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River House Restaurant

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1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:45
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to have freshly cooked fish and seafood in Inverness, I was there a few years ago and have tried a few times to get a table 'on spec' without success because of it's popularity.However I've been there twice in the last 6 week looks we will be going there for any special occasions from now on. The standard... More 

Thank Ian M
Clackmannan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main town centre but within easy walking distance, if you like your seafood, this venue is a must! Very well presented and cooked to perfection. A very tasty and satisfying meal, with portion size leaving you content but not stuffed. The table next to me had the oysters, which looked amazing!... More 

Thank ANDYMAC666
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came in for dinner on a Wednesday night. It is quite small (But still lovely and cosy!) and very busy, so we were lucky to get a table. The open kitchen gave a great atmosphere and first impression. The staff were very friendly and attentive; as soon as we had sat down they told us about... More 

1 Thank Leah D
Sutton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is cozy without being cramped romantic and elegant. The staff are wonderful. Friendly and accommodating and know their regulars. The wine menu is superb with excellent choice price range and the wine we had was stunning. The food. There were two menus one which was a two course menu which I drooled over. Almost ordered. But I couldn't... More 

Thank virgo_liz
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Waitress was very attentive but was told when she came to collect plates that the risotto was undercooked (it was still crunchy so the flavour of the crab was lost). When we went to clear up the bill, she was asked what was being done about the risotto and the owner/manager came to the table and very rudely told us... More 

4 Thank Theresa W
allan l, Owner at River House Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly, may I thank you for taking the time to set up a Trip Advisor account and review my restaurant. Although saddened at your disappointment, (as customer satisfaction is of the highest priority to me), my recollection of the evening is entirely different to yours. Without entering into too much detail, your behaviour was what I and my waitress can... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fantastic choice of dishes, predominantly fish, but other choices available. All products sourced locally. Service was excellent with waitress showing a good knowledge of the dishes. Chef/owner mingled with guests looking for comments, and ensuring everyone was happy. Excellent wine list with some unusual offerings. Definitely not our last visit here

Thank graemedouglas
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

As we live on Skye we wouldn't normally go to Inverness for an evening out and anyway we have some very good restaurants of our own on the island but unfortunately, in February, many tend to be closed! My wife and I both had our 65th birthdays earlier in the month and wanted somewhere special for an evening meal to... More 

Thank jaycee494
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

In Inverness for a weekend so we booked a table for the Friday evening. Every course was well cooked and very enjoyable and service was good. We enjoyed it so much that we booked a table for the following evening for 8.30. We arrived at 8.20 and were told to come back in ten minutes as our table was not... More 

3 Thank Ally M
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

On our first evening in Inverness we booked a table at this restaurant, having read a number of good reviews. We were not disappointed, the food for all four of us was very good and the service also excellent. We all had fish and we enjoyed it very much.

Thank Angelika H
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Predominantly fish restaurant. £10 for starters and £20 circa main meals. I've had better food elsewhere. Can't say I was overly impressed. Dessert of brownie was nice. Once the heating went off in the restaurant it was chilly.

Thank grafiq50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 58
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?