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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
01463 222033
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Ranked #2 of 186 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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92% Recommend
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Having visited years ago when it first opened, on this visit to Inverness, we were keen to to revisit and so, booked in advance. How glad we did ! This is an exceptional standard of restaurant in a city that is increasingly upping its game.it was as we remembered - small, intimate, personal, and stylish with lovely prepared localroduce, based... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went with friends to the River House while staying in Inverness last November 2013. The chef and owner, Alfie came and greeted us personally. I cannot fault either the food or the service, both of which were superb. Living in Melbourne I set a pretty high standard regarding good food and service so I was delighted that the River... More

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Boston, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Charming little restaurant on the River Ness. The owner/chef was very friendly and informative. Fresh seafood! Mussel were wonderful!

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Muir of Ord, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our children took us to this restaurant for our wedding anniversary we had a fantastic meal the food is fab and the staff are a credit we intend to come back again .

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Inverness, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We are regular visitors to River House and it never dissapoints. The owner/chef,Alfie, and his staff are always friendly and take the time to have a chat. On this occasion it was to celebrate our Anniversary. We were provided with a complimentary glass of bubbly to welcome us, which was a lovely touch. We're real seafood fans and went for... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We lived around the corner from the river house for years and although my boyfriend was keen to visit I hadn't paid it much attention, any way, to celebrate moving away my boyfriend arranged for a special meal to be made. He had a bottle of wine which he had been saving and the chef designed a menu around it.It... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Within past three days, we ate at Inverlochy Castle and Three Chimneys. This topped both of them. Very enjoyable evening. At 1/3 the price of the other two.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

The food was fantastic,excellent value for money. The menu is maybe a little limited, in particular the early evening 2 course, but wasn't an issue for myself. There was a limited choice of beers,but they had the local 'loch ness' brewery selection which kept me happy, the 'hoppyness' is a fantastically refreshing drink.good wine menu too. Quite a small restaurant,very... More

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Bad Säckingen
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This restaurant is highly recommended. The staff was very friendly and answered all the questions we had. The sirloin steak I had was great, the pepper sauce spicy but not too strong, the green beans still 'al dente' and as a plus the dishes were warm. The halibut my wife had came in a tasty combination with salmon crusted potatoes... More

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family and I had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. Small, quaint and cozy, the food was comforting and traditionally Scottish-- fresh fish, great beer and very nice service. My favorite in Inverness and would recommend to anyone seeking a trendy yet approachable and traditional dining experience.

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