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The Abstract - CLOSED

20 ness bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
+44 1463 223777
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (7 reviews)
“loin” (3 reviews)
“truffles” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
20 ness bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
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51 - 60 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 20 June 2013

This is not a cheap night out but neither is it anywhere like the most I've paid for dinner. Making the booking was easy, we were well received and receptionist and bar staff were friendly. The restaurant staff new about their dishes and sources for...More

Thank fraternally
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Arrived 15 mins early and a very courteous young man offered us a seat in the bar or to sit us at our table. We chose the bar for a cocktail and very nice they were too. The young man was knowledgeable and helpful in...More

3  Thank Cal26_11
Reviewed 25 March 2013

I should start by saying that this was my second trip to Abstract after visiting in 2006, so I will be comparing the two experiences. We visited Abstract on a busy Saturday night in March to celebrate a special birthday and I chose it because...More

3  Thank barkwilde
Reviewed 15 February 2013

This was our second visit to Abstract. Our first visit was amazing. This was time, the experiance was still good, but we felt rushed and this was reflected in the service. We arrived early so that we could enjoy a cocktail before our meal and...More

2  Thank bob186541
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Ate here recently and had the tasting menu with the accompanying wine selection. The food was very well presented but at times a bit off the wall (the razor clam as previously mentioned did not add much to the beef). The wines I felt were...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 11 December 2012

This restaurant ranks up there in the top restaurants to visit in the WORLD! The ambience and classical elegance is spectacular, the food is without peer and the whole experience is just awe-inspiring. If you really want to bask in ultimate luxury, you HAVE to...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 20 November 2012

We dined at Abstract during a tour of Scotland and parts of the UK in October. We had read reviews of the restaurant and made sure to book well ahead of our arrival in Inverness, hoping for a memorable experience. We were not disppointed. Quite...More

2  Thank GeoMo
Reviewed 19 October 2012

The Abstract is simply superb. The food is brilliantly conceived and beautifully presented. The Chef deserves great congratulations.

Thank JudithMcClure
Reviewed 12 October 2012

I was taken to The Abstract and therefore not sure what to expect. The meal turned out to be one of the best I've eaten. The menu choice was intriguing and with hindsight I would've been confident choosing any of the dishes. I opted for...More

Thank pearj
Reviewed 11 September 2012

I recently went here to try their new tasting menu with my wife. They'd changed the tasting menu on the day we arrived, so I think we were the first couple to try it. This also meant it wasn't what we'd been expecting! Things started...More

Thank MatthewVernon
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$32 - US$64
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 ness bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 223777
  • E-mail
Nestled on the banks of the River Ness within the Glen Moriston Hotel, Abstract Inverness is a stylish bar and restaurant recently dubbed a ���rising star��� by the Michelin Guide. Head Chef Geoffrey Malmedy specializes in modern French cuisine using locally sourced Scottish ingredients wherever possible. Popular dishes include Black Isle beef fillet with oxtail; Scottish halibut with vanilla and chervil; and hot strawberry souffl��. The chic piano bar boasts a huge list of malt whiskies, a wide selection of cocktails and an extensive international wine list. Abstract was the first restaurant in Scotland to introduce a chef's table. Situated in the kitchen, it offers a unique opportunity for diners to enjoy a stunning tasting menu whilst watching the team at work.
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