We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Riverside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, British, Scottish
As featured in Best Food in Inverness
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
+44 1463 714884
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

432 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 387: English reviews
Cedar rapids
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

The service was great and the atmosphere was very nice. We had the lamb and it was prepared medium rare just like I ordered it.

1 Thank dbahnsen
Wurzburg, Germany
Level Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We walked over the bridge and decided to take the first good-looking restaurant we saw. This was it - and what a gem! Small restaurant, helpful waitress, reasonable service, freshly prepared food, interesting menu choices, beautiful presentation. I found the portions perfectly adequate - I could enjoy my delicious dessert, which is a rare treat in Scotland where the objective... More 

Thank valkist
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Went here for a evening meal ,first time in the restaurant but friendly staff and a cosy intimate feeling made for a good start. Menu had plenty of choice for everyone but not too much to make it hard to choose. Food came in nice time and served up beautifully, all course very good and priced very reasonably, portions a... More 

Thank Pandaman2008
Cairnbulg, Aberdeenshire
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I had Scallops followed by a Medium-Rare Steak, my brother had Haggis, Neeps & Tatties followed by Fish & Chips. Both meals were excellent. The staff were very accommodating and attentive. The whole restaurant was booked out for that evening. Sign of a great restaurant. 👍🏼

Thank Gary P
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner with my husband. The place is very well located with a nice view from the bridge. The local is very clean and the people are very nice. We had great expectation that the food was going to be great. The prices from the menu are more expensive that what it is rated here. Main course starting at... More 

1 Thank Ana VI C
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Had a Saturday night meal and could find no fault with anything. The food was a bit different and delicious and the service was friendly and effective. Will certainly return. Good value for money too. Some limited seating outside, but a pleasant view across the river to the distant hills from inside.

Thank Macallan10
Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Came here at the recommendation of our hotel and were not disappointed. Decent wine list, great service, varied menu.

Thank Chicag0AB
Level Contributor
47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Having eaten here before (and given a very positive review) I was very disappointed with my Friday evening dinner. Staff have changed and the food appears to have suffered. The menu is quite varied, the haggis starter is far too stodgy and filling - simply layers of haggis, neeps and mashed potato pushed into a mould and served with a... More 

3 Thank LondonProfessional
Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Had a booking for a July weekday evening for 5 adults and restaurant was very busy mainly with foreign tourists. Service was excellent and table quite spacious. Starters and main courses were excellent but portion size very small given it was fairly pricey . A bowl of potatoes and veg would have helped fill the voids on the large plates.... More 

Thank Anguszim
Ripponden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
131 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

We booked and where allocated a table in the window overlooking the river ness,the service was excellent and the food delecious.lesley had two starters and I had the saddle of venison which was brilliant

Thank 66Mike66

Travellers who viewed The Riverside Restaurant also viewed

Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Inverness, Scottish Highlands

Been to The Riverside Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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$49
European, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Riverside Restaurant and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
6 months ago
Delray Beach, Florida

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Riverside Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?