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The Waterfront

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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70-71 Huntly Street | Inverness-Shire, Inverness IV3 5JN, Scotland
+44 1463 233870
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Waterfront us a nice relaxed pub restaurant. It's within easy walking distance of the city centre and it's on the West Bank of the River Ness. Staff are helpful and attentive. A nice relaxed atmosphere and you don't necessarily have to book, my friend and i simply pitched up off the cuff and got a table. We both had... More 

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Thank Big-Andy-Mc
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute booking as children were out for the early evening. Nice location next to river and decent looking beer on tap, loud football on to was the first negative but it is a pub too so can forgive that. I had scampi as a starter which was clearly straight out of the freezer in tiny school dinner nuggets, very... More 

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Thank Jerard R
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit in the last year to the Waterfront. First time, as previously reviewed here we had an excellent meal and couldn't wait to return. Second time was no more than average but we decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and went back again last Thurs. Big mistake, it appears our first experience was... More 

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Thank GMRUMUK
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A lovely place under new ownership and management. The customer service was fab. Also held the wake for a relative here and again the owners were fantastic. Really nice

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Thank Allegra J
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Walking along the River Ness river front on Sunday morning, noticed the Waterfront and it's great menu. Booked a table for Sunday evening. Had a nice table in the window. They have a really diverse, excellent menu, great starters and main courses. We all agreed the food was excellent, steak, chicken and vegetarian option. Really well cooked and tasty food.... More 

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Thank Ian M
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

On entering the pub, it looked a bit "spit and sawdust" so I wasn't expecting much. Well, they say never judge a book by its cover and this was certainly the case at the waterfront. We went for something to eat on Sunday evening and we're very pleasantly surprised. Service was good, food was tasty and there was plenty of... More 

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Thank MisterB49
Bournemouth
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244 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Four of us dined here on a Friday night. We had ribeye steaks, mine with haggis and a whiskey sauce. My steak was cooked perfectly but my partner's steak was a little overdone so we swapped (I am a true gent!). We were surprised that we were the last people there when we left at 10:15pm!! Would definitely return.

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Thank TonyH_Bournemouth
Worthing, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A great place to drop in for food and drink or just socialise. Friendly staff extend a warm welcome and the food was freshly prepared and tasted delicious. The beer too is well kept and served to perfection.

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Thank SteveHovington
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal when we visited. We opted for the Steak with Haggis as none of us had tried Haggis before and when in Rome or this case Scotland we dove right in. I do not like Haggis. With that aside the Steak was lovely our one friend had the black and blue chicken with vegetables which was delicious.... More 

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Thank Ste B
Scotland, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

3rd time back, excellent again. Brought family this time for a dinner out during the Christmas festivities. As before, excellent food, lamb shank was delicious, great service from all your staff and good value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70-71 Huntly Street | Inverness-Shire, Inverness IV3 5JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 233870

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?