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McBains Restaurant By The River

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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We are a small family run restaurant along the River Ness. We are a family team with over 22 years experience in the hospitality trade. Our restaurant reflects our passion for excellent Scottish fayre. We offer 2 course lunch deal menu, early Pre-Theatre menu and a la carte menu with a selection to suit all tastes. All fresh local produce used and all stuff homemade by our team of chefs, specially our desserts..
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $51
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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All reviews venison sticky toffee pudding mussels bread cranachan cakes seafood chicken sea bass soup riverside restaurant small restaurant cooked to perfection table by the window main course three courses lovely meal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate here at short notice so weren’t too bothered by a little slower service. Welcoming hostess and an innovative, well executed and presented menu. We would happily eat there again.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bjh1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really impressed with two course early evening menu. Unpretentious but not mundane and distinctly above par for the price in a really central position on the river.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 486anthonyw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant overlooking the River Ness. We were dining with friends in a first visit to the restaurant. We were welcomed by the staff, shown to our table and given menus, all with a pleasant smile. We then had bread and our...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank A9Terror
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the river. Only 14 pounds for delicious 2 course late lunch . Very friendly staff and great fresh food.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Maribeth P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best food in the world lovely kp the best one in the world I love the food more than my mum and dad

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Wwett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed a two course meal, with a glass or red wine and a chocolate stout. Great value for very well prepared plates. Highly recommended. Would not hesitate to go back. Even if just for a cappuccino. Good location...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MikeBP1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner two days ago with friends. Had a really lovely meal . I had a special for starter followed by venison which was scrummy and then the pannacotta which was like velvet . Others in the party had dishes consisting of soup,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank fiona2707
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my daughter had an amazing meal here last night. Charming little restaurant, lovely atmosphere and the service from Julie was the best. Couldn’t fault a thing. We both had the Thai crab and sweetcorn fish cakes which were heaven. I then had the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank DebbieGalla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a evening meal on Saturday night we were staying for the weekend in Inverness . What a lovely place the two girls very friendly and what a service they gave everyone . The owner should be very proud of them. We both...More

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank evelyn2384
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent our last night in Inverness after a road trip in the Highlands over Easter and booked McBains after reading some really positive comments on Trip Adviser. I must say we were not disappointed my wife had the soup of the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank Paul S
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brendaj948
March 28, 2019|
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Response from Bigsasko1982 | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry it’s not am afraid as the toilets are up stairs.
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brendaj948
March 28, 2019|
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Response from Warren M | Reviewed this property |
There is no ramp but I have taken a wheelchair in before. Up and over the threshold, as if going over a pavement kerb, than a level hallway into the dining area. Unfortunately the toilets are on the first floor. The dining... More
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Adventurer402334
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Response from Jay B | Reviewed this property |
There is no car park at the restaurant. However there is on street parking (with some restrictions). After 6pm there is a large lay by just a few yards from the entrance free to use. According to a window sign the restaurant... More
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