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4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Inverness
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here for lunch twice recently. Both meals were excellent and the service could not be faulted. The lunch menu is £9.99 for 2 courses and is great value. With superb views of the river Ness and the castle this restaurant is highly recommended,

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First visit....pre-theatre meal...and utterly DELICIOUS! Fabulous soup and the smoked haddock gnocchi was to die for! Good view of the river and castle, polite efficient service and nice decor. Shame to see other not-so-positive reviews here - don't let them put you off - the food here really is genuinely brilliant and, in my mind, deserves to be much higher... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't booked on a Friday evening and so were lucky to find a table even if it was very high on less than comfortable chairs. We opted for the early evening menu and the smoked salmon was good if the portions were very small. I had the vegetarian pasta which was tasty but I had to ask foe the... More 

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Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm delighted to hear on the whole that we exceeded your expectations, but will also pass on your remarks about the little things. We understand that it's often it's the little things that can make a dining experience great instead of good, and we always welcome the opportunity to... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A party of 6 of us were up in Inverness for a birthday weekend last month and following the rugby match we decided we wanted somewhere nice to eat....we could not have stumbled upon a better eatery As we arrived unannounced we still managed to get a table and from that moment on, it was a truly wonderful evening...we hade... More 

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Thank hak1963
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! It really makes our day reading something like this! I'm delighted to hear we excelled in every sense on your visit, and could make your evening an enjoyable one! I'll be sure to pass your kind words to our team! Please don't be a stranger! :) More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a happy choice for lunch. I hadn't been there before but was very pleasantly surprised. The waiter was very friendly, helpful and efficient. The choice of food was good for a lunch menu, it was well prepared and presented, it tasted good too!!!

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Thank Edith W
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Edith! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal attentive staff and great value for money. I used a limited time offer vouchercode which is on the Rivas Facebook page £15pp which includes 2 courses and a glass of wine! Couldn't recommend enough, will definitely be returning

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Thank Kirsteen09
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation Kirsteen! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're coming solely for the food, this may not be a bad choice for you. However, if the experience of dining matters just as much, you may be better off skipping Riva for another restaurant in the same price range, or selecting a cheaper restaurant for a similar experience. I have few complaints about the food. The pasta carbonara... More 

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Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi Kelly, thank you for taking the time to leave such a constructive review! We welcome all feedback, both positive and negative, and use it to improve and refine our service and offering. I'm delighted to hear that the food you received was received so well, we are very proud of our menu and our Kitchen team. Front of house... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in as a solo traveller. Service friendly but a bit quick. Food terrific though. Lovely arancini with a crisp bite to it, and a chicken supreme full of flavour. A very well priced Chianti to boot.

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Thank Sean D
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi Sean, thanks for the great review! The Arancini and the chianti are our personal favourites too ;) Hope to see you again soon! More 

Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent lunch and quick, efficient friendly service. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Convenient position after visiting the excellent museum.

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Thank jud155
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Glad to hear your experience was so positive and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Food was average, it was quite expensive and the menu didn't offer a great deal of choice but it was nice and close in proximity to where we were staying. Marked 4/5 due to the waiter (Stephen I think is his name) he was great, made an effort with my little sister and was very funny.

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Thank Jasmine F
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi Jasmine, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad your experience was generally positive, and i'll be sure to pass your comments to Stephen! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 237377
Description
We are a modern based cuisine with Italian influences, based on the banks of the river ness

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