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The Waterfront

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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70-71 Huntly Street | Inverness-Shire, Inverness IV3 5JN, Scotland
+44 1463 233870
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a cold, frosty night in Inverness, the Waterfront proved to be warm and cosy, friendly and with good food - just right. The green bean and asparagus risotto was really tasty as were the fishcakes. Surroundings were comfortable and pleasant, informal but attractive.

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Thank Anne M
Brisbane, Australia
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122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We turned up on a Saturday night without a booking. Staff were most accommodating and found us a table. Food was excellent, and we were given our drinks free of charge because we had a bit of a wait for our meals.

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Thank 869Liz
UK
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd time back at the Waterfront, brought friends this time, just as good as before. Great food, good beers, friends and efficient staff and good value. Still had a good atmosphere even though it was a Wednesday night in November. If you're looking for good quality pub food in Inverness this really is the best place to go.

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Thank JohnBeds
Stirling, Scotland
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120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in a B&B close by I was looking for somewhere for a reasonably priced evening meal and not too formal. The Waterfront was perfect- very friendly with a relaxed atmosphere. I had a venison steak with the most gorgeous beetroot sauce. Unfortunately, it was served with awful frozen roast potatoes! Seriously let the dish down. The server recommended the... More 

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Thank Carole17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Waterfront was just down the street from the flat we stayed in while in Inverness. Had a very local feel to it, which I appreciated. I'm always hesitant of places if they are geared towards tourists, I didn't get that feel here. The locals seemed to frequent the place. One night we caught a group of musicians that were... More 

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Thank Sonny W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An outstanding meal and really friendly staff. Would highly recommend this establishment for a proper family outing. Excellent selection for a Sunday afternoon.

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1 Thank Eddie M
Elgin, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service can be extremely good. We visited two weeks in a row while working in Inverness. Although our booking had got lost, our first visit was very good. Food was lovely and the service was very friendly and efficient . The pork belly was very, very tasty. Both visits were on a Saturday night. The second visit... More 

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Kentucky
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious and the atmosphere perfect! I can't recall the name of the singer but performed traditional songs and you could tell he was a favorite of the patrons.

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1 Thank MollyMac_11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice dinner. I tried the cheese trio and the mixed grill paltter. The best of Inverness.!!

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1 Thank evantzolos
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy here but I really don't know why. Beer is good, wines are better but the food is just average. Nothing really to write about. it's not bad and it's not amazing. just average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70-71 Huntly Street | Inverness-Shire, Inverness IV3 5JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 233870

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