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River House Restaurant

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1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
5:30 pm - 9:45 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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Succulent catch of the day, turbot, which was cooked to perfection. Wine selection is very good for the size of the restaurant (almost three pages of whites!), which is cosy and very nicely decorated. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the proprietor/chef mingled around the tables when he had time. What a hidden gem! Location is excellent, and the... More 

1 Thank Ella J
Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If u like good wine and great food this place its excellent,very friendly place (not the cheapest),nice deco :)

1 Thank Waldek2013
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

A friend and I enjoy eating out in Inverness but our favourite restaurant was fully booked so after reading reviews about this gem we decided to give it a try. What a wonderful find. We were warmly greeted on arrival and discovered we had the choice of a two course early evening menu at a very reasonable price, a la... More 

1 Thank PollydoodleScotland
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Food is always delicious and the staff are excellent!!!! Alfie is a fantastic host and always gives ypu a warm welcome! The pavlova is HUGE and always yummy!!!

Thank Nessie2006
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

At the end of the day, the oysters we ate were worth more than one star but the reason I give this rating and take the time out of my vacation to post this review is because of the service. We are a young couple traveling Scotland with a much looked forward to stop in Inverness. Before the trip I... More 

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

Firstly and most importantly, may we apologise for making you feel this way in our restaurant. It was not intentional. However, there are no excuses and measures have been taken to ensure this never happens to any of our much valued diners ever again. We sincerely hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Scotland. Regards Alfie. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

If you like steak or seafood this is for you. Took my wife for her birthday last week and arrived half an hour early (was my fault i forgot the time). Anyway the staff were accomidating and gave us a table then when we asked if we could be moved to our original table once a couple left it was... More 

Thank 8tsh
Cinderford, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Do not miss this restaurant, if you are within 25 miles book it, believe me you will not be disappointed. Alfie, real name Alan, came over to say hello and have a chat with his fellow west country hoppo''s, to which I told him his food was up there with Nathan Outlaw, and it is belive me. Fantastic little restaurant... More 

1 Thank Mike W
Inverness, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Can't believe we ve never visited this restaurant before. Thought we'd booked somewhere else actually so it was a glorious error. Cosy little place by the river, but not on the main streets, easily walkable from the centre. We had the early evening menu as we were going to Eden Court, two superb courses, very reasonable price. Staff were friendly... More 

Thank Karen S
Roma, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came in for dinner on Saturday night after booking only hours earlier and luckily enough managing to get a table. Upon arrival we were given a variety of bread with oil and vinegar and all breads were delicious! My favourite was the olive one. We each had 3 courses and all 3 were amazing. When we... More 

Thank BungilCreek
Inverness, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Great place to have freshly cooked fish and seafood in Inverness, I was there a few years ago and have tried a few times to get a table 'on spec' without success because of it's popularity.However I've been there twice in the last 6 week looks we will be going there for any special occasions from now on. The standard... More 

Thank Ian M

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