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Fig & Thistle Bistro, Inverness,

Fig & Thistle Bistro

4.8
4.8
461 Reviews
£26 to £40
International
Fig & Thistle Bistro offers modern Scottish cuisine in a casual dining venue in the heart of the city centre, Using Quality local produce with daily specials, they offer value for money and a warm welcome.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Contemporary British, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:15–13:45 Dinner Wed–Fri 17:45–20:30 Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01463 712422

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We also offer a private dining experience on the 1st floor, catering for larger parties. ( Government guidelines may limit availability during Covid-19) Please call Karen for more information.

  • Area

    Inverness

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 461 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Overall

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Food

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Service

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Ambience

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Value

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Healthy

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Lunch

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Romance

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Special Occasions

  • Inverness

    Best Overall

  • Inverness

    Best Food

  • Inverness

    Best Service

  • Inverness

    Best Ambience

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness

    Healthy

  • Inverness

    Lunch

  • Inverness

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Inverness

    Romance

  • Inverness

    Special Occasions

  • Inverness

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal as always. First class. Highly recommend visiting here.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  3. D

    Dianekde

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a quaint little place with a wonderful staff. We were in the mood for steak and ordered it. It wasn't the largest piece of sirloin I've ever had, but priced well and cooked as I like it. The wine list is also well priced and we had a nice red. This restaurant does not break the bank and you'll get a fine meal with good service.
  4. ML

    MartinL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. All staff very focused on what front of house should be/do for the diners. Food exquisite, and Ian the Aussie deserves great success with this restaurant.
  5. GM

    GeorgeM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food great service would definitely recommend it to all my friends and family absolutely enjoyed the food
  6. O

    yvonneO

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good value home made delicious food attentive and friendly staff
  7. N

    Natalie

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and lovely, friendly and helpful staff.
  8. T

    Texasrocks

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely setting outdoors. Food was fantastic.
  9. AS

    AndrewS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent little bistro with very friendly, accommodating staff and great food. Travelled up from Glasgow, and well worth the trip.
  10. CR

    CarolR

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at The Fig & Thistle and will definitely be returning. Staff were on hand without being at all intrusive. A very tasty menu awaited and we eventually decided on the salmon with Malaysian coconut curry which was delicious. Food arrived piping hot and the salmon was cooked to perfection. The raspberry gin fizz cocktail was very enjoyable too. My only advice would be to book ahead as this is not a large venue but make sure you definitely try it. Highly recommended
  11. S

    Seekingfresh

    Inverness

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, our favorite dinner spot in Inverness before events at Eden Court. Beautiful food, lovely presentation, great service. Only complaint is that portion size on special salad and salmon dinner very small even for a lady for price paid. Partners burger more like what we’d expect. Really nice reasonably priced wine was especially appreciated .
  12. JS

    JackieS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious and nicely presented. Would definitely return.
  13. o

    onecruella1

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and especially loved the goat cheese appetizer. Highly recommend this quaint restaurant with the best service within our entire trip. We will come back here again!
  14. S

    Samina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, with great atmosphere and professional customer service.
  15. JM

    JohannaM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and amazing service. The place is cosy and friendly.
  16. JH

    JulieH

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, food was amazing and the service from Connor our waiter was fantastic. Would definitely recommend and go back here when we travel to Inverness.
  17. L

    Lucia

    Southwest Florida

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little bistro in Inverness. The food was delicious and well prepared. The people who work there were great and friendly.
  18. HH

    HollyH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful, unique, and tasty food. Goat cheese tartlet was to die for. Reasonable prices too. Be sure to book ahead!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant and food was great !
  20. NR

    NRTdinners

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely intimate restaurant with great service and food
  21. N

    Nickya89

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!! Food great and service too!! A bit noisy because of a group of six friends, but it was okay.
  22. WK

    WolframK

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Metal was exzellent. Stuff was very friendly . Next Time we will book again
  23. i

    itryanything

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had the pea soup and wild mushrooms linguine. The soup was excellent very creamy highlighted with some roasted garlic blended in. The linguine was okay but the sauce was little too thick for me. There's hardly enough mushrooms to bite on mixed in with the linguine. Great service! Good selection of desserts. I was glad they were happy to serve me as a solo traveler. Recommended!
  24. B

    Bluejames

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with terrific service from a very friendly helpful staff. You can see it is a family concern with the level of commitment and service you receive from the moment you enter. The food is to die the presentation the taste absolutely amazing and delicious defo Michelin star rating
  25. MH

    MaggieH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, small and intimate. Very good quality food and service. I would have given it five stars except for the fact it was not great for vegans. I’m not actually vegan but have a lactose intolerance. I did manage to find a goats cheese dish but had already had goats cheese at lunchtime elsewhere. There were no vegan desserts and no non dairy milk, so I couldn’t even finish off with a nice flat white. Come on, Fig & Thistle, don’t discriminate against people who can’t have dairy, or who choose to avoid animal products. This is 2022!
  26. MM

    MikeM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and terrific service. I'd highly recommend it.
  27. NC

    NicolaC

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, and even better food. The communication was second to none. Karen could not have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend to others.
  28. LM

    LindseyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It’s been a few years since my last visit to the Fig and Thistle and it was great to see it bustling. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff very attentive without being overly fussy. The only downside was the dreich view from our table to the back of the Eastgate Centre, unfortunate but didn’t spoil a lovely evening.
  29. PC

    PandC

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb. Cosy bistro. Outstanding food. Friendly staff. Very reasonable prices. Highly recommended.
  30. JR

    JenniferR

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff, very accommodating of wheelchair, and helped into the building. Delicious meal, from starter to dessert and lovely coffee.
  31. AC

    ApvCarvalho

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, perfect. Service was impeccable too, very nice, attentive owner. But again, the food was very good!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food , ambience and great service . This was one of the best rated places to eat in Inverness and it met expectations. Unique and tasty preparation of the food . The wait staff and owner were very friendly .
  33. JP

    JoopP

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    nice and cozy restaurant with delicious food. very friendly staff and price/quality outstanding. highly recommended place to eat in Inverness
  34. S

    Strathdoc

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, consistently good. Very welcoming.
  35. J

    June

    Aberdeen

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic meal at the Fig & Thistle restaurant on Fri 6 May. From the minute we entered the restaurant the staff were fantastic and looked after us so well. Food was amazing with good portion sizes and very reasonable prices for the quality of ingredients used. Highly recommend this little gem of a restaurant.
  36. MM

    MairiM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, as always. Great wine too. Lovely staff and venue.
  37. S

    Sunariel

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal! Helpful staff. Prawns starter and melt in your mouth salmon! If I lived in Inverness this would be my regular weekend dinner out.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious and service first class as usual.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal and evening was excellent as always.
  40. BM

    BillMcD

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent we had 3 courses and each one was perfect, wine was reasonably priced with good selection. The service was friendly and very efficient we will be dining here on a regular basis as just retired to Inverness.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Fig & Thistle Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 461 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Fig & Thistle Bistro

4-6 Stephens Brae Inverness, IV2 3JN

Additional information

  • Area

    Inverness

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:15–13:45 Dinner Wed–Fri 17:45–20:30 Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    International, Contemporary British, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01463 712422

  • Private party facilities

    We also offer a private dining experience on the 1st floor, catering for larger parties. ( Government guidelines may limit availability during Covid-19) Please call Karen for more information.

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