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The Waterfront

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Seafood, Grill, Pub, Scottish
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70-71, Huntly St | Inverness-Shire, Inverness IV3 5JN, Scotland
+44 1463 233870
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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they fit us in on a busy Saturday even though they had a private party. Wonderful service. Food was very good. A s everywhere in Scotland friendly and attentive service. Cullen Skink and Venison stew are standouts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
J_August_West
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Albany, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

they fit us in on a busy Saturday even though they had a private party. Wonderful service. Food was very good. A s everywhere in Scotland friendly and attentive service. Cullen Skink and Venison stew are standouts.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a lovely meal here on our visit to Inverness. We came a Inverness a couple of years ago and went to the Waterfront pub and meal was great then too.

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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a business dinner so we wanted somewhere that we could relax and talk over good food and drink. Between us we had some meat fans, a fish lover and a vegetarian and we all really enjoyed our dinner. The menu had a great deal of choice, and as a vegetarian I had the rare experience of struggling to... More 

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Thornton, Lancashire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Excellent home cooked food after a long day's hillwalking. We had Highland Tapas for starters followed by Trawlerman's Pie (filled with white fish, salmon and prawns) and Jacobite Chicken (chicken and haggis topped in onion and Drambuie sauce). Both were very big portions such that neither of us required dessert at the end of the meal. Staff also informative about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Every time I go to the Waterfront, I feel very welcome, things are served the way I ask, yet I feel bad when I see their staffs running about to get all the orders done! Gosh I cant imagine how the kitchen could be like!! I have seen a few bad comments here, and I believe those who are rating... More 

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Food was terrible. From good ingriedients they manage to make the worst casserole I ever had. Shame, shame, shame. It is a nice pub, service is good but they serve the worst food in the town. My KP can cook better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Order sirloin steak with NO mushrooms. It came on sizzle plate soaked in fat no onions and loads of mushrooms . Chips were cheap frozen chips deep fried in oil that needed changing. Had to dry off steak with napkin(it was soaked) did tell waitress and it was a " oh well "attitude. Upset tummy all night, not impressed!

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Shropshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Maybe it was a bad night but the Venison was over done and very chewy, it was empty but maybe that was because there is still work going on doing the flood defense.

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Annan, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We called in here after a walk along the river and had coffee in really pleasant,clean warm surroundings with very pleasant staff lovely place

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My partner and I have just returned from dinner at this restaurant and i could not wait to rave about it on tripadvisor. I ordered the battered squid rings to start. The squid was mildly overcooked but the batter was beautifully light and the salad garnish was light and had a little more to it than the usual packaged salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70-71, Huntly St | Inverness-Shire, Inverness IV3 5JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 233870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Grill, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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