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The Waterside Restaurant

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19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
+44 1463 233065
07:00 - 21:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely evening meal on a sat night! There was 8 of us in our group and all had a good meal! Staff very attentive and friendly. Good selection of main meals and starters. Too full for a pudding. One member of our party had the fish and chips portion size was massive and could be off putting to... More 

Thank Anne-Marie111990
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been a few times now to the Waterside for their traditional 'High Tea' before heading over to Eden Court Theatre, which is only 5-10 minutes walk away. On both occasions the food has been excellent and brilliant value for money at only £11.95pp. The choice of mains is really good from fish and chips (highly recommended) and mac and... More 

Thank ShivMac
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed the night at the hotel and had breakfast here! It was very good! We loved the potato pancakes. The staff here was so wonderful!

Thank Nicolle B
San Bernardino, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was awesome but the food was not great. The fish and chips had no flavor to it and the fries were the same. The cakes were good but it didn't seem as if they made them fresh. It wasn't worth the money honestly

Thank whatuppartypeople
Nairn, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb! Can't fault the place. Visited today for high tea for a friends birthday treat. Fantastic value. Lovely staff. Great views. Top notch! Highly recommend as it's hard to find somewhere that's as reasonably priced. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Nae-fear
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food great staff relaxed dinner and fast effective breakfast very friendly people will be back

Thank kelly822017
Glenridding, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. It was very quiet at night which was a lovely change after being in such noisy restaurants all week. The setting was the best all week as we had a table right in front of the restaurant facing the river Ness. All the trees are lit up outside it at night. Sarah had the... More 

Thank P L
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We ate at the Waterside on our first evening in Inverness, found by chance. What a lovely setting with windows overlooking the River Ness. The service was friendly and efficient, although as we learned subsequently during our 2 weeks in Scotland, servers do not bring your bill until requested, allowing diners to enjoy meals without feeling rushed. My traveling companion... More 

Thank Jeanne L
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

My mom and I had High Tea here. The meal plate was wonderful, but the scones provided on the after meal 3 tier tea stand where over cooked a tad and extremely dry. We added a starter option and had wonderful cauliflower, potato, and leeks cream soup. I choose the Fried Haddock and chips and was cooked to perfection. Mom... More 

Thank Collean L
Kettering, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Always tricky eating alone but here's my opinion. Just had a great steak here. Lovely bit of fat running through giving extra taste. If you don't want the fat have the sirloin. Location was good although you can never achieve a complete restaurant feel in many hotels but this was as good as you could expect. Service was excellent and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Scottish, British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 233065
  • This restaurant is at The Waterside Hotel
The Waterside is a family owned hotel situated on the stunning banks of the river Ness, right in the heart of Inverness. We pride ourselves on our great facilities, our excellent reputation for food and genuine highland hospitality. We have been in business on Ness Bank since 1957. We love it here and hope you will too.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?