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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (75 reviews)
“pavlova” (45 reviews)
“scallops” (72 reviews)
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have eaten in this establishment before for dinner but first time for the cicchetti menu ..... good choice. We followed that with the oysters which were excellent and so fresh Perfectly chilled white wine and 1st class service from friendly informative staff . Very very...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I have dined here several times as the food has always been phenomenal. We love coming here, the staff are always so friendly and attentive and we are never disappointed with the food. Alfie the Chef is a wizard in the kitchen...More

Thank zippy1999
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first time to this particular restaurant and we will definitely be back. We were warmly greeted on entering and promptly shown our table. The food was great, the minestrone soup was so tasty and as a person not really into seafood, I...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a family celebration meal. The food was brilliant, I could happily have chosen everything on the menu, we all ate different dishes and they were all fantastic. the service was very friendly and the cranachan martini was so amazing I had two.

Thank Kathmacp
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small intimate restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. We visited on Saturday night and as we opened the door the waitress and the chefs behind the counter all said hello , what a lovely welcome !! We shared a starter of octopus which...More

1  Thank Jacq222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here recently , the staff were very friendly and the service was ok, a couple of times we had to wait, ie for our drinks order. The food was very good with no faults it just didn’t really wow us.

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ah Alfie/ Alan - you surpassed yourself ! Couldn’t wait to return here after too long an absence from Inverness & noted nice improvements ! But especially , how nice to be personally remembered ?! Great staff , deliciously prepared food & loved the seafood...More

Thank Jon I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting Inverness for only one night, and looked on TripAdvisor and this place came out as one of the top-rated restaurants so I had high hopes. The staff were excellent, they were friendly and the service was brilliant too. I had the octopus...More

1  Thank TheLumpy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place ! Quaint restaurant specialising in sea food. Whitebait to start with followed by sea bass - good selection of wines and the service was excellent. I will be back -

Thank Clinky123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and great service. Fresh seafood and very tasty, had a wonderful meal but the only thing which stopped me giving a 5 star was it was really chilly in the restaurant by the end of the evening. But we will return

1  Thank clark_june
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Questions & Answers
26 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
16 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 Victoria059 | 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
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
3:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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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