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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were given a late night timeslot but we were getting slightly late because of traffic congestion. We tried to call up from the car but there was no answer. We reached the restaurant 5 mins after our booking slot and the staff would not...let us in. Apparently the kitchen had closed although it was almost an hour and 40 mins before the restaurant closing time. The manager first tried to find fault with us stating that we should have called up. When we showed him the call records on our phone, he made a lame excuse that they were busy and so did not pick up the call. He literally shooed us away. So much for hospitality and customer care. It was obvious from his mannerisms that he was being driven more by his racial prejudice.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem of a restaurant. Amazing food. Good feel to the restaurant.Would highly recommend. Madlen & Dai Davies

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and the food is absolutely amazing from the bread & dips on arrival to our main course. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, lovely relaxed atmosphere and great service. Only slight issue is portion size - the portions are just too big, meaning you cannot finish your courses. Everything is delicious, but too big.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have traveled the world and know based on experience - this place is the best in Inverness. The owners are full of class. The food is amazing! The king prawns were plum, juicy and fresh; the grilled chicken full of flavor and tender; the...bread and dips are heavenly, and the baklava for dessert (made in house) is the perfect end to an exceptional meal. And all of that with service full of smiles!! 11/10More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Mandy W, Owner at Aspendos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. High praise indeed from a Washington D.C. food critic 😀😂

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful freshly made meal we had today at lunchtime. Everything was great. We just love going back to this restaurant. Excellent value and service every time.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Mandy W, Owner at Aspendos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed your meal. Look forward to seeing you all again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish I could give a lower rating than 1 star. We booked it at 9:15 pm. Unfortunately due to no parking unavailability nearby we were just 10 mins late. The owner was very rude and told us that he had closed the kitchen. How can...a dine in restaurant be closed when the timings are till 11pm and the restaurant was full of people. Either he is a racist or he had given the table to someone else without confirming with us. Both ways, seeing his incorrigible behaviour, will strongly not recommend anyone go there. There is another amazing Turkish restaurant down the road called La Le which serves not only the best Turkish food but also are very welcoming and gracious hosts. Stay away from Aspendos and go to La Le.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Mandy W, Owner at Aspendos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello we were very disappointed to read your very harsh review.Just to clarify our kitchen closes at 9.30 so although the restaurant may appear full at the time customers have already ordered their meals. Our 11.00pm closing time is the time customers vacate the premises...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service the manager was friendly and funny guy. My first time trying Turkish food and was not disappointed. I had the slow roast lamb and it was perfect. The size of the portions are big so if you like a lot of food this...is the place for you. No room for pudding. Overall great restaurant lovely management. Give it ago you won’t be disappointed. Thanks guysMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful interior, friendly service and excellent food. The “group menu” (available for 2 people) meant we could sample a large range of dishes, followed by a hearty main course. This was quite reasonable at around £23 a head. We particularly enjoyed the aubergine and pepper...dish, and also the lamb kofte.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Mandy W, Owner at Aspendos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are really happy that you had a nice time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mediterranean restaurant in the centre of Inverness. Incredible, tasty food with vegan and gluten free options. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Mandy W, Owner at Aspendos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

High praise indeed. Thank you so much.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Aspendos

Yes, Aspendos offers takeaway services.

Aspendos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5