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The Riverside Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, British,
10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland
+44 1463 714884
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 - 21:30 Hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 433 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal at this small establishment. The young gentlemen on the front of house kept us amused and successfully completed most tasks. Food was outstanding.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good meal with generous portions for each person. Booking no problem, very efficient. pre-dinner drinks in a delightful room next to the restaurant, and a delightful view over the river Ness whilst eating. Very good value.

Thank Oliver P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything I ate here was delicious! I started with the soup of the day and fresh bread and both were excellent! Next I ordered the Scottish Salmon on seafood risotto and thought it was perfect! The risotto was creamy and balanced and the salmon was...More

Thank lumosandnox1 .
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Riverside has a great location overlooking the river and is fairly compact so should be able to provide quality food in a friendly manner. How did it perform ? Internal ambience is plain and simple but welcoming and the staff were friendly and helpful....More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident and I'm so glad we did. Our meal was fantastic and I would go back again. The staff were lovely, very attentive. We booked over the phone before we arrived as town was super busy due to an event....More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly disappointed because I expected it to be better. The menu and the prices suggested it was going to be good. It is a nice place , with nice views and the service is good , but the food ? I can’t complain . It...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, great style restaurant with very friendly staff and chef! Would definitely recommend it's just a short walk from the castle, across the river.

Thank helan43
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The food was very good. We have one start each and a main course with wine at 60£ for two. The sizes were big enough that we didn’t have dessert. The location is great with a window that you can see the river. The waitress...More

Thank antoniozanotti
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The food was perfect the restaurant was warm and cosy. The oyster on Friday at £1 are fantastic value. The haddock was melt in your mouth and the service was first class. A must when in Inverness

Thank Virginia D
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Really stunning location and good food. The total value including a three course meal and some good wine was acceptable.

Thank Nick S
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Catherine M
30 July 2017|
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Response from Catherine M |
no problem
28 May 2017|
Response from Timmy H | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it was between £18-£23, not cheap but worth it in my opinion. The food is very nice and the staff are helpful and friendly.
Anne M
17 July 2016|
Response from Beyond990 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately they are closed on Sunday and Monday according to their timetable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Bank Street, Inverness IV1 1QY, Scotland (Formerly River Cafe & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 714884
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We are a small family run restaurant along the River Ness. We are a family team with over 12 years experience in the hospitality trade. Our restaurant reflects our passion for excellent Scottish fayre. We offer lunches, high teas, early evening and a la carte meals with a selection to suit all tastes.
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