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“Very popular”
Review of The Joy of Taste - CLOSED

The Joy of Taste
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Inverness, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very popular”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My first impression was it's slightly over rated and maybe even over priced but the food is excellent. You will definitely need a reservation, but once you're there be prepared for a top rate meal. Joy of Taste is a traditional restaurant and part of the established Inverness community.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Brenda B
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Joy of taste”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Just back from joy of taste restaurant had the best scallops ever. Very friendly staff and reasonable priced and would highly recommended, would visit every weekend if I stayed in Inverness

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2 Thank Stuart Q
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is the third review that I have done for the Joy of Taste and the last 2 were both 5* and it rated as my favorite local restaurant.

Having gone back again this evening with the family 3 of us ordered the ham hock with pickled pear. Whilst it tasted very nice the quantity, for £5.95 was very disappointing far less than last time I was there.

The main courses, portions were again much reduced and prices inflated considerably from the last time we were there. There were no vegetables, the steak (ordered by one member of the group - Med to Well) was verging on rare and quite gristly.

Overall whilst the food in general was fine I won't be recommending the JoT anymore or rushing back anytime soon.

  • Visited June 2014
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant! ”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Been here twice in the past month once with family once with friends. Been brilliant both times and great prices. Definitely will be back

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Thank Leanne1510
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very satisfied!”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

This place came highly recommended by the proprietors of our B&B. As usual, we checked the TA reviews and found a few that were quite negative. The 3 couples traveling the UK from the USA decided to give it a go. As we entered, we were warmly greeted and we asked about the service and the TA reviews. We were assured that we would be served well and if we didn't like the food we would not have to pay for it.

We did have fine service, though it is apparent that these are not seasoned, professional waitstaff. But it turned out just fine. The starters as well as the entrees came out in good order, piping hot and the presentation was outstanding. Everything was tasty and met or exceeded our expectations.

The only area of question (and it may be our misunderstanding of UK customs) was how long it took to get the bill and "check out". We Americans like to get on with it after a meal....so it was a bit frustrating.

Overall, go and enjoy a great meal in a very nice atmosphere. Cheers!!!

Visited June 2014
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