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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (63 reviews)
“scallops” (64 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovey intimate restaurant with a great selection of fantastic food all of which is beautifully presented. Chef is on hand to talk to you about your food choices which was so helpful as my husband wanted to try a fish dish for a change but...More

Thank Irenejean
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant which does not fail to impress. Very friendly and competent staff served up really delicious food. Would highly recommend and will be back ! X

Thank Blackdog100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here during our holiday. The food was well presented and delicious. The menu offers a great selection of local seafood.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the must-eat-here restaurant in Inverness, down by the river opposite the pedestrian bridge. Small place so it's imperative to book during the summer months and on weekends during the off season - the chef is animated, the staff friendly and efficient, and the...More

Thank DJ K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this on Friday night with an ''Oyster Hour'' promotion from 1730 to 1830 - as long as you order the oysters before 1830 they come at £1 a go and then we went on and ordered a main course and sweet. If you like...More

Thank Foodteamonhols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was prompt and friendly. The seafood on offer is a must for all lovers of Scottish Providence and seafood generally.

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb, fresh seafood. Gloriously prepared and presented. Prompt, courteous service. Really enjoyed watching the chef work his magic! If you have one nice meal in Inverness, make it at River House. You will NOT be disappointed! But do make a reservation as they almost always...More

Thank 2lovenewcities
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely nothing bad to say about my experience at The Riverhouse! Visited with my mammy and we had mussels & crab to start with - fab. Then halibut and hake for main course. Mum kept going on about how amazing the sauce was on the...More

Thank thechocl8girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

absolutely delicious, if you enjoy good fresh seafood and good wine I cannot recommend a more suitable restaurant. we came for lunch and I had the steamed Shetland mussels Mariniere served with lovely bread. My partner had the Seabass and said it was wonderful we...More

1  Thank mandywalker2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The River House is amazing !!! The cray fish and crab starter was full of the best seafood I have tasted -main course was the hake and clams -the sauce was exceptional ! No dessert but the cocktail of Expressotini was the perfect end to...More

2  Thank Elinor W
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.18 miles away
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.03 miles away
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.14 miles away
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Catherine M
July 30, 2017|
Response from Victoria059 | Reviewed this property |
They had no trouble in catering for my dairy free diet and am fairly sure your requirements could be catered for too. I was impressed by the chef creating a special sauce for me - instead of my having to miss out on a finer... More
June 1, 2017|
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Response from ANDYMAC666 | Reviewed this property |
Closed on a Sunday, open on Monday, I would highly recommend the mustard seed or rocpool
Gill B
February 17, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$32 - $58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 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
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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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