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“Good food but not family friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Contrast Brasserie

Contrast Brasserie
Ranked #44 of 252 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$62
Cuisines: British, Scottish, European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In Scotland, the traditional way of cooking is to create simple dishes, built around one great ingredient. Contrast Brasserie is no different. From succulent rare breed pork or prime dry-aged beef to locally grown market vegetables and fresh fish from sustainable we try to stay true to our Scottish roots. With a sharp focus on Scottish, locally sourced produce, Contrast Brasserie is a refreshing addition to the Inverness restaurant scene. Located a short walk along the river the city centre and across from Eden Court Theatre, it's the perfect lunch, pre-theatre and dinner destination.
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food but not family friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Contrast has excellent food - all the dishes we had were good with beautiful presentation. The fish was outstanding. However, the maitre d' doesn't seem to be family friendly. All the families with kids were seated at the back of the restaurant. Ditto for non-whites even though there were plenty of available tables in front. So families, you are probably better off taking your custom elsewhere. That said, the waitress (Polish) who served us was very warm.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“"Food was amazing but the waitors need to work on service"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Well I had been really looking forward to this meal out and without a doubt, the food these guys created was outstanding (Some of the best I've ever tasted in my entire life) however, without a doubt, the main thing which let itself down tonight was the service as from the moment we finished our main course it felt like we had been ignored and that annoyed me a lot because service is really important. Even at times, there were moments when we were having to ask and they ignored us which made me question at the end why my dad left a £3 tip. I myself would've given them just £1 considering the service was really bad and I for one will not be returning to that resteraunt even if there food was spectacular. I'd rather go somewhere if the food was crap and be given amazing service than somewhere I feel like I'm non-existent as a person.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Early Evening Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Went here for a family meal from their early evening menu. The staff were very friendly and attentive and made us feel very welcome. The menu was very good with ample choices that suited us just fine. Highlight was the lentil haggis scotch eggs as a starter. These were so unusual and very nice. A couple of us also paid the supplement for steaks and again were not disappointed.
Overall for the price paid a very nice meal.

Visited July 2014
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Elgin - Scotland
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Recently visited Contrast with a group of business associates and found the food to be of a very high standard, the service was excellent & surroundings immaculate.

It was our groups opinion that the high standards set on our previous visits have been further improved upon.

Contrast is our number 1 choice in Inverness, really, very good indeed.

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Ontario, Canada
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“Nice location, decent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

The location is great, right off the river ness, close to downtown. The food is decent but a bit overpriced for the quality. Nothing special considering its a michelin restaurant. Perhaps you are paying for the view.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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