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River House Restaurant

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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
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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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Sutton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is cozy without being cramped romantic and elegant. The staff are wonderful. Friendly and accommodating and know their regulars. The wine menu is superb with excellent choice price range and the wine we had was stunning. The food. There were two menus one which was a two course menu which I drooled over. Almost ordered. But I couldn't... More 

Thank virgo_liz
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waitress was very attentive but was told when she came to collect plates that the risotto was undercooked (it was still crunchy so the flavour of the crab was lost). When we went to clear up the bill, she was asked what was being done about the risotto and the owner/manager came to the table and very rudely told us... More 

Thank Theresa W
allan l, Owner at River House Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly, may I thank you for taking the time to set up a Trip Advisor account and review my restaurant. Although saddened at your disappointment, (as customer satisfaction is of the highest priority to me), my recollection of the evening is entirely different to yours. Without entering into too much detail, your behaviour was what I and my waitress can... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic choice of dishes, predominantly fish, but other choices available. All products sourced locally. Service was excellent with waitress showing a good knowledge of the dishes. Chef/owner mingled with guests looking for comments, and ensuring everyone was happy. Excellent wine list with some unusual offerings. Definitely not our last visit here

Thank graemedouglas
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we live on Skye we wouldn't normally go to Inverness for an evening out and anyway we have some very good restaurants of our own on the island but unfortunately, in February, many tend to be closed! My wife and I both had our 65th birthdays earlier in the month and wanted somewhere special for an evening meal to... More 

Thank jaycee494
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Inverness for a weekend so we booked a table for the Friday evening. Every course was well cooked and very enjoyable and service was good. We enjoyed it so much that we booked a table for the following evening for 8.30. We arrived at 8.20 and were told to come back in ten minutes as our table was not... More 

3 Thank Ally M
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our first evening in Inverness we booked a table at this restaurant, having read a number of good reviews. We were not disappointed, the food for all four of us was very good and the service also excellent. We all had fish and we enjoyed it very much.

Thank Angelika H
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Predominantly fish restaurant. £10 for starters and £20 circa main meals. I've had better food elsewhere. Can't say I was overly impressed. Dessert of brownie was nice. Once the heating went off in the restaurant it was chilly.

Thank grafiq50
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We've eaten here a few times and its never been short of fantastic. The menu and wine selection is always changing and definitely a cut above similarly priced restaurants. The chef and waiting staff are friendly and I'm looking forward to going back soon.

1 Thank jimbo77_10
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 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 

2 Thank Linda T
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, 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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