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McNab's Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
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7 Ness Walk | Columba Hotel, Inverness IV3 5NF, Scotland
+44 1463 231391
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117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on three occasions. The food was good, the staff friendly and the price reasonable. The place was noisy at times.

Thank konsilanto
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here for dinner. I had the pork roast, and my partner had the spaghetti carbonara. I tried a bit of the spaghetti and it was lovely. My roast, however, was disappointing. The meat tasted a bit...odd and old. I think it may have been the previous days. One of the roast potatoes was hard in the middle. Everything... More 

Thank Emma D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have stayed at the Columba hotel frequently but have only eaten there a few times. Although the food was adequate it was a little on the cool side which was disappointing although it was tasty. The bar staff are friendly and welcoming.

Thank Catherine R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This bar is very cold take your coat and gloves when you visit,food is reasonable and no Scottish beers

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Below freezing day and the bar had only 2 little heaters on to cover a huge area. Wood burning stoves not being used which was ridiculous in such cold conditions . Staff were pleasant enough but needing a little more training.

Thank afcdons1903
Keith, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

First time I have eaten here, although a limited menu it caters for all food taste. The food was tasty and hot when it arrived, well presented and reasonable prices. Good location too

Thank Rosemary R
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Friday night, had the minted lamb shank and was lovely. Great menu selection and full bar and also very friendly staff.

Thank Beth N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had lunch at McNabs and it was the first time we have eaten here. My boyfriend had the Cullen skink soup which was delicious and I had a cheese and coleslaw sandwich. Delicious, well made food and great value for money. Service was great and the lady who served us was polite and friendly. We didn't have to wait... More 

Thank ediork89
Federal Way, United States
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184 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Just two doors down from the hotel arranged by a terrible travel agency (avoid Exploring Vacations!), the tour guide had recommended we go to the pubs rather than restaurants for better quality food. The service was good -- well, ordering at the bar was fast -- and the workers quite friendly. My "well don" burger was char and the french... More 

Thank Gail C
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I decided to pop in to this bar, as it was right next to the hotel we were staying in. The bar was freezing cold and empty. We ordered our food and it was awful. The chicken was cold, potatos and veg hard and I left still feeling hungry. There are much nicer places to eat at around the area!

Thank Colleen A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Ness Walk | Columba Hotel, Inverness IV3 5NF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 231391
  • This restaurant is at Columba Hotel, Inverness

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?