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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” (74 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small intimate restaurant is worth a visit if you enjoy excellent food in a friendly atmosphere. The local light IPA beer with a touch of citrus is the best we have ever tasted. This in addition to a variety of special dishes to choose...More

Thank Berit C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided on this beautifully initimate little place on the banks of the River Ness as the venue for my partners birthday meal. Talk about the perfect choice!!! Amazingly warm & attentive staff, who got the balance right of being available but not intrusive and a...More

Thank StevieMcP1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was superb and the chef and waitresses made it a very special evening for us. A very friendly but also professional atmosphere. Everything was freshly cooked and the food was some of the best we have tasted. We would certainly eat at River...More

Thank Hilary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another fabulous meal at river house lovely atmosphere great service and lovely food was a birthday celebration and they certainly made it extra special thank you

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Excellent restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. Right on the river. Lovely......................................... ..

Thank leephysio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous beautifully cooked and seasoned lunch. We particularly enjoyed the crab , in fact ordered another portion it was so sweet and fresh. Clearly the owner/ chef takes his food seriously. We couldn’t stop as everything so delicious.

Thank Una M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner at The River House. We prefer to eat in local restaurants when we visit a city. River House is that 'local' restaurant. The place is informal and the service is very good. The ingredients in each dish were fresh and the food...More

Thank travelG5
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely early dinner at The River House : smoked salmon bruschetta and super fresh asparagus to start then fabulous halibut and sole washed down with a delightful fresh white. Seating is a bit of a squeeze , everyone is squashed in and...More

Thank David C
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We has a lovely dinner here. A little more expensive than some restaurants in the area but well worth it. The food was amazing. Staff were very friendly and helpful. When another customer spilt red wine over my coat the staff were very quick to...More

Thank RUTH W
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

If I lived in Inverness I would eat here regularly.Four of us ate here almost exclusively a seafood menu. While there were a number of dishes we could have had we all opted for hake locally sourced cooked to perfection and presented beautifully.service was delightful...More

Thank Malcolm42
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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, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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