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Contrast Brasserie

The Glenmoriston Town House, 20 Ness Bank | Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
+44 1463 223777
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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The Glenmoriston Town House, 20 Ness Bank | Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good carefully prepared food; and truly outstanding value for money at that. Finished the evening enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and wide range of whisky in the adjacent piano bar.More

Thank Nick J
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Nick, many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Contrast Brasserie. And what a lovely review at that! So glad that you appreciated the food and happy that you got to enjoy some whisky in the Piano Bar. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

No Pre Theatre menu on a Saturday? Nothing on website indicating this is the case, but we had no time to change venue. As the Pre Theatre menu was not available, and nothing else on the dinner menu appealed to me, I tried to order...More

Thank Didley46
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Didley, thanks for writing a review of your visit to Contrast. We don't actually state on our website the timings for our menus, so I'm not sure why you would bring this up. At the end of the day it was your mistake. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved the table at 8:00 o clock but we got it after 20 minutes. We were surprised for our long waiting even the restaurant was almost empty. In effect there were only 4 tables occupied. Despite this we waited 45 minutes to be served....More

Thank zorra92
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Zorra, Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Contrast. Sorry if you had to wait for your food. We use only the best of local ingredients and everything is cooked to order. This level of quality does take time, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has changed from Italian type cuisine to more brassiere international. Although the food was very good I liked the previous format. My wife had a disappointing starter, tempura prawns but the light batter was far from light and resembled more of a chip...More

Thank William B
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi William, we've not served Italian type food here for over 15 years, when the hotel was owned by an Italian family. We have consistently great feedback on our brasserie menu so we are sticking with that for now. Sorry if the starter fell below...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was too far to walk to from our hotel, and finding a parking space in Inverness city centre isn’t easy. This restaurant was recommended by our hotel, and has its own car park. The staff were lovely, friendly and...More

1  Thank Scotlandcag
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Contrast. I am sorry if your experience with the food was not a good one. If you take a look at the reviews below yours and on other sites you will see...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal - the venison was delicious. Good wine selection, which isn’t ridiculously overpriced. I always thought the rocpool was the best place to eat in Inverness, but frankly, this place tops it. The piano bar in the adjoining room topped our evening...More

Thank MisterB49
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words Mister B. The team work hard to ensure every diner experience is the best possible so they'll be delighted to read your comments.Thanks again and hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 27 February 2018

Fabulous food & Service. Thoroughly recommend & hope to visit again. Believe the menu has changed recently so if you haven't been for a while try it.

Thank SuMacd
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you SuMacd for taking the time to review your visit to Contrast. We really do appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 February 2018

We were 5 plus a baby, grabbing lunch on way to airport. Food was excellent value, very good quality ingredients put together extremely well! Service was warm, friendly and very professional, topped off with a great view over the river. Would not hesitate to go...More

Thank bazzzab
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Bazzzab, many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Contrast. The staff work extremely hard to ensure that every diner experience is a good one so they will be delighted to read your comments. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 February 2018

First time lunching here and really enjoyed it great food choice on the set menu and the service was very professional, only thing that annoyed us was the water for the table was charged and as we were not given a choice of tap or...More

Thank Chizcouple
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi there, many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Contrast. Sorry to hear about your issue with water, we only provide tap water if it is requested. Next time you come please let me know.

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I visited Contrast yesterday evening at about 7:20pm, I am a commis chef and what I had was pigeon to follow lamb and your fondant. It was all cooked to perfection and I as particularly impressed with the "ooziness" of the fandant. The table service...More

Thank Guillaume D
Angela W, Guest Relations Manager at Contrast Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi Guillaume Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your meal. We are so glad that you had such a great experience, we know how difficult it can be to please someone in the trade! The team all work hard to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 67
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Glenmoriston Town House, 20 Ness Bank | Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 223777
  • E-mail
Description
In Scotland, the traditional way of cooking is to create simple dishes, built around one great ingredient. Contrast Brasserie is no different. From succulent rare breed pork or prime dry-aged beef to locally grown market vegetables and fresh fish from sustainable we try to stay true to our Scottish roots. With a sharp focus on Scottish, locally sourced produce, Contrast Brasserie is a refreshing addition to the Inverness restaurant scene. Located a short walk along the river the city centre and across from Eden Court Theatre, it's the perfect lunch, pre-theatre and dinner destination.
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