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McNab's Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
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7 Ness Walk | Columba Hotel, Inverness IV3 5NF, Scotland
+44 1463 231391
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Thurso
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Columba hotel frequently but have only eaten there a few times. Although the food was adequate it was a little on the cool side which was disappointing although it was tasty. The bar staff are friendly and welcoming.

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Thank Catherine R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar is very cold take your coat and gloves when you visit,food is reasonable and no Scottish beers

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Thank JAMES S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Below freezing day and the bar had only 2 little heaters on to cover a huge area. Wood burning stoves not being used which was ridiculous in such cold conditions . Staff were pleasant enough but needing a little more training.

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Thank afcdons1903
Keith, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time I have eaten here, although a limited menu it caters for all food taste. The food was tasty and hot when it arrived, well presented and reasonable prices. Good location too

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Thank Rosemary R
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Friday night, had the minted lamb shank and was lovely. Great menu selection and full bar and also very friendly staff.

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Thank Beth N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had lunch at McNabs and it was the first time we have eaten here. My boyfriend had the Cullen skink soup which was delicious and I had a cheese and coleslaw sandwich. Delicious, well made food and great value for money. Service was great and the lady who served us was polite and friendly. We didn't have to wait... More 

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Thank ediork89
Federal Way, United States
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166 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Just two doors down from the hotel arranged by a terrible travel agency (avoid Exploring Vacations!), the tour guide had recommended we go to the pubs rather than restaurants for better quality food. The service was good -- well, ordering at the bar was fast -- and the workers quite friendly. My "well don" burger was char and the french... More 

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Thank Gail C
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I decided to pop in to this bar, as it was right next to the hotel we were staying in. The bar was freezing cold and empty. We ordered our food and it was awful. The chicken was cold, potatos and veg hard and I left still feeling hungry. There are much nicer places to eat at around the area!

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Thank Colleen A
Inverness, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

6 of us had a bar meal here recently which was sadly very poor. To start with the house red was tasteless and lacked any substance. The onions in the onion gravy with the sausage and mash still had bits of skin on them, the sausages were very dense and the mash had lumps in it. Some of the other... More 

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Thank lil26262
Greater London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Quite a large bar which is also the restaurant for the attached hotel. The hotel was quite busy but did not see 5hat many guests eating there but here is a big choice of eateries close by. Service on the slow side

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Thank StephanieBernadette

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Ness Walk | Columba Hotel, Inverness IV3 5NF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 231391
  • This restaurant is at Columba Hotel, Inverness

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