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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
01463 222033
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Ranked #2 of 187 restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $58
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Formby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Just been to this restaurant for a meal with my wife having looked at reviews on trip adviser. What a choice we made! Met by the owner and his hard working assistant and showed to our table. What we liked about the evening is that you are not rushed to make a decision. A nice cool bottle of tap water... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The restaurant itself is small but large mirrors give it a more spacious feel. It is a charming venue staffed by extremely friendly and attentive folk. We feasted on scallops, monk fish and steak, all cooked to perfection. My husband managed to find space for the pavlova and I was given the necessary cutlery to help him consume it........no such... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Quality of food - outstanding. Service - exemplary. Choice of wines - staggering. Location - perfect. We couldn't have wished for anything more and we will be back - definitely.

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Philadelphia, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After being turned away at several other restaurants on a busy summer evening, for lack of reservations, The River House was able to accommodate us. This is a cozy little place with friendly and efficient service. We both had steaks, which were good, not great. However this was the only time that we had steak in Scotland, so we did... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed meal last night. Good choice of seafood and fish which we really enjoy. Harris Scallops were to die for!

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United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We recently visited Inverness and stayed at Highland Apartments. The River House Restaurant was included on a list of restaurants in the area the Apartment Management team provided and once we read the reviews on Trip Advisor and visited the restaurant website we were both keen to eat here - thankfully we were not disappointed. The owner/chef Alan greeted us... More

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hartlepool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Excellent staff and the food is 1st Class. Ideal location next to the River. Can't wait to return next month.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited the restaurant last week whilst visiting Inverness with three other retired professionals. A busy Saturday evening but they managed to squeeze us in at 9pm but it was worth the wait. Three servings of crab and one of scallops for starters, a selection of mains, halibut, bream and steak, all excellent in every way. We may not have wanted... More

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Inverness
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Lucky enough to go back to my favourite restaurant in Inverness. Great service, fabulous food and a wonderful friendly experience as always. Don't miss this gem in the highland capital!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Attended whilst on a solo business trip to Inverness and was thoroughly impressed with the warm and personal service offered by the team here, especially the waiter Emilion. I travel a lot on business and can find dining by myself lonely and isolating but was made to feel right at home! Food was delicious, with the two-course set menu offering... More

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