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Fig & Thistle Bistro, Inverness,

Fig & Thistle Bistro

4.7
4.7
584 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 12 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 584 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Overall

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Food

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Service

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Value

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Healthy

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Neighborhood gem

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Romantic

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Good for special occasions

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Overall

  • Inverness

    Best Food

  • Inverness

    Best Service

  • Inverness

    Best Ambiance

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Innovative

  • Inverness

    Healthy

  • Inverness

    Romantic

  • Inverness

    Good for special occasions

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. CD

    CatDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quaint bistro, easy access from Inverness high street. Friendly service. Excellent food; we tried 3 dishes and all shared. Lovely presentation and amazing flavours. Highly recommend the Thai salmon/prawn curry. Couldn't decide on the best dessert as they were all so good. Lovely place for a wee treat or special occasion as well as just a ladies' lunch.
  2. DM

    DouglasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was fantastic, I can highly recommend this restaurant. Myself and my guests will be back.
  3. JS

    JemmaS

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed. Amazing service. Delicious, hot food. Good portions, couldn't manage dessert. Lovely wine.
  4. KE

    KatherineE

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great
  5. IJ

    IzzyJ

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely way to celebrate Xmas Eve. Good food, lovely staff.
  6. CM

    CatherineM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Great food and friendly staff.
  7. H

    Highlandbird

    Glasgow

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service, the menu is fairly small but there's always a special on offer. Well worth a visit!
  8. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a really lovely evening. The food was delicious and served with care and attention to detail. We had a great table which was private and quiet, we will definitely be back, thank you and Happy Christmas to all K xxx
  9. AS

    AngelaS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent dining experience, from being greeted on arrival to service, quality of food and drink and atmosphere.
  10. SK

    SharonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely warm welcome we were told the specials asked for any drinks the service and food was FANTASTIC. We will be returning soon
  11. CR

    CatherineR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Booked for lunch with 2 friends. We had expected to be able to order from Christmas menu, but were told this needs to be pre ordered...did not read anything about that on website, so disappointed. We all enjoyed the food however, everything ordered was of highest quality. Staff very welcoming, and service great.
  12. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cozy restaurant, excellent food, the staff is very kind
  13. A

    Alistair

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has changed hands but the usual great service and food. New owners have some fresh ideas for the place which I'm sure will only add to what they already provide.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food served by friendly and professional staff, can highly recommend it. Can’t wait to go back 😄
  15. SF

    SharonF

    Inverness

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    This was a date day for my partner and I and also a celebration.... We were so looking forward to our chosen restaurant as had heard such good things. The restaurant itself is really lovely....cozy. Each member of staff were really nice - especially the younger female. We had chosen this restaurant having seen a Facebook post with their Christmas lunch menu and thought it sounded perfect. Sadly when we went, we were given a lunch menu. I asked if we could have the Christmas lunch menu and was told that it had to be pre ordered. We were pretty sad about that, as it's the only reason for choosing. Sadly there was nothing on the menu that I could eat apart from a burger - and I really didn't fancy it. I showed who I think was the manger, the post they had on Facebook, just to prove that it didn't state it was pre order.... He apologised. Sadly we had to leave because there was nothing I could eat and being a busy Saturday afternoon - everywhere was full. Such a shame.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in inverness for 3 years and first time at the fig and thistle. Perfect start to our weekend away
  17. CH

    CarolineH

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    First time there and would go back; although may wait until spring as the restaurant was cold when we arrived and unfortunately the room didn't heat up.
  18. KM

    KathrynM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal, great service. Would definitely recommend to others.
  19. JR

    JeanetteR

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch with friend, attentive service without pressure good food great cocktails. Thoroughly enjoyable
  20. SN

    SueN

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner out for a friends birthday. The food and service could not be faulted. It was excellent.
  21. LP

    LauraP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and they made a special dish for a picky eater. Only issue is parking — be aware that there is limited nighttime parking nearby—best bet is up the hill from the restaurant
  22. KH

    KirstyH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal and will definitely be returning. As soon as we walked in, the smell of the food was so inviting. Lovely cocktails, delicious food and great attentive service. Looking forward to the next time I am in Inverness.
  23. 4

    4eyedflyer

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice bijou restaurant with attentive friendly staff. Food was delicious and we will definitely return. A little cold near the front door each time it was opened, but I’m clutching at straws for some constructive criticism !
  24. R

    Ruar

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and food. Starter overpriced for quantity of food
  25. c

    caroll

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, very reasonably price. The food was delicious and well presented. Friendly and efficient service made our lunch very enjoyable.
  26. J

    Jules

    Inverness

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch with an outstanding special of hake with risotto. Great puds too!
  27. SC

    StuartC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb, food, service and atmosphere. The best in Inverness at the moment
  28. EE

    EmilyE

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time here, the food was lovely and server was very good, was a little chilly upstairs but good food made up for that!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place with good food, friendly staff.
  30. AM

    AMMC

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious moist burger and chips. The best pannacotta anywhere! Friendly staff.
  31. C

    Clarabell

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was beautiful but extremely over priced due to the VERY small portions.
  32. CE

    CarolynE

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Lovely cocktails and a good selection of wine.
  33. F

    Fee817

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, as always, with friendly and efficient service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall our experience was excellent from reception to service to the food. We were visiting from the US and this was where we had dinner on our last evening. It was outstanding, particularly the service!!
  35. p

    payney97

    Spain

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly dont know where to start! everything was perfect. An absolute hidden gem and a new favourite of mine. Would strongly recommend paying these guys a visit!

    Fig & Thistle BistroResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you so much. Really appreciate your kind words and for taking the time to share it. Much appreciated

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was so friendly and the food was delicious!
  37. LD

    L1D1

    Edinburgh

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and staff very warmly and engaging. Overall would throughly recommended.
  38. RT

    RyanT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    I'd been looking forward to coming here for quite a while as everytime I tried to book the place was full which always seemed like a positive, I just had to find a date to go myself, eventually we got the date. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and sat us at our table and didn't take long to take our drinks order. The menu itself was disappointing I knew it was going to be small but they had ran out of a few things such as the prawns and had run out of all the specials so that narrowed our choices down even further. When the food arrived it was presented beautifully and was tasty but I'm not sure wether I'd built it up in my head too much but sadly I was left rather disappointed, and I do feel this was my own fault for building it up so much. All in all though it was a pleasant night with good food and company and as I say the staff were lovely so I'd definitely recommend the place especially if you drop in on some nice specials and a slightly different menu you could be on to a winner!
  39. IM

    IanMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food accompanied by brilliant service, well worth the visit.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was perfect from the staff to the food the service and the atmosphere was all superb we will definitely be back again

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 4.7 stars by 584 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 12 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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