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McNab's Bar & Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
7 Ness Walk | Columba Hotel, Inverness IV3 5NF, Scotland
+44 1463 231391
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible12%
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Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
7 Ness Walk | Columba Hotel, Inverness IV3 5NF, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 192 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MacNabs bar is on the ground floor of the Columba Hotel, which is located beside the river Ness and directly across from Inverness Castle. Food and drink are good, staff are very friendly, views are very good.

Thank rosimaximus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in the Columba over the weekend we ate in Mcnabs on Sat.night.Food was hot and plentiful an service was okay.the good thing is it is a good sized room for sitting and having a chat and nice views of the river,

Thank Jackaroo46
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Located beside the Columba hotel , this is a spacious pub with a fairly good range of beers and food. The fact that the locals frequent it speaks volumes to us. We'll be back !

Thank Ror8987
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We were a bit unsure about Mcnab’s having read some of the reviews but then decided to try it nonetheless. We found the food to be pretty good and also the service was really up to standard. Mcnab’s has great pub food and that’s what...More

Thank Bilal H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Food has to be ordered at the bar but when I asked what the soup of the day was the (non Scottish) girl took several attempts to pronounce cockaleekie - might be a good idea to explain local food to the bar staff that have...More

Thank feepeet
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice during our visit to Inverness. Reasonable prices and a nice setting. The service was good, the Guinness was well kept. Garlic mushrooms were a bit over cooked but nice, sirloin steak with a big jug of peppercorn sauce was very good,...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely terrible, service, staff didn't know what they were doing, waited 40 mins then told food not even started in kitchen so would have to wait another 15 minutes. Got refund and left. No apology at all.

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Service for food was bad although bar staff were better, food was bland and luke warm just like the waitress, wouldn't recommend this place also there is more atmosphere on the moon than in here.

Thank dd491888
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Very polite staff, pleasant environment but baked potatoes microwaved to mush and one was rotten and had to be sent back. Pity

Thank Gillian Y
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Most restaurants are all booked up in advance. I ate here last week and the food was good as well as the service. I am just not into the whole ordering at the bar thing.

Thank Merwhitt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
Breakfast, 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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