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Cafe 1

) #9 of 205 Restaurants in Inverness $$ - $$$ European, British,
75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 1463 226200
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've eaten in Cafe 1 on many occasions but our most recent visit was really excellent. Attentive, delightful staff and first class food. The experience is very much Bistro style rather than fine dining but an imaginative menu, particularly the Specials complements the standard menu...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food , lovely menu .was made to feel a bit rushed on this occasion . But still enjoyed the meal.

Thank cbeag
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant deserves a higher rating in Inverness. The starter was fine, but not to rave about, but everything else was superb. Some of the very best service we have had in any restaurant. Young staff but their attention to detail was superb. My wife...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate at Cafe 1 both nights we were Inverness - going back the second time having enjoyed it the first. The food is excellent quality and well priced in terms of what you get. Restaurant has a nice ambience and service is friendly. Would recommend...More

Thank trixiebear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This recommended restaurant was able to fit us in without a reservation which I much appreciated. The service was excellent!!There was always someone attending to beverage service, food service or clearing used dinnerware. The food was tasty & well prepared. But I rate restaurants by...More

Thank Judyrze
Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Judy, I am pleased you enjoyed cafe 1 & in particular your dessert, I have passed your praise on to young Chloe our pastry chef; she is delighted! Many thanks, Norman

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sons and I entered this restaurant with no specific expectations, yet immediately after passing the receiving area you realise that this maybe a place where quality food is served in a professional way. He place was full on a week day, mainly with locals...More

Thank Jaap D
Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jaap, Thank you for reviewing Cafe 1, I am pleased you all enjoyed it, Very best, Norman

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for somewhere to have an evening meal in the centre of Inverness and had read decent reviews about Cafe 1. It was quite busy but was I was shown to a table straight away. I decided to give one of the specials...More

Thank Karin N
Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, I am disappointed you had a wait but am off course delighted you enjoyed your food. Very best, Norman

Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to rave about this place and cannot rate it highly enough! We booked a table after my husband and his friend cycled the 1000 miles from Lands End to John O Groats - this was to be a celebration with cocktails and OH...More

1  Thank dianaswr
Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Cafe 1 to celebrate this amazing achievement, you should all be very proud! congratulations & thank you for your kind words. Well done, Norman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had arrived in Inverness early evening after a long day in the Highlands, and I had a quick look in TA and saw this was close. Our local friends had never been here. We were offered the early evening menu which suited us fine....More

1  Thank Huochemi
Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review I am delighted you all enjoyed Cafe 1, we look forward to welcoming you again. Very best, Norman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a meal last night with my son Matty, after a few recommendations about this place, and it did not disappoint. We were met by Norman the owner and shown to out table. This is an elegant, classy place but at the same...More

Thank BoutrosGhali
Norman M, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am delighted you enjoyed Cafe 1 am pleased that you Both felt welcome! We are off course looking forward to looking after Matty again & wish him every success this season with ICTFC. Many thanks, Norman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 58 - USD 59
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 226200
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