Below is a selection of some of the best restaurants in Inverness all of which are excellent places to eat in Inverness and cater for all tastes and budgets. Each one has a great menu and and they all focus on using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
Johnny Foxes Pub Restaurant – As well as being a high quality Inverness pub they also serve a selection of fine international food served all day, from Thai, French and Italian through to traditional Scottish and Irish fare – plus daily specials. This is our particular favourite!!
Abstract – Named a Rising Star in the latest edition of the Michelin Guide, they serve superb modern French cuisine created using the finest Scottish ingredients.
Bella Italia – A nice Italian restaurant with an extensive and reasonably priced menu. Good relaxed atmosphere and a good place to eat if you have children.
Cafe 1 – Famous for its good food, polite staff & warm welcome.
Castle Tavern – Serves good ‘pub’ food and a variety of real ales.
Cawdor Tavern – Situated in the village of Cawdor it is a traditional country pub offering bar meals in the lounge or a more formal menu in the restaurant. Great food and worth the short drive.
Cinnamon – Opened in 2003 the Cinnamon restaurant has built a reputation as one of Inverness’s premier Indian restaurants. Specialising in authentic Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine. The Cinnamon combines wonderful food and excellent service in a tasteful relaxed atmosphere.
Corner Grill – A Steakhouse that has a great reputation for its Burgers!!
Girvans – A family run restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Baby changing facilities are also available.
La Tortilla Asesina – Spanish Tapas restaurant offering a selection of 41 dishes – always something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Mavericks – Extensive, great value menu.
Mustard Seed – Situated on the River and is one of Inverness’ longest established and exciting restaurants.
Oakwood Restaurant – Situated at Dochgarroch about 10 minutes drive from Inverness this is a “must visit”. The food is unpretentious and is cooked to perfection with the best possible local produce. Oakwood is used regularly by locals which is a good indicator of how good the food is!!
Red Pepper – Coffee Shop, Cafe and Sandwich Bar in Church Street offering homemade sandwiches and fresh hot & cold food to eat in, take away or delivered. Outside Catering also available.
Riva – Riva restaurant is situated in the heart of Inverness where you can experience fine Italian cuisine with stunning views of the river and Inverness Castle.
River Cafe & Restaurant – Sitting on the banks of the River Ness the River Cafe and Restaurant offers excellent cuisine made from fresh local ingredients served in a warm and friendly atmosphere with enviable views looking out over the water.
Rocpool Restaurant – A busy city-centre brasserie with sleek contemporary interior, riverside views and an energetic atmosphere.
The Heathmount – A lovely restaurant within a hotel which also houses a good Bar.
The Kitchen – On the River and one of Inverness’ newest restaurants.
The Riverhouse – Located on the River and dedicated to sourcing only the finest seasonal and sustainable local produce.
Outside Catering Inverness – The Red Pepper can supply a buffet of your choice for any meeting, event or funtion you may be having in or near Inverness.