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The Waterside Hotel

19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
+44 1463 233065
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Ranked #79 of 190 Restaurants in Inverness
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I dined here last night after reading good reviews and was very disappointed. My starter of tempura veg was very greasy and bland and my main of fish and chips was also swimming in grease and so very soggy. Obviously not drained well. The only bright spots were the lasagne and mussels my friend had although we had a long... More

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Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We are six sisters from the U.S. and had a walking day in Inverness. We found this hotel serving their Sunday carvery and it was excellent. Really a lucky find!

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Coming from out of town, we arrived at Eden Court Theatre, hungry, with 2 hours before the show. Went for a 5 minute walk, reading menu of every eatery until we found this little gem! Staff could not have been friendlier or more welcoming to our party of four - no booking, no problem. We each had a different dish... More

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Edinburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I ate here twice during a business trip. Both meals steak first meal & green curry 2nd meal were 're-heated in a microwave before being served. The chips with the steak were, as a result, soggy and boiling hot. The curry was clearly made with some kind of catering pack sauce which had an unpleasant grainy texture though it was... More

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Nicol111, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

You are entitled to your opinion of our food but your comments about packet sauce and microwave chips are completely and utterly unacceptable as neither are true. I suggest you check your facts when criticising restaurants. Most of our reviews are extremely praiseworthy - these are the ones I hope reviewers will believe. More

Invergordon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I came here with my mum for high tea. It was lovely, and very filling! We were offered a drink to atart with, and then we had toast with butter and freshly made raspberry jam. After that, we had our main. I had venison sausages with mash and gravy and my mum had chicken in a pamesan, leek and bacon... More

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Belgaum
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The food here was great. Albeit a bit on the higher side. The green Thai Chicken curry was probably the best I've ever had.

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Highlands, Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoyed a family meal for 9 on a busy Friday night. Service was very good - polite and attentive staff. Food was good - with very large portions. They provide a separate gluten free menu - with a great range of options.

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. We are delighted everything was to your satisfaction and we pride ourselves in the extensive gluten free menus we offer in addition to regular diet. More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I followed a suggestion from our B & B hosts to try the Waterside. We sure are glad we did. We were seated quickly even without a reservation, and we were very pleased with the table. The view of the River Ness was superb, the service was excellent, and the food was top notch. In two weeks... More

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a complimentary review. Despite recent negative comments we do try very hard to provide a quality experience in terms of fresh local produce freshly cooked and served attentively with a smile. Recent service personnel issues are being attended to. It is encouraging to know we got it right this time - at least for you. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We booked a Sunday Carvery because it looked like a good place in a nice location overlooking River Ness. Being on holiday we thought it would be nice to get a proper Sunday roast out. On our arrival we were shown to our table then ignored for around 20 mins. We had to go up to the counter to ask... More

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your recent Sunday carvery lunch. We do not use powder potatoes - EVER - however we have changed the type of potato used that day which did not roast well. Please be so kind as to email gm@thewatersideinverness.co.uk so that we may try, somewhat belatedly, to resolve the other matters you raise. More

St. Louis
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I say interesting service because we had several waitresses and the wine list was to choose from what was not available. Great food and kitchen was certainly prompt. We learned what is a proper fork/knife closing while the table next to us loudly did a face time with Dutch relatives. Was tolerable not knowing the language but in a US... More

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed our food which we try very hard to produce in a high quality, freshly cooked way. The wine list was being phased out at the time you visited - it is now completely renewed with a choice of nearly 60 wines to suit all tastes and pockets. We are reviewing our policy about noisy... More

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Address: 19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1463 233065
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness

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