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$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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2 Stephens Brae, Inverness IV2 3JN, Scotland
+44 1463 711900
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We all had a great meal at lunchtime and the cakes are amazing. So good. The service was first class and not too long a wait for our food to arrive. Will certainly be back.

Thank Mark C
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here for lunch. The good points - friendly welcome, nice atmosphere, restaurant clean and food generally tasty. The not-so-good points - decor very dated and slightly worn, coffee poor and service at table friendly but incompetent. Our order was 'lost' meaning that we waited over 40 minutes for a basic lunch order to arrive.

Thank AWSmith2
Inverness, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my Mum here for lunch for the first time in years! It hasn't changed much, but the service was excellent and our hot sandwiches were very good...the Rueben and the Mushroom Panini. Reasonably priced too, and busy as always. The restaurant is looking a little tired, however we we chatting to the Head Server and she told us that... More 

Thank Danielle M
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, Friendly Staff. Favourite place for lunch in Inverness and always get a good meal. Never been unlucky. Always busy and often have to wait but worth the wait.

Thank macgregor1971
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my family have been visiting Girvans for over 10 years now! Through many staff changes and a menu changes, it's still one of our favourite places to go in Inverness. The food is very simple, there's nothing fancy about Girvans but it's always tasty and as described on the menu. I think particularly for breakfast and lunch Girvans... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I was here with my mum and sister for lunch a few weeks ago. The food was good/average, my mum was disappointed with her choice of pasta as it was really rather bland (prawn and coriander if I remember correctly). The other dishes were ok. The staff were a mixture of lovely and rather inattentive. One slightly older lady was... More 

Thank Lia S
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We decided to pop in here for a meal. Place looked clean enough and the menu looked varied enough. We sat down, staff were attentive, we perused the menu while the member of staff asked us for our drink order. I wasn’t sure what drinks they had and I asked a simple question but the staff member didn’t speak very... More 

1 Thank DonnyDave30
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Five of went for breakfast . Staff never asked how food was and came back with bill and just droped on table so I take it we're done.. need to go another cafe for coffee . So rude

Thank Paul S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived here at around 1pm, with a queue out the door, waited around 30 minutes and was seated. It was incredibly busy but the food arrived quickly. Had the cheese nachos starter which was very good. For main I had the cajun chicken with sweet potato fries and a side of garlic bread. The salsa that came with it had... More 

1 Thank Lizzie T
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Girvans is a great wee cafe with lovely food and drink. They have delicious homemade cakes to offer and it's just across the road from Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Thank Coinneach P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Stephens Brae, Inverness IV2 3JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 711900

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