Exciting new management for Inverness restaurant as it turns 15

THE popular Rendezvous Café is about to celebrate its 15th anniversary in the capital of the Highlands by expanding its menu choice and opening in the evenings with a drinks licence.

The Church Street venue is one of the city’s best-known restaurants, occupying the site of the former Northern Meeting ballroom which hosted The Silver Beetles on May 21, 1960 – the band that soon became The Beatles.

The restaurant is adorned with photos showcasing the building’s showbiz, musical and film heritage. It attracts locals and visitors alike, including Beatles fans eager to follow in the footsteps of their heroes.

It’s also home to The Dark Kitchen – “the eclectic dining experience to go” – which is operated by the same owner, Benny Karoci-Hadar.

To mark the 15th anniversary and beyond, from June 1, the venue will operate as an all-day and evening fusion restaurant merging offerings and menus from both brands, giving diners the opportunity to enjoy dishes at take away inside the restaurant.

In addition to the popular Rendezvous menu, the restaurant will now serve cheese and charcuterie sharing platters from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with alcoholic refreshments to accompany the food.

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Dark Kitchen Diner’s menu will specialize in gourmet burgers, Dutch fries, wok fried umami noodles, ramen, fried rice bowls as well as specially designed milkshakes and desserts.

Benny said: “The goal is to create a place not only for breakfast and lunch, but also a place where friends can meet for dinner and drinks in a beautiful fusion restaurant and with a relaxed atmosphere. great music and friendly service.

“We decided to merge the sister brands because people tell me they love The Dark Kitchen’s takeout and it’s worth sitting down.

“We are keeping our popular Rendezvous menu from 8am. The main passion is to give a cafe dining experience in the morning and midday and late afternoon to give a more relaxed experience, with quality drinks and charcuterie platters with our famous eclectic touch.

“Starting at 6 p.m., we switch to a casual, casual format of fusion cuisine from the best of The Dark Kitchen.

“Inverness is growing and changing, locals and visitors alike are developing a food culture with new demands and demands alongside traditional and eclectic food. We observe this change and adapt to it.

“The first 15 years at Inverness have been really special and I thank everyone who has visited us during this time. I’m always looking for ways to innovate and improve and hope that merging the menus of the two sister brands will help us continue to grow.

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