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River House Restaurant

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1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: For an authentic taste of Scotland���s islands and Highlands look no...
For an authentic taste of Scotland���s islands and Highlands look no further than River House, a beautiful restaurant on the banks of the River Ness overlooking the Grieg Street bridge to the Free North Church. The restaurant���s spectacular view���s are complemented by the casual sophistication of the dining room, a comfortable and unpretentious space with timeless design and a warm, cosy atmosphere which invites you to relax and really enjoy your dinner. Dedicated to sourcing the best possible ingredients from the surrounding areas, the River House kitchen cooks each dish to order in the open plan kitchen, using fresh, seasonal produce prepared in such a way that individual flavours shine through. Though mainly Scottish in heritage the River House���s recipes also take inspiration from international cuisine with, in particular, a nod to French cookery woven in to many of the creative, modern dishes. Wines are carefully selected to complement the River House menu, providing a good, but not overwhelming, choice of labels.
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  • 330
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
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  • 5
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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
Almost very good!

The setting is inviting and cosy, the staff are friendly and the menu has local Scottish appeal in many of its items but for me it just falls short of being good. The space is very tight and instead of deciding to do a certain number of covers well they went for numbers; consequently 3 of us were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Moira S
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The setting is inviting and cosy, the staff are friendly and the menu has local Scottish appeal in many of its items but for me it just falls short of being good. The space is very tight and instead of deciding to do a certain number of covers well they went for numbers; consequently 3 of us were crammed on... More 

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Thank Moira S
Fort Augustus, Scotland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Far and away the best sea food I have had in Scotland. The fact that we have eaten here four or five times in the past year or two stands testimony to how much we think of the food. The open plan kitchen is spotless, the staff are welcoming friendly and Unpretentious, they don't have to be as the food... More 

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Thank radribster
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You know you had a great dinner when you have 2 courses and a desert without feeling you're about to explode at the end :-) The food was exceptional, served in right portions and accompanied by great kindness of staff and the chef himself. The pavlova was heavenly! Thanks

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Thank Olesea M
Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten dinner here and came for lunch yesterday to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant is beautifully laid out with a lovely relaxed atmosphere, not in the least bit stuffy, but care taken and very individual with a warm ambience. Alfie the owner and chef looked after us so well, with a relaxed attentiveness. A selection of 5 starters... More 

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Thank Fran C
scotland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

small and cosy - predominantly fish - restaurant overlooking the river....i enjoyed my starter and main course, however, my partners main course wasn't great. quite pricey for a lunch although a set menu was on offer (it just wasn't hugely appealing)

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Buckie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife last night for the first time, it will NOT be the last. We both had different starters and mains and both enjoyed our mrals very much. The place itself is a lovely wee place with good staff. The owner chef comes out and says hello and asks how your meal was which a nice personal touch... More 

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1 Thank roryno20
Perth, Scotland
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is by the river and is quite small and intimate with a very nice ambience. We both had fish dishes and they were beautifully presented and delicious. There were meat options available as well for those not keen on fish. Well worth making a visit.

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Thank Bridot88
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First class restaurant hosted by a top rate Host Chef with the very best professional support team who worked tirelessly to ensure everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience. I cannot recommend the team and restaurant enough and thank them for making our evening so memorable and enjoyable....!

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2 Thank James L
inverness
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yet again had a delicious meal. Was a birthday meal and were made to feel welcome and served delicious food . Staff so friendly and helpful

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Thank cars51
Elgin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

An absolutely amazing place to eat. The food was simply outstanding and the service brilliant. We were treated like royalty and had a fantastic evening. If you are after a special place to eat this has to be your first choice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 222033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 58
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

For an authentic taste of Scotland���s islands and Highlands look no further than River House, a beautiful restaurant on the banks of the River Ness overlooking the Grieg Street bridge to the Free North Church. The restaurant���s spectacular view���s are complemented by the casual sophistication of the dining room, a comfortable and unpretentious space with timeless design and a warm, cosy atmosphere which invites you to relax and really enjoy your dinner. Dedicated to sourcing the best possible ingredients from the surrounding areas, the River House kitchen cooks each dish to order in the open plan kitchen, using fresh, seasonal produce prepared in such a way that individual flavours shine through. Though mainly Scottish in heritage the River House���s recipes also take inspiration from international cuisine with, in particular, a nod to French cookery woven in to many of the creative, modern dishes. Wines are carefully selected to complement the River House menu, providing a good, but not overwhelming, choice of labels.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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