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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (74 reviews)
“pavlova” (42 reviews)
“scallops” (72 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 707 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can we say ...fantastic sea food ..brilliant staff and a lovely atmosphere..this is the place to come for a lovely night out ..loved it

Thank matt212018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food we had , the meal came out 5 minutes after we ordered . So it was already cooked and just reheated - not on for a seafood place . I was facing the kitchen and could see the staff take the langostines out...More

8  Thank Julie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic restaurant. Super food, great ambience and all the staff & Chef were brilliant. They were all very personable and made you feel very welcome. One of the best dining out experience we've had in a long time. Thank you very much!

Thank BandC186370
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an absolutely delicious dinner here last night with pleasant, friendly service. I started with fresh oysters, my husband with perfectly cooked scallops and risotto. The special was sea bream. It came perfectly cooked on a bed of fresh spring vegetables with a light...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first dinner in Scotland was at this restaurant. Setting a high bar for the rest of my stay. My meal consisted of very fresh oysters with caviar and the fish stew. So delicious.

Thank Penny g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on the Saturday night before the Etape, so booked a table in advance via e-mail with the chef/proprietor Alfie. The restaurant certainly lived up to it's five star billing and is thoroughly deserving of the many "excellent" reviews on here. The food was...More

Thank GWDW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant for our last night in Inverness and we definitely saved the best for last. The servers were very friendly and attentive and the ambiance was cozy and romantic. The Chef made a lovely wine selection for us. The Thai muscles are...More

Thank BretDaddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here with friends 27th April and the food and service were perfect! Chef was so friendly and accommodating, as were the waitresses who were working so hard but always smiling. The food was beautifully presented and cooked. Mussels and Halibut were very...More

Thank Meagan S S
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SandieCM
26 January 2018|
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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
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Charles M
16 January 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
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Catherine M
30 July 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 58
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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
Description
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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