Fig & Thistle Bistro

4.8
378 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.

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 378 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.6
ambience
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KathrynM
Inverness
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, value for money, friendly service.

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NathanF
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic meal for a very reasonable price. We were very impressed!

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Alistair
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service from Karen and the team at Fig & Thistle.

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AlanM
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat. Service from all staff was great. Food excellent and wine lovely excellent value.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A friendly atmosphere and delicious meal. Worth booking ahead for!

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TeriU
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a superb meal at Fig & Thistle, I asked for the venison to be done medium rather than the recommended rare and they checked with the chef- it was not a problem and tasted delicious. Clean plates all round, everything was fab.

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Annxxxx
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and fantastic service. Would highly recommend the Fig and Thistle.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly. Amazing food. A really lovely family meal out

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant food and atmosphere. Staff are fantastic. My favourite restaurant in Inverness. Highly recommend

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DavidC
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and a great lunch menu. Excellent...as always !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great choice on menus + Specials board! Lovely friendly service TOP MARKS & 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 all round. Thank you Fig & Thistle

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Jessica
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere, a warm welcome and very attentive.
Food was very good & would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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ColinM
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried to book on a previous visit to Inverness but it was fully booked for the date we wanted, got in this time and we were not disappointed, food was great, service was fantastic, the whole experience was great, can’t recommend this place highly enough, if you are in Inverness you must go, we certainly will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet birthday get together . Food and cocktails delicious, staff couldn’t have been any more helpful. Been before and didn’t fail to impress ! Staff went extra mile singing happy birthday to my daughter with some added sparklers !! Thank you Fig and Thistle. It can’t be easy right now in the midst of everything.

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ShonaWillieIshbelAngus
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal in a lovely wee restaurant - definitely recommend it & will be back.

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Aberdeenshirequine
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to this restaurant a couple of times when been in Inverness and once again it did not disappoint. Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and lovely staff

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shoesandbags
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fabulous meal. Love the menu changes frequently and is always creative and different.

The staff are always super lovely and knowledgeable.

The wine list is good and I love that the prices are not crazy but you get lovely wines and the good price point.

Thank you again for a lovely meal.

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Jose
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm friendly staff and the food was absolutely divine! It's a definite yes from us!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent...food tasty...really enjoyed it

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Frenchie
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent meal from starter to dessert including cheese. Loved everything. They were all delicious, the presentation and service were very good. Great showcase of local produce. Will definitely come back!

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Ktmonster
Scot. Islands
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and great service! We had a great experience and will return.

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fionam
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff helpful and welcoming. Offered extra info about menu. Our first visit but would come back and recommend to friends.

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Carmac
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was very good too- will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was part of my birthday celebrations. My partner and I chose here before we revived based on recent reviews and looking at the menu.
We were given a warm welcome on arrival and shown straight to our table.
I chose the the carrot, ginger and honey soup, which was delicious. My partner’s choice of tiger prawns were also delicious.
My main course was the handmade Chuck steak burger, again, very tasty and nothing was left in the plate. The roasted rump of lamb was cooked to perfection, was juicy and utterly delicious.
A lovely dining experience and will definitely revisit when we return to Inverness.

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Waldo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, welcoming staff. Cosy restaurant. Excellent service. Excellent food. Thank you.

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IanS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food the specials board caused a dilemma in what too choose so many nice choices went for the Sea bass in the end was the best I’ve had followed up with the cheese board again really good. Will definitely be back when in Inverness again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and lovely food. Looking forward to going back!

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Jilly
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleased that we could add two extra people to our booking at fairly short notice and we enjoyed an excellent meal together. It was so hard to choose from the menu as there was so much we liked the look of (though sadly one of the specials had already run out). But we thought all the food we ordered was excellent and it was good to have wine that was reasonably priced as well as a good range of beers.

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Chris
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Inverness. Very good quality food, very nice staff, you feel welkom when you come in. It is perfect

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JessieJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit here and we weren't disappointed. We opted for steak tonight and it was perfect. Staff were, again, very friendly and welcoming. So glad we found this place.

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FrithO
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding- all 4 of us had 3 courses and enjoyed every one. Best meal out in ages!

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lllllmmmmmggggg
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were instinctive in their serving with me with my young son. Made us feel welcome and treated with lovely food as a single parent family out and felt covid safe with screens and space while retaining an intimate atmosphere. Thanks team.

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ScottE
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with local flavors and ingredients, very accommodating to food intolerances. Definitely would eat there again.

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LindaM
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as usual was amazing. Service also as usual outstanding. Karen should be very proud of her team. This is my favourite restaurant in Inverness.

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KerS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal, could not fault a thing. Food was exceptional as well as the service. Staff very friendly and attentive. Would not hesitate in a return visit. Have recommended to friends.

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DavidG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see this bistro survived Covid lockdown! Still got fantastic ambience great service and above all, lovely food!
Very happy to be back.
D, J, J, & Y

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal at Fig and Thistle. The staff was welcoming and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the goat cheese appetizer and prawn appetizer. For mains we had the sea bass special and the salmon. One shared dessert- the cheesecake- a special flavor that I can’t remember served with strawberry ice cream was outstanding. Be sure to book a table here- the restaurant is small, we dined there on a Saturday evening and they were fully booked. One slightly negative observation. If you sit at the back two tables downstairs, you will hear the hand dryer from the restroom. Certainly not something that would cause us to not return. In fact, we can’t wait to return!

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GillM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fig & Thistle is outstanding on every level and my most preferred restaurant in Inverness

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Menu was small but obviously about quality and not quantity. Enough choice in my opinion without being overwhelming. Food was excellent, especially my steak with was done to perfection. Very reasonably priced and would hope return soon.

FAQs

Fig & Thistle Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 378 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.