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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 215
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Great Saturday Lunch

The food was outstanding, the wine was pretty good and the repartee with the owner was great. Thoroughly entertaining

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
John F
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food was outstanding, the wine was pretty good and the repartee with the owner was great. Thoroughly entertaining

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not having booked we were offered a table at 6.45 which was earlier than we wanted but the restaurant was full as were many others. I had the scallops to start which were exquisite followed by a steak accompanied by the best mushrooms ever. My partner opted for crab cakes followed by hake on a bed of cockles, mussels and... More 

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Fox Point, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Well executed dishes in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Operated by a brother-sister team, this restaurant is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The service was great and the atmosphere was very nice. We had the lamb and it was prepared medium rare just like I ordered it.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We walked over the bridge and decided to take the first good-looking restaurant we saw. This was it - and what a gem! Small restaurant, helpful waitress, reasonable service, freshly prepared food, interesting menu choices, beautiful presentation. I found the portions perfectly adequate - I could enjoy my delicious dessert, which is a rare treat in Scotland where the objective... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went here for a evening meal ,first time in the restaurant but friendly staff and a cosy intimate feeling made for a good start. Menu had plenty of choice for everyone but not too much to make it hard to choose. Food came in nice time and served up beautifully, all course very good and priced very reasonably, portions a... More 

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Cairnbulg, Aberdeenshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had Scallops followed by a Medium-Rare Steak, my brother had Haggis, Neeps & Tatties followed by Fish & Chips. Both meals were excellent. The staff were very accommodating and attentive. The whole restaurant was booked out for that evening. Sign of a great restaurant. 👍🏼

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went for dinner with my husband. The place is very well located with a nice view from the bridge. The local is very clean and the people are very nice. We had great expectation that the food was going to be great. The prices from the menu are more expensive that what it is rated here. Main course starting at... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had a Saturday night meal and could find no fault with anything. The food was a bit different and delicious and the service was friendly and effective. Will certainly return. Good value for money too. Some limited seating outside, but a pleasant view across the river to the distant hills from inside.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Came here at the recommendation of our hotel and were not disappointed. Decent wine list, great service, varied menu.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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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