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River House Restaurant

1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
+44 1463 222033
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (64 reviews)
“pavlova” (42 reviews)
“scallops” (65 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Greig Street, Inverness IV3 5PT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 624 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Truly the best meal we had during our 2 week trip to Scotland. And that's saying a lot bc we are at MANY different places! The service was great, the food was exquisite! Our party of 7 was were treated like queens and kings and...More

Thank Rakdoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh seafood at its best. Small internment restaurant with great river views. Great service. A good selection of wines. Affordable prices.

Thank Pnicholson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superlative food (seafood) and service! Wish we lived in Inverness and could dine there regularly. Enjoyed the friendly presence of the chef/owner.

Thank kaypeltier1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was as a lovely warm evening in Inverness in July and we walked into town finding that we could not eat in the place we plannend. However... we were very kindly referred to " the River House" , just a few steps furter on....More

Thank venra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our last night in Inverness and after few not so good experiences we were there for such treat. Everyone in this tiny place were amazing. We were home and welcomed by our best friends. Food was great, even better that great. Every meal...More

Thank Annam1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would give it 6 stars if I could. I am from Los Angeles where there is a huge choice of five star restaurants and I have been to many of them. The River House remains my favourite. Absolutely top drawer.

Thank Eva M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prefect seafood excellent vines Very pleasant staff Skilful chef with a lot of knowledge Nice interior design We had a very pleasant afternoon

Thank gertklotzke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we entered the resturant, we were approached by a very an professional, blonde waitress that was extremely rude. When we were asked for the name in which the reservation was under she pointed at our table and said THERE!!!! Food wasn't special, the owner...More

Thank zeus699
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for two excellent meals this weekend. Highlights for me were the scallops served on toasted brioche with shrimps; the Seafood Stew full of King prawns, octopus, scallops, mussels and topped with grilled fish and a langoustine; and the raspberry ripple sundae. Service was excellent...More

Thank bw9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate an early meal here, 5pm, for the cicchetti menu. We were recommended to order 3 dishes between two of us. It was difficult to choose as the choices all sounded great. Our food was lovely, but we could probably have had a fourth...More

1  Thank JuliePBacon
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Nearby Attractions
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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
1 June 2017|
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Response from ANDYMAC666 | Reviewed this property |
Closed on a Sunday, open on Monday, I would highly recommend the mustard seed or rocpool
Gill B
18 February 2017|
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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
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
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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