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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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“pavlova” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (69 reviews)
“scallops” (70 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Soups, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 649 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our favourite restaurant in Inverness. We visit Inverness every couple of months and the Riverhouse is by far our favourite. Absolutely fabulous, great quality seafood. Great service and friendly staff. Next time I see the chef and owner in Glasgow I will say hello. Looking...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love love love this place. It's cosy and so friendly. The food we had was fantastic - oysters of course were delicious and the halibut dish was one if the best I've ever had. Such lovely staff. I hope the couple we swapped tables with...More

Thank VisitingHay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If seafood is your “ thing” this restaurant ticks all the boxes . A small well thought out menu with special dish of the day . Lovely light food from the beautiful olives at the start to the cheese / dessert at the end ....More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love seafood and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this delightful small restaurant. The lovely waitress was polite and didn’t rush our servings. We do like to take time over dinner with a good wine.

Thank sucgr_epsom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I fully agree with last observation - the food was superb only matched with the courtesy and efficiency of the staff . A professional , friendly and we'll run restaurant - you really won't be disappointed -and the chef / owner really cares about his...More

2  Thank Elinor W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here 23rd November and the food and service were both outstanding. The staff were so friendly and attentive and we were made very welcome. If you like seafood in particular then this is the place for you. Well recommended

2  Thank hughcunningham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking forward to eating here, however, service was abysmal, not being customer focused at all. We did not feel welcome nor valued in any way, the tables were laid out very poorly - we had to ask for water and for refills, the cutlery...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked by e-mail a couple of days in advance after seeing reviews on TripAdvisor. We had a brilliant dinner, Alfie and crew obviously know their fish and seafood. The restaurant was bright and welcoming on a cold November evening and the staff were very friendly,...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Noticed this restaurant was close to where we stayed and had good recent reviews on TA so decided to try it. Very memorable evening for all the right reasons! Excellent fish dishes- best we’ve had in a very long time. Service was prompt efficient and...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful. My hubby is now in love with Caper Berries!!! Wonderful staff. Thank you for a gorgeous end to our trip to #Inverness

Thank Kerrin S
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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
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
18 February 2017|
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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