highlands.

SG
SheilaG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We normally dine at Cafe 1 when in Inverness. It never disappoints and good menu choices including small plates for those with smaller appetites.

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HughT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue convenient to the town centre. Good menu with quality choices. Excellent service in a warm ambulance!

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Kirsty
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by everyone especially Amy. Food was excellent

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ShirleyM
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There was plenty to choose from from the two menus. There was a nice atmosphere and the staff were attentive and pleasant.

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vipDonaldswim
Inverness
9 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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ClaireT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! The bruschetta starter was the best starter my partner and I have ever had. The service was excellent and the overall experience was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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IanE
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As ever an excellent meal last night
The monkfish rendeng was utterly delicious!

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Jess
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Would definitely recommend

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Clairebear
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, well presented and tasty food. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Even though the restaurant was near full on our visit we were well catered to and looked after.

JB
JanetB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great food. lots of choice - so many things we wanted to eat. lovely to be back. a touch of normality at this crazy time. good as ever.

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the restaurant was excellent, the food, service and ambience.
The staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive.
Would definitely dine here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a good meal experience.

RF
RobbieF
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and efficient staff. The food was very good and the service was quick.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely 3 course meal at lunchtime service was perfect.

MV
MaureenV
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food well made, very helpful staff. Enjoyed the food and the surroundings.

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Rmac
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal great atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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Foxyloxy
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good choice on menu with the luxury of wanting to order many of the dishes! Very tasty and well presented, staff were great and not pushy. Thoroughly recommend

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LesleyB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with a varied choice of starters & mains. Delicious food, friendly staff, lovely ambiance and reasonably priced wine - what more could you want!

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AlanaC
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and lovely, friendly staff! Can’t wait to go again.

CS
CarolynS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere
Service very quick staff very friendly
Food wonderful

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Doug2deep
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and the service was excellent, staff seemed pleased to serve you and were very cheerful. There were six of us and no one had any complaints on any of the course served. One of the best restaurants in Inverness, would go back.

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Rg123
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good, would recommend to a friend and would go back.

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Gordy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful staff. Food was excellent as always.great place for a meal out in Inverness.

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AlexaM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, the service and food was great. We had the early everything menu which was good value and a perfect portion size.

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AnnJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely first visit. Host attentive and food was delicious

IM
IanM
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at competitive price compared to other restaurants in town.

FAQs

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

Cafe 1 is rated 4.8 stars by 1332 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.