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The Riverside Restaurant

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$$$
British, Scottish
As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
One of Inverness's Best

I use this restaurant a lot and the quality is second to none. I have never had a poor experience and staff are always attentive without being in your face. The menu is wide and varied and the food is always cooked to order. I have tried most restaurants in Inverness and this I rate in the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
AlexBennett
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I use this restaurant a lot and the quality is second to none. I have never had a poor experience and staff are always attentive without being in your face. The menu is wide and varied and the food is always cooked to order. I have tried most restaurants in Inverness and this I rate in the top five. A... More 

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Thank AlexBennett
Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

lovely staff, cool situation, amazing food, nice prices. By the way, I fell in love with the wiatress

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1 Thank roland p
Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

You can be assured of good quality food served by friendly hosts in a warm and friendly restaurant. The location is overlooking the River. Highly recommended

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Thank P N
aberdeen
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We had an amazing meal here with our family. The food was excellent and the service was great - highly recommended!

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Thank mustard14
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The riverside is literally by the river side and within a walking distance of the railway station and bus station. The menu was a bit limited but I loved the preparations especially the fish and chips and the cheese macaroni, which are both classics but difficult to get right. The Riverside did not let us down. The servings were humongous... More 

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1 Thank Preeti S
Inverness, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

A nice welcome is given as you enter from the friendly staff,the service was fast and the meal was delicious,will visit again.

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Thank ham321ish
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Meal was perfect, starters were perfectly light. For main we got the fish dishes and they were perfect too. Staff were helpful and extremely polite.

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Thank Mike G
Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Very pleasant atmosphere. Small. Excellent location on Ness river. Friendly service, almots too quick. Eating excellent, Scottish specialties (Haggis, e.g.) served with elegance.

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1 Thank Reise97980
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Warm, friendly service, excellent choice of lunch menu, beautifully cooked, attention to detail and really good value for money. We'll be back soon to sample more

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Thank Duncan M
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Small but friendly restaurant serving local dishes cooked and presented beautifully. Definitely high in the top 10 Inverness restaurants.

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Thank Spurs4eva

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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 14 - 58
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?