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Fig & Thistle Bistro, Inverness,

Fig & Thistle Bistro

4.8
4.8
528 Reviews
£26 to £40
International
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Contemporary British, Scottish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:15 pm–1:45 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:45 pm–8:30 pm Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01463 712422

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We also offer a private dining experience on the 1st floor, catering for larger parties. ( Government guidelines may limit availability during Covid-19) Please call Karen for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Overall

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Food

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Service

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Ambiance

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Value

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Great for Lunch

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Romantic

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Special Occasion

  • Inverness

    Best Overall

  • Inverness

    Best Food

  • Inverness

    Best Service

  • Inverness

    Best Ambiance

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness

    Healthy

  • Inverness

    Great for Lunch

  • Inverness

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Inverness

    Romantic

  • Inverness

    Special Occasion

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  1. JF

    JenniferF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined here whilst staying in Inverness before driving the NC500. We had a lovely meal with excellent courteous service. Definitely fully recommend it.
  2. SS

    ScottS

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and very friendly staff. Steak was brilliant! Left feeling very full.
  3. PS

    PaulS

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A day visit to Inverness so a slightly time pressured lunch. We only had one course. The food was excellent and served nice and hot (I don't enjoy food that is meant to be hot served warm). Hake on risotto (special of the day) very tasty. My colleague had a burger with which he was equally happy. The manager appreciated we were watching the clock a bit and did his bets to help On the basis of this experience I would go back again if I was in the area
  4. MT

    MatthewT

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, good choices, friendly and warm service a wee bit slow in serving
  5. CS

    ChristopherS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality small restaurant city centre location, good food and service
  6. GM

    GeorgeM

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Staff in the restaurant are really friendly and the food is really nice would definitely recommend going back again
  7. C

    Caroline1967

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another excellent meal celebrating a birthday. Good food, good service, would definitely return
  8. WR

    WilliamR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were able to get a reservation in the latter part of the afternoon. When we arrived we were taken right to our table. There we were greeted by a very pleasant young lady who was our server for the evening. She was very helpful in providing all of the info we needed to make our drink and food choices. Then she quietly made sure we had everything we needed throughout the meal and dessert. The food was excellent as was the service. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  9. KM

    KathrynM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a lovely meal in friendly surroundings. We will be back.
  10. PK

    PaulK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Couldn't fault the food or service, well organised staff and very tasty food. We will be back.
  11. PD

    PleasentDiner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed my time here. Ian was such a wonderful host - really made my day. The food was great, LOVED the wine and great value for money. Look forward to coming again.
  12. W

    Woodinvilledad

    Portland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with incredible food. The salmon is to die for any anyone who had it professed it as the best salmon they’ve ever had. Very friendly service. Highly recommend
  13. JR

    JeanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent soup, main and dessert. Our hats off to the chef. We were looking for an especially good cuisine for a fortieth anniversary and we found it. Large party with one very loud participant next to we two was the only downside (not the bistro’s fault!). Service was swift and pleasant. Recommended!
  14. AJ

    AntoinetteJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal of Lewis salmon with curry sauce! Make sure to plan ahead and make a reservation.
  15. BS

    BarbS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal, wonderful service. Couldn't ask for anything more.
  16. F

    Fitch33

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The appetizer we wanted was not available. The linguini was outstanding , the burger not much flavor. The wait staff was friendly
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Unimpressed
  18. CW

    CraigW

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meals in a small and private location. Definitely would recommend.
  19. M

    Mrbad

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service.
  20. MO

    MOTO

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a lovely meal with excellent attentive staff.Steak was delicious and perfectly cooked .Will definitely be back when we are in Inverness
  21. TK

    TinaK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food great service good value for money. Staff are outstanding I would definitely recommend this restaurant
  22. n

    nancym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dining experience here and would absolutely return again. Well done!
  23. M

    Millerman

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely restaurant, the staff were first class as was the lovely food and we shall be back without doubt.
  24. CG

    CassieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    this is a welcome relief from the huge shopping centre next door! Lovely staff and great food. Small but very good wine selection. And do try their new blood orange sorbet!
  25. M

    Marco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere. I definitely recommend it
  26. UM

    UMdad

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding bistro meal and service in an intimate setting. Be sure to make a reservation.
  27. VM

    VickiM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was fab as always. Service was a wee bit slow as they were training a newbie, but always very apologetic for the wait. A lovely lunch
  28. C

    Cristina

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely restaurant in the town center. Food are very tasty. The soup and fish are particularly good.
  29. C

    Caroline1967

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food, we both had steak which was perfectly cooked. Staff very friendly and we were made to feel very welcome
  30. FF

    FionaF

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love the Fig and Thistle. The food is always delicious, the staff friendly and it’s always a lovely experience.
  31. CN

    ClaireN

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic find. Food is 5* and the staff are too. A small venue but perfect for a quiet night with good food. We loved it
  32. KS

    KatherineS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Richard served us appetizers and drinks while we waited for our table. Lovely ambiance
  33. AH

    AnnH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little restaurant in central Inverness. Food was superb with cheerful and attentive staff. Many thanks for a great dinner.
  34. KO

    KatyO

    Inverness

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a lovely meal. Would highly recommend!

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on August 24, 2022Thank you Katy, Really appreciate it

  35. WH

    WoodieH

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Good choice on menu for our group. We had chicken pasta, beef burger and vegan risotto followed by delicious desserts. Cocktails were lovely too. Excellent service and friendly staff. Highly recommend.
  36. m

    mairim

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Was in for lunch on Saturday , service was slow for our main course . Chef did apologise . Food was good worth waiting for . Small lunch menu , fair choices . Would return .

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on August 24, 2022Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words. We do apologise for the delay in your main course and hope to see you back again soon. Best wishes Ian

  37. MS

    MargaretS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch. Food was excellent and service just right. Reasonably priced. Will definitely go back.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on August 24, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words Margaret, we really look forward to welcoming you back soon

  38. RR

    RonR

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the chicken, pesto pasta and a side of vegetables. All three were excellent and my waiter was attentive and friendly. I would definitely go back again.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on August 24, 2022Thanks so much for your kind review. A pleasure meeting you. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and fingers crossed the Braves make the play offs. :) Thanks again, Ian

  39. S

    Sunnimac

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding meal and service Highly recommended will definitely be a regular here Ian yourself and your staff were amazing thank you for a fabulous night
  40. MH

    MelindaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place — everything about it made it a pleasure.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on August 24, 2022Thanks a lot Melinda, Really kind of you to write such a nice review. Hopefully see you again soon. Best wishes Ian

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

FAQs

Fig & Thistle Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Fig & Thistle Bistro

4-6 Stephens Brae, Inverness, IV2 3JN

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:15 pm–1:45 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:45 pm–8:30 pm Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Contemporary British, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01463 712422

  • Private party facilities

    We also offer a private dining experience on the 1st floor, catering for larger parties. ( Government guidelines may limit availability during Covid-19) Please call Karen for more information.

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