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The Riverside Restaurant

10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland
+44 1463 714884
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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12:00 - 21:30All hours
British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 420 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service amazing - so attentive and helpful. Great view of the sunset. Outstanding meal - can't fault it. We went for dinner - you must book! Had king prawns/ chicken ceaser salad starters and the fish/ steak mains - not big portions but outstanding quality....More

Thank Kilimanjarogirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is located opposite the river. The staff were friendly and the service prompt. The food was delicious. It was beautifully presented and featured Scottish produce. The lamb was perfectly cooked and the Cranachan desert a highlight.

Thank CynthiaCanberra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat here many times. Sorry to hear that the young chef/owner has recently been diagnosed with cancer. I know that your family and community are supporting you all. For those who were inconvenienced while this was happening and felt it necessary to mouth off SHAME...More

5  Thank Veryparticular_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We boldly took a train to Inverness from Glasgow with no specific plans for when we arrived. We wandered down Academy St and around the block, then decided we were hungry for lunch and with a quick internet search we're lucky enough to wander into...More

1  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table here for a special birthday dinner. On arrival, we were informed that there was no booking under our name. All the waitress kept saying was she couldn't fit us in as they were fully booked. I asked her to check the booking...More

2  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to book in advance at the weekend during the summer but it is well worth it Food is mainly local produce well prepared and presented. It is very good value

Thank 374DavidH8
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Unlike the other big and loud restaurants on this street, the Riverside restaurant is a little and quiet restaurant with excellent service and food. We had a huge plate of mussels as a starter. For a main course we had steak, lemon sole and salmon...More

1  Thank kiradana
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered medium rare fillet and it was well done - and like a shoe when in came to us. Sent it back to the kitchen and when the new one arrived all the same. Staff was friendly but they said they would deduct money...More

Thank Tichaona11
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This busy restaurant on the river offers good food at a decent price. The service is friendly. There is even parking next door.

Thank kandn30068
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Stopped in for lunch before heading to find Nessie. Good food and with a traditional wedding next door in the church, we had ringside seats to the ceremony, view of the river Ness, the bouncy bridge and a very busy street. Good food with seating...More

1  Thank Scott H
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Catherine M
30 July 2017|
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Response from Catherine M |
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28 May 2017|
Response from Timmy H | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it was between £18-£23, not cheap but worth it in my opinion. The food is very nice and the staff are helpful and friendly.
Anne M
17 July 2016|
Response from Beyond990 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately they are closed on Sunday and Monday according to their timetable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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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