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All 195 Inverness Restaurants

The Riverside Restaurant

10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
+44 1463 714884
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Ranked #10 of 195 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $60
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had one day in Inverness on this trip and as we were out and about all day we hadn't made plans for dinner. As we freshened up in our hotel I checked my TripAdvisor app to see what was well-rated that we could walk to. The Riverview was a 5 minute walk. What a great find. The restaurant was... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I recently had lunch at this restaurant and it was fantastic - the mussels especially were very tasty! Excellent service and I'd also recommend trying one of their selection of Highland beers. Only downside to the experience was that there's a lot of roadworks going on around the Riverside, but still the view was nice from the window seat.

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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 15 - 60
Cuisine: Scottish

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