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Fig & Thistle Bistro, Inverness,

Fig & Thistle Bistro

4.8
4.8
475 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 475 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 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

    Healthy

  • 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. BD

    BDav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always receive a friendly welcome and food once again outstanding.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful experience at Fig&Thistle. Our server Jordan was fantastic, and the food was delicious. We'd definitely go back the next time we're in Inverness
  3. P

    Pickyfussyspoiled

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to reserve, restaurant responds to Facebook messenger questions. Books via Open Table. Easy to find great service, great food. Extremely popular. Must reserve.
  4. B

    Basaltduo

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious with excellent service. The salmon was incredibly delicious
  5. DF

    DianeF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tiny restaurant with innovative offerings. Friendly staff. A great experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and very friendly and professional Really enjoyed our visit, will definitely be bac 👏👏👏👏
  7. MD

    MarkD

    Malaysia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time there and would highly recommend, staff , setting and food great
  8. RD

    RachelD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our meal. The menu is small, but everything we had was delicious and perfectly cooked, and beautifully presented. My Dad is a bit deaf, so we asked for a quiet corner table, and he had no problems with noise levels. The staff were lovely.
  9. AN

    ANNEK

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff! Quaint decor. Reservations recommended. Takes credit card.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it and glad you had a nice time.

  10. PZ

    PeterZ

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice place, very nice waiters and good food. A pleasant evening!

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thanks Peter, Glad you enjoyed it and really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Best wishes Ian

  11. IT

    IainT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional, food Michelin star standard but portions perfect size for 3 courses , Ian the Aussie owner was exceptional and perfect evening , I’ve no connection to this place and haven’t been to Inverness before but this is the best meal we have ever had and we’ve eaten at some fairly swanky places . They were turning people away all night who hadn’t booked (this was a Wednesday) so must be doing something right ,haggis balls incredible and salmon just as good ,wife had hake which was fantastic ,pudding equally brilliant , 6 stars if I could

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Hi Iain, Thank you so much for your exceptional review, you really made my and the teams day. I really enjoyed meeting you both and so glad you celebrated your 50th with us. Please drop by next time you're in Inverness. Thanks again, really appreciate it

  12. GS

    GinaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service at Fig and Thistle was excellent. Everyone who worked there was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. If you are in Inverness, I would highly recommend a dinner here.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you so much Gina, Really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and so glad you enjoyed your night. Best wishes Ian

  13. CC

    CasualCute

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Super small, excellent service, amazing burger.
  14. MS

    MichaelS

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, staff were really nice and service was first class

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thanks a lot Michael, So glad you had a nice time

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal as always. First class. Highly recommend visiting here.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you. Really appreciate the kind words

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  17. D

    Dianekde

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a quaint little place with a wonderful staff. We were in the mood for steak and ordered it. It wasn't the largest piece of sirloin I've ever had, but priced well and cooked as I like it. The wine list is also well priced and we had a nice red. This restaurant does not break the bank and you'll get a fine meal with good service.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thanks very much for your kind words, really appreciate it and glad you had a nice night. Best wishes Ian

  18. ML

    MartinL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. All staff very focused on what front of house should be/do for the diners. Food exquisite, and Ian the Aussie deserves great success with this restaurant.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thanks so much Martin. What a lovely review. So glad you had a great time and really appreciate the well wishes. Thanks again Ian

  19. GM

    GeorgeM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food great service would definitely recommend it to all my friends and family absolutely enjoyed the food

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words. Really appreciate you taking the time and so glad you enjoyed your evening. Best wishes Ian

  20. O

    yvonneO

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good value home made delicious food attentive and friendly staff

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thanks Yvonne. So glad you enjoyed it and grateful that you took time to review us. Best wishes Ian

  21. N

    Natalie

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and lovely, friendly and helpful staff.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you so much for your kind review. Really appreciate you taking the time to write it and glad you had a nice time.

  22. T

    Texasrocks

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely setting outdoors. Food was fantastic.

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you so much for your review and really glad you enjoyed our new outdoor area. Best wishes Ian

  23. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent little bistro with very friendly, accommodating staff and great food. Travelled up from Glasgow, and well worth the trip.
  24. CR

    CarolR

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at The Fig & Thistle and will definitely be returning. Staff were on hand without being at all intrusive. A very tasty menu awaited and we eventually decided on the salmon with Malaysian coconut curry which was delicious. Food arrived piping hot and the salmon was cooked to perfection. The raspberry gin fizz cocktail was very enjoyable too. My only advice would be to book ahead as this is not a large venue but make sure you definitely try it. Highly recommended
  25. S

    Seekingfresh

    Inverness

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, our favorite dinner spot in Inverness before events at Eden Court. Beautiful food, lovely presentation, great service. Only complaint is that portion size on special salad and salmon dinner very small even for a lady for price paid. Partners burger more like what we’d expect. Really nice reasonably priced wine was especially appreciated .
  26. JS

    JackieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious and nicely presented. Would definitely return.
  27. o

    onecruella1

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and especially loved the goat cheese appetizer. Highly recommend this quaint restaurant with the best service within our entire trip. We will come back here again!
  28. S

    Samina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, with great atmosphere and professional customer service.
  29. JM

    JohannaM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and amazing service. The place is cosy and friendly.
  30. JH

    JulieH

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, food was amazing and the service from Connor our waiter was fantastic. Would definitely recommend and go back here when we travel to Inverness.
  31. L

    Lucia

    Naples

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little bistro in Inverness. The food was delicious and well prepared. The people who work there were great and friendly.
  32. HH

    HollyH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful, unique, and tasty food. Goat cheese tartlet was to die for. Reasonable prices too. Be sure to book ahead!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant and food was great !
  34. NR

    NRTdinners

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely intimate restaurant with great service and food
  35. N

    Nickya89

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!! Food great and service too!! A bit noisy because of a group of six friends, but it was okay.
  36. WK

    WolframK

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Metal was exzellent. Stuff was very friendly . Next Time we will book again
  37. i

    itryanything

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had the pea soup and wild mushrooms linguine. The soup was excellent very creamy highlighted with some roasted garlic blended in. The linguine was okay but the sauce was little too thick for me. There's hardly enough mushrooms to bite on mixed in with the linguine. Great service! Good selection of desserts. I was glad they were happy to serve me as a solo traveler. Recommended!
  38. B

    Bluejames

    Edinburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with terrific service from a very friendly helpful staff. You can see it is a family concern with the level of commitment and service you receive from the moment you enter. The food is to die the presentation the taste absolutely amazing and delicious defo Michelin star rating
  39. MH

    MaggieH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, small and intimate. Very good quality food and service. I would have given it five stars except for the fact it was not great for vegans. I’m not actually vegan but have a lactose intolerance. I did manage to find a goats cheese dish but had already had goats cheese at lunchtime elsewhere. There were no vegan desserts and no non dairy milk, so I couldn’t even finish off with a nice flat white. Come on, Fig & Thistle, don’t discriminate against people who can’t have dairy, or who choose to avoid animal products. This is 2022!
  40. MM

    MikeM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and terrific service. I'd highly recommend it.

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 475 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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