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The Waterside Restaurant

19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
+44 1463 233065
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“meringues” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
“lasagna” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Scottish, British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

The staff were most helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Service was very quick and just right time between courses.

Thank Ronnie W
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family of eight went for Sunday lunch at the Waterside and we were in the main disappointed with our meals. I don’t like to give a bad review but it has to be objective and there were a few issues during our visit. Firstly...More

Thank David9456
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Waterside while on holiday , decided to go for high tea, instead of later on. Had not booked but were lucky to be given a table. The food is first class, service excellent. Would recommend booking as it gets very busy . If...More

Thank 677Jane
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and taking the time to share your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a sunny day in Inverness what a lovely place to have lunch as the restaurant has a view over the river ness, central location so very convenient too. Simple menu but well executed and good value for money. Service was warm and friendly, have...More

Thank rachelgothard
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us ate here recently and loved the great food & excellent service. Very good value for money

Thank Teaser21
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Waterside and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely evening meal on a sat night! There was 8 of us in our group and all had a good meal! Staff very attentive and friendly. Good selection of main meals and starters. Too full for a pudding. One member of our party...More

Thank Anne-Marie111990
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your recent meal with us Anne-Marie, thank you for taking the time to review it. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been a few times now to the Waterside for their traditional 'High Tea' before heading over to Eden Court Theatre, which is only 5-10 minutes walk away. On both occasions the food has been excellent and brilliant value for money at only £11.95pp. The...More

Thank ShivMac
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted you enjoy our High Tea and we have the drink service hiccup sorted and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stayed the night at the hotel and had breakfast here! It was very good! We loved the potato pancakes. The staff here was so wonderful!

Thank Nicolle B
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your very positive review. We wish you many happy travels.

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The view was awesome but the food was not great. The fish and chips had no flavor to it and the fries were the same. The cakes were good but it didn't seem as if they made them fresh. It wasn't worth the money honestlyMore

Thank whatuppartypeople
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry your meal with us was not to your liking and you didn't enjoy your fish and chips. We usually get very positive reviews on our food, but we will not rest on our laurels and will strive to ensure all dishes...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Superb! Can't fault the place. Visited today for high tea for a friends birthday treat. Fantastic value. Lovely staff. Great views. Top notch! Highly recommend as it's hard to find somewhere that's as reasonably priced. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Nae-fear
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very positive review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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bmac2908
Taking my wife out for a birthday meal on the evening of 18/02/17 both she & my dauhter are vegetarian do you have a vegetarian selection
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do you serve breakfast, and if so what time do you open at?
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The cost of afternoon tea pp.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 233065
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  • This restaurant is at The Waterside Hotel
Description
The Waterside is a family owned hotel situated on the stunning banks of the river Ness, right in the heart of Inverness. We pride ourselves on our great facilities, our excellent reputation for food and genuine highland hospitality. We have been in business on Ness Bank since 1957. We love it here and hope you will too.