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Platform 8

££ - £££, British,
38-40 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1JT, Scotland
+44 1463 713307
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“burgers” (11 reviews)
“peas” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
38-40 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1JT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place for a get together with friends for a few drinks. Staff are friendly and super efficient. Didn't eat there but the plates of food I did see looked pretty good. Great value for money and a nice friendly atmosphere.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had supper at Platform 8 on Sunday evening and we were very impressed with our food. I had the chicken pasta and my wife a beef burger. Both meals were nice and hot and both were very tasty. The staff were...More

Thank David9456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in Wick and had a while to wait before we could book into our hotel. so we walked a very short way back from the station and found Platform 8, we went in and were pleasantly surprised at how spacious it...More

Thank cOOk-192014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a trip to Inverness we went in here to have a drink and a late lunch. Like the '19th hole' at a golf course, this is a Belhaven pub a block along from the 7 platforms at the station. Having frequented Platform 5 in...More

Thank Si_Dev_1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic pub near to station,hence name I imagine. Serving real ale and the usual drinks etc. Lovely and clean,staff pleasant,food looked lovely. Nice city pub worth a visit.

Thank Trevor V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bar is nicely laid out with bar seats & comfy chairs. Choice of food is good & reason price with meal deals. Chose the Balmoral burger & the chicken/bacon open sandwich. Despite it being lunch time & not busy - service was slow at the...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to Highlands family treated me to visit to brodie castle and overnight stay in Inverness this restaurant was only 5 minutes walk from accommodation staff were great with kid's and food was good honest pub grub would highly recommend 😊

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place looking absolutely brilliant after refurbishment. Fantastic service, extensive drinks range and great food. Definetly worth a Visit!

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

First day we had breakfast when we arrived. After noon we had fish and chips the fish is awesome it's a must have . Staff are all amazing nice place to go for food or a drink . Second day we had fish again it's...More

Thank ymail2014
Stuart M, General Manager at Platform 8, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi, thanks for your review and we are glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to Inverness and our fish & chips. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Exchange.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Already had a bad lunch experience here but decided to give it another chance. Unfortunately it was probably worse. Had a chicken and bacon sandwich that was simply awful. I will not be going back

1  Thank Kenneth f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38-40 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1JT, Scotland (Formerly The Exchange)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 713307
  • E-mail
Right next door to the train station, Platform 8 has a fantastic rang of Gins, Whisky & draught products as well as a range of ice cold beer. We show all live sports on our 3 sky HD boxes and our 86" TV. We always have fantastic food offers available, including 2 starters for £7, 2 main meals for £10.99 and 2 desserts for £7.
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