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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (83 reviews)
“pavlova” (42 reviews)
“scallops” (75 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 775 reviews

Reviewed today

A small but excellent restaurant by the River Ness. This was by far some of the best fish and seafood experiences I have ever had and I strongly recommend trying it. They have just a few tables and booking is probably needed, and worth it!!

Thank cnord74
Reviewed today

Despite the slow service on that day (it was quite busy), everything we had was superb. we tried 4 different fishes and each one had something to remember, of course the final touch was the pavlova which was one of the best i tried.

Thank tonyntas
Reviewed yesterday

this was our last meal in Scotland following a short break, Comfortably the best of a very good selection. I had scallops to start and crab salad for pudding. Waste of time having a sweet in this sort of place with so much good seafood....More

Thank anthonyconnell
Reviewed yesterday

Had the pleasure of visiting River House for dinner on a stopover in Inverness. The selection of seafood is large and appetizing, including oysters, caviar and a lot of delicious freshly caught fish. Food is very well prepared (to perfection)! The staff is kind, but...More

Thank frpe1960
Reviewed 5 days ago

Scallops to die for, and plaice cooked to perfection, washed down with a great Spanish Sauvignon blanc. So glad we booked this in advance and a great team led by a great chef “Alfie” We will be back.....

Thank danielfamily1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Seeing other ratings and reviews about River House, We specially asked to eat their oysters . Made a reservation for dinner today . Upon requesting for mussels we were hugely disappointed to be told they’ve run out ! I can’t really express how disgusted I...More

Thank aakhanna
allan l, Owner at River House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Oh dear. Once again, we can only apologise. Mussels sold out around 2030hrs and you tried to order around 2045hrs this evening. Oysters were available, as was EVERYTHING else on our menu, including an extra dish on our "Daily Catch" board. It is most unfortunate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 8 of us for dinner and they did a marvelous job of fitting us in and serving all at the save time with a really good food. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most lovely meal here last night. I wanted the halibut but asked about the seafood bisque that it was served with because I have an allergy to crab and there was crab in it, so the chef made a special sauce for...More

Thank Helenor R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you to Alfie & his team , once again, for a wonderful food experience! Always our first port of call in Inverness, we were so glad we pre booked as even on a Tuesday , they were fully booked & turning away people !...More

Thank Jon I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the city on a familt trip and had dinner here on a Saturday night. Everything about the experience was exceptional: Firstly, the food was incredible. I'm not usually one to order fish but, given this is a seafood restaurant, I opted for the...More

Thank ChrisAllan89
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Questions & Answers
25 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
15 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 lilyvictoria59 | 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:45
15:00 - 21:45
15:00 - 21:45
15:00 - 21:45
15:00 - 21:45
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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