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All 195 Inverness Restaurants

River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
01463 222033
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Ranked #4 of 195 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $58
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My favorite restaurant in Inverness was full, so we decided to try something new. This was it, and we were impressed. The staff was welcoming and friendly, our table for two was in an intimate corner overlooking the River Ness, and the menu had at least 4 interesting appetizers and 3 entrees. Unfortunately, my husband and I both picked the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Recommended to visit this restaurant from the b&b we stayed at and did not disappoint food was wonderful I had sea bass and probably the best I've had in many years, my partner had guinea fowl and both dishes out of this world, the chef and staff were very attentive and overall a must do restaurant to go to when... More 

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Essex UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Needed somewhere for a birthday meal at short notice. Stumbled acoss River House mid afternoon and popped in to ask about a table that evening, and also about vegetarian main meal options beyond the one listed on the menu. Having booked a table, when we arrived that evening the owner had hand written four choices for vegetarian main meal options... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a delicious meal at the River House this week. We had the mussels to start - you could really taste how fresh they were. Loved the décor of the restaurant and the staff were lovely - the chef even came out to ask how we enjoyed our meal. Over all, our bill was quite pricey,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Decided to go here after reading some excelent reviews. We were not dissapointed , the service was spot on and the food was some of the best seafood I've ever had ..Recomend this place to everyone, it is something else.

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed another lovely meal at the River House last Saturday night. We shared the scallops, I had the guinea fowl and a creme brulee for desert, my wife had the sea bass for her main. It was all very well cooked and it tasted really nice, it was a treat! The wine was very tasty too,... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant on our last night in Inverness. The decor is fantastic, the owner is hands-on throughout, the owner cooks in an open plan kitchen that just adds to the atmosphere. It has been a long time since we have enjoyed a meal as much as we did that night.

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Ross and Cromarty, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited on 8 November with a friend. Busy little place but the welcome was excellent. The tables are rather close together and if you are near the door the occasional cold blast as people come and go is a minor problem (on other days it may be refreshing). The food was excellent - I had the guinea fowl and my... More 

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Great Bardfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have visited this restaurant several times over the years on our regular trips to Scotland and it has always produced consistently excellent food. Never fails to delight every time. Booking is a must because it Is very small, but good things come in small packages! Our crab starters were superb followed by a Tournedos Rossini for me and halibut... More 

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were staying on Huntly Street so the location and the setting were perfect- immediately at opposite the Greig Street pedestrian bridge . Although there is limited space inside the best description is actually intimate rather than small as the tables are well configured and the layout works well. We dined early as we had left it late and had... More 

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Additional Information about River House Restaurant

Address: 1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
Phone Number: 01463 222033
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
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
Average Prices: USD 32 - 58
Cuisine: British

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