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1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Looks like a cafe - eats like a restaurant!

It's small and a little cramped but for what it does it is very good indeed. The service was pleasant and efficient and towards the end the chef patron came out to check on how the food had been - a nice touch. The restaurant offered two types of bread and a very limited wine list - but what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Jeff B
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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Inverness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Visited last night (currently working through all the premium restuarants in Town, and this was on the list) Firstly, I was suprised to even get a reservation, its not a huge establishment and we booked 3 hours in advance. We were lucky, many were not as people were being turned away very frequently. The Restuarant is small, and has a... More 

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's small and a little cramped but for what it does it is very good indeed. The service was pleasant and efficient and towards the end the chef patron came out to check on how the food had been - a nice touch. The restaurant offered two types of bread and a very limited wine list - but what there... More 

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Ripponden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent local restaurant,service was first class important to book very popular with locals and tourists alike.we where recommended by the owners of the apartment we stayed at.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A small restaurant so you need to book to ensure a table. It is well worth doing so as the food was delicious. We stuck to local seafood but there is also meat on the menu, the kitchen is half open to the restaurant so you can see the chef at work. The service was good and I wouldn't hesitate... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We happened upon the River House while out strolling along the river and came back later to eat. We were welcomed by very friendly and helpful staff who made us feel that they really wanted us to be there and the service was prompt and efficient while still remaining friendly. The meal itself was excellent with a combination of seafood... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were there on a Saturday night, and it was amazing. I really loved everything about it. The staff were very friendly, and the chef was very welcoming. I had a steak which was delicious, it was served with a rocket salad and sweet potato chips. It was perfect, followed by a cheese board that had a great selection, something... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I wandered past the restaurant, having just arrived at a nearby hotel. Prices not cheap but mainly fish menu looked interesting and they squeezed me in, other people without reservation turned away. I love fish so had mussels with apple and cider, followed by John Dory, both perfectly cooked. Had a glass of Prosecco then a glass of white -... More 

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Inverness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

On Saturday went to Riverhouse again for my dad's 85th birthday. The food was just great. Lovely crayfish cocktail and we all had steak cooked 4 different ways. And they all were perfect! I can't actually believer Allan (or Alfie) could be so rude as some reviewer mentioned.. Allan you food is great and luv what u have done to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A nice gourmet kitchen environment experience with excellent quality food. Good wine list and very friendly staff. It was an amazing experience to have the kitchen in the middle of the dining room without suffering from noise or kitchen smell.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We ate here on 20/06/15. We hadn't booked and everywhere else turned us away. When we came to the River House we were offered a table in 20 mins time. It was such a relief as we would have been very disappointed to have had to go to a chain restaurant on our 2 night trip. The meal was incredible,... More 

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Additional Information about River House Restaurant

Address: 1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1463 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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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