Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Inverness / Scottish Highlands
  4. Inverness
  5. Inverness

Bar One

4.2
4.2
150 Reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
It began back in 2009 with an idea - since then Bar One has been pioneering the cocktail scene in Inverness! Now we are all grown up, and our incredible team has even gained worldwide notoriety for their creations. Our talented Mixologists have been working tirelessly to deliver you the most up-to-date and trendsetting cocktails they possibly can. We have some old favourites, new creations and just the right amount of tongue-in-chic twists to keep your taste buds tingling. The perfect venue for romantic dates, catch ups and epic nights out, plus our signature stone-baked pizzas are the perfect combination with our amazing cocktails and drinks.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–12:00 am Wed–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    01463 714471

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    Inverness

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    3 minute walk to Inverness Railway Station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 150 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Special Occasion

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness

    Special Occasion

  • Inverness

    Vibrant Bar Scene

Sort by

Filters

  1. EH

    EmmaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Cocktails are great, service was really good, staff very attentive.

    Bar OneResponded on June 13, 2022Hi EmmaH, Thank you for leaving a lovely review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your cocktails and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    There was no food available.
  3. CJ

    CJay

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Staff were super friendly. The drinks were good, they aren’t how I remember them being though. Didn’t have any food. We’re the only people there, which is a shame because there wasn’t much of a vibe to the place unfortunately. I hope it picks up a bit
  4. CG

    CharlotteG

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Good cocktails good atmosphere good music good time had

    Bar OneResponded on May 30, 2022Hi CharlotteG, Thank you for leaving us a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails and music!

  5. C

    Claire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    My friends and I waited 35 for our drinks to arrive, no apology, other people who arrived after us, got their drinks before us. Got asked if we would like another drink, by this time was exactly 1 hr after we arrived, said no as we had someone to be, so asked for the bill. Which again took another 10 mins. I use to love coming here but the service has gone down hill.

    Bar OneResponded on June 8, 2022Hello Claire, Thank you for leaving us a review. Firstly, we'd like to sincerely apology for your experience in Bar One recently - I'm so glad to hear that you've had great experiences with us before and am disappointed that your recent visit didn't live up to your expectations. We have recently taken on staff who are undergoing training with us - your feedback will be passed on to all of the staff and we will endeavour to ensure that we do better in future. Hope to see you again soon :)

  6. P

    Pantomime

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed out time here. Relaxed atmosphere. Interesting cocktails and friendly staff.

    Bar OneResponded on May 26, 2022Hi Pantomime, Thanks for leaving us a lovely review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

  7. R

    Rachel

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar one is always on my go to list when I visit Inverness. The staff are attentive and always make sure you have all you need. Love that the cocktail menu changes regularly enough to try new drinks but old favourites are still there and you can request a drink not on the menu which the staff make happily as long as they have the ingredients needed. Will continue to visit again and again whatever the ocassion!

    Bar OneResponded on May 23, 2022Hi Rachel, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are glad you enjoyed our cocktails, new and old! We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  8. C

    Claire

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Service a bit slow and few mistakes made but were fixed
  9. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Normally excellent but cocktail menu reduced, table service but had to basically beg for drinks and when I did finally catch servers eye he brought the bill rather than take an order. When you have a baby sitter for 4 hours and you spend half the night waiting to be served (we order two each at a time to save on waiting) it does take the shine off your night out
  10. CB

    ChristinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say the drinks were fantastic my favourite was pink panther. The area was comfortable and clean. The staff were friendly and very helpful. They were absolutely fantastic. Can not wait to head back

    Bar OneResponded on May 9, 2022Hi ChristinaB, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your drinks, especially the Pink Panther. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  11. N

    Nope

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had booked a table for 4. We were sat at the table beside the entrance and it was constantly open and left us very cold. They were turning the majority away as they had not booked. It would have been an idea to put a notice on the door advising bookings only. The table was dirty and sticky. We then had to wait mins 15 minutes before someone came to take our order. 30 min later we still hadn’t received our drinks. This happened again when we ordered another round. In the space of our 2 hour booking we only had 3 drinks. When we left we paid by cash and the bill came to £111.50. We still can’t believe we were charged 50p for a strawberry!!! We were just leaving when the server came back and said we had underpaid by £10. We are certain that they were given the correct money, but felt to embarrassed and upset to argue the case. I just gave them another £10. This was a special occasion as we had not been together for 2 years. We will not be back. You must be losing money as well as we could have had spent £200. Your loss!
  12. SM

    ShayeMunro

    Inverness

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Service could have been quicker the 1st time we came in. We weren’t sure whether to order at table or bar because it took a while. Same with paying. But better when we came back in later. Drinks amazing as always, pink panther is a new found favourite. Please never take it off the menu! Bill was reasonable at the end :):) will always come back x

    Bar OneResponded on April 19, 2022Hi ShayeMunro, Thank you for leaving us your honest feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our drinks and the popular Pink Panther cocktail. I will be sure to pass on your comments back to the team as our service to our customers is our top priority! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  13. y

    yabyan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    so I went for a date night with my boyfriend i made a reservation through open table for 10:30 I get there 10:15 they tells me there’s no reservation under my name because they don’t take reservations though open table app (very confusing/false advertising ) long story short we ended up being able to a accommodate with two tables ina back over all it was a good experience I probably won’t come back the menu is way over pricey but the food was ok (wasn’t really all that ) I had wings(40$) my boyfriend had the fish these are basic food dishes we could’ve made at home

    Bar OneResponded on March 29, 2022Hi yabyan, We think you may have mistaken us for another place as we do not serve wings or fish. Thank you.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening at bar one for my birthday! Lovely atmosphere and cocktails! I will be back 🥰🥰🥰

    Bar OneResponded on March 29, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more cocktails! :)

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It was our wedding anniversary which we had stated before arrival but no mention of that. Cocktails were great but a few were pure alcohol. Very enjoyable evening none the less to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
  16. B

    Bailey

    Inverness

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Was very disappointed as we were kicked out 20 minutes before our booking was done as the other table were early! The service was great until then and how we were spoken to leave I was dissatisfied
  17. n

    none

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was not what we thought as was looking for a supper menu not a snack menu.
  18. KH

    KevinH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyable but very expensive 2 hours, service was good, drinks unfortunately were not value for money.
  19. LB

    LynneB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab from start to finish. Were slow with 1 round but gave us a free shot as an apology which i think was a lovely touch as didnt have an issue with service at all. Always made sure we were ok and if needed another drink

    Bar OneResponded on January 24, 2022Hello LynneB, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We do apologise for the slow round but are happy to hear this didn't spoil your overall time with us. We thank you for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  20. JM

    JillM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Bar 1, staff very attentive & informative. Not too busy, quiet. A little on expensive side, but would visit again

    Bar OneResponded on January 17, 2022Hi JillM, Thank you for leaving us your honest feedback! We will take note of your comments and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  21. d

    davidm

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Brilliant drinks and friendly atmosphere just a pity it was covid times as not as busy

    Bar OneResponded on January 3, 2022Hi davidm, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. We really appreciate it and too wish we could all get over the covid times! :)

  22. AC

    AlexC

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience4
    Never had the food but the bar service was spot on and cocktails were awesome Great time had by all

    Bar OneResponded on January 3, 2022Hello AlexC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our cocktails and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon to try some of our delicious food! :)

  23. MB

    MauriceB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Get rid of tactical police in front of restaurant and restrictions on meals . If I want to share a meal with my wife while ordering 4 drinks that cost $80 I should be allowed to do so.
  24. JM

    JadeM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friends and I really enjoyed the Christmas cocktails but we did miss the favourites menu that they use to have where cocktails were £5 as this made our nights more affordable as students

    Bar OneResponded on December 23, 2021Hi JadeM, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Christmas cocktails which are a part of our seasonal creations menu. We have recently changed our menu and offer £5 cocktails from Tuesday - Friday on our seasonal creations menu which we change regularly with the seasons to offer the very best ingredients for each cocktail. :)

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for my friend, great service, delicious food and a fantastic night all round.

    Bar OneResponded on November 25, 2021Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us for your friends birthday celebration. :)

  26. CG

    ClareG

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was cold which was a pity as lovely staff and friendly service
  27. SG

    SusanG

    Aberdeen

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had booked a table for some cocktails to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were seated at bar stools in the window but both suffer bad backs so asked to have a table which was sorted for us no problem. Lots of choice for cocktails and staff were very friendly and great service. We ordered nachos to share which we were glad wasn’t each as was plenty to share. Tried a few cocktails favourite has to be lemon merigue pie.

    Bar OneResponded on November 25, 2021Hi SusanG, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We are happy to hear you spent your wedding anniversary with us and enjoyed our cocktails and nachos. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  28. AC

    AndreaC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wide variety of cocktails and all ordered were fantastic. Quick and consistent service.
  29. ID

    IanD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked at 4.30 but place doesn’t open till 5 which was a bad start. Ordered 2 charcuterie plates and bottle of wine. Charcuterie plates were minimal very little on them and not very fresh bread served as part of it. Website/ Facebook advertised dining deal for November but when mentioned they didn’t acknowledge and when the bill was delivered and questioned they said they’d forgotten! All in all a bad experience which had been booked for my husbands birthday before our train south to Aviemore.

    Bar OneResponded on November 29, 2021Hello IanD, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I appreciate you sharing your experience with us, so that we can improve moving forward. Please do accept my apologies for the experience you had on such a special occasion. Should you decide to visit us again, please reach-out to me so that I can make sure we take great care of you. Thank you, Evelina Bzezinskaja, General Manager

  30. TR

    TanyaR

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy coming to Bar One great cocktails and good service.
  31. j

    joycet

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Was really good staff were very friendly and was a great atmosphere

    Bar OneResponded on November 1, 2021Hi joycet, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! :)

  32. PB

    PaulB

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lovely time I'm coming back with my partner at the end of October.Very friendly great customer care with a smile and a really good atmosphere see you again in October 🙂🙂

    Bar OneResponded on September 30, 2021Hi PaulB, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you and your partner back in October! :)

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure coming to bar one, so much fun, great atmosphere and the bar staff really make the place 👌

    Bar OneResponded on September 27, 2021Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! :)

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Drinks were great. Pizza is terrible- undercooked, gooey crust, sparse toppings. Nice cheese though.
  35. GL

    GrahamL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe to this place, great choice of cocktails and good music from the DJ that was on when we visited.

    Bar OneResponded on September 13, 2021Hi GrahamL, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it! Our resident DJ Andy Rough is now back and playing every Friday and Saturday from 8 pm - 1 am! :)

  36. JM

    JoannieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two hour slot booked, politely greeted at the door, shown to our table, waiters and waitresses were fabulous with great service from them

    Bar OneResponded on September 6, 2021Hi JoannieM, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to our team. :)

  37. CC

    CameronC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails were amazing and the service was outstanding

    Bar OneResponded on September 6, 2021Hi CameronC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure and always get excellent service

    Bar OneResponded on August 31, 2021Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  39. LM

    LouisaM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s been nearly a year since we had been to Bar One and it was so nice to have proper cocktails again. I can’t wait to come back again for my next cocktail fix. We always come back as the staff are always so friendly.

    Bar OneResponded on August 16, 2021Hi LouisaM, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We are delighted to hear you finally made it to see us after a year! We always look forward to welcoming you back for some more delicious cocktails! :)

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    One of the girls noticed we were drinking rum and was very excited to tell us about new brands to try which was very helpful and super friendly and fun. Good value, good atmosphere, probably the only let down was the smell from the cocktail bar which made it seem not so clean!

    Bar OneResponded on August 23, 2021Hello, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. We really appreciate it and are glad to hear you overall enjoyed your experience and cocktails with us! I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team regarding the smell from the bar as we will need to sort this out asap! Thanks again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar One is rated 4.2 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Bar One

1 Academy Street Inverness, Highland IV1 1JN

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Inverness

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–12:00 am Wed–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    3 minute walk to Inverness Railway Station.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo