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River House Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View

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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
US$32 - US$58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I can highly recommend River House which specialises in seafood. Both service and food were excellent. It's quite small and intimate inside so booking probably essential.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Reviewer6789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent assortment on the menu, top quality seafood beautifully presented, intimate setting looking over the river towards the city, really worth a visit, but need to book. Staff very attentive.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Sg13571
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s so worthy we drove for 2 hours there for our pre wedding anniversary meal and drove another 2 hours back to the hotel. The fish stew was just amazing as well as the main course!! Plus the friendly service, there was an absolutely faultless...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank mathewh144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wow the food here is great. The ingredients are clearly top notch and cooked with skill and imagination. At the end of the evening, after a meal of 2 snacks, 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 deserts with two cocktails and 2 beers, the bill...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank SimonTLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were waiting in the doorstep at 3pm for them to open! Lovely little table in the corner, tucked away. Ordered a starter and then 4 sharing dishes, this was plenty for two hungry people. Cleaned the plates! Struggled to find room to share the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank 171phill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like seafood you will have to go a long way to beat this place, wife is not keen on seafood so opted for ribeye steak, the best we've had in Inverness. I went for linguine excellent. Very nice cozy establishment right on the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank cwands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service on our visit were both faultless. This is a small place with a good atmosphere and well worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank PJW-Glasgow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE were recommended to come here by Rocpool which was full. We decided to go early as we were going to the theatre later on . We were met at the door by very friendly and unstuffy staff , We ate from the Cicchetti menu,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank MidlandsHolidayqueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I said I would return and I have! Lovely evening, a small but great restaurant. Attentive staff, great chef....pity there was no catch of the day, but I couldn’t find fault with my dish. We had a ‘gluten free’ member in the party and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank PAnn57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No idea why we have left it so long since our last visit. Very little to say other than, great service and fabulous food, as it is every time we go. If you haven't been - book! You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2019
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25 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
15 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
30 July 2017|
Response from lilyvictoria59 | 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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