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The Glasshouse Restaurant

$$ - $$$
British, Cafe, Scottish
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Simpsons Garden Centre, Inverness, Scotland
+44 1463 250200
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for lunch... very good decent food, varied menu, big spacious restaurant, and the service is always excellent.

Thank Danielle M
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244 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here twice when visiting family, once for afternoon tea and once for Sunday breakfast. The cake selection was fantastic and the black coffee to accompany it was strong and tasty. The following day we enjoyed a 6 item brekkie with toast and coffee. Very nice, especially the black pudding and tatty scone.

Thank TonyH_Bournemouth
Inverness, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Well at this time of year the place is magical walking through the Christmas displays. The food was perfect as always with large potions, would recommend to any one. This place is extremely busy

Thank jayem88
Inverness, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Very surprised to see such poor reviews for the excellent restaurant at Simpsons garden centre. This is actually a duplicate listing and folk should look up under Simpsons to see a more representative selection of reviews. We have lunch here on a regular basis, and whilst it is a large restaurant it is usually very busy and it can be... More 

1 Thank RoverP
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The food here wasn't bad, and the portion sizes was good too. However, the price left a very bitter taste indeed. I was flabbergasted to have paid over £20 for three baked potatoes and three drinks. Honestly disgraceful.

Thank DC1190
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Not a pleasant experience at all .emailed to complain and got a very condascending email in return. All blamed on being busy..well employ more staff!! Chaotic place and overpriced! Shame!

Thank Jacksmumno1
Carbost, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Well after a two year absense from leaving reviews I felt obliged to leave a review of this 'restaurant'. The enterence to the shop its self was hostile with the mugshots of the employees leering over all those shopping and their sneery faces following me intimidatingly as I went through. The cafe appearence was nothing to right home about (simple... More 

1 Thank MatthewF1998
Inverness, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

It is a super shop with lots of plants, books, toys, furniture, pet care and other gift ideas. The restaurant is large with huge glass windows with great views over Inverness to the Black Isle. The food is lovely and plenty of selection. It's pleasantly decorated. Staff are friendly and helpful. If coming out of Inverness on the Culloden Road,... More 

Thank Sherrel H
Inverness, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

For those without alternative dietary requirements I will say this venue is buzzing with people with a lot available and I am sure you would have a great visit For those where you dietary requirements and standards may concern please read on. Whilst the options are vast and the food and drink on offer is definitely good, the general standards... More 

1 Thank Storm793
Scotland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were a party of 3 adults and 2 children. This was one of the best Sunday Lunches we've had. I asked for a selection of roasts; beef, pork, and lamb. All succulent and lots of it! The vegetables were equally delicious, parnips, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower au gratin. Then apple crumble to finish. This was tops! Will go again.

Thank culagharraidh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
British, Cafe, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Simpsons Garden Centre, Inverness, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 250200
With stunning views over Inverness and the Black Isle, the award winning Glass House restaurant is located within Scotland's best destination Garden Centre, Simpsons, just off the A9 on the outskirts of Inverness. With ample parking, great access and family friendly, it's the perfect place to come with friends, family and colleagues.

Choose from our superb daily specials menu as well as our regular home made soups, sandwiches, paninis and baked potatoes. We cater for all tastes and requirements, as well as providing a great selection for children - including our Little Seedling lunch trays.

You'll be spoiled for choice with our delicious home baking, made daily in house by our team of imaginative and creative bakers with a selection of fresh daily scones and cakes to fresh cream meringues and tray bakes.

All of our ingredients are fresh, seasonal and tasty, using locally sourced and Scottish ingredients, where possible.

On weekends, we also have a selection of local musical artists who entertain our customers and add to the already friendly atmosphere. Before or after your lunch, be sure to pay the rest of the garden centre a visit, with our award winning plant area, home and garden departments and artisan food hall.

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