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The Riverside Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland
+44 1463 714884
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (25 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM Hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

Truth be told, I confused this restaurant with another that also had River in its name. The restaurant is cosy and service was excellent. How they remain in business serving the toughest lamb and beef in our experience is a mystery. We watched other diners...More

1  Thank goer33
Reviewed 21 May 2011

Used trip advisor during our weeks stay in Inverness to find the best places to eat and decided on the River Cafe half way through the week. WHAT a find. A small restaurant, but with fab location right on the river. The menu choice for...More

4  Thank Whitteclan
Reviewed 30 April 2011

Went for dinner, 2 courses plus 2 drinks (wine) £52 Massive portion sizes, our starters almost filled us up, our mains finished us off :-> Great friendly service could not fault them at all, very cosy atmosphere. Would recommend booking in advance as quite small....More

2  Thank mgill910
Reviewed 17 April 2011

I went for lunch on recommendation from a friend and I'm glad I did. I had the best risotto of my life. All the food tasted great. It is a small place, and a little dark. This could be to some people's taste or not....More

1  Thank dove1403
Reviewed 1 April 2011

Visited The River Cafe in February this year and was very impressed indeed! From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome and comfortable. Steak & local ale were superb! I was also taken by the decor and cosiness of the restaurant....More

Thank Thankyouforthehaggis
Reviewed 11 March 2011

expensive food, poor service, unmelcoming and not at all pleasant

Thank malikaScotland
Reviewed 27 February 2011

We decided to visit after seeing all the reviews on here. We weren't disappointed! I am a very fussy eater and judge a place on how it looks and the atmosphere when I enter. I have no problem leaving a restuarant if I don't think...More

Thank TraceyFurness
Reviewed 17 January 2011

We chose river cafe and restaurant because of positive reviews on tripadvisor and it was very good. It was refreshing to have a lovely dinner and it to be reasonably priced. Eating at hotels and restuarants while on vacation can be so expensive. I only...More

Thank cass_and_al
Reviewed 19 October 2010

This restaurant is in a fabulous location, and the food and service compliment it amazingly. The staff are well informed, helpful and not to pushy. the food is great and at a reasonable price. I Highly recommend you try this.

Thank Adagabui
Reviewed 11 October 2010

Popped in for lunch and fortunate enough to sit in the window after being welcomed by very friendly waitress. Ordered one of the specials and it was! Wife had the pork chop and again perfect, my special was trout and you know when its cooked...More

Thank maraalfa
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28 May 2017|
Response from Timmy H | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it was between £18-£23, not cheap but worth it in my opinion. The food is very nice and the staff are helpful and friendly.
Anne M
18 July 2016|
Response from Beyond990 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately they are closed on Sunday and Monday according to their timetable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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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.
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