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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pavlova” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (61 reviews)
“scallops” (61 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 595 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This food is good. I mean VERY GOOD. So you really should book and go. Arrived to the first night of one of the servers. No need for her to apologise - she oozed confidence and style. Like all the team there, this is warm...More

Thank Alasdair-Roxburgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Snuck in here early when it was booked full with reservations. So glad we did. Small, beautiful venue with excellent food and service. There is a pre-dinner menu with small bites that I would highly recommend. Elton Mess for dessert was extra special. If you...More

Thank LPom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful menu full of different seafoods. The mussels can be prepared at least four different ways. Very yummy. For dessert, pick the crumbled meringue topping, highland strawberries and cream. Delicious.

Thank Kathie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you book this restaurant of you are in Inverness. The particular highlights were the scallops, the Breton Fish stew and sea bass. There was an excellent varied wine list. The service was excellent. I would be delighted to eat here again.

Thank handdoc13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the best meal I've had in Scotland. Great service and excellent tasty food. Could not recommend more highly.

Thank Arthur N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly attentive staff. Food was absolutely delicious and nice that Alfie the Chef and owner takes the time to come out to speak to you. Highly recommended!!

Thank SteveKathBla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally delicious. Food was fabulous, service great, wine list really interesting. Definitely coming back. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about this restaurant, the welcome, the service and the food were exceptional. We would recommend to anyone staying in Inverness. Special thanks to our waitress Simona.

Thank BeePeeCee
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant with high quality food. Make reservations ahead of time for sure. Supper only.

Thank genoteich
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We went here for a joint birthday dinner and were not disappointed. The food is delicious and the staff are friendly and welcoming. We always enjoy coming here and we will definitely be back!

Thank zippy1999
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1 June 2017|
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Response from ANDYMAC666 | Reviewed this property |
Closed on a Sunday, open on Monday, I would highly recommend the mustard seed or rocpool
Gill B
18 February 2017|
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Response from GrendonUnderwood | Reviewed this property |
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Victoria A
26 March 2015|
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Response from piratealfie | Property representative |
hello thank you for your inquiry yes river house is wheel chair friendly. we have extra wide front doors for easy access. we also have wide toilet doors and both male and female toilets have hand rails. if you have any... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
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
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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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