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River House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish
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1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this gem after a local recommendation & was pleasantly surprised 😳 A welcoming corner facade welcomed us in from the snow. The warm timber decor made us feel instantly at home along with the chef/owner who is sitting at the table doing some work but not so much that he does not interact with everyone who enters. Making... More 

1 Thank Linda T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to check out this place for my last night in Inverness and I was so glad I did. The food was amazing and the staff were lovely. The chef was even my personal waiter (after serving me my entree and main, he made a joke about being my personal waiter when he handed me my dessert). I had... More 

Thank Kizy_W5
Inverness, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my parents here in between Christmas and New Year as when I visited in Spring 2016, my meal was first class. Due to this, my expectations were quite high, so it turned out to be a somewhat disappointing. When we arrived we were greeted by the Chef and Owner which was a lovely welcome. I love this restaurant... More 

1 Thank Danielle M
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times and every time I leave I feel like I have been on a food journey. What they do with fish is unique and always a fresh catch of the day on offer with full traceable on where it came from and where it was landed. Alfie always comes to talk to his customers... More 

1 Thank Ali W
Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Had a romantic meal out here earlier in the month. Sadly not quite what we expected. Food was amazing. But, as the kitchen is open to the restaurant, the atmosphere was a lot less chilled than we would have hoped. Chef came out to serve which added to the feeling of it being a bit hectic. Our table was close... More 

Thank Angus M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Great choice of seafood on menu Beautifully cooked and presented Good range of wine to choose from Lovely cheeseboard

Thank Anne C
Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We just managed to get table on a weekend visit to Inverness. From when we walked through the door we had a very warm welcome with very friendly attentive staff. The food was nothing short of superb, a lovely choice which was very well presented by the chef / owner Alfie. My wife had the sea bream starter followed by... More 

1 Thank Kevin K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Booking essential as this restaurant is always full. Easy to see why as the food and service are excellent. We had seafood starters and mains, all cooked to perfection in front of us in the 'open' kitchen. I have been here a few times now, never disappointed. Really stands out amongst the many very good places to eat in Inverness... More 

Thank Raymond S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous dinner here. Main course and desert were superb with excellent service and chef coming out to chat to customers. Very cozy intimate atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Joanne M
Helmsdale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

I had the crab and grapefruit salad, the seabream, and the almond tarte. It was all very nice although they where terribly stingy with the crab. I realy liked the apple and mushrooms served with the fish, which is nice because usually I hate mushrooms. The pudding was not great but it was nice enough. I also had the coffe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $58
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 222033
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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