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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (77 reviews)
“pavlova” (45 reviews)
“scallops” (72 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a lovely meal at the River House on a recent Saturday night. The place was full but the food was cooked timely and to perfection. I had oysters to start and they were a delight. I then had the Monkfish...More

Thank David9456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive and friendly service, snug and cosy table and the MOST delicious food. The crab ravioli was gorgeous with that subtle hint of chilli, my turbot was just beautifully cooked and my partners surf and turf a real treat. We enjoyed the house wines which...More

Thank DougalWestWales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excited to book this restaurant pre- trip, menu looked great and reviews also. Staff were very attentive but our evening was spoilt by my wife having a bad tummy after the meal and during our meal the waitress staff ‘visited’ our table frequently to get...More

1  Thank rogeredwardm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner was in Inverness for the weekend had seen very good reviews on this restaurant and booked a table when we got there we got a warm friendly welcome. Then we got to the food which was amazing the chef was lovely...More

Thank portia-anne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my good Lady stayed in Inverness for Valentines night and decided to seek out a nice place to eat that evening we tripadvisored and found the River house booked up last minute and they squeezed us in. From start to finish it was...More

Thank fonzy1888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Devon we know a fair bit about seafood and have the pick of amazing fish restaurants. The menu peaked our interest when we saw the cichetti concept that we love from the Polpo franchise ; couple that with an oyster menu, a dessert...More

Thank ChardonnaySisters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really fabulous fresh seafood and beef cooked expertly to a very high standard. Friendly, informal and relaxed dining. Wasabi oysters were fresh and succulent, mains of surf and turf and sea bass were exemplary. Chef knows what it’s about and the medium rare steak was...More

Thank barneybattles44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This gem, a not so hidden secret is perhaps the best food that you will eat in Inverness. The craft in the kitchen. The quality of the catch. The charm of the team. The atmosphere that is unique, special, vibrant, compelling. You don’t need to...More

Thank Alasdair-Roxburgh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this through recommendations and reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed! Had the most amazing food.

Thank MrsB123369
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Just had a fantastic dinner here tonight! The food, service and atmosphere was was really excellent! We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a high quality seafood restaurant!

1  Thank Stephen C
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Questions & Answers
26 January 2018|
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
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
Catherine M
30 July 2017|
Response from Victoria059 | 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
  • 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, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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
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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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