We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 195 Inverness Restaurants

River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
01463 222033
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

309 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    233
    53
    10
    9
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Me and my boyfriend visited here in November 14, so it was quite cold! We had made a reservation and when we got to the restaurant we thought it was shut! A curtain was pulled over the door and you couldn't see inside, he tried the door and it was thankfully open but I don't think a curtain over the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Disappointed with this place having eaten at Rocpool the night before, just not up to the quality expected for the prices. We didn't even stay for desserts as the starter and mains were very average, probably something I would have been able to conjure up at home.. better places out there! Staff were lovely though and the wine very nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We chose here to celebrate my birthday and it was an excellent choice. The ambiance of the place is a little surprising when one walks in - through quite tight doors and then a heavy curtain to negotiate, it's a bit like going through the wardrobe. But once inside it's a cosy little place and a lovely feel about it.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
INVERNESS
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Could thoroughly recommend this restaurant for good food & service with Alfie, the owner & chef making everyone so welcome on what must have been one of his busiest nights of the year. Nice ambience in this popular restaurant on th banks of the River Ness.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We chose this restaurant after reading other reviews. What a gorgeous wee place, with the cooking area in the middle and the bar next to it. Starters were very good - the soup and a winter salad. The steak was excellent and the fish (monkfish with prawns and a crab sauce) was outstanding. The service was impeccable and the chef/owner... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Best meal I've had in a long time. Plum Duff after Guinea Fowl both excellent. Staff very friendly! Would recommend highly!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Went there for a dinner with my boyfriend. Lovely food and excellent service.Highlight of the evening for me was the pavlova absolutely die for! We will be back-defiantely !

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essex UK
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed River House Restaurant also viewed

Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
 
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
 

Been to River House Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from River House Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?