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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (74 reviews)
“pavlova” (42 reviews)
“scallops” (72 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed dinner at The River House. We prefer to eat in local restaurants when we visit a city. River House is that 'local' restaurant. The place is informal and the service is very good. The ingredients in each dish were fresh and the food...More

Thank travelG5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely early dinner at The River House : smoked salmon bruschetta and super fresh asparagus to start then fabulous halibut and sole washed down with a delightful fresh white. Seating is a bit of a squeeze , everyone is squashed in and...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We has a lovely dinner here. A little more expensive than some restaurants in the area but well worth it. The food was amazing. Staff were very friendly and helpful. When another customer spilt red wine over my coat the staff were very quick to...More

Thank RUTH W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I lived in Inverness I would eat here regularly.Four of us ate here almost exclusively a seafood menu. While there were a number of dishes we could have had we all opted for hake locally sourced cooked to perfection and presented beautifully.service was delightful...More

Thank Malcolm42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best mussels I have ever eaten, the waitress showed me how to eat my oyster shot, which was fantastic. Reasonably priced for the amount and quality, best food in Scotland so far ✌️

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night, 3 tables made complaints, mainly around slow service or incorrect orders. Our drinks order was very slow, the food when it arrived was nice although we felt over priced for what it was. We went to this restaurant based on...More

Thank Pancha120
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here saturday 31st march for dinner for my wifes birthday. Arrived to a lovely greeting and a glass of complimentary fizz for jen. Four courses of stunning food including deep fried whitebait,oysters,salmon brushetta,hake and halibut. All washed down with a lovely argentinian malbec. Panna...More

Thank martin m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really lovely evening here. The atmosphere is great. The decor very stylish but relaxed. The food was superb. All ingredients were wonderful and cooked and presented beautifully. My only criticism which they do need to rectify is that the window seat by...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a real find on our visit to Inverness. Right beside the river it is a fairly small restaurant with the kitchen almost in the dining room which was great, especially as it was delivering some excellent food. Walking past at lunchtime the fresh...More

Thank Miles T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read some good reviews we visited here as were staying up the road at the Premier Inn. The restaurant is on the opposite end of the “bouncy bridge” from the main town. Extensive seafood based menu and daily specials with varied wine list. Service...More

Thank boyvision
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Questions & Answers
26 January 2018|
Response from allan l | Property representative |
hello we do not serve tapas, however we do serve a cichetti menu. this is a sharer plate menu. along with this menu we also have our mussel and oyster menu. all these menus are served at present Tuesday to Saturday from 3... More
Charles M
16 January 2018|
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Response from Jackie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes . Small quality menu - with perhaps a chicken dish or steak . Vegetarian option too
Catherine M
31 July 2017|
Response from lilyvictoria59 | Reviewed this property |
They had no trouble in catering for my dairy free diet and am fairly sure your requirements could be catered for too. I was impressed by the chef creating a special sauce for me - instead of my having to miss out on a finer... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 32 - USD 58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:45 pm
3:00 pm - 9:45 pm
3:00 pm - 9:45 pm
3:00 pm - 9:45 pm
3:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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
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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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