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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
01463 222033
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Ranked #3 of 187 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $58
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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Service efficient and friendly. Ambience superb. Food possibly the best we've had. Absolutely exceptional on all counts.

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hong kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We are a family of 4 visiting the city and booked this restaurant according to TA comments. the restaurant is small, you may feel a little packed when it's full. but we can tell the chef Alfie is so proud of it. we think the sea food, the service and the atmosphere was excellent. the next night we went to... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had our parents visiting and they wanted to take us out for dinner. The reviews were good and we suggested the river house. What a disappointment and we felt embarrassed that we had suggested it. The scallops were cold and undercooked in a sickly rich brown butter, I struggled to finish just 3 of them! The halibut dish had... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Having been let down by another top restaurant in Inverness, river house was recommended by a friend, at very short notice they let in a party of 6, the service was excellent, and the food was amazing, love the fact that you can talk to the chef as he is preparing your meal, if you are looking for an amazing... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Inverness. You get consistently fantastic food at reasonable prices with genuinely friendly service especially by the owner. The restaurant is small but this only adds to the ambiance.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Highly recommended we made reservations for a Tuesday evening at 8:00. We arrived on time and we're seated promptly but then the server didn't come to the table for ten minutes. She gave us menus and a wine list saying that several items on this limited list were unavailable and then ran off before I could even ask a question.... More

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Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ate there last night and were delighted by the whole experience. The food was simply the best we have had in Inverness. Service was very good and the whole ambience was lovely. The menu is relatively small compared to others but the quality was out of this world. I normally don't have fish when out but the way this... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had an excellent dinner at the restaurant during an otherwise cold and dreary day in Inverness. We were warmly greeted by the owner and seated at a comfortable table. Appetizers, food, desert and wine were all very enjoyable. Our server had the whole restaurant to take care of and was understandably brief in her interactions, yet we were never... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Excellent!! Small restaurant, but that helps give a great atmosphere. Seemed to be 2 in the kitchen and two serving, and that lead to great attentive service. And the food was really lovely. It does specialise in fish dishes, but it certainly delivers on that score. Not cheap, but if you like food and a great dining experience it's well... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a really good evening. The food was first rate and the service A1 We will return to this restaurant on our next visit to Inverness

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