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The Waterside Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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The Waterside is a family owned restaurant 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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Scottish, European, British
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely experience. delicious meals and desserts. excellent service and made to feel very welcome with a lovely setting overlooking the river.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mark r
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We decided to grab an early dinner here before the show at Eden Court (directly across the river). The menu offered a pre-theatre deal of 2 courses for £12.95 which seemed exceptional value and no doubt a popular option. Maybe the fact that we came...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hillwalker3000
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great value for evening meal and not kept waiting for very long before meal appeared. Had my grandchildren with me last time I went here and they were vey well cateredforr

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AnneC3352
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Had great High tea here. Very nice. They sat me by a window with a great waterside view. I will say high tea is an awfully lot of food,, I probably would not get that again, but as an American I was curious about high...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Winstoniscute
Reviewed 2 October 2018

we had a family gathering at this restaurant on 27/09/18, wat a lovely place - overlooking the river ness, staff were very friendly, food was delicious, the restaaurant is lovely and clean, with fresh water on the table as we sat down 10/10

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vicky O
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We went here for lunch and really enjoyed it. Good choices on the menu at good prices. Staff were great too. I'd happily eat here again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JacMurray1
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We went out of our way to have breakfast here. Service was slow, and lacked cordiality. Like we were a bother to be there. We asked for coffee and were directed to the buffet to serve ourselves. We found little to tempt us for breakfast....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tetamalu
Reviewed 1 September 2018

One of our party of 6 has garlic allergy. The only thing on the menu free of garlic was a steak, with chips and mushroom with tomatoes. It was served with no mushrooms as they realised that mushrooms had garlic also. No, they were too...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gillebrighde
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I was quick to order as I was hungry - I hardly glanced at the menu asking if they have Caesar salad and Scottish salmon; the answer was yes for both. I ordered straightaway not realizing that their Caesar salad has bacon. I consider Caesar...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ferikov
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Our first visit was downstairs which was a disappointment as it turned draughty a few times. Had 3 other visits upstairs which was a whole lot better. Book well ahead and don't take downstairs.

Date of visit: August 2018
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