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The Riverside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
+44 1463 714884
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Might have been the best food we had in Thailand. And the riverbank location is very nice. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, amazing service. Huge selection of locally sourced whiskey and great recommendations from our lovely blonde waitress. Had the steak which was mouthwatering and although the first time the chef did not get the cook right to the steak they happily replaced it with a perfectly cooked one. It happens to the best of us as I used to... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live on the Isle of Skye and were over in Inverness a couple of weeks ago for a family celebration. This also gave myself and my husband the rare opportunity to go out for an evening meal without the kids! My husband booked this restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We had a warm welcome from Jo... More 

3 Thank Shulista-Croft
Inverness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little restaurant. Two couples eating out before a night at Eden Court, couldn't be nicer. Decided to give this a go instead of our usual trip to the Mustard Seed, what a good decision. Choice of 3 starters I think, all good, presentation and taste wise. Same again for mains, no complaints at all for food. The... More 

Thank Karen S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

High TripAdvisor ranking and great reviews made visiting Riverside a no-brainer. However the many great comments were not our experience. Unlike other local restaurants we passed, riverside was almost empty on our arrival - not a great atmosphere maker and a bit querysome given its apparent popularity. Staff were polite and we were seated in the window, perhaps to remind... More 

1 Thank anedinburghman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 2 course lunch here for 8.95 per head. Not only was it excellent value but the food was of a very high quality in terms of taste, exquisite presentation and portion size.

Thank Jayne V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal - desert was awesome more people should give it a try just down the road from the over busy mustard seed

Thank speshUk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I enjoyed this restaurant a great deal. It has a warm, comfortable feel about it, the service was good, and the food excellent. I like to read during dinner, and the lighting was good here. Will look forward to going back.

Thank Richard U
Oak Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had lunch here after finishing the Great Glen Way. For 8 pounds you can have a gourmet 2 course meal. They also have a 3 course meal option. It was May on a weekday, a little after 1 pm and there wasn't anyone there but we decided to try it anyway. Everything was super. Service was good but the... More 

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Giffnock, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with friends who frequent this restaurant often, would advise booking as it only caters for around 30 covers. It's always a good sign when it's difficult what to chose from the menu. Although not extensive there were many dishes that sounded innovative and inviting. Mains were halibut, venison, and pork and all enjoyed immensely. Service was friendly... 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
US$13 - US$51
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 714884
We are a small family run restaurant along the River Ness. We are a family team with over 12 years experience in the hospitality trade.
Our restaurant reflects our passion for excellent Scottish fayre.
We offer lunches, high teas, early evening and a la carte meals with a selection to suit all tastes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?