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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 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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 110stevea
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2017
1  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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We wanted to try some local oysters and discovered River House Restaurant while exploring Inverness - we got a table shortly after they opened and enjoyed some oysters with the red onion sauce and the caviar. The red onion (pickled with shallots) was our favorite....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank BusyMomof4
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a little gem. Be sure to book as it is small and very popular. Good friendly efficient staff, nice vibe about the place, not stuffy at all. Very well placed over the river from the main town but right by the walkie...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank karensR4862YT
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Love this place feels like such a treat. Food amazing especially mussels! 😍😋 great service too. Keep returning for more.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jennifermY9539OW
Reviewed 6 August 2018

3 for dinner, reservation required from 2 days prior. This is a small restaurant just across the road from the estuary of the River Ness, making for a nice stroll before or after dinner. The seafood stew and halibut were both very good. I had...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Aboyne-ian
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Went here on recommendation after a day’s golf and not disappointed. Service friendly and attentive, the food was fantastic. We had the cod, halibut and ribeye..all cooked perfectly. 3 courses with drinks - all under £50 a head. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Peter N
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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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