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The Riverside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
+44 1463 714884
12:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We are a threesome from the 'States who have dined all over the world, and this meal was unforgettable. Every course was terrific, from appetizer to entree (salmon in puff pastry for me) to dessert (sticky toffee pudding). Wait staff was charming and attentive. Honestly, I have not had a better meal in years. Hats off to the family running... More 

Thank charmfirst
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Gracious lady maitre d' booked us for a later dinner as I wandered the city and found this upscale restaurant. Small and inviting. We returned for dinner, shared entrees and desserts, sent wine to adjoining table of our countrymen, and were well cared for over numerous courses. Thoughtful family team who know their producers and attend to their customers. BRAVO!... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I stopped in for dinner on a whim with no reservation in a large group. We were politely seated together and enjoyed an amazing mix of Scottish cuisine. I enjoyed the Scotch Egg, Halibut and the Sticky Toffee pudding, all of which were unique in their own way. My friends enjoyed the salmon, chicken and venison, which all received rave... More 

Thank dajdmasta
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The team make you feel very welcome in this small gem in Inverness. The menu is extensive and mainly local produce presented with flair and cooked to perfection with well flavoured dishes Even the prawn cocktail was generous and a delight - saddle of venison melted in the mouth and the desserts skilfully prepared. The young chef here has a... More 

Thank brian e
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317 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was our first visit to the city, and we looked at several restaurants, all seemed to have many of the same items with nothing standing out to us. However this one had a menu that stood out and it ended up being the perfect place for our last meal in Inverness. The staff were all very helpful in describing... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

First - Inverness dinner reservations, as far in advance as possible, is absolutely necessary. We were very lucky that when we walked in they had just had a cancellation. The restaurant is not large and the food and service were excellent. Would return if ever back in Inverness.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

You know when you're watching Master Chef, and Greg and John try the food, and you can see it in their faces, it's good! That's what it's like eating here! We ended up here by mistake, thought we'd booked somewhere else, but we aren't at all disappointed. The food was so well cooked, beautifully seasoned, quality ingredients treated well by... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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181 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on the drive from Edinburgh to Inverness. I had the chicken breasts and haggis which was very good. My wife had the chicken tikka masala which she enjoyed. Service was pleasant and welcoming.

Thank Jrryo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

After wandering around Inverness looking for somewhere to eat I came across the Riverside. I was made very welcome - the servers were very attentive. The food was delicious (try the whitebait!!). I travel on business often and often end up with a less than average meal - last night was a treat.

Thank Victory1805
Seattle, WA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had an incredible meal at this family run restaurant. Innovative, delicious Scottish fusion food. Prices quite reasonable, given the high quality. Good wine selection. The place is small, so make a reservation in advance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 50
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 714884
We are a small family run restaurant along the River Ness. We are a family team with over 12 years experience in the hospitality trade.
Our restaurant reflects our passion for excellent Scottish fayre.
We offer lunches, high teas, early evening and a la carte meals with a selection to suit all tastes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?