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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots 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 The Mash Tun Hotel restaurant
4.8
4.8 (28)
£25 and under
British
Aberlour
About the restaurant
The Mash Tun sits beside the River Spey, nestled in beautiful Aberlour. Recently refurbished, it is now a stylish boutique hotel. This historic establishment has been transformed into a beacon of Scottish hospitality, marrying tradition with contemporary luxury.
Our small restaurant offers fine dining without the fuss and a cosy and intimate ambiance.
The whisky bar boasts a magnificent stock of Scottish malts, with a few guest stars from around the world and our own award winning Stalla Dhu range. We also boast our own cigar humidor where guests can choose from an impressive selection of Cuban and New World cigars, to be enjoyed in our enclosed and heated cigar hut!
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Top review
EricF
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
A very high standard of service and food. The premises are very clean and modern. Toilets also are also of a high standard. The Restuarant is not big but has a very nice ambiance. We were there for lunch and the tables were close to full. There is an impressive display of whiskies at the bar and in display cabinets around the Restuarant. Very tempting.
A photo of Cafe 1 restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2297)
£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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food as always, one of our favourite restaurants in Inverness. Highly recommend
A photo of Thai Dining restaurant
4.6
4.6 (564)
£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 4 days ago
We made a reservation earlier in the day. We were a few minutes early for our reservation, but were seated promptly. The host and waitress were very nice. The food came out quickly and tasted wonderful. All five of us enjoyed our meal. We’d definitely recommend Thai Dining.
A photo of No27 Bar & Kitchen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (946)
£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 3 days ago
Welcoming, friendly staff. Lovely ambience, great food. Took advantage of a set two course menu, mussels which were delicious followed by lovely chicken burger. Recommended.
A photo of The White House restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1147)
£25 and under
Scottish
Inverness
About the restaurant
Stylish City Centre cocktail bar and bistro offering a wide range of cocktails, quality wines and premium spirits together with freshly prepared, Scottish based lunch and dinner menus available all day from 12 noon til late. The emphasis at The White House is on high end customer service in a relaxed and friendly environment. Table service means there is no need to queue at the bar so why not pay us a visit, take a seat, relax and let us look after you....!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Very good menu, for all tastes. The food was delicious - the seasonings in the right place and adequate quantity.
A photo of Jimmy Badgers restaurant
4.5
4.5 (140)
£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
EmmaC
Dined 4 days ago
Great please , great food, great service,value for money
A photo of Hootananny Inverness restaurant
4.4
4.4 (407)
£25 and under
Scottish
Inverness
About the restaurant
WE DO NOT ACCEPT BOOKINGS FOR DRINKS/MUSIC ONLY
MINIMUM ORDER OF ONE MAIN PER PERSON
WE DO SERVE FOOD ON SATURDAYS ON A WALK IN ONLY BASIS
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Perfect place for live music, pub food and beer! Have reservations again for tonight. This place is listed in your books for all the right reasons!
A photo of Scotch & Rye restaurant
4.3
4.3 (898)
£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 3 days ago
Good food. Great that it's dog friendly. There's even a dog menu! I like the ambience.
A photo of Coyote Burger restaurant
4.3
4.3 (472)
£25 and under
Burgers
Inverness
About the restaurant
Welcome to Coyote Burger. We are a burger bar & restaurant serving premium burgers in Inverness City Centre.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Milkshakes amazing. Coleslaw was excellent as was the dirty fries.
A photo of Prime restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1502)
£41 and over
Steakhouse
Inverness
About the restaurant
Inverness first dedicated steak & seafood restaurant. Situated along the stunning banks of the river Ness, and with views of the castle, our kitchen team specialise in providing quality dishes from locally sourced & sustainable suppliers.
Top review
Princessvip
Dined 5 days ago
our steaks were cooked to perfection. The vegetables were the best I’ve ever tasted great find right on the river.
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