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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Inverness / Scottish Highlands

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants 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 Cafe 1 restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2324)
£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 5 days ago
It’s been a long time since we dined at Cafe1 and we forgot how fabulous everything is !! Excellent food in a busy lively atmosphere, enhanced by friendly and efficient staff . High recommended.
A photo of Sundancer Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (49)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Nairn
About the restaurant
Opened in 2017 The Sun Dancer restaurant is positioned overlooking the Moray Firth.

Well known for the quality and presentation of our food using only the freshest and locally sourced produce and renowned for our expertise in crafting and presenting our own in-house and classic range of cocktails.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Absolutely brilliant dining experience! We will definitely be back.
A photo of Contrast Brasserie restaurant
4.6
4.6 (919)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Inverness
About the restaurant
Welcome to Contrast Brasserie. With a sharp focus on Scottish, locally sourced produce, we invite you to savour the tastes of the season with a touch of Pan-Asian flair.

From succulent rare breed pork, prime dry-aged beef to market fresh fruit and vegetables we try to stay true to our Scottish roots, creating simple dishes built around one great ingredient. Located just a short walk from the City Centre of Inverness, take a wander along the tree lined river where a warm welcome awaits!

Early Bird Menu not available on Saturday night

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We have the pre theatre menu which was excellent value for money. Delicious food, nice environment and helpful staff.
A photo of Thai Dining restaurant
4.6
4.6 (568)
£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
ElaineM
Dined 4 days ago
Lovely food, very authentic thai flavours, will definitely be back
A photo of The White House restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1163)
£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 4 days ago
Excellent food at the correct price. Service with a smile and a lovely atmosphere and well placed venue. We Will definitely return again. Thanks for the perfect experience.
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4.5
4.5 (145)
£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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Birthday meal for our daughter, food was beautiful and service was excellent. Highly recommend
A photo of Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel restaurant
4.3
4.3 (599)
£25 and under
European
Inverness
About the restaurant
Welcome to our sustainable restaurant on the banks of the River Ness |

Enjoy breathtaking views while savouring locally-sourced, organic cuisine from Executive Chef Andy Lee. Try his signature dish, Twice-baked Souffle, mouth-wateringly capturing Scottish Highland flavours |

We earned sustainability and environmental commitment awards, like our Gold Award for Green Tourism, and our membership to the Scotch Beef Club |

Visit us after exploring Inverness landmarks like Inverness Castle, Inverness Museum & Gallery, and Inverness Cathedral, all within walking distance. The warm and inviting decor complements the natural surroundings |

Take advantage of the Beer Garden with beautiful views of the River Ness, or take a tour of our Brewery & Distillery - Uile-bheist |

Reserve a table for a romantic dinner or a family-friendly meal, and discover what makes our restaurant unique.

Top review
LyndaM
Dined 3 days ago
The sweet potato coconut and chili soup was delicious as was the salmon! Imogen our waitress was delightful. Great service by everyone. The pre theater meal is a fantastic deal.
A photo of The Allangrange Arms restaurant
4.3
4.3 (692)
£25 and under
British
Inverness
About the restaurant
The Allangrange is a hotel and restaurant in Munlochy, on the Black Isle, We are a 10 min car journey from Inverness.

We provide gourmet pub food, fine wine & ales with boutique rooms.

Every Thursday we have Gerry Coogan on piano
Every Friday we have world renowned classical singer Tone Hendry

Top review
IainB
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
As always excellent food served by polite and respectful staff
A photo of Prime restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1515)
£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
Jocelyn
Dined 2 days ago
Food was very good but not as good as the price tag suggests.
A photo of Aye Eat restaurant
3.8
3.8 (33)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Inverness
About the restaurant
Welcome to Aye Eat, an exciting new restaurant in the heart of Inverness!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The food is amazing, please get the mussels ! The staff are brilliant , good customer service although it was very busy , they handled it very well. The look of the place is amazing , you could never get bored , can tell a lot of effort has went into this place. Keep doing what you are doing!
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