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The Waterside Restaurant

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19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
+44 1463 233065
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07:00 - 21:00
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Nice walk from town along the river. £9.50 for breakfast, which was a bargain; help yourself to pastries, juices, cereals etc followed by a choice of cooked breakfast. We both went for the Highland grill. Very nicely cooked, lovely staff, lots of toast and tea. Not bad at all. Wort a try if you don't want a 'chain' hotel brekkie.

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Thank Tina T
Ross and Cromarty, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff were most helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Service was very quick and just right time between courses.

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Thank Ronnie W
Inverness, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family of eight went for Sunday lunch at the Waterside and we were in the main disappointed with our meals. I don’t like to give a bad review but it has to be objective and there were a few issues during our visit. Firstly the food came out in dribs and drabs, in fact one of our member who... More 

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Thank David9456
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Sunday lunch with us at The Waterside David. I am sorry that your food service was slow and you were left ultimately disappointed. Your feedback is very important to us and your comments will help us improve our product and service. We do have many regular customers who love our... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Waterside while on holiday , decided to go for high tea, instead of later on. Had not booked but were lucky to be given a table. The food is first class, service excellent. Would recommend booking as it gets very busy . If ever we are back in Inverness we would go back.

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Thank 677Jane
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and taking the time to share your experience. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a sunny day in Inverness what a lovely place to have lunch as the restaurant has a view over the river ness, central location so very convenient too. Simple menu but well executed and good value for money. Service was warm and friendly, have not stayed in the hotel but would consider it after my visit to the restaurant.

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Thank rachelgothard
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us ate here recently and loved the great food & excellent service. Very good value for money

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Thank Teaser21
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Waterside and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely evening meal on a sat night! There was 8 of us in our group and all had a good meal! Staff very attentive and friendly. Good selection of main meals and starters. Too full for a pudding. One member of our party had the fish and chips portion size was massive and could be off putting to... More 

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your recent meal with us Anne-Marie, thank you for taking the time to review it. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been a few times now to the Waterside for their traditional 'High Tea' before heading over to Eden Court Theatre, which is only 5-10 minutes walk away. On both occasions the food has been excellent and brilliant value for money at only £11.95pp. The choice of mains is really good from fish and chips (highly recommended) and mac and... More 

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Thank ShivMac
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted you enjoy our High Tea and we have the drink service hiccup sorted and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stayed the night at the hotel and had breakfast here! It was very good! We loved the potato pancakes. The staff here was so wonderful!

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Thank Nicolle B
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your very positive review. We wish you many happy travels. More 

San Bernardino, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The view was awesome but the food was not great. The fish and chips had no flavor to it and the fries were the same. The cakes were good but it didn't seem as if they made them fresh. It wasn't worth the money honestly

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Thank whatuppartypeople
Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry your meal with us was not to your liking and you didn't enjoy your fish and chips. We usually get very positive reviews on our food, but we will not rest on our laurels and will strive to ensure all dishes are up to our usual standard. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Scottish, British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 233065
  • This restaurant is at The Waterside Hotel
Description
The Waterside is a family owned hotel situated on the stunning banks of the river Ness, right in the heart of Inverness. We pride ourselves on our great facilities, our excellent reputation for food and genuine highland hospitality. We have been in business on Ness Bank since 1957. We love it here and hope you will too.

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