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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“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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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Our B&B host recommended this Inverness restaurant to us and we are so glad she did. If you enjoy fresh Scottish seafood there can be no better. The whitebait appetizer is simple and delicious, so order some while you ponder the menu. Glistening oysters with...More

Thank Foowashere
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We have been touring Scotland for a few days now and on our quest to spot the Loch Ness Monster we spent the night in Inverness. We thought that could be the place to find a restaurant proposing local Scottish Seafood - and it was...More

Thank Rodolphebelin
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very cosy restaurant with superb service from delightful staff. The choice was great and the food was exceptional. They specialise in fish but do have some meat dishes and a couple of specials as well. the cullen skink was to die for. After halibut we...More

Thank jq002
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This was a repeat visit from two years previously. The food is of a high quality and this year the menu seemed almost totally fish based. You do need to book ahead as it is justifiably popular albeit we detected an increase in price accordingly....More

Thank HandT69
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

A delicious afternoon tapas experience with excellent wine! Service was impeccable. Not a wide variety of vegetarian options and we were slightly disappointed that we got one slice of bruschetta for £7! Over priced but still lovely nonetheless

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is very popular and rightly so. Booking a table is essential. The focus is on fish which is fresh and well prepared and presented. I enjoyed mussels to start and Pentland Firth cod as a main. Faultless! The restaurant is quite small and...More

1  Thank OhMightyOne
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Hardworking team in the kitchen supported by an equally hardworking and pleasant front of house. Lovely food presented well in a comfortable environment. We very much enjoyed our visit to the River House.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

What a find. Definitely be returning to this restaurant. A lovely meal , slightly pricy could have done with a slightly bigger piece of fish, but every dish was tasty and well presented. The staff were lovely and it was great to meet the chef...More

1  Thank PAnn57
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Having actually won a meal for two for this restaurant we didn’t know what to expect except as a local restaurant it is always busy. We’ll blow me down with a feather, honestly the best meal I have ever had! The steak melted in my...More

Thank Joni K
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Great seafood selection from the Cicchetti menu, excellently cooked with wine that complimented the seafood perfectly. Can’t recommend highly enough. Absolute must if visiting Inverness.

Thank Nicola S
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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
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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