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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 23 July 2018

Excellent seafood choices such as sea bass, lobster, halibut as well as steak. Reservations a must. No real cocktail bar but has a wine list. Had an Islay mussel dish as a starter that had a wonderful cream sauce. Meals are chef-inspired and well-planned. Not...More

Thank cady68
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

So glad we made reservations for this place while visiting Inverness. Small, cozy restaurant with great service and fresh seafood. We started with a dozen oysters and tried the 3 different sauces. Just go with the shallot...perfect accompaniment to the fresh oysters . I had...More

Thank yogini01
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I can't believe we've been living in the area for years and have only just stumbled upon this gem! We always considered another well-known restaurant in Inverness to be the 'favourite', but have been disappointed the last couple of times we've been, so decided to...More

1  Thank rh311
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

It’s such a lovely food. But Oyster is too small, I had eat bigger than this. Dessert is very good, I like it!

Thank Eyey C
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, my wife, son, and I decided to have our last meal in Scotland at River House. I could not have been more pleased with the entire dining experience we had. To start with, it is a very small restaurant on the...More

1  Thank macwim
Reviewed 16 July 2018

After visiting Inverness several times and walking by the Riverhouse I finally had the opportunity to have dinner. Two friends and myself had a lovely evening, the service was very attentive and the meal was superb. Alfie stopped by the table to ensure everything was...More

Thank Fishinglassie
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Selected this restaurant based on TA comments but it didn't turn out quite so well. Our table wasn't ready, which was no huge deal but not a good start and we were given a free glass of prosecco to compensate. The restaurant is quite small...More

Thank astroian
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The River House was recommended to us for our wedding anniversary. As they were closed on Sunday and Monday we emailed our table reservation enquiry which was confirmed - we weren't sure if the system would work. It's not the biggest of places but was...More

Thank Tony and Steph T
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went out for a date night on a Wednesday, a few weeks ago. It wasn't busy, only one other couple was in eating. The atmosphere was nice and homely. I had the Monkfish and my girlfriend had the Cod. Beautiful plated...More

Thank foodislife93
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Delicious fresh seafood. A must visit for any seafood lovers in the area. We have now been a few times and it always delivers.

Thank AaMacD
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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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