Scotch & Rye

4.5
281 reviews
£25 and under
American

Top tags:

Casual
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, bookings of 6 maximum from a maximum of 2 different house-holds. 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 281 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GarethP
Inverness
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My girlfriend has a milk allergy and the menu wasn't very clear as to what she could eat. She usually goes for vegan options but somethings were obviously vegan but weren't labeled as vegan. The staff were very helpful and checked with the kitchen who confirmed everything. Food was very tasty and good value.

Scotch & Rye
Responded 7 hours ago

Hi GarethP, Thank you for leaving us a great review! I am glad to hear our excellent team of staff were able to help your girlfriend out when choosing her options and that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks again. :)

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LaraB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great family meal for Father’s Day with our wee dog. Friendly staff and great food - we’ll definitely be back!

Scotch & Rye
Responded 7 hours ago

Hi LaraB, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate it and are glad to hear you had a great family meal with us on Father's Day with your wee dog! :)

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jammy
Inverness
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a really nice meal here with my daughter. Good sized helpings. Mac cheese with bacon was excellent. Friendly and quick service. Nice surroundings. Would recommend.

Scotch & Rye
Responded 7 hours ago

Hi jammy, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Scotch & Rye with your daughter and enjoyed our mac and cheese with bacon! :)

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YvonneM
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, couldn’t fault it. Service was exceptional, food was amazing and cocktails were really good. Such a great atmosphere, Will definitely be back

Scotch & Rye
Responded 3 days ago

Hello YvonneM, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your first-time visit with us and were able to try both our amazing food and cocktails! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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JohnB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great friendly staff and a brilliant selection of drinks. Had a lovely evening in the scotch & rye, would definitely recommend 👌

Scotch & Rye
Responded 3 days ago

Hello JohnB, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are happy to hear you have a lovely evening with us enjoyed our good and selection of drinks and we can't wait to welcoming you back again soon! :)

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Lisa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Will definitely be back.

Scotch & Rye
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lisa, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We absolutely love dogs and are so happy we can welcome everyone including their pet into Scotch & Rye! We look forward to welcoming you and Nina back again soon. :)

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and all of the staff were extremely polite and helpful, very nice vibe.

Scotch & Rye
Responded 3 days ago

Hi MikeC, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our food and service from our staff during your time with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Can’t fault the team at Scotch and Rye. Would definitely recommend.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 17 June 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it and will be more than happy to pass on your great comments to our team! :)

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JosephH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt extremely safe with Covid protocols in place but didn’t impact the experience. Amazing food - especially the cauliflower wings
All the staff were very kind and had a fun night!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 14 June 2021

Hi JosephH, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! I am glad to hear you felt safe whilst dining with us and that you enjoyed our cauliflower wings! If you book in on a Wednesday we have offer bottomless wings all day for only £10per person! This includes the cauliflower wings ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious cocktails!

Scotch & Rye
Responded 7 hours ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We look forward to welcoming you back again for some more delicious cocktails!

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ShayeMunro
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always, tried some new bits. We had 4 cocktails each and 3 starters and fries between us and were really happy with how reasonable it was. Cocktails were amazing and thank you to the bar man for making one of the mocktails alcoholic for me lol. The staff were super friendly and and the service was dead fast! One of my fave pubs and restaurants in Inverness now! X

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 17 June 2021

Hello ShayeMunro, Thank you for leaving us such a great 5-star review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our food and cocktails and I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to our team and chef too! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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LauraB
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant attentive service, delicious cocktails and fabulous food!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 14 June 2021

Hello LauraB, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We look forward to welcoming you back for more delicious cocktails and fabulous food! :)

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Jenniferh
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and it’s always the first place I recommend people to go! Always a great experience!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 14 June 2021

Hi Jenniferh, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review and great feedback! We are happy to hear that you recommend Scotch & Rye and I will be sure to pass on your comments to our great team of staff! :)

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TraceyC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent could not fault it, the service was attentive but not intrusive. Staff were all very pleasant. Would recommend to anyone

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 14 June 2021

Hello TraceyC, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed our food and will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place was lovely a nice ambience throughout the service was great ran like a well oiled machine I would have gave the food 5* had it not been for the ice cream cake I had was too much and parts didn’t taste all that great but the rest of the food was amazing. Definitely worth a visit.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 14 June 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review and your honest feedback, we really appreciate it! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and will feedback to our chef in regards to the ice cream cake. Thanks again. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely afternoon out with my daughter
Staff were excellent

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 14 June 2021

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

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Amber
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just was in for cocktails but they were amazing and the service was great

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 10 June 2021

Hello Amber, Thank you for leaving us a 5- star review and great feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our cocktails and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Make sure to check out our twist on classic American dishes. ;)

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LF2911
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was really tasty and the drinks were lovely too! Our server was really friendly with attentive service. It was great being out! The music was loud, and we happened to be sat under a speaker, so it was difficult to hear each other chat at times. That is normal in a busy bar, but it felt strange after so long of there being no music indoors so people don't have to shout (covid!), so that was just my personal preference that I'd have liked the volume down slightly....however the atmosphere was great in Scotch & Rye and nothing needs to change at all!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 10 June 2021

Hi LF2911, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our tasty food and drinks! If you had notified your server regarding the volume of the music they would have happily turned it down to accommodate your needs. :) We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Rpm12
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, lovely staff seating was pretty uncomfortable however that is the only bad thing. Food is amazing and was prepared very quickly l. Staff where there to help if anything was wrong or for drink refills etc. Overall a lovely experience and will be returning!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hello Rpm12, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our food and that our staff were helpful during your time with us. I will take onboard your comments regarding the seating. Thanks again. :)

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JaclynS
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick and attentive service as always. Cocktails were amazing!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hello JaclynS, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and our amazing cocktails! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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LauraW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The standard of food was a complete let down. We (party of 3) wanted to order chicken wings but had run out. Only found this out when we came to order. We chose to share nachos instead and they came slathered in a cheese sauce (which didn’t taste of much) and a dollop of sour cream and a dollop of guacamole. No salsa, no thought on presentation. Nothing was said by the staff so we asked if the salsa would be coming & we were offered some ‘chopped up cherry tomatoes’. If you have cherry tomatoes you can make fresh salsa.
The mains of 2 burgers, with a side of Cajun fries (bit of Cajun spice sprinkled on the top....that was it) were ok. But came with a side dish of thick cheese sauce, again that was bland & lacking in cheese. Another main, Mac & cheese with pulled pork and a side salad. Overall the consistency of the pasta and sauce was ok but lacking in flavour. The side salad was some mixed leaf with dressing drizzled over it....doesn’t really warrant being called a salad.
Staff were friendly but food a huge disappointment. Don’t recommend

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Kris
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, good service and amazing cocktails!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hello Kris, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our amazing cocktails and we can't wait to welcome you back for some more!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff know their drinks. Very friendly atmosphere. Great place. The selection of cocktails and whiskey leaves you spoiled for choice.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We really appreciate it! :)

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JEnna
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Came for dinner, all got burgers scotch and rye burger, apocalypse cow burger and Big Dipper burger all burgers were dry and tough and barely warm after a 40 min wait. Quantity of food was adequate but you had to pay for chips seperate and at that they were slightly over cooked was very Disappointed with visit food looks good in the pictures and attracted us to come here although staff were attentive and polite would defo not return

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Deepa
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I absolutely loved the vegan beetroot burger. I would highly recommend. Quesadillas we’re great too. Fabulous service and good atmosphere. Would recommend.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hello Deepa, Thank you for leaving a great review! We appreciate it and are glad to hear you enjoyed our vegan beetroot burger and quesadillas! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, very attentive friendly staff.

Never had an empty glass for long yet didn’t feel pestered. Superb!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We are glad to hear that our team kept you topped up during your time with us! We really appreciate your review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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anneg
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Nice atmosphere only thing was table for two was sitting next to each other could do with being opposite as more comfortable for chatting

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hi anneg, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review and for your honest feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our fantastic food and service and will make a note of the seating plan for tables of two. Thanks again. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very busy asked to move table as our table was booked for 8pm but were told that there was another table free for the rest of the night so we did. We cancelled a table we had booked at another restaurant to do so. Then at 9pm a staff member slammed the bill on the table told us to leave as this table is now booked but on the app there was a table still open for 9 o’clock.

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Joanne
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing 10/10 brilliant food and service

Scotch & Rye
Responded 7 hours ago

Hello Joanne, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We look forward to welcoming you back for some more amazing food! ;)

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ShaneH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite casual place to eat in Inverness. Never disappointed.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hello ShaneH, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5-star review and feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Mollie
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Staff are bubbly and helpful. Was an absolute joy, can’t wait to return. Still thinking about that cheese sauce.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi Mollie, Thank you for leaving us such a great review! I will be sure to feedback on your comments to our team as they will be happy to know they made your experience great! We look forward to welcoming you back for some more cheese sauce! ;)

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LucyW
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super service, dog friendly and amazing cocktails!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 24 May 2021

Hi LucyW, Thank you for leaving us a great review! We really appreciate it and glad you enjoyed our amazing cocktails!

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IslaG
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a lovely meal, first time out since lockdown restrictions eased and it was so relaxed and felt so comfortable. Can't recal the name of the guy serving us but he was excellent, all staff were so welcoming and gave the place such a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All in all a brilliant experience.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 24 May 2021

Hi IslaG, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review! It makes us happy to hear we made you feel comfortable and relaxed to be able to enjoy your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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CDLT
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and was excellent. Would definitely rate it 5 star and be back again

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 24 May 2021

Hi CDLT, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your first time visit with us and will be making a return soon in the future!

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EilidhD
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Couldn’t fault it - food was amazing, service was exceptional and cocktails were lovely. Even offered some classics off-menu which added to the experience! Would recommend to anyone looking for food & drink in Inverness.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 24 May 2021

Hello EilidhD, Thank you very much for leaving us such a great review! We really appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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NicoleG
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great for the price service was amazing and food was fired out really quickly

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 17 May 2021

Hi NicoleG, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed our food and amazing service!

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JosephK
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really tasty. The portion sizes were very big. We had booked ahead.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 17 May 2021

Hi JosephK, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed our food! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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DeboraV
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious properly cooked lunch. Menu had a good variety of options. Very pleasant place for a meal. Service was excellent, relaxed and efficient yet friendly. Good value and an enjoyable experience.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 17 May 2021

Hello DeboraV, Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review and taking the time to share your feedback. I will pass on your comments to our team! Thanks again.

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NeilB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and I spent a lovely evening having dinner at Scotch & Rye.

The meals were served quickly and the portions were just perfect.

My son tried, and enjoyed, a few of the mocktails on offer.

Overall, a great choice for a evening meal in Inverness.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 11 May 2021

Hi NeilB, Thank you for such a great review! We are glad that you and your family enjoyed our service and food. Happy to know your son approved our mocktails! Thanks again.

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EilidhS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab food. Great service. Cleanliness and hygiene relating to Covid-19 standards was spot on.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 11 May 2021

Hello EilidhS, Thank you for the wonderful review! I am pleased that you enjoyed our fab food and great service. We have a high standard of cleanliness and clear safety guidelines in place. We hope you welcome you back again soon!

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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 4.5 stars by 281 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.