Scotch & Rye

4.4
441 reviews
£25 and under
American
Our style is industrial prohibition with a splash of steampunk thrown in for good measure. Find us on Queensgate and enjoy craft beers, vintage cocktails & some incredible comfort food!

Please be aware that all bookings are taken within current, up-to-date Covid-19 rules and regulations, including booking details being used for track-and-trace. Masks must be worn upon entry and any time you are not seated. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask, please show exemption card upon arrival.

We look forward to hosting your safe, enjoyable dining & drinking experience.

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 441 People Are Saying
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LouiseG
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here for food everytime we come to inverness, love the food and the cocktails. Staff are always very friendly

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 13 January 2022

Hi LouiseG, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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Mars
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Staff is very friendly, a nice welcome when arriving. Service was great also. A lovely relaxing place.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 13 January 2022

Hi Mars, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

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JenC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a meal and drinks for a friend's birthday, the whole experience was fantastic from start to finish. The food was amazing, the cocktails outstanding and the service from the great staff was exceptional. I can't wait to go back.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hello JenC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed our amazing food and outstanding cocktails. I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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KatieJ
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Nice ambience and amazing food, the cheese sauce would have me coming back again and again! Food comes from kitchen very quickly as-well. Loads of cocktails to choose from and they are dog friendly. After being sat for 30 mins our starters were interrupted by a member of staff saying we needed to vacate our table in 20 mins despite having it booked for 1.5 hours, another member of staff came up and apologised and said she was trying to sort it for us. We didn’t know whether to rush our main meal or not and no apology from the first member of staff was given, it really let our experience down a lot and made us leave without desert or more drinks due to feeling rushed out the door.

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RobbieM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went there and booked for a table at 5 but we decided to go early and they gave us our specific seat anyway which was perfect, I noted my reason for going and said it was for our anniversary dinner and was surprised with two glasses of Prosecco which was delicious! The food was beyond amazing & the cocktails were excellent! The service from the staff especially was incredibly accommodating and welcoming!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hi RobbieM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you choose to celebrate a special occasion with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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Nikki
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food & cocktails, nice decor and friendly staff!

Will definitely return.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hi Nikki, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, waitress very attentive and very tasty food!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

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HeatherH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here - friendly staff, great service & lovely food.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 10 January 2022

Hi HeatherH, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

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Keith
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, helpful staff, cocktails were class. There was anit of a draught where I was sat for an open chimney I believe bit overall a very good experience, would highly recommend.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 6 January 2022

Hi Keith, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and cocktails and I will be sure to pass on your comments regarding the draught back to the team. Thanks again!

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kali
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails, and the servers were very lovely.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 6 January 2022

Hi kali, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

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Daniel
Ayrshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great cocktails and even the dog was welcome!!
Good service and we were all looked after well!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 30 December 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are glad to hear you enjoyed our food and cocktails! We look forward to welcoming you and the dog back again soon. :)

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LynseyM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and great people. Will definitely be back if I’m ever in Inverness!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 23 December 2021

Hi LynseyM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon next time you are in Inverness. :)

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service exceptional! Attention to detail superb!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 20 December 2021

Hello AmandaD, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

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SarahRoss
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was lovely and very quick, the service was excellent!! Didn’t have to wait long for drinks ,, great night

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 13 December 2021

Hi SarahRoss, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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Susan
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Food was tasty but cold, when told waitress she really didn't seem bothered.

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AC87
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, drinks and service!! Was slightly rowdy with a few Xmas parties but it couldn't be helped.
Will definitely be back.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 16 December 2021

Hello AC87. Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our amazing food, drinks and service! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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StevoB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff very friendly, food was delicious and arrived piping hot, great atmosphere, good portion sizes, I would recommend this restaurant, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit

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Paul
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time last night. The staff were all really friendly and professional and the food and drinks were great. Loved the bar & restaurant itself, was very cozy. Will definitely come again next time we’re in Inverness.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 2 December 2021

Hello Paul, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you had a great time with us! I will be more than happy to pass on your great comments back to our team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon next time you are in Inverness. :)

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laurent
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Disappointed no rhubarb liqueur for cocktails and my food was cold. High top seats were uncomfortable and kept sliding off. Service was friendly and helpful

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Lex123
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Nice drinks and food - also dog friendly which was nice. Service was okay. They told us they had no room when we tried to walk in despite it looking not too busy, so I checked open table and made a booking for 5 mins later and we were then let in.

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Chris
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was perfect. The chef has learn to kook. Iam a chef. I ordered a burger. The meat was deepfried and dry and very hard not to eat. A scandal to have a chef like this. I always say what i don't eat my self never leaves the kitchen

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GAIC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I'm usually quick to praise but reluctant to complain. However, since I received the email specifically asking for feedback, I have taken the time to inform you of our issues.
My son had been staying with me a few days and wanted to treat me to a nice meal on his last night. We had previously enjoyed eating at Scotch & Rye on several occasions, before lockdown.
On arrival, we were greeted pleasantly and shown to our booked table. I confirmed with our waiter that 'eat out to help out' was still on.
Our starters were ok. We both ordered the ultimate corn dog for main but they were disappointing - they were warm but not nearly hot enough, the cheese sauce was very bland and the pulled brisket just looked and tasted yuck. The chips tasted of old cooking oil. We didn't eat much of it.
The waiter asked if we enjoyed and we said, no not really. He asked if we would like something else but we declined and asked for the bill.
So, the bill was full price for food and we assumed the 'eat out to help out' would be deducted at the till upon payment. However, no, the full price was asked for. I asked about 'eat out to help out' and the bill was then amended and the discount applied. It was quite awkward having to ask again, as I had already confirmed on arrival.
Anyway, to summarise, all the staff we spoke to were polite and friendly but the food was very disappointing and the 'eat out to help out' is brilliant but didn't like having to ask for it. You can do better!

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gelova
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was at a okay level, haggis popcorn was nice, the burger was a little dry for me, vanilla cakewas nice, but very sweet, cocktails we’re very good, definitely would come back for cocktails, the staff was friendly, one of the staff kept forgetting to bring salt and then sauces, so had to wait before starting to eat my food.

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KristinaB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Booked for dinner but been told that the kitchen was shut on arrival.

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NicoleB
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Smart place, friendly staff and decent food, £6 cocktails are rare in town but greatly appreciated 👏🏻 DJ was just arriving at 8pm love the atmosphere in scotch and rye

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello NicoleB, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! :)

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JeniH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Both food and cocktails were excellent. Nice atmosphere and staff were lovely.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello JeniH, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was really good very helpful staff nothing was a bother upbeat friendly people and fun watching them making cocktails was very entertaining. The starters were very tasty but the mains were not what we expected. Corn dawgs the batter was very stoggy and quite sickly. The brisket with chilli and bacon corn dowg was bland. The big dipper was very spicy and it wasn't stated that it was spicy which it should have been on the menu. Taken the price of the burger I would of thought that it came with chips. We noticed when we were having our meal that one of our party kept getting little drips on her sleeve which came from the ceiling. The toilets felt very eerie, cold and the lighting not very good and the candle on our table wasn't lit.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, beautiful food, great service.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review!

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AdamGee
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scotch and Rye is always amazing been here many times now and the burgers are exceptional, service and overall atmosphere is also fantastic.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello AdamGee, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoy our exceptional burgers and I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to the team. :)

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RitaM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staffs are friendly, welcoming and attentive with us. The foods was delicious! I had baby back ribs and it was huge and tasted lovely! Everything was presented beautifully. It ws quite (we booked for lunch) and the ambiance is relaxing and romantic. The only thing is missing is a relaxing music to be played in the background. We will definitely come back again!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi RitaM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed our baby back ribs and our relaxing ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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CaroG
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food. If you are looking for a lively busy bar this is the place to be. We found the tables to be very tight and not much room between each one when bar was full. Staff were all friendly and chatty.

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RebeccaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Great food and service too

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gerryk
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our cocktails and our food staff on the ball couldn’t do enough back soon cheers Gerry 👍👏

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RuBe
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to have a few cocktails and some food..

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello RuBe, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! :)

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GemmaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here alot in the weekend. Friday we booked a table where we had a meal after somewhere else. The staff where lovely and got us a table booked for after our meal. Upon arrival staff were very welcoming. On Saturday I went with my sister and we had a lovely night where once again everyone was lovely even considering the large party that were seated behind us! Overall Scotch & Rye made my weekend great after a very busy and stressful week!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hello GemmaM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review and thank you for visiting us multiple times over the weekend! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with cocktails on Saturday afternoon. Excellent service and would highly recommend. 🤩

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GeorgeM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reserved standard table when booking but was shown to high top table on arrival, this was quickly rearranged. Service was quick but quality of food I would rate no higher than average. The disappointing thing was the restaurant was running a eat out to help out promotion similar to that held by the Government during November, however was presented with full bill at end of meal? When I queried amount, was given promotion discount.

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vipClare
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fab food thanks! Dog friendly too.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 4 November 2021

Hi Clare, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! :)

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Cat89
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

We booked ahead and were still given the table closest to the toilets. Food was pricy for what we received, burger was £10 on its own and was an extra £3 for a tiny portion of fries which were not worth that. Cocktails were okay, the menu was extensive and perhaps a smaller menu would allow the drinks to be fine-tuned and executed perfectly. We were handed a bill that we hadn't even asked for so we were aware that they wanted us to leave however it took another 15 minutes for someone to show up with a card machine. Overall, I was disappointed with most parts of the night except from a fantastic and enthusiastic male staff member who we didn't catch the name of unfortunately!

FAQs

Scotch & Rye does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Scotch & Rye also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01463 715374.

Scotch & Rye is rated 4.4 stars by 441 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.