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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Scottish
As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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2 Stephens Brae, Inverness IV2 3JN, Scotland
+44 1463 711900
09:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my family have been visiting Girvans for over 10 years now! Through many staff changes and a menu changes, it's still one of our favourite places to go in Inverness. The food is very simple, there's nothing fancy about Girvans but it's always tasty and as described on the menu. I think particularly for breakfast and lunch Girvans... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here with my mum and sister for lunch a few weeks ago. The food was good/average, my mum was disappointed with her choice of pasta as it was really rather bland (prawn and coriander if I remember correctly). The other dishes were ok. The staff were a mixture of lovely and rather inattentive. One slightly older lady was... More 

Thank Lia S
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to pop in here for a meal. Place looked clean enough and the menu looked varied enough. We sat down, staff were attentive, we perused the menu while the member of staff asked us for our drink order. I wasn’t sure what drinks they had and I asked a simple question but the staff member didn’t speak very... More 

1 Thank DonnyDave30
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of went for breakfast . Staff never asked how food was and came back with bill and just droped on table so I take it we're done.. need to go another cafe for coffee . So rude

Thank Paul S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived here at around 1pm, with a queue out the door, waited around 30 minutes and was seated. It was incredibly busy but the food arrived quickly. Had the cheese nachos starter which was very good. For main I had the cajun chicken with sweet potato fries and a side of garlic bread. The salsa that came with it had... More 

1 Thank Lizzie T
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Girvans is a great wee cafe with lovely food and drink. They have delicious homemade cakes to offer and it's just across the road from Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Thank Coinneach P
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for lunch today and received the WORST service from a very rude manager (I assume she was the manager as she was the only one in a burgundy dress). The other staff were all lovely and the food was good but as we came to pay we were told that they don't do split bills during busy... More 

1 Thank laurabelle2016
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

As always a fantastic lunch in Girvans where the food is excellent quality and served by very friendly staff, made to feel very welcome.

Thank findmejak
The Highlands
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great place if you're shopping and can't be bothered cooking when you get home. We met friends there and had an evening meal. The location is good and near to the main shopping centre and the food was fine but quite pricey for what is was. We struggled to find a main course that appealed. My wife ended up with... More 

Thank TheHighlandsCrofter
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I recently stayed in Inverness for 2 days. Girvans was recommended to me by a local. It was a very cold day, and I wanted good hot soup, which ended up being their Cream of Mushroom soup. This soup was amazing... the BEST cream of mushroom soup EVER! I didn't want it to end... I would still be eating it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Stephens Brae, Inverness IV2 3JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 711900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?