We expected the new Dobbies cafe in Inverness to be the same standard as those we've used elsewhere in Scotland. How wrong we were........
We got there at just after 11am hoping for a cooked breakfast or brunch. Not a hope ... Just a big sign saying breakfast items only available till 11am. When we checked what hot food actually was available we were offered a choice of a roll with sausage or a plate of soup. Not exactly spoilt for choice, we opted for the roll with sausage with a couple of scones to follow.
The scones were the normal good standard offered by Dobbies but we found the sausages to be unappetising and rather anaemic.
Service was really poor with staff seeming a bit vacant and disinterested. No one was rude but nor were they welcoming either. They seemed to be barely going through the motions. There was just no atmosphere in the place either.
I had thought that Dobbies opening up might take a lot of trade away from the cafe/restaurant in a Garden Centre nearby but, I doubt if they'll notice any drop in trade if this is the best that Dobbies can offer the good folk of Inverness and surrounding areas.
Don't think we'll be rushing back any time soon.
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