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“Favourite Inverness restaurant and pub” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Waterfront

The Waterfront
70-71, Huntly St | Inverness-Shire, Inverness IV3 5JN, Scotland
+44 1463 233870
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Ranked #18 of 194 Restaurants in Inverness
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Favourite Inverness restaurant and pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Another delicious meal in what has become our favourite restaurant/pub in Inverness.Our first visit was in October when we had Australian family visiting. Luckily for us all- it was a Thursday night so we were able to enjoy our meal and be entertained by the live folk band Schiehallion who play regularly there. It all added to a wonderful atmosphere in a pub that is traditional and has character.
We decided to visit again for my birthday and were not disappointed. Although quiet as a Monday night we enjoyed our evening and received first class service. The beer and wine were spot on and the menu offered a good selection of choices at a reasonable price.We both had lovely starters and the chicken dishes we chose were cooked beautifully and were well presented with a tasty selection of accompaniments. The whole experience was very relaxing and the pub has managed to balance well ,being both a bar and an eatery. We will most certainly return, hopefully soon!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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“valentines meal best ever, with friendly live music from Schiehallion and banter to boot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

despite a thumping headache went for our valentines meal here, absolutely brilliant, food, service entertainment and atmosphere, pity i couldnt have a real drink due to painkillers, would have been a helluva night.. Highly recommend especially on a Thursday.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moray, Scotland
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199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
“Traditional pub with river views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

The waterfront is a lovely traditional pub on the banks of the river ness about 10 minutes walk from the centre of town. I loved the atmosphere, the splendid river views and the fine real ale on tap. The bar was very clean and service was good.I thought the food was adequate pub food but not on a par with nearby restaurants. I had mussels. It was a small portion, a little chewy and had lots of broken shells. The trench sandwich was not toasted and a little soggy. I'd return for good beer, atmosphere and bar snacks but I'd go elsewhere for a good dining experience.

Visited December 2013
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Really lovely meal and friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Lovely meal, well presented and very good value for money. Great service and friendly atmosphere. Will definitely go back. The location is a bonus too, overlooking the river, especially with all the Christmas lights at this time of year.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Food very good but portions could be bigger ....according to brother”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Excellent food served well...the only drawback is you often have to pay for sides which does mount up! the seafood is great although my brother would have liked more (but he is a huge rugby player!! ) Our waitress was lovely and knowledgeable about the food and they were very accommodating with our party...my mother says she will definitely be back and that is indeed a recommendation given that she is 80 and vocal if she doesn't like something!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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