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The Olive Grove

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Crown Street, Inverness, Scotland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great quiche and salad, followed by Victoria Sponge and coffee. Great banter as ever with Liz and May. Love the Olive Grove. Mairi

Thank MairiInverness
Guildford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a lovely lunch here today - parsnip and apple soup with some bread, which only cost £2.50. The food is made and served by local volunteers and all the profits go to local charities.

1 Thank Catherine H D
Inverness, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Found this wee gem of a place on the way home whilst walking. Food always great scrambled eggs are brilliant and the soup is always piping hot and bowl size plentiful. Prices are so reasonable. Well worth a visit. Place is run by volunteers who are always so friendly and welcoming.

1 Thank Martin M
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had dinner on a Sunday night and it was busy. The table we had was in a corner by the window and gave us some privacy without being confining. The service was friendly and efficient. We just had bread and olives to start with - there was a generous serving of three different breads together with oil, balsamic and... More 

3 Thank Keith I
British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were looking for a cuppa tea and a wee scone. We found this little treat and it was exactly what we needed. It's run by volunteers and supports a local charity.

1 Thank Dre45
Wroclaw, Poland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Lovely people, who fed me with a free dinner on my charity quest with no money or food. I wish more people would support a local charity like this one. Food was fresh and tasty, and the scones were amazing. I think I would move to Scotland just to have those every day of my life. Thank you, Olive Grove.

Thank Anna S
inverness, scotland
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

This is a friendly, clean and community-minded operation, where several of the local churches have formed a team to provide a cafe to help their funds. The baking is superb, the crockery, napery and cutlery top notch, and the location is p[efect for those wishing to get way from the town centre a little bit, to sample what the locals... More 

Thank katethepict
Inverness, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Lovely homebaking at great value. Small and cosy so not somewhere for a first date but definitely good for old friend's catch up!

Thank dmmacrae
United Kingdom
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a cosy little cafe which is apparently run by volunteers and I believe the proceeds go to local charities. It can be found between Stephen's Brae and The Heathmount Hotel. The menu is plain and simple but truly excellent value when you fancy soup and a toastie or tea and a scone. A fine little place.

Thank anne8527
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144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We visit this place on different days and enjoy our visits. Nice menu with plenty of choices, many home made scones and cakes.

Thank HeatherHighlands

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Restaurant Details

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
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  • Address: Crown Street, Inverness, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?