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Glen Mhor Hotel Bistro - Nico's

Glen Mhor Hotel, Ness Bank, Inverness, IV2 4SG

01463 234308

Fish2fork Rating
0.5 Red Fish

Last rated: 26/09/2011

What we say

The restaurant tries to use local suppliers but while this has some merit it is not a guarantee that the fish are caught sustainably. It tells diners the name of the fish on offer but does little more to inform them of where and how sea food is caught. There are exceptions, including Wester Ross salmon and North Uist mussels, but overall there is an absence of useful information online and a failure to provide any clear policy on sustainability. Of the fish it offers, cod and haddock give pause for concern because many stocks have been overfished and need time to recover. It is unclear where the restaurant's originated. Similarly, there are concerns about many tiger prawn stocks but the menu gives no hint to whether they are from sustainably-managed resources or not. Having previously been given a 0.5 blue fish rating the restaurant now slipped to 0.5 red fish but could so easily improve its sustainable fishing record.

What they say

Located on banks of the River Ness in the shadow of Inverness Castle, enjoy a warm welcome to Nicos Restaurant & Bar at The Glen Mhor Hotel. Our idea being to create an informal yet relaxed and calming environment where guests can feel at ease. We source local, seasonal produce wherever possible. Our mission is to simply deliver mouth-watering food that caters to the dietary needs of our guests. One of the most popular local eating-places, Nico's offers a fine selection of local seafood and grill dishes making the most of local game, Aberdeen Angus beef, fish, shellfish and fresh produce. Enjoy the warm welcoming ambience along with a friendly attentive service. A truly culinary experience.

About Glen Mhor Hotel Bistro - Nico's

Nico's Seafood and Grill Bistro is situated within the Glen Mohr Hotel close to the centre of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The three star 43-bedroom hotel is made up of six Victorian town houses on the banks of the River Ness with rooms starting at about £100 per night. The menu is seafood centred but does serve a variety of other dishes. It promises modern Scottish cuisine with fresh ingredients prepared with passion. Signature dishes include char grilled steaks, venison, shellfish and line-caught fish. The hotel has 4 stars on Google. Two seafood courses: about £20.