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River House Restaurant

) #4 of 207 Restaurants in Inverness ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, European, British
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pavlova” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“scallops” (59 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:45All hours
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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Reviews (651)
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1 - 10 of 582 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you book this restaurant of you are in Inverness. The particular highlights were the scallops, the Breton Fish stew and sea bass. There was an excellent varied wine list. The service was excellent. I would be delighted to eat here again.

Thank handdoc13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best meal I've had in Scotland. Great service and excellent tasty food. Could not recommend more highly.

Thank Arthur N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly attentive staff. Food was absolutely delicious and nice that Alfie the Chef and owner takes the time to come out to speak to you. Highly recommended!!

Thank SteveKathBla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally delicious. Food was fabulous, service great, wine list really interesting. Definitely coming back. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved everything about this restaurant, the welcome, the service and the food were exceptional. We would recommend to anyone staying in Inverness. Special thanks to our waitress Simona.

Thank BeePeeCee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant with high quality food. Make reservations ahead of time for sure. Supper only.

Thank genoteich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a joint birthday dinner and were not disappointed. The food is delicious and the staff are friendly and welcoming. We always enjoy coming here and we will definitely be back!

Thank zippy1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here - delicious seafood, intimate restaurant. Would recommend booking in advance as it regularly gets booked up.

Thank Wayne-Gemma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first meal in Scotland was at the River House Restaurant. It was recommended by the owner of our B&B. The food was wonderful, as was the service. The place is very small with tables right close to each other, but we took advantage of...More

Thank granbeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lucked out and dropped in for quid a shuck oyster friday at 530! We parlayed that into a friday evening reservation (absolutely required). No disappointments, from the 4 dozen oysters to the sea bream, this is a small place where your owner cooks every...More

Thank vieuxbatard
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Nearby Attractions
Greig Street Bridge
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.05 km away
The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre
57 reviews
.24 km away
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.22 km away
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.10 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is Restaurant open on Sundays?
1 June 2017|
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Response from ANDYMAC666 | Reviewed this property |
Closed on a Sunday, open on Monday, I would highly recommend the mustard seed or rocpool
Gill B
Hi there ,do you do gift vouchers ?
18 February 2017|
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Response from GrendonUnderwood | Reviewed this property |
We have no idea
Victoria A
Is River House Restaurant wheelchair accessible with disabled toilet facilities? Thanks!
25 March 2015|
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Response from piratealfie | Property representative |
hello thank you for your inquiry yes river house is wheel chair friendly. we have extra wide front doors for easy access. we also have wide toilet doors and both male and female toilets have hand rails. if you have any... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
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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