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River House Restaurant

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1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:45
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate dinner here with friends. Small riverbank restaurant that served delicious fish. Even accommodated my food intolerance by offering anything on the menu dairy-free! Chef greeted us and the staff were brilliant. Kitchen could be seen, but not from our seats. Really worth a visit.

3 Thank Ashley F
Burghausen, Germany
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant has a cosy intimacy. The service is of advanced quality and the team was motivated to get the right selection of dishes and drinks for us. The menu is focused on seafood but not exclusively. What we were very pleased of was the wine menu which offered a selection of British wines. The one we had -... More 

1 Thank HansMarionZ
Inverness, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely little restaurant is right on the banks of the River Ness with fabulous views over the town. From starter to dessert everything was fresh and locally sourced, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The service was fantastic and we had such a wonderful evening. Book to be sure of a table, as they were full on a midweek night... More 

Thank InverSue
Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to River House and we hope to go again. Food was excellent and well presented. The staff are pleasant and welcoming. Service first class. It was good to relax and watch the world go by! (As we had a window table we were able to do this). Thanks.

Thank culagharraidh
Inverness, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love fish you'll love River House. A small elegant restaurant that specialises in fish (other options available). Our meal was first class in every respect. Great food, attentive service, lovely ambience. If you have a desire for fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere then you can't go wrong with this gem of a restaurant.

Thank JohnF62
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my elderly parents to eat at Allan's a few weeks ago. First time my 92 year mum has been out for 7 months.. Meal as usual was awesome... You can't beat his muscles in Inverness.. Thanks Allan once again. Wish we had time to visit you more often xxx

Thank lozza60
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Judging by the other reviews I think we were maybe unlucky. We visited on a Saturday evening in February. Table booked for 7.30pm. We arrived on time and were shown to our table. The restaurant is snug! The waitress asked if we'd like to order some drinks - when we replied that we would order some wine with the meal,... More 

Thank J3nnyWr3n
Ely, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had steak and mussels. The steak was good- the mussels were excellent. Lovely setting on the river and great romantic atmosphere. Great variety in the cheese platter.

Thank Owen2012_12
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1st in Inverness. Only lucky Wednesday can have their special fish pie. Highly recommended. By the way, nice coffee. Desert i ordered was gingerbread cake. I preferred my friend's apple cake. Overall, it is a great place to have seafood and the environment is good.

1 Thank jennyjxr j
Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an unexpected treat! Having just circled Scotland this tiny restaurant wins the prize. Their Queenie Shetland scallops were buttery gems in a vibrant broth, followed by a beautifully presented North Sea prawn and avocado salad then a perfectly baked cod in a Mediterranean style presentation. Cooking fish this well takes real skill. I enjoyed my view of the hectic... More 

1 Thank adventurelady99

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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 32 - USD 58
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 222033
For an authentic taste of Scotland���s islands and Highlands look no further than River House, a beautiful restaurant on the banks of the River Ness overlooking the Grieg Street bridge to the Free North Church. The restaurant���s spectacular view���s are complemented by the casual sophistication of the dining room, a comfortable and unpretentious space with timeless design and a warm, cosy atmosphere which invites you to relax and really enjoy your dinner. Dedicated to sourcing the best possible ingredients from the surrounding areas, the River House kitchen cooks each dish to order in the open plan kitchen, using fresh, seasonal produce prepared in such a way that individual flavours shine through. Though mainly Scottish in heritage the River House���s recipes also take inspiration from international cuisine with, in particular, a nod to French cookery woven in to many of the creative, modern dishes. Wines are carefully selected to complement the River House menu, providing a good, but not overwhelming, choice of labels.

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