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The Riverside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, British, Scottish
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
12:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hogmanay Dinner here is highly recommended! Two years on.... a return visit to Inverness and to the Riverside - this small restaurant delivered as high a standard as I remembered and highly impressed all our party. Five course menu, The food is delicious, cooked to order and preference, Nothing seems to much trouble for Chef. Beautifully presented. Our servers were... More 

Thank SylviaAberdeen
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite possibly the best meal myself and my family have ever had.Booked in for a Christmas break away and weren't disappointed.The food is magnificent and service very professional.Someplace everyone should visit if in Inverness.

Thank Graham N
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63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch after looking around Inverness! Had a delicious Macaroni and Cheese - Very tasty and decadent! Staff was very friendly! Lovely view of the river while we ate!

Thank brummywanderer2510
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our family Christmas get-together was the reason for booking The Riverside and the positive anticipation I felt on reading the menu online was not misplaced. The food was very good; the crouton of goat's cheese was excellent and my salmon on a bed of risotto was delicious. The small waiting team coped well with the big party and the whole... More 

Thank daduScotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 20 November 2016 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 

Thank danbabanel
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 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 

2 Thank anedinburghman
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 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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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$12 - US$48
European, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?