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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in Inverness / Scottish Highlands? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Thai Dining restaurant
4.6
4.6 (558)
£25 and under
Thai
Inverness
About the restaurant
With our cooking staff born and raised in Thailand, you are assured of an authentic Thai Dining Experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Fantastic food with friendly service. Would recommend
A photo of The Badachro Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (435)
£25 and under
Scottish
Gairloch
About the restaurant
Visit The Badachro Inn | Restaurant by Gairloch for the best hospitality the West of Scotland can offer. The Inn offers good food, beer, wine and spirits to go with it.

Badachro Inn is a unique bar / restaurant in a unique place – a sheltered bay in spectacular Loch Gairloch – one of the best West Coast anchorages. It’s a popular place to meet for a drink or a pleasant meal.

Visit us for the best hospitality the West of Scotland can offer. The Inn offers good food, beer, wine and spirits to go with it. We can also point you in the right direction for places to visit and accommodation in the local area.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT DOGS IN THE CONSERVATORY AREA. IF YOU WISH TO BRING YOUR DOG PLEASE BOOK A TABLE IN THE BAR AREA.

PARTIES OF OVER 6 MUST BOOK BY PHONE ON 01445741255. Please call between 9AM-12PM. OR 3PM-6PM

IF ALL TABLES ARE FULLY BOOKED WHY NOT TRY ONE OF OUR OUTSIDE WOOD FIRED PIZZA FROM THE STAG AND DOUGH ON OUR DECKING CA

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Another amazing evening at The Badachro. Superb food - the venison is THE best ever & the rare tuna steak just wow! A diner suffered a medical incident during the evening but the staff dealt with everything calmly and professionally throughout. Such a great asset to our local area
A photo of Cafe 1 restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2275)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Inverness
About the restaurant
Welcome to Cafe 1
I have pleasure in offering you a unique, fine dining experience here in The Highlands at Cafe1, Inverness.

We take great pride in sourcing local ingredients - some produced by ourselves from our own Croft!

Our open plan kitchen turns quality Scottish produce into appealing modern dishes.

We are a restaurant that moves with the times.

All tables are re-booked 2 hours later.

Cancellation policy.
No shows will be charged at £20 per person Monday - Thursday £40 per person Friday & Saturdays.
Cancellations within 5 hrs of dining will be charged £15 per person with the restaurants discretion.

Norman MacDonald MBE
Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland
Proprietor

Top review
Jane
Dined 3 days ago
This was a busy and boisterous place but the atmosphere was friendly and food was great. Service was good and we had a great time.
A photo of The Loch Ness Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1062)
£25 and under
Scottish
Inverness
About the restaurant
The Loch Ness Inn, is a small hotel located in Drumnadrochit, just 1.5 miles from Urquhart Castle and 15 miles from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

Our restaurant offers diners the chance to experience the best of local Highland produce, cooked to perfection, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. We have a wonderful wine & gin list to accompany your food.

Visit our Brewery Bar and sample our excellent range of local beers and whiskies.

Top review
UltraJox
Dined 3 days ago
Top Notch - Beautiful meal tonight ! 5☆ all round ! 👍
A photo of Contrast Brasserie restaurant
4.6
4.6 (910)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Inverness
About the restaurant
Welcome to Contrast Brasserie. With a sharp focus on Scottish, locally sourced produce, we invite you to savour the tastes of the season with a touch of Pan-Asian flair.

From succulent rare breed pork, prime dry-aged beef to market fresh fruit and vegetables we try to stay true to our Scottish roots, creating simple dishes built around one great ingredient. Located just a short walk from the City Centre of Inverness, take a wander along the tree lined river where a warm welcome awaits!

Early Bird Menu not available on Saturday night

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
I would like to express my utmost satisfaction with the exceptional service and delectable cuisine provided. I wholeheartedly endorse and strongly encourage others to experience it as well.
A photo of Fig & Thistle Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (861)
£26 to £40
International
Inverness
About the restaurant
Fig & Thistle Bistro offers modern Scottish cuisine in a casual dining venue in the heart of the city centre, Using Quality local produce with daily specials, they offer value for money and a warm welcome.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Brilliant food and an amazing service. Very welcoming restaurant.
A photo of No27 Bar & Kitchen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (933)
£25 and under
British
Inverness
About the restaurant
A privately owned bar and kitchen, situated in Inverness town centre opposite The Castle.

We offer a selection of local ales, wines, spirits,draft beers and lagers. Emphasis is on fresh home cooked food with a difference and all our dishes are prepared to order and served in our restaurant situated at the rear of the building.

We have a team of fully qualified chefs and pride our self with excellent customer service

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Service and food was excellent. We sat where we watched the chef and kitchen staff and they really hustled and put a lot of care into the dishes.
A photo of Jimmy Badgers restaurant
4.5
4.5 (137)
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
Inverness
About the restaurant
Jimmy Badgers is a cocktail bar and kitchen in Inverness, serving an extensive selection of premium wines, champagnes, Proseccos, spirits and cocktails, all carefully curated and designed with every sip in mind. We also serve a hand crafted menu of high quality meals designed purposefully for their flavour combinations, and made fresh on site every day by our culinary experts.
Top review
CMac
Dined 3 days ago
Food was lovely, very good portion size. Extensive drinks menu, some great cocktails! Server was very welcoming and helpful. This place has a good ambiance and I would recommend a visit.
A photo of Scotch & Rye restaurant
4.3
4.3 (888)
£25 and under
American
Inverness
About the restaurant
Our style is industrial prohibition with a splash of steampunk thrown in for good measure. Find us on Queensgate and enjoy craft beers, vintage cocktails & some incredible comfort food!

Let us transport you to the speak-easy world of 1920's Chicago. Where the streets were ruled by unrelenting gangsters, and the drinks were inspired by the minds of geniuses. Scotch & Rye is our homage to the hard working, harder drinking people of that era, delivering our signature New York & Chicago inspired burgers and home-cookin', all washed down with great craft brews, unique (and award-winning) cocktail creations and a service team with an unmatched personality! We are also a dog-friendly bar! All well-behaved dogs are most welcome at Scotch & Rye.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and vacate the premises by 10 pm.*
*Table with under 18s must book in for a meal and all be eating.

We look forward to hosting your safe, enjoyable dining & drinking experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Friendly service. Delicious food and great cocktails
A photo of Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel restaurant
4.2
4.2 (588)
£25 and under
European
Inverness
About the restaurant
Welcome to our sustainable restaurant on the banks of the River Ness |

Enjoy breathtaking views while savouring locally-sourced, organic cuisine from Executive Chef Andy Lee. Try his signature dish, Twice-baked Souffle, mouth-wateringly capturing Scottish Highland flavours |

We earned sustainability and environmental commitment awards, like our Gold Award for Green Tourism, and our membership to the Scotch Beef Club |

Visit us after exploring Inverness landmarks like Inverness Castle, Inverness Museum & Gallery, and Inverness Cathedral, all within walking distance. The warm and inviting decor complements the natural surroundings |

Take advantage of the Beer Garden with beautiful views of the River Ness, or take a tour of our Brewery & Distillery - Uile-bheist |

Reserve a table for a romantic dinner or a family-friendly meal, and discover what makes our restaurant unique.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
First time, monkfish was good and pork belly too. Wouldn’t recommend the cocktails.
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