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Scotch & Rye, Inverness, Highland

Scotch & Rye

4.3
4.3
577 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 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Just Eat

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 Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 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 577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Good for Groups

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Ambiance

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Great for Lunch

  • Inverness

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. WB

    WarrenB

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food was rubbish and prices were not cheap. I would not recommend to dine at this place as there are many food choices elseware.
  2. KM

    KatieMacDonald

    Inverness

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was pretty terrible 😢 and the table was very wobbly
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, didn’t have everything we wanted, but food was and staff very nice.

    Scotch & RyeResponded todayHello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and our service and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Attenzione al piccante.
  5. a

    alissaw

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The worst service and food.
  6. NC

    NoeliaC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It is a perfect restaurante to go With your friends

    Scotch & RyeResponded todayHi NoeliaC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  7. PA

    PaulineA

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were so attentive but not overbearing. Lovely atmosphere. Mix of customers. Food was great. Cocktails were amazing

    Scotch & RyeResponded 3 days agoHi PaulineA, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and cocktails, as well as the service and atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  8. NR

    NiallR

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time eating at scotch and rye: Fantastic! The scotch and rye burger is highly recommended!!!

    Scotch & RyeResponded 3 days agoHi NiallR, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, especially the Scotch & Rye Burger. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  9. BC

    BarryC

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Could do with some new glassware, was marked and tired making it look unwashed. Also seen another customer asking for new wine glass. Onion rings the most disappointing part of an otherwise ok meal. Nice atmosphere & pleasant place inside but will likely try elsewhere the next time we visit Inverness.
  10. A

    Anon

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Food is not good. Service was fine. It’s ok for a drink and the cocktails are good, but def not for dinner. Smelled and was cold.
  11. K

    Karenbas

    Mexico City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    La hostess muy grosera. Pedimos un platillo con 6 alitas y nos trajeron 5. Las regresamos y nos las trajeron completas. Al pedir la cuenta la mesera que era la misma hostess no nos hacía caso y se la tuvimos que pedir 3 veces.
  12. HE

    HENDO

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our favourite place when we come to Inverness. Great food and drink menu with attentive staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

    Scotch & RyeResponded 3 days agoHi HENDO, Thank you for leaving a lovely review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and drinks, service, and the atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit to Inverness.

  13. AA

    AshleyA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I made a booking to eat at 6.30 when it was fairly quiet. Even then, I had to attempt to flag down members of staff to take our order. The food came and I felt a little underwhelmed since I was given a glowing recommendation of the place. We gave up when it came to ordering desserts as there as just one person taking orders and we were getting ignored as the other tables who had gotten there after we were given menus to look at desserts had their orders taken before us.
  14. F

    Fuller1979

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food was poor. Overcooked burgers. Like trying to chew through rubberand the other dish had been zapped in a microwave. Totally disappointed
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food great Cocktails and wonderful service

    Scotch & RyeResponded on August 2, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving 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.

  16. KS

    KendallS

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    As an American I would say this is basically a Scottish version of Applebees. Basic food and kitschy ambiance.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We read a lot of the reviews and came in having a positive mindset. Left feeling disappointed to be honest. The wait staff were nice but severely understaffed. The menu is pretty good in size but the food we ordered, see photo, just lacked in flavor.
  18. UW

    UncleWally

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Overall not a bad place. Food was good but server and hostess were rude!
  19. A

    Andi

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and were good size portions

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Andi, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  20. CW

    CarlyW

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing. Never had a bad meal. Cheese sauce is a must! The service is always friendly and attentive. Never have a bad word to say about this place, my favourite place to go for food and drinks!!!

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 25, 2022Hi CarlyW, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon for some more cheese sauce. :)

  21. PE

    PETERB

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The place was nice but some of the food was not good but got money of the meal
  22. N

    Ness

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    Ok food but don’t go if on a lunch break Service was very slow 4/5 people on and maybe 6 tables took ages just to get our order in
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    My husband and I both got a burger and it was so dry we could hardly eat it. The fries were only warm as well.
  24. AM

    AudMS

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Energetic restaurant with fantastic mixed concoctions & tasty bar food. Plenty of vegetarian options, pretty good service & excellent mixologists!

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 21, 2022Hi AudMS, Thank you for leaving a great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our selection of food and drinks as well as the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Food is not good and service was teerrrrriiiiible!
  26. M

    Mcadd78

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Service was OK. Have been before and food was nice but this time not this time. Southern fried chicken burger could've been a brick to be honest, probably would've took less effort to chew! Apparently comes with 'jalapeño slaw' not sure if a slither of heinz burger sauce is what that means. Daughters cocktail was pretty much a tumbler of crushed ice. Won't be back for food.
  27. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go here everytime l meet my granddaughter for lunch, food is lovely, great choice of drinks, nice atmosphere and the staff are very friendly

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 18, 2022Hi BrianM, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and drinks as well as the atmosphere and service. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your granddaughter back again soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and very tasty food.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 14, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  29. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    Wasn’t happy with the food , I had a burger that was clearly frozen before hand , it was extremely covered with fake cheese so wasn’t able to taste much more, I reported this to the waiter, he responded he is going to speck to the kitchen with no response from him again, so wasn’t happy regarding this then to top it off the table we was placed in had zero space, the table in front and behind made the table we had zero room to move the chair back without hitting the person behind. All in all the service was good from the team but not happy the way the food was presented in front of me along with the food not being the way it should be: I would rate the place 4 outa 10 mostly because the service from the staff was good just the food let it down.
  30. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Upon arrival at scotch and rye, we got a friendly greeting and shown to our table, we were given sufficient time in order to make our choices of food and drink. The food and drink were delivered efficiently and within a short time. The food was delicious, the premises clean and not too loud, my wife and I were able to talk to each other without having to raise our voices.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 11, 2022Hi JohnM, Thank you for leaving a great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good quality but pretty small portions for the price, considering some of group ordered less expensive items and got larger portions, staff were really friendly and helpful, we had no problems, would consider coming back more regularly if prices drop a couple of quid
  32. G

    Gee564

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Drinks were lovely. Service was slow and not very cheery. Food was okay - just a bit tasteless. For the price we would go back but not in a rush.
  33. HM

    HMMphail

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great whisky recommendations, and amazing food. The bartenders were so helpful and made great recommendations.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 11, 2022Hi HMMphail, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our whisky selection and food as well as finding the service to be helpful. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  34. P

    Pear

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We arrived half a hour early. The table was available. The food was big portions. Service was fast and efficient.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 11, 2022Hi Pear, Thank you for leaving a lovely review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and found the service to be efficient. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  35. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We did enjoy the food. It was delicious! The service however was not great. It was super busy so we tried to keep that in mind. However, I asked for water twice from 2 different servers and never received any. My food was very spicy. 😆 We also tried to order dessert but no one ever came back to take our order. In the end, we decided to call it a night and that we didn’t really need dessert anyway. The ambiance was wonderful. It’s a really cool place but you may not get great service if it’s busy!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in for dinner after traveling all day. The hamburgers were delicious and they were very accommodating for my husband who has a servers gluten allergy.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 7, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your burgers and found something suitable for your husband. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  37. AE

    AndreaE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Would have put higher stars but they did not have our booking and the waiter was quite dismissive of the fact we had booked a table. If i didn't have the email to prove it he wouldn't have let us in but suddenly a table was available when i proved it. Wasn't the best welcome experience. The food and service was good but they need to get their booking system sorted.
  38. KL

    KathleenL

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing cocktail and excellent service
  39. AS

    AvrilS

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The welcome and the service in general was excellent and attentive. The food was delicious and it was all great value for money.

    Scotch & RyeResponded on July 4, 2022Hi AvrilS, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and food. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  40. MG

    MarkG

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was slow. Burger was dry. Was told can't cook to peoples taste but does that excuse over cooked?

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 4.3 stars by 577 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 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Just Eat
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 Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 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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