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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Venison liver is delish

We came here in February 2014 for a birthday meal everything was really tasty Restaurant is a bit on the small side but the atmosphere is lovely

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
McCready9
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We came here in February 2014 for a birthday meal everything was really tasty Restaurant is a bit on the small side but the atmosphere is lovely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Valentines Day evening meal. Food excellent, quality & quantity. Value for money. Staff attentive & professional. Restaurant attractive & clean. Can't fault it. Well done The Riverside.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Warmly welcomed late on a dreich afternoon then treated to an outstanding high tea of toast, main dish then tea or coffee, fresh scones,shortbread, cakes and tablet. Our choices of haddock and scampi with chips and salad were generous and well presented. Outstanding value at under £24 for the entire meals.

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Inveraray, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I went for a meal here a group of friends from work. I'm vegan and phoned ahead in advance to see what could be offered, and had plenty of options which is really good to see. The starter was fried mushrooms on toast, the main was butternut squash and chickpea curry and the desert was poached pears with raspberry sorbet.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Found the restaurant while strolling along the river. A popular for local people with music the night we were there. Orders were received quickly and were piping hot! We would definitely go back!

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went there last Friday on friends occasion to celebrate our first night in Inverness. Restaurant has a quiet ambiance. We were quickly served and everything we had were quite satisfying. For main we had chicken brisket, seafood pasta and salmon as main dish. However, scallops in the starter menu are amazing as well. A pleasant dining experience indeed.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Set along the river, this restaurant should be fantastic. There was construction (which was needed) between the restaurant and the river, which impaired the view. When the construction is finished, the setting should be magnificent. The food was very good, although the menu was not extensive. The restaurant could be charming and intimate if the lights had been dimmed. However... More 

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candlelight2012, Owner at The Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

The Riverside Restaurant Thank for your recent on Tripadvisor about your experience with us at the Riverside Restaurant. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and have taken your feedback on board to which we will work on. Unfortunately as you have seen for yourself the restaurant is currently surrounded by construction works which runs the entire... More 

Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The starter of Scallops are perhaps the best I've ever eaten. Went back two days later to enjoy them again.

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South Yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Excellent food, good service friendly atmosphere. Well located near the town centre. Would recommend this restuarant.

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Pittsburgh
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Found this place on trip advisor so we planned the stop on our drive north. This restaurant was one of the best in the 2 weeks of our holiday. It was a bit difficult to fid only because the road out front was under construction but it's right along the river near a pedestrian bridge. The place had a very... More 

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?