May 28, 2014 Burger, Inverness, soup 2 Comments

Exterior

Exterior

I was delighted to once more be in Inverness. This time I had a little more time to spare than on previous flying visits, so had the chance to visit Girvans, a place that had been recommended to me, particularly for their burgers.

A blended cafe and bistro space, things were abuzz with a Monday lunchtime full house. They were staffed accordingly with a veritable battalion of table servers ensuring the pace of service was kept swift.

Soup

Soup

I had to have a burger and was lured in by something called the “smokey bear”. I liked the sound of their cream of cauliflower soup, too, so started with that.

The soup was with me at light speed. It looked simple and well prepared. It proved to be absolutely first class and entirely deserving of a spot in the Soupquest exceptional category.

Burger and chips

Burger and chips

The burger was very good, too. It was made with meat from a local butcher’s and was cooked glisteningly pink. The smoked bacon topping was profuse, crisp and delicious. The melty cheese brought things together beautifully for a high quality experience.

So overall, Girvans was mightily impressive. Fantastic soup and a great burger are always going to find favour with me. I look forward to visiting again when next I’m in town and would definitely point you here when you’re in this fine city.

Extreme burger close-up

Extreme burger close-up

Scores
Blythe scores Girvans
4.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15.5/20

I ate: cream of cauliflower soup; “smokey bear” burger

I drank: water, espresso

I wore: pink and black

Total bill: £14.65

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Written by BKR