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“Pre-theatre meal”
Review of Nico's Bistro and Bar - CLOSED

Nico's Bistro and Bar
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Scottish, Grill, Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Our in house bar restaurant - Nicky Tam's - offers a relaxed and casual atmosphere with a menu serving traditional Scottish food with the finest local produce, ales and premium spirits... While we have a wide choice of wine by the glass, cocktails, a selection of 80 pure malt whisky and more than 10 Scottish gin... Nicky tam's also offers all the favourite classics such as Steak Pie, Haggis, Burgers, Cullen skink and even more on our specials board. With a mix of granite and wood walls, tartan furniture, burning stoves, the scene is set for a family gathering, relaxing afternoon tea, business meeting or simply catching up with friends to get a away from the stresses of the daily routine. We have a large selection of wine by the glass, cocktails, over 80 pure malt whiskies and more than 10 Scottish gins... Please ask for our drink and whisky list at the bar. Definitely worth a look! Our bar is open all day for drinks and coffee, we serve food from 12 to 2:30pm for lunch and from 5pm until 9pm for dinner. Please note that we open for lunch during the winter on booking only
Invergordon
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pre-theatre meal”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We pre-booked this meal with high expectations, on arrival taken to our table staff did not appear to take any interest in us. We had to ask to place the order. The starter that I had the Mackerel was really nice and well presented my wife did not have a starter. The wine was the best bit of the meal but at £24 I felt was very expensive for what it was. My wife had the rib eye steak which was not very big considering it was nearly £20 and I had the chicken which was dry and considering it was supposed to be highly seasoned was tasteless. I ordered an extra portion of chips which when they arrived were the frozen variety and I was charged £4.95 for them when the bill arrived the bill stated gourmet which they were not. Disappointed YES. Did anyone come and ask during the meal how it was NO. Would we go back this being the first visit. Definitively not.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Lindsay33invergordon
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glenmhormanager, General Manager at Nico's Bistro and Bar, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
We are sorry to hear of your disappointment in regards the service and would like to add that this is not representative of Nico's.
We will take the time to review the comments made and we will use your feedback as part of our on-going commitment to improve.

Yours sincerely,

Emmanuel M.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Fave for steak, seafood, and good whiskey bar”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Always busy, some good deal nights, but never been disappointed in the food quality. Well done on a busy night !

Visited June 2014
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Thank Jon I
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glenmhormanager, General Manager at Nico's Bistro and Bar, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Many thanks for your very kind reviews.
Glad you enjoyed your meal.
We look froward to welcoming you again soon.

Best regards
Emmanuel M.
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London
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Friendly, interesting food”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were looking for somewhere on Saturday evening without realising that the entire local and tourist population of Inverness goes out on Saturday night. Everywhere was booked, but Nico's found us a table. The menu has some interesting options with a vaguely Mediterranean/Middle Eastern feel. Mercifully quiet - no intrusive music. Service felt personal. The set menu option is good value.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jenny R
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glenmhormanager, General Manager at Nico's Bistro and Bar, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Many thanks for your very kind reviews.
Glad you enjoyed your meal.
We look froward to welcoming you again soon.

Best regards
Emmanuel M.
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

As usual, the food and service at Nico's was excellent

Salmon Tartar, Chicken liver pate, Duck and Rib eye steak were all first rate last night. We have never been disappointed at Nico's and hope to be back very soon

  • Visited June 2014
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glenmhormanager, General Manager at Nico's Bistro and Bar, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Many thanks for your very kind reviews.
Glad you enjoyed your meal with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards
Emmanuel M.
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Would come back for this Tangine experience alone”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Visited Nico's Restaurant a month or two ago to celebrate middle daughter's birthday with other family members. Lovely setting on a lovely day but happy to sit indoors in the comfy and beautiful bar/restaurant.
Service was spot on and atmosphere perfect but what made the evening for me was the lovely Moroccan cous cous meal layered with butternut squash cooked in the traditional Eastern way in a Moroccan Tangine. Never had that type of meal before but can't wait to try it again. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
The meal was slightly dearer than I would normally look to pay, but well worth it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Sandie5552
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glenmhormanager, General Manager at Nico's Bistro and Bar, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Many thanks for your very kind reviews.
Glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We will keep the tagine!
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards
Emmanuel M.
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