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“special meal - specially prepared - amazing”

River House Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 260 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$58
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“special meal - specially prepared - amazing”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We lived around the corner from the river house for years and although my boyfriend was keen to visit I hadn't paid it much attention, any way, to celebrate moving away my boyfriend arranged for a special meal to be made. He had a bottle of wine which he had been saving and the chef designed a menu around it.It was honestly one of the best nights of my life, the attention to detail was amazing, the chef had gone to so much effort to get just the right foods and combinations I was blown away.felt so special. I have been on a 'normal' night too and the food is great and the atmosphere is lovely, really intimate.

  • Visited July 2013
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Terre Haute, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
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“Incredible”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Within past three days, we ate at Inverlochy Castle and Three Chimneys. This topped both of them. Very enjoyable evening. At 1/3 the price of the other two.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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“Gem of a place”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The food was fantastic,excellent value for money. The menu is maybe a little limited, in particular the early evening 2 course, but wasn't an issue for myself. There was a limited choice of beers,but they had the local 'loch ness' brewery selection which kept me happy, the 'hoppyness' is a fantastically refreshing drink.good wine menu too. Quite a small restaurant,very cosy and slightly rustic. The service was very good too. It came highly recommended to me by a colleague and I would highly recommend it to others.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bad Säckingen
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63 reviews
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“Wonderful food”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is highly recommended. The staff was very friendly and answered all the questions we had. The sirloin steak I had was great, the pepper sauce spicy but not too strong, the green beans still 'al dente' and as a plus the dishes were warm. The halibut my wife had came in a tasty combination with salmon crusted potatoes and green asparagus. She was close to licking the dish clean. ;o) We really enjoyed the dinner. Petra and Michael from Germany

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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“A Great Meal in Inverness”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My family and I had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. Small, quaint and cozy, the food was comforting and traditionally Scottish-- fresh fish, great beer and very nice service. My favorite in Inverness and would recommend to anyone seeking a trendy yet approachable and traditional dining experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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