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Scotch & Rye, Inverness, Highland

Scotch & Rye

4.1
4.1
686 Reviews
£25 and under
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, International, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01463 715374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Cross street

    Post Office

  • Parking details

    Parking available 2 minute walk away at Rose Street multistory car park

  • Public transit

    We are a 2 minute walk from Inverness Train Station & Bus Station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 686 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Good for groups

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Lively

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Innovative

  • Inverness

    Good for groups

  • Inverness

    Neighborhood gem

  • Inverness

    Romantic

  • Inverness

    Lively

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. TB

    TimothyB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a fun place with very American style food that's well done. The range of drinks is good with some interesting beers on tap. If I lived in Inverness this would be on my list of fun places to go for a casual good value meal.

    Scotch & RyeResponded 6 days agoHi TimonthyB, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

  2. RW

    RobW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Very quick service. Everything had a lot of flavour! Drink selection was amazing. The whisky menu was great (add tasting notes)

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 26, 2023Hi RobW, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and the service, as well as our selection of drinks and whisky. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was very quick food and drinks very good nice atmosphere. Good value would go back next time in Inverness.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 23, 2023Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  4. R

    Rob123

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We waited ages for our drinks and it took so long for them to take our food order we left
  5. SL

    SamL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burgers and amazing cocktails! The staff are brilliant!

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 12, 2023Hi SamL, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your burgers and cocktails as well as the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  6. NS

    NicoleS

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a brilliant time in scotch and rye ! The food was brilliant, the service was great, and the drinks were lovely. Great cocktails. You guys are brilliant

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 9, 2023Hello NicoleS, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed our food, service and drinks. :)

  7. LB

    LisaB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very salty chips and chicken burger lacked any flavour. Quesadilla was good .
  8. PN

    PaulN

    Edinburgh

    60 reviews

    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Warmly welcomed and the team were attentive and personable. The food was disappointing. Cold under cooked fries accompanying overcooked and dry burgers. The wine was reasonably priced however limited choice.
  9. J

    Jenn

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were so friendly. Good good. Lovely atmosphere.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 9, 2023Hi Jenn, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review!

  10. F

    Foodie12

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The drinks take far too long to come to the table. Our food got forgotten about. The servers could not be bothered. One of them having a bad attitude! The food was expensive for what it was.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 5, 2023Hi Foodie12, Can I please start by offering an appology as it sounds like your visit was not up to the standard we would expect here at Scotch & Rye. I am keen to discuss this further with you if you could possibly reach out to me on info@scotchandrye.co.uk with some more details. I am sorry again. Kind regards, Liam

  11. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect start to new year with a lovely lunch in a chilled atmosphere, staff very friendly and accommodating.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 2, 2023Hi DavidS, Thank you for leaving us a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed starting the new year with us! All the best for 2023, we hope to welcome you back again soon. :)

  12. MS

    MarkS

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Room temperature was cold. Food was poor. Staff were brilliant.
  13. FM

    FernandoM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, we have been in there a few times, always good. Brilliant staff, great selection of drinks.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 2, 2023Hi FernandoM, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  14. MM

    MarieM

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    We had lovely starter and main courses but unfortunately the shmore mouse oreo chocolate pudding was off! Cream was actually stinking and it was like blue cheese! Awful end to a nice meal! Taste still with me and made me really sick. Sorry to say!

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 2, 2023Hi MarieM, Thank you for your kind comments about your starters and mains. I'm sincerely sorry about the dessert, this one must have slipped past quality control. I have since addressed this with our kitchen team so I thank you for raising this. I hope you will give us another try in the future and we would all look forward to welcoming you in. Kind regards, Liam

  15. LM

    LavanyaM

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service. They didn't have most of the whiskies asked for. Low on staff, then why accept so many bookings?? Had to wait for 30 minutes for the dessert and then walk out with getting any

    Scotch & RyeResponded on January 2, 2023Hi LAvanyaM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am sorry to hear that we overbooked the restaurant on the evening of 27/12/22 & that this caused significant delays with your evening. We had some unexpected staff shortages due to the bad weather. I hope you will try us again in future and we can show you just how amazing we can be. Kind regards, Liam

  16. G

    Gwen

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Seated close tó the cold ventilation was not comfortable.
  17. PV

    PandaV

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food well looked after by a friendly teams great for dogs and lots of options for vegans and coeliacs - highly recommend

    Scotch & RyeResponded on December 28, 2022Hi PandaV, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  18. s

    susiesuesue

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Ribs were tasteless with just sauce slathered on after cooking. Chips were thin and anaemic. Burger was tasteless and dense. Roll tasted stale.
  19. J

    Jade

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went for my boyfriend’s birthday and when seated was gifted with a complementary birthday shot which was a really lovely touch, staff were very friendly and quick. Food was really good . Would definitely come back again

    Scotch & RyeResponded on December 22, 2022Hi Jade, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  20. ST

    ShirleyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Though music very loud when we sat down to eat , but got used to it really enjoy our night will be back🥰🎶

    Scotch & RyeResponded on December 5, 2022Hi ShirleyT, Thank you for leaving your honest review! We are happy to hear you really enjoyed your night with us, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  21. R

    Rhona

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, drink and service all excellent⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Atmosphere great, however felt the table layout was tight in places, requiring us to move our seats and table when others were being seated.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on December 5, 2022Hi Rhona, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and I will be sure to pass on your comments regarding the table layout to the manager.

  22. MI

    MINic

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Very poor experience. Hair in our food, which they just took the plate away and barely apologised. There was a lot of staff on which is great but they didn’t seem to know what was going on and some of them were very rude. Wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t rush back.
  23. LT

    LouiseT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third visit here and still impresses us every time. Food and drink was brought to the table promptly, staff were incredibly friendly and chatty. Experience was made better by the fact the restaurant is dog friendly and we had a lovely golden retriever near by being the best dog ever.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on December 5, 2022Hi LouiseT, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it. :)

  24. CD

    ClaireD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Member of staff smoking in door way (who didn’t move) as we entered. Alcoholic cocktail was given instead of non alcoholic cocktail that was ordered. Second portion of chips with main meal was forgotten about and we had to ask. Staff generally inattentive
  25. MM

    MichelleM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    This wasn’t the vibe our group was looking for and probably best if we had turned around and cancelled our reservation. It would have been the place I wanted to be in my 20s but not when wanting to enjoy a meal with friends and family now. The cocktails were delicious their servers very nice but food was average or bland.
  26. S

    Shirley

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    I booked a table weeks in advance for our weekend away to Inverness. Had seen and heard so much good things about this place. From the moment we entered and heard the “manager” complain that we had a table for two on a busy night, (we were right infront of the booth) it went down hill from there. Our table was for 7.15 and we arrived at 7.05… we were seated and sat for 10 minutes before someone came and got our drinks order and we waited another 20 mins for That(two cocktails) , I ended up asking for water which arrived before the cocktails. The food was delicious, starters came without cutlery but those haggis balls were a winner. Main came and that was equally as delicious, had to request cutlery and took 10 mins to get that. In this time my partner had to go to the bar and order a second round of drinks as nobody came to our table, it wasn’t overly busy, we left by 8.10… it was absolute let down with service, customer service, also to add the windows say £6.00 everyday, all day for cocktails, very misleading as it’s certain cocktails but no cocktails are stated in the window or menu. We heard such good things, left 60.00 out of pocket and deflated.
  27. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We looked forward to having dinner here, there was an hour and half minutes wait for our food and when we got our food it was burnt and tasted horrible, we were sat by the main doors and about 5 minutes into eating our main course, both doors where open by a staff member, people where standing in the door way smoking including one of the staff, who was quite rude when we asked if we could order our dinner, I would not return
  28. EL

    ELMG

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my mum for food and drinks on Saturday. Fabulous service and amazing food. The cocktails were lovely and fun as well. The food was all hot and fresh. Very lovely Mac and cheese! Staff were great start to finish. Had a great time and will be back

    Scotch & RyeResponded on November 28, 2022Hi ELMG, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  29. TO

    TempOffice

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to hotdesk. We’ll be back. Attentive service but not disruptive.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on November 28, 2022Hi TempOffice, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! :)

  30. R

    Robert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were quick and pleasant. Surprised to see 5 servers in a small place but certainly made trip good. Food portions were decent too.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on November 24, 2022Hi Robert, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the portion sizes and service. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  31. A

    Anoym

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Mains were delivered. Asked about starters, they hadn’t been put through so came after the main. The ribs weren’t very nice at all. They got our bill wrong saying £88 instead of £38, apparently we had had jagermeisters?
  32. CB

    CatherineB

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok, pretty bland, pub grub but not the best. Cocktails were good & staff were fine.
  33. MP

    MayPG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ambience is so calm. Can have a drink and eat at the same time. Massive sitting area! Nice people

    Scotch & RyeResponded on November 17, 2022Hi MayPG, Thank you for leaving us a great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambience and service. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  34. M

    M0zart74

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed our visit, which was my 2nd. The staff were friendly and efficient and the service was speedy. Our food was lovely and the cocktails I had were delicious!

    Scotch & RyeResponded on November 17, 2022Hi M0zart74, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, cocktails, and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  35. ME

    MyraE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Staff very friendly and helpful. We are old school friends who meet up annually so this was first time since COVID. All in our very late 60s. Staff looked after us well. Fabulous.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on November 17, 2022Hi MyraE, Thank you for leaving us a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you had a lovely time catching up with your school friends and enjoyed the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  36. RM

    RoddyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service poor! When asked were we finished eating I said no then the waitress asked what about that plate there my wife’s plate. She just took it away astonishing!
  37. DM

    DebbieM

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fresh food, cocktails even more delicious and attentive friendly service. Boys enjoyed the beer flights, great value. Need vegan dessert options though :)

    Scotch & RyeResponded on November 14, 2022Hi DebbieM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate and I will be sure to pass on your comments regarding the vegan desserts when we change our menu. :)

  38. MJ

    MayaJ

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Starters and chicken burger were overcooked. Shame as the place was really nice.
  39. DE

    DorothyE

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Might just be the worst burger we have ever had. Please do not consider this an example of American food! Chairs also very uncomfortable and food was very slow.
  40. CC

    CeeCee

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Our waitress was lovely, we had an issue with our food and she sorted this right away and even deducted it from the bill! The food was okay, I wish the cauliflower wings came with a sauce like other places as they’re a bit boring on their own.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on November 10, 2022Hi CeeCee, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and the issue with your meal was addressed. I will pass your feedback regarding the cauliflower wings onto our chef for consideration. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Scotch & Rye using the Order Online button. Scotch & Rye also offers delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Scotch & Rye also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01463 715374.

Scotch & Rye is rated 4.1 stars by 686 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 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Scotch & Rye

21 Queensgate, Inverness, Highland IV1 1DF

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Post Office

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, International, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available 2 minute walk away at Rose Street multistory car park

  • Public transit

    We are a 2 minute walk from Inverness Train Station & Bus Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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