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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank aakhanna
allan l, Owner at River House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

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 18 September 2018

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.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Helenor R
Reviewed 13 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joni856
Reviewed 10 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ChrisAllan89
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Karen and I spent a very enjoyable evening dining here and my meal was exceptional to say the least. One of the top 5 meals of my life. We were seated promptly and our waitress treated us like we had known her for ever. Than...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kurts321
Reviewed 9 September 2018

A warm welcome, friendly staff, superb food and a fine wine list. Delighted we booked this fantastic restaurant on a recent weekend in Inverness. Must visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DCL0nd0n
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We were staying just down the street and decided to have an early dinner here. They have smaller portions before 5:30 pm and it was perfect for us. We had the Thai mussels and they were delicious. We would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cpapat
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Go there you will love it! If you enjoy food, a beautiful setting, a great atmosphere, fantastic wines. I am a hotelier and struggle to find places my guests will enjoy. THIS PLACE I LOVE!!! I would actually move in. It is a little piece...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank HomeInv
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We stopped in and were asked if we had a reservation. Since we were only visiting, we didn’t realize we needed a reservation. The wait person took one step back (very small restaurant) and asked the owner if he could accomdate us. No problem and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Dave M
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SandieCM
25 January 2018|
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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
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CharlesM912
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
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catherinemL3024XJ
30 July 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$32 - US$58
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
15:00 - 21:45
Wednesday
15:00 - 21:45
Thursday
15:00 - 21:45
Friday
15:00 - 21:45
Saturday
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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Description
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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