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River House Restaurant

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1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
01463 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, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
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what a find this place was... MOUTHWATERING!!! staff brilliant!! Wish we could have returned for another Mouthwatering meal

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Caroline m
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

what a find this place was... MOUTHWATERING!!! staff brilliant!! Wish we could have returned for another Mouthwatering meal

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Scotland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I am tempted not to write a review for River House as I don't want to be in a position that I cannot book a table next time I want to go. Its delicious and the staff are really welcoming.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We always come to this super restaurant when we visit Inverness and always book well in advance before our trip as we often see people being turned away. We had the usual warm welcome from Alfie , the chef/owner. It is an intimate restaurant and you can see the food you order being prepared in the kitchen. I and my... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Alan cooks the amazing food and engages with his clientele from his open kitchen. The food was mostly local produce and tasted superb, we had a party of 6 and we had vegetarian, fish, seafood and meat dishes and we all loved them. Unfortunately Alan's partner Laura was away when we ate but she was there in spirit with her... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

we throughly enjoyed the seafood at this restaurant. All the flavours came together nicely and the food was beautifully presented. The service wasn't great. Took the waitress ages to take our drinks order, the wait between entree and main was too long and she didn't offer to refill our drinks again. Not because she was hopeless, rather understaffed. A shame... More 

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Tennessee
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145 reviews 145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place was great! Even on a Tuesday, everything was perfect! VERY nice staff and chef. Spotlessly clean. We had some questions about the delicious bread as my hubby is allergic to sunflower seeds and the chef brought us additional bead very happily. We shared the butternut soup appetizer- YUM! I had the sea bass with risotto; tied with one... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lucky to get the last table for 2 on a busy Saturday night. Chef / owner gave us a wave on arrival and later was keen to ask how our meal had been. Staff were very attentive and pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. It was very difficult to choose from an amazing menu but think we made a wise... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Recommended at last minute to try here and so glad we did as our hotel offerings looked expensive and bland in comparison. A blowy, wet Thursday night saw us blown in the door just before 6pm, we were the only ones in so early but given a cheery welcome and a cosy table. The place filled up after 7pm with... More 

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Hervey Bay QLD Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great restaurant set right on the river... quaint and very intermit... Amazing food and wine/beer... I had the oysters for starters and my husband had scallops. Came out quickly and the shot of Loch Ness ale with my oysters was a bonus... Main was just as yummy... I wish I could have eaten more... 5 star service all the way...... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and read some of the glowing reviews. Went there on a Friday evening and had the same kind of experience. Can't say enough about it. Food was excellent ... awesome soup and seafood! The service was good, nice location along the river ... probably the best meal we had during a two week trip... More 

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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: 01463 222033

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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