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“Classic”

River House Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 281 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$58
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scallops to die for, and plaice cooked to perfection, washed down with a great Spanish Sauvignon blanc. So glad we booked this in advance and a great team led by a great chef “Alfie”
We will be back.....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 am feeling for this very unprofessional and haughty attitude of their staff who nonchalantly brushed our eager desire to eat their highly recommended fare with a mere apology . Their behaviour is unacceptable never going to recommend them to anyone !!!!

2  Thank aakhanna
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allan l, Owner at River House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 you decided to leave immediately and not try the oysters you had ordered earlier in the day or come to think of it, anything else at all.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 me so that I could have the halibut. How amazing is that!!! The whole meal was delicious and all the staff were so nice. It was obvious that they are a team who work well together.

Thank Helenor R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 ! Perfectly prepared dishes & wonderful service - we will see you as soon as we can return to Inverness!

Thank Jon I
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