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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our first visit and definitely won’t be the last. We had such a great night. Food was wonderful (hake was particularly mentionable) We loved the chat and our upstairs table. Staff very attentive. I love a restaurant with specials and not a massive...menu. My husband had to say his vegetables side were perfection. Hope we can go back soon. I believe they are having a well deserved break in January but I think I already know where I’ll be celebrating my Feb birthday this year.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant service (by Iain) and a great menu. We visited while up for a couple of nights stay in Inverness and we definitely werent disappointed. The food was absolutely fantastic. We will definitely be recommending here to friends and family. Thanks again!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 December 2022

Very good and fast service, staff friendly and helpfull, probably the best place to eat in the city.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Richard M, Owner at Fig & Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Jim, glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again in the New Year

Reviewed 12 November 2022 via mobile

Excellent meal! We had the salmon and the special which was hake with risotto. They were both delicious. We then had biscoff and chocolate cheesecake and panacotta which were also great. The staff were really friendly, overall fab experience. Would definitely visit again and recommend...to everyone!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit. We have eaten here several times now and never been disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch today. One of us had the smoked haddock croquettes while the other had the goats cheese tartlet starter both were delicious. We then both had venison and haggis burger which was first class. The skin on chips are fantastic. Run don’t...walk!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2022

I am so glad we came here, and will come back again. We both had risottos - perfectly cooked and each very distinctive and tasty. The ginger and banana pudding was excellent. The staff worked together seamlessly to give a very genuine and helpful welcome.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 October 2022

Saw the reviews here, called them and they squeezed us in. Nice, genuine people and excellent food. Carrot and coriander soup was subtle but delicious. Salmon main had a wonderfully tasty crust with melt in your mouth salmon. Steak was perfectly cooked to my taste...with a lovely peppercorn cream sauce. Too many dessert choices, but loved the cheesecake.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner . I think the lighting is a little too bright but the food was good . The risotto was particularly well prepared.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

We had the oportunity to dine here 2 different times in the past month and both times were exceptional. The whole team puts their heart and soul into the restaurant and it shows in both the quality of the food and the engaging way they...interact with their guests.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022 via mobile

Really good place, quality food and friendly staff. We live in Inverness, and this is probably the best restaurant in town we have been to. As a Spanish, we ordered a good Verdejo (white wine) for our friend to try. It was a good choice....For food, we had a couple of starters, and then the specials, all fresh and brilliant elaboration. And as a dessert , the Pannacotta was to die for, sooooo good!!!! Will be back 100%, loved itMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022

we had such a lovely experience at your restaurant this afternoon, friendly staff, really tasty meals. We will definitely return again. Thank you.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Food was 5 stars, staff even better. Definitely go and definitely get a reservation days in advance. I can’t say more…..this is a very fine restaurant

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Had an excellent meal on our last night in Scotland, a fitting end to a trip fabulous trip to the Shetland Isles and completing the NC500. A real gem of a place, beautifully cooked to order and well presented food. Being coeliac it was great...to have so many delicious choices. The special of hake on chilli and tomato risotto was divine as was the cod in green curry sauce…and the lime and white chocolate pannacotta with coconut ice cream was heavenly! Lovely service from Richard and the other members of the team made it a lovely experience….we wish we lived closer, very envious of the lucky Inverness residents having this gem in their doorsteps!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Staff are friendly and attentive. Food was delightful. Definitely call ahead to book a table as the restaurant was fully booked the night that I visited.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Response from daddyali | Reviewed this property |
It's right in the centre of town - park in the Falcon Gallery car park under the shopping centre.
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Response from 57Andrea1957 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ya. I would book to avoid disappointment. The meals are superb. Dress code. Go as you are. You are accepted no matter what you wear. The staff are amazing.
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Yes, Fig & Thistle is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Fig & Thistle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5