Our Beer Man’s Verdict ExteriorThere can be few greater compliments to a venue than – glass in hand, belly full and a smile illuminating your face – there is nowhere else you would rather be. That’s what an evening in the Anderson feels like. The Highland town of Fortrose is a fair jaunt from the …

Read more

Exterior from the bridgeIn the early evening sunshine on the banks of the River Ness, I dined in the comfortable surroundings of Riva. This was a place I’d visited on a previous trip to Inverness, but I was happy to renew acquaintances. I had further acquaintances to renew when I crossed the threshold as one …

Read more

ExteriorI 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 …

Read more

InteriorAfter a productive day in Inverness, I had a little time to spare before my journey south so I stopped for a lunchtime interlude at Artysans, on Strothers Lane. The interior has a heavy emphasis on wood and pastels with smart mirror and lampshade detailing. It felt a little like a furniture shop, in some …

Read more

I’m not the world’s best at organising my life, but some days that works out to my advantage. Today was such a day, as I arrived in Inverness rather later than I’d originally planned, meaning my choice of restaurants was a little restricted. Fortunately, just across from my hotel I spied the Corner Grill, which …

Read more