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Cafe 1

££ - £££European, British,
75 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EA, Scotland
+44 1463 226200
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepes” (65 reviews)
“tempura prawns” (14 reviews)
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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 6 days ago

Cafe One is our favourite restaurant to visit in Inverness. We always eat there and recommend to all our friends and family - it has a lovely menu and the food is always delicious. We recently visited and the fire alarm was sounded and we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank OrkneyK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Choose this restaurant thinking well established upper class. Two Coeliacs in 40th birthday party made waitress aware wheat & gluten free dietary requirements. Whilst we waited on our meal the fire alarm was activated we all had to leave the restaurant. On returning the food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Innes33
N0rmanM, Owner at Cafe 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Innes 33 I am absolutely flabbergasted with your review. Yes we made this mistake & we also tried to rectify this as well and as quickly as possible, you appeared to be satisfied with our apology in not charging you for the dish & accepting...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Went to this restaurant expecting good things and was not disappointed. The food and service was excellent. Nothing to complain about. The lamb was particularly impressive.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank northhighlander
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Had to book for the following night dinner, glad we did. Outstanding menu selections well presented and delicious. Reasonably priced for a fine dining restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Would have been 5 stars but for the lack of a decent selection of desserts. The tempura prawns and chicken liver pate very good. The chicken on spinach mash was smashing and posh fish and chips (monk fish in tempura) lovely. Gavi di gavi at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidA863
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by 2 different local folks and did not disappoint. Food was fresh and inventive, service was professional and friendly. Go where the locals go!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 652lindsays
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing meal, service and everything else I can’t think of. Not a bad word I can say. From starters to dessert. Worth the trip away on its own.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PanDavies
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Several of the top rated restaurants in Inverness are closed on a Monday so it is to Cafe1's credit that it is business as usual. We each had a different main course - steak, chicken and pasta - all of which were excellent being both...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Delicious meal last night for four of us enjoying a rare night out with family visiting from London. The food was lovely and the service from the young, enthusiastic & knowledgable staff was excellent. Best restaurant in Inverness.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Justine7058
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We had dinner at Cafe 1 with friends last night after trying several alternative restaurants during the past few months. The ambience, service and food were all first class. A warm welcome from Norman was complimented by flawless service from his young but highly professional...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dalbuie2017
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30 July 2017|
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Response from N0rmanM | Property representative |
Catherine, We do indeed, all our dishes are made fresh & ingredients can be swapped to cater for dietary needs. we stock gluten free bread, pasta & soy, our sauces & soup is made without gluten also. Very best, Norman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$58 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
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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