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The Riverside Restaurant

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10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
+44 1463 714884
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a small family run restaurant along the River Ness. We are a family...
We are a small family run restaurant along the River Ness. We are a family team with over 12 years experience in the hospitality trade. Our restaurant reflects our passion for excellent Scottish fayre. We offer lunches, high teas, early evening and a la carte meals with a selection to suit all tastes.
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  • 209
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb food pity about small portion size

Had a booking for a July weekday evening for 5 adults and restaurant was very busy mainly with foreign tourists. Service was excellent and table quite spacious. Starters and main courses were excellent but portion size very small given it was fairly pricey . A bowl of potatoes and veg would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Anguszim
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Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had a booking for a July weekday evening for 5 adults and restaurant was very busy mainly with foreign tourists. Service was excellent and table quite spacious. Starters and main courses were excellent but portion size very small given it was fairly pricey . A bowl of potatoes and veg would have helped fill the voids on the large plates.... More 

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Ripponden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We booked and where allocated a table in the window overlooking the river ness,the service was excellent and the food delecious.lesley had two starters and I had the saddle of venison which was brilliant

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poole, dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Felt very disappointed with the meal. Both mains were very underwhelming and the fish portion was extremely small. Felt quite insulted with the portion size. Just read other reviews and we are not the only ones complaining about that. Do yourself a favour and give it a miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

With nice window view of the ness river and historical buildings. We ordered soup of the day and mussels. These dishes there was amazing. Great staff and services. Perfect dinner for travellers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The staff got very sniffy when asked for COLD water in the jug, not too much to ask for iced tather than tepid, room temperature, water surely. Very pretty food but nothing like a decent quantity, even have to buy vegetables extra if you want more than the 6 half very small new potatoes, no other veg with main. Disappointed,... More 

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Robertson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The staff were professional and attentive, the food was really good. We shared scallops for entree - perfect small taste. My local Salmon in puff pastry was delicious and my husband's steak was perfectly cooked. It is not cheap but the quality is great and the short wine list good.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We came here on a Thursday night as the other restaurants we tried in town were already full. We were greeted warmly & given a seat in the window which was freed up following a cancellation, which was perfect. The only downside for me was that I don't eat meat (but I do eat fish) and there wasn't a big... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I made a reservation for this restaurant by email about two months prior to my trip to Inverness, Scotland, after reading reviews here on tripadvisor. Jo, the owner, was very prompt with her response to my inquiry and I was able to book the date that I wanted. When we arrived at the Riverside, my husband and I were led... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This cozy establishment was lovely, the service was very good, the food - not so much. I order the sirloin and had to send it back for being over cooked, their second attempt was no better but by then I was hungry and less inclined to debate doneness. My sister had the salmon wellington and thought it was delicious. Our... More 

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london, uk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

We walked into this cafe without reading any reviews. It's a small restaurant with an ok view, however, we ate here as we wanted to experience a little piece of Inverness. The waiter was very rude, we asked to sit by a certain table to get a better view of the river, and he refused. The restaurant was empty and... More 

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Additional Information about The Riverside Restaurant

Address: 10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
Phone Number: +44 1463 714884
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 62
Cuisine: Scottish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 714884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 62
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

We are a small family run restaurant along the River Ness. We are a family team with over 12 years experience in the hospitality trade. Our restaurant reflects our passion for excellent Scottish fayre. We offer lunches, high teas, early evening and a la carte meals with a selection to suit all tastes.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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