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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 - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to our dinner here as I had enjoyed my reservation-making email communications with the Owner/Chef Allan “Alfie” Little. In his messages, he was very welcoming and seemed charming and lighthearted, and the reviews I had read also indicated he possessed serious cooking skills. And that combination of friendliness in the front and talent in the kitchen... More 

Thank AGinCalifornia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having booked a weekend away in Inverness and eating at another recommended restaurant the previous night, we were keen to try this highly rated eatery. Luckily a call at 5pm found them able to fit us in for 9pm. We wandered down there about 15 minutes early as we were looking for a bar to have a drink in but... More 

Thank Gary P
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous, friendly and great fresh food. Wonderful fresh fish and great service highly recommend. If you are visiting Inverness then this is a must but book early very small and popular.

Thank happyjohnny50
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small and intimate restaurant. Wonderful food, made with passion. Nice staff and great ambiance. Very fair prices. A must go to.

Thank Brankaester
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner booked a table for 2 just a few days before. £80 paid for an utterly delicious 3 course meal (no alcohol): whitebait, lentil and bacon soup (just right portion size for me with great bread), black pudding and raspberry salad (the black pudding was a delight, being so flavoursome and fresh), pan-fried hake special with kale, potatoes, mushroom... More 

Thank msauk
Inverness, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table early enough for the early bird menu as it is good value but in the end we all picked from the full dinner menu. We had two different mussel dishes (one Marinere and the other had a curry flavour added to it). The mussels were very enjoyable but I found the Marinere sauce a little bland.... More 

Thank Cmf512
Fife, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oyster Friday....delicious...main course sea bass from the specials board...delicious.....cheesecake....delicious. Partnered with lovely white wine. Great atmosphere, great company, great service. Cant wait to go back but must remember to book a table as everybody now knows what a fantastic little restaurant this is.

Thank 2magpies2015
Devonport, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't make a reservation for this restaurant but were lucky enough to get a table. We each chose a different dish and we all enjoyed our choices immensely. Dessert was beautiful and the staff were friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend this delightful restaurant with talented staff.

Thank Willowtree101
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The River House is beyond a doubt our favorite restaurant in Inverness and perhaps of our entire trip to Scotland. Allan Little can stand up to the best of Europe's neo-bistro chefs! His cuisine is modernist – that is to say he respects the integrity of the ingredients while creating accords and contrasts that bring out the best in each... More 

Thank contentsparis
East Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can easily walk past this building and not realise there is a small intimate restaurant located within The interior seats about 30 so you need to book to get a table. The service was first class along with the food, it was nice to be able to look into the kitchen and see what was going on as the... 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
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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