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Bar One

4.6
4.6
126 Reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar

It began back in 2009 with an idea - since then Bar One has been pioneering the cocktail scene in Inverness! Now we are all grown up, and our incredible team has even gained worldwide notoriety for their creations. Our talented Mixologists have been working tirelessly to deliver you the most up-to-date and trendsetting cocktails they possibly can. We have some old favourites, new creations and just the right amount of tongue-in-chic twists to keep your taste buds tingling. The perfect venue for romantic dates, catch ups and epic nights out, plus our signature stone-baked pizzas are the perfect combination with our amazing cocktails and drinks.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    01463 714471

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Public transit

    3 minute walk to Inverness Railway Station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Service

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Good for Groups

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Romantic

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Overall

  • Inverness

    Best Service

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Good for Groups

  • Inverness

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Inverness

    Romantic

  • Inverness

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration for my friend, great service, delicious food and a fantastic night all round.

    Bar OneResponded on November 25, 2021

    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us for your friends birthday celebration. :)

  2. CG

    ClareG

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Food was cold which was a pity as lovely staff and friendly service

  3. SG

    SusanG

    Aberdeen

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had booked a table for some cocktails to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were seated at bar stools in the window but both suffer bad backs so asked to have a table which was sorted for us no problem. Lots of choice for cocktails and staff were very friendly and great service. We ordered nachos to share which we were glad wasn’t each as was plenty to share. Tried a few cocktails favourite has to be lemon merigue pie.

    Bar OneResponded on November 25, 2021

    Hi SusanG, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We are happy to hear you spent your wedding anniversary with us and enjoyed our cocktails and nachos. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  4. AC

    AndreaC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wide variety of cocktails and all ordered were fantastic. Quick and consistent service.

  5. ID

    IanD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked at 4.30 but place doesn’t open till 5 which was a bad start. Ordered 2 charcuterie plates and bottle of wine. Charcuterie plates were minimal very little on them and not very fresh bread served as part of it. Website/ Facebook advertised dining deal for November but when mentioned they didn’t acknowledge and when the bill was delivered and questioned they said they’d forgotten! All in all a bad experience which had been booked for my husbands birthday before our train south to Aviemore.

    Bar OneResponded 6 days ago

    Hello IanD, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I appreciate you sharing your experience with us, so that we can improve moving forward. Please do accept my apologies for the experience you had on such a special occasion. Should you decide to visit us again, please reach-out to me so that I can make sure we take great care of you. Thank you, Evelina Bzezinskaja, General Manager

  6. TR

    TanyaR

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy coming to Bar One great cocktails and good service.

  7. j

    joycet

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Was really good staff were very friendly and was a great atmosphere

    Bar OneResponded on November 1, 2021

    Hi joycet, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! :)

  8. PB

    PaulB

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a lovely time I'm coming back with my partner at the end of October.Very friendly great customer care with a smile and a really good atmosphere see you again in October 🙂🙂

    Bar OneResponded on September 30, 2021

    Hi PaulB, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you and your partner back in October! :)

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure coming to bar one, so much fun, great atmosphere and the bar staff really make the place 👌

    Bar OneResponded on September 27, 2021

    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! :)

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Drinks were great. Pizza is terrible- undercooked, gooey crust, sparse toppings. Nice cheese though.

  11. GL

    GrahamL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe to this place, great choice of cocktails and good music from the DJ that was on when we visited.

    Bar OneResponded on September 13, 2021

    Hi GrahamL, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it! Our resident DJ Andy Rough is now back and playing every Friday and Saturday from 8 pm - 1 am! :)

  12. JM

    JoannieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Two hour slot booked, politely greeted at the door, shown to our table, waiters and waitresses were fabulous with great service from them

    Bar OneResponded on September 6, 2021

    Hi JoannieM, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to our team. :)

  13. CC

    CameronC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The cocktails were amazing and the service was outstanding

    Bar OneResponded on September 6, 2021

    Hi CameronC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Always a pleasure and always get excellent service

    Bar OneResponded on August 31, 2021

    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  15. LM

    LouisaM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It’s been nearly a year since we had been to Bar One and it was so nice to have proper cocktails again. I can’t wait to come back again for my next cocktail fix. We always come back as the staff are always so friendly.

    Bar OneResponded on August 16, 2021

    Hi LouisaM, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We are delighted to hear you finally made it to see us after a year! We always look forward to welcoming you back for some more delicious cocktails! :)

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    One of the girls noticed we were drinking rum and was very excited to tell us about new brands to try which was very helpful and super friendly and fun. Good value, good atmosphere, probably the only let down was the smell from the cocktail bar which made it seem not so clean!

    Bar OneResponded on August 23, 2021

    Hello, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. We really appreciate it and are glad to hear you overall enjoyed your experience and cocktails with us! I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team regarding the smell from the bar as we will need to sort this out asap! Thanks again.

  17. SG

    SusanG

    Aberdeen

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are very attentive and friendly. Relaxed atmosphere, plenty of choice of cocktails. Service was excellent. My favourite bar to visit.

    Bar OneResponded on August 16, 2021

    Hi SusanG, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are glad to hear we are one of your favourite bars to visit! Thanks again.

  18. SK

    SeonaidK

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Decor was looking a little shabby ie wallpaper peeling of walls at window definitely needing a spruce up but staff lovely. There was a slight issue with filthy plates but sorted quickly. Overall good experience

    Bar OneResponded on August 19, 2021

    Hi SeonaidK, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. We are disappointed to hear your experience was less than 5-stars. We do apologise for the dirty plates and we are glad to hear the issue was resolved quickly. I will be sure to feedback on your comments to our team. We do hope you come back and try us again in the future.

  19. MI

    MelanieI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were booked in for 2 hours obviously due to covid restrictions. We had a fab time, atmosphere was great and the staff were really helpful and friendly

    Bar OneResponded on August 9, 2021

    Hi MelanieL, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  20. BH

    BillyH

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, lovely cocktails Staff excellent and very bubbly

    Bar OneResponded on August 3, 2021

    Hi BillyH, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our cocktails and I will pass your lovely comments back to our team! :)

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Fab service, fab drinks! Great night out

    Bar OneResponded on August 3, 2021

    Hi, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for some more fab drinks! :)

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    North Scotland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a lovely experience yet again, great customer service from Ross as always and the lovely girl behind the bar, I didn’t catch her name, she had dark hair was so nice 😄😄

    Bar OneResponded on August 3, 2021

    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and will definitely pass on your lovely comments back to Ross and the team! :) Thanks again.

  23. LH

    LouiseH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Had a table booked and they couldn’t find booking. It wasn’t an overly busy day but maybe about 15 people in the entire bar and 4 staff on, we only had 1 drink in an hour. We were sat across from the bar and they could see our glasses were empty for at least 30 minutes, when we eventually managed to get them to come over and stop pretending they couldn’t see us we got the bill, where never asked if everything was ok. Safe to say we won’t be back.

    Bar OneResponded on August 5, 2021

    Hello LouiseH, Thank you for the feedback! I apologise for the service you've received. I can verify that this is certainly not the typical service. We have a few new members of staff who are still in training and this should never impact the service that've experienced. I've passed this to our team who were working that day to prevent this happening again in the future. Please email us if you would like to discuss this further. Kindest Regards, Evelina Bzezinskaja General Manager

  24. a

    alisonf

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    very hot & stuffy inside. no ventilation did not feel safe!

    Bar OneResponded on August 5, 2021

    Hello Alison, Thank you for leaving us a review. Please accept my sincere apologies if you haven't felt safe when visiting us. I can reassure that we do have a ventilation system in place, and we do take safety measures very seriously. I will however take a closer look if our ventilation system can be improved upon. Kindest regards, Evelina Bzezinskaja, General Manager at BarOne

  25. SO

    SarahO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, the best cocktails, lovely atmosphere! The cocktail menu has lots of options from old favourites to new inventions. Highly recommend!

    Bar OneResponded on July 27, 2021

    Hello SarahO, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are glad to hear you enjoyed our cocktails and atmosphere! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  26. GF

    GeneF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Could’ve used some music, and the menu options are VERY limited, but the food was lovely!

    Bar OneResponded on July 27, 2021

    Hi GeneF, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our food during your time with us. :)

  27. RS

    ReannaS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing cocktails!! Loved our day out thanks and will be back x

    Bar OneResponded on July 19, 2021

    Hi ReannaS, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review1 We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more amazing cocktails. :)

  28. EQ

    EloiseQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing cocktail bar! Had several cocktails and all were amazing! Especially the pennywise and the Hugh heffner! Staff were lovely and accomidating and even helped suggest their favourite cocktails so we could choose! Definitely need to go if you are in Inverness and fancy some cocktails!

    Bar OneResponded on July 15, 2021

    Hi EloiseQ, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our amazing cocktails and tried both of our very popular cocktails - Hugh Heffner and the Pennywise! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon next time you are in Inverness. :)

  29. MM

    MoragM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience3

    Unfortunately the oven was broken so I couldn't have the delicious nachos. But I did have a cocktail and it was awesome, delicious and just what I needed. So thank you to the young staff as they were lovely, xx

    Bar OneResponded on July 15, 2021

    Hi MoragM, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We are sorry that our oven was broken during your visit but glad to hear you were able to try one of our delicious cocktails! We do hope you come back again to try our delicious nachos. :)

  30. CA

    ChrisA

    Inverness

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience4

    Greeted at the door I was told by the staff member that test and trace doesn’t matter and he didn’t really care. Which is concerning as I am a manager of mobile testing for the north of of Scotland.

    Bar OneResponded on July 15, 2021

    Hello ChrisA, I am thankful for your feedback, however I am disappointed that you’ve experienced such a situation. We as a company take safety regulations very seriously. If I can kindly ask you to email me at info@baroneinverness a description of the staff member who greeted you. I will then investigate this further. I do apologise for this encounter and I will make sure that staff has a refresher training. Kindest regards, Evelina Bzezinskaja, General Manager

  31. LC

    LauraC

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great range of cocktails, good prices and fab service!

    Bar OneResponded on July 12, 2021

    Hello LauraC, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review! We look forward to welcoming you back for some more cocktails! :)

  32. EG

    ElaineG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very disappointed with this bar. Was told kitchen was out of order, ten minutes later other customers came in and they got food. When I asked about this I was told that was all they had. Im sure they were friends of the bar staff. Didn't see the value in the cocktails served. Over all very disappointed. Will not be returning.

    Bar OneResponded on July 12, 2021

    Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. I can reassure you that we treat our customers in the same manner, unfortunately we had some difficulties over the weekend with our kitchen equipment and we were limited to the foods we could serve. The situation was poorly managed and should've been explained better. I will discuss this with the team and we hope you will give us a second chance in the future. Thank you, Evelina, General Manager

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    North Scotland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting Bar One and was absolutely amazing service! especially from the Waiters Matt and Ross. Great selection of cocktails and an overall nice place to sit for a drink and food! 🍸🤩

    Bar OneResponded on July 12, 2021

    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! I will be sure to pass on your comments back to Matt and Ross. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  34. SG

    SusanG

    Aberdeen

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, amazing cocktails and lovely atmosphere.

    Bar OneResponded on July 5, 2021

    Hi SusanG, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review. We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back for some more amazing cocktails! :)

  35. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The table was sticky sitting down. The pizza cutter dripped water out of the top while you used it and the cocktails were overpriced for what they were.

    Bar OneResponded on July 5, 2021

    Hello KateH, We are disappointed to hear your experience was less than 5-stars. I will be feedbacking your comments to the team and if you would like to discuss your experience further, please send us an email at info@baroneinverness.co.uk.

  36. FL

    FionaL

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience3

    We didn't eat, but had cocktails. The spritzers made by Evylina were amazing! Very tasty and definitely the best drinks of the day!

    Bar OneResponded on July 5, 2021

    Hi FionaL, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! I will be sure to pass on your comments back to Evelina and we look forward to welcoming you back for some more tasty cocktails! :)

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    Tables were sticky, seats felt like they were going to fall apart Over priced for what it was in my opinion. Staff nice and friendly

  38. EM

    EilidhM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very helpful staff, delicious cocktails. Had a great day.

    Bar OneResponded on June 28, 2021

    Hi EilidhM, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  39. C

    Caio

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great ambience for drinks. Lively cocktails. Staff was friendly.

    Bar OneResponded on June 28, 2021

    Hi Caio, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We look forward to welcoming you back for some more cocktails soon! :)

  40. GG

    GemmaG

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my two friends were here on Sunday night, the staff were so lovely and the drinks were amazing.

    Bar OneResponded on June 24, 2021

    Hi GemmaG, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us on Sunday with your friends and look forward to welcoming you back soon for some more amazing drinks! :)

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Bar One is rated 4.6 stars by 126 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Bar One

1 Academy Street Inverness, Highland IV1 1JN

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Public transit

    3 minute walk to Inverness Railway Station.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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