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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, 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 yesterday via mobile

After reviewing a variety of options we chose this restaurant based upon feedback from the hotel we were staying at and also the TA reviews. We were pleased we chose this location as the restaurant has a real local feel, the type of bistro restaurant...More

Thank Craige1959
Reviewed yesterday

Small but very welcoming with a great ambience, we loved this place. The seafood was terrific - we had fresh anchovies, oysters, mussels, Cullen skink, monkfish and hake and every dish was perfectly cooked, fresh and deliciously tasty. The cheese board afterwards was very generous...More

Thank torphins
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great evening meal here in a full restaurant with good atmosphere tasty food and welcoming staff.

Thank 198harveyb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely Cosy Little restaurant. My other half and I regularly dine here . The food Is always the best of quality cooked to perfection 👌🏼I would recommend to anyone

Thank Shelikesturnip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was tremendous and also nice that the owner/chef came out from time to time to speak to the diners. The salmon pate to start was excellent. Sea bream with samphire and mash was very good. Good bottle of viognier which is also available...More

Thank DavidA863
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this restaurant for the first time. The food was great with excellent service. We enjoyed bread with dipping oil. Then my husband had the cullen skink which was delicious and I had the fig and walnut salad. For main I had a steak which...More

Thank alyw720
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a hidden gem. So lucky to have found this restaurant. Food and service was fantastic. Highly recommend

Thank Lisa2403
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great food was excellent. My husband had fish and I had scallops cooked perfect and dessert was yummy. The owner/chef stopped by our table. Be sure to make a reservation.

Thank J C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from our B&B at dusk and were so happy we went early! Food was good, servers knowledgeable, but noise level climbed as more people came in. It was fun interacting with the locals---and some tourist as the evening went on!!!

Thank DeeDeeS1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best meals I have ever had! The restaurant is in a beautiful setting, small and intimate with only 10/12 tables with an open kitchen. The waitresses were absolutely lovely, friendly and the perfect level of attentiveness. The menu...More

Thank Rachel B
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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
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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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