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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: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Riverside Style

The food here was elegantly presented and was very delicious. It is a small locale but the service was excellent and I would definitely recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Elizabeth J
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The food here was elegantly presented and was very delicious. It is a small locale but the service was excellent and I would definitely recommend it.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The restaurant gave our party of 14 an almost private table in the conservatory. The river view from there was lovely, especially as the trees lit up in the evening.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by the Gallery owner next door, we were not disappointed at all.We had the mussels to start with followed by some absolutely delicious Venison cooked to perfection. A great choice of sweets to end a lovely meal.At the top end price wise but worth it as the food and service was superb.

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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had never eaten in this restaurant before and were recommended to do so by our friends. We loved it! Such great friendly service and food that was cooked to perfection with great attention to detail. We will certainly be returning.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

May 2015 visited Inverness.Found this restaurant when walking along riverside one evening.Small,cosy restaurant serving amazing food & excellent wine list.Decided to book table which proved to be good option but not necessary.The food is freshly cooked so if dish popular may have run out but whatever you choose all well cooked & beautifully presented,loved the local produce on offer.Staff very... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had dinner in The Riverside on the 9th May 2015. Although the tables are quite close together this is a small issue when compared to the food and attentive service. I need a gluten free diet, and my needs were more than met. As well as gluten free dishes being clearly marked on the menu, the waitress also indicated... More 

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had a lovely dinner in The Riverside, must say that it wasn't busy at all, the staff was attentive and efficient. We had a three course meal, everything was cooked to perfection. The venison was amazing with a lovely cranberry jam which completed the dish. We will definitely go back.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had a lovely dinner which was well cooked and presented. The food was tasty and of a high standard. The service was efficient and the staff were friendly and welcoming.

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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 15 - 61
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?