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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (77 reviews)
“pavlova” (42 reviews)
“scallops” (72 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Little pricey but if you love all things fishy Definately reccommend. Staff very well trained helpful, polite without being intrusive. Fish excellently cooked

Thank gazzer67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and it exceeded our expectations. The food was absolutely phenomenal and the service couldn't have been better. Friendly, efficient and professional, they worked extremely well together and we were delighted when the chef came out of the...More

Thank MrsMReid_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Inverness and checked into our B&B. In looking for a place for dinner, I noticed River House was ranked very highly, so I asked our host if she could help us try to get a same day reservation (I had no hope...More

Thank Noncy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked well in advance for this gem of a restaurant in Inverness whilst on holiday last year and we weren't disappointed. To our surprise the waiter spoke Scottish Gaelic (our native tongue) and took our order in Gaelic which was fantastic. Couldn't fault the food...More

Thank EileanLeodhais
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always looking for the best places in town and this time I went for the best in the capitol of the highland as they say. Inverness is a quit little town know for his seafood & lamb. This restaurant owner is the own with the...More

Thank mentaltheo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have absolutely no idea who gave this restaurant such a high rating. Nothing was good nor medium! The king prawns were super small and tasted like taken from the frozen section at Tesco. The fried fish & seafood were no better then at a...More

4  Thank Galsky
allan l, Owner at River House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to review my restaurant. The ENTIRETY of what you ate yesterday was fresh that morning and sourced locally from highly reputable fish merchants. Four of you (two adults, two children) dined with us during our afternoon...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy little Restraunt with excellent service and delectable food . The marineire mussels are a must try .

Thank aradhna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read up a month ago, booked a table and just as well as people on the day were rejected. Very small but great food from a chef who enjoys his fish. Good wine list so tried a recommended chilled red wine. Would go again...More

Thank Colouredbottles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our table was available exactly as reserved, with a fantastic view of the bridge & river. Alfie was the perfect cook, host, and a lovely character. Never seen a more hands-on person, socialising with diners and even zipping out of the kitchen now and again...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this little restaurant. Everything from the food to the service was very good. The atmosphere was very good, such a nice quaint place. It might be a little more expensive than some restaurants but worth it for the delicious food.

Thank Salmac102
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Questions & Answers
January 25, 2018|
Response from allan l | Property representative |
hello we do not serve tapas, however we do serve a cichetti menu. this is a sharer plate menu. along with this menu we also have our mussel and oyster menu. all these menus are served at present Tuesday to Saturday from 3... More
Charles M
January 15, 2018|
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Response from Jackie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes . Small quality menu - with perhaps a chicken dish or steak . Vegetarian option too
Catherine M
July 30, 2017|
Response from lilyvictoria59 | Reviewed this property |
They had no trouble in catering for my dairy free diet and am fairly sure your requirements could be catered for too. I was impressed by the chef creating a special sauce for me - instead of my having to miss out on a finer... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 222033
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For an authentic taste of Scotland���s islands and Highlands look no further than River House, a beautiful restaurant on the banks of the River Ness overlooking the Grieg Street bridge to the Free North Church. The restaurant���s spectacular view���s are complemented by the casual sophistication of the dining room, a comfortable and unpretentious space with timeless design and a warm, cosy atmosphere which invites you to relax and really enjoy your dinner. Dedicated to sourcing the best possible ingredients from the surrounding areas, the River House kitchen cooks each dish to order in the open plan kitchen, using fresh, seasonal produce prepared in such a way that individual flavours shine through. Though mainly Scottish in heritage the River House���s recipes also take inspiration from international cuisine with, in particular, a nod to French cookery woven in to many of the creative, modern dishes. Wines are carefully selected to complement the River House menu, providing a good, but not overwhelming, choice of labels.
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