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River House Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 04/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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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
PRICE RANGE
US$32 - US$58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Healthy, Scottish
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We treated ourselves to the fish platter for two… and it certainly did not disappoint…a nice bottle of chilled Montsable to accompany it and we were two very happy customers.. Thanks also to the lovely friendly staff. We will be back.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous meal at the Riverhouse Restaurant. The food was stunning - huge compliments to the chefs. The service was delivered with personality and the team have created a buzzy, intimate atmosphere which makes the dining experience a real treat.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From start to finish, very friendly service from the young staff, and personal touch from Alfie. Food was served quickly with everything wonderfully presented and it all tasted as good as it looked. Am usually a steak person but my wife persuaded me to go...for a fish main (North Sea Loin of Cod) and was surprised how good it was. Terrific atmosphere in the dining area, and you can tell the staff enjoy working there. Will be back if ever in the Inverness area again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly lived up to it's reputation. Superb food, efficient and friendly service with a great atmosphere. Alfie is the perfect host taking time to visit every table to make sure everything was in order.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. The service was quick. Some of the best fish we’ve ever had. Recommend the oysters and pavlova!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time at River House last night. Book ahead, it was packed on a Tuesday night, word has definitely got out! It was a sweltering day in Inverness but without fail all the staff were unhurried, friendly and an all round delight....It’s a buzzy, gorgeous little bistro right on the river. The food was amazing, the freshest seafood and some lovely combinations. The menu has obviously been carefully considered. A really good accessible wine list with plenty of choice and helpful advice on choosing if you need it. Some lovely cocktails and aperitifs too. Just an all round joy. We were here on holiday from Wales and it was worth every minute of the ten hour journey to get here.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant lived up to the reviews. Best fish we had in all of Scotland. Solid wine list as well. Only negative was he had a relatively late reservation and the place cleared out fast and we felt a little rushed.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I had a fantastic time at this establishment. The food was great and really enjoyable we also had drinks that arrived nice and quick. Overall would recommend

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2022

We Had a fantastic night at the river house food and service was amazing cannot wait to return, we will be back

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022

Recommend pre-booking as this is a small and very popular restaurant. Great choices on the menu and could not fault any of the food we ordered, all our dishes were beautifully presented and had a great balance of flavours and textures. Portion size is just...right so we had room for desert too. It's a little bit snug with tables quite close together but this did not detract from our experience. Friendly staff and felt like a very personal service. Would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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partintring
13 December 2020|
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Response from Weimiemommy | Reviewed this property |
We were in smart casual for lunch
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SandieCM
26 January 2018|
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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
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CharlesM912
16 January 2018|
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Response from 484JackieM | Reviewed this property |
Yes . Small quality menu - with perhaps a chicken dish or steak . Vegetarian option too
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Yes, River House Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

River House Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5