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The Waterside Restaurant

€€ - €€€, European, British
19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
+44 1463 233065
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
Scottish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

This doubles as a breakfast room and restaurant. Mainly a conservatory style extension at the front of the main hotel, comfortable furnishings. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was everything you could wish for, good variety every morning. However, I would prefer freshly cut fruit...More

Thank Steve3017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this restaurant on tripadvisor and picked up on the great Sunday Roasts they offer. We were out for a morning walk along the river on our first day and passed the hotel. It looked ok so we popped in around noon and booked a...More

Thank travel_buddy367
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a meal here the first night I got into Inverness. It was very close to where I was staying and it was pelting with rain, bitter cold and very windy. So I went into The Waterside. The soup was delicious, leek and potato, the...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We dined here three days out of our five days in Inverness. Delicious food and such lovely friendly staff.

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband took me for a meal at The Waterside for our anniversary. The food was beautiful and presented nicely. Although, the menu online doesn’t appear to always be exactly the same as the one they give you at the table. The atmosphere in the...More

Thank lannywannywoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get a table on a Thursday night without booking - restaurant was busy and quite noisy but that is not the establishments fault - just ordered mains - one fish and chips and the other the beef burger - my friend enjoyed her...More

Thank seachelle3523
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived late but the staff were very accommodating ! Ordered a Ribeye steak for dinner which was excellent. The next morning I had a great breakfast and a wonderful cup of coffee to start the day. The setting was beautiful to look out over the...More

Thank 132Karen132
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every vacation we experience a meal that is memorable, and The Waterside Restaurant fits that bill. It was very inviting and comfortable with a nice view of the River Ness just outside. We began our dinner with the Shetland mussels in a cream sauce and...More

2  Thank Tim F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very comfortable restaurant alongside the river. Good food and good service. We enjoyed a restful dinner at The Waterside

1  Thank asteinharter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely setting over looking the River Ness, the food was excellent and not over priced, the service was very good, we ate at The Waterside for 3 nights and we were not disappointed. Your need to book a table, because it is always busy

Thank venessarushton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 233065
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  • This restaurant is at The Waterside Hotel
The Waterside is a family owned restaurant situated on the stunning banks of the river Ness, right in the heart of Inverness. We pride ourselves on our great facilities, our excellent reputation for food and genuine highland hospitality. We have been in business on Ness Bank since 1957. We love it here and hope you will too.
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