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“Nice dining experience in Inverness”

River House Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 251 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$58
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“Nice dining experience in Inverness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We had an excellent dinner at the restaurant during an otherwise cold and dreary day in Inverness.

We were warmly greeted by the owner and seated at a comfortable table. Appetizers, food, desert and wine were all very enjoyable. Our server had the whole restaurant to take care of and was understandably brief in her interactions, yet we were never dissatisfied with the attention we received.

This is a wonderful restaurant to splurge on.

  • Visited August 2014
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A great dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Excellent!! Small restaurant, but that helps give a great atmosphere. Seemed to be 2 in the kitchen and two serving, and that lead to great attentive service. And the food was really lovely. It does specialise in fish dishes, but it certainly delivers on that score. Not cheap, but if you like food and a great dining experience it's well worth it. Will certainly be back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Essex
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“Beautiful evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We had a really good evening. The food was first rate and the service A1
We will return to this restaurant on our next visit to Inverness

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Aberdeen
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Favourite Restaurant in Inverness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Definitely my favourite restaurant in Inverness, definitely deserves it's current place on tripadvisor!

  • Visited January 2014
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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“Best food I've eaten in years. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Stunning. I can't say much more. The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance and you can see into the kitchen which I always love (no way the chef can "hide"). The scallops would be up there with Gordon Ramsay's. My pavlova pudding was to die for.
The waiter, Emile, really knows the menu and was able to advise appropriately on food and wine choices. The owner, Allen, popped out of the kitchen frequently and the banter with both Emile and him was great. So much so we cancelled our booking at a different restaurant and booked for a second night here. A must if you're in Inverness. If lived here this would become my restaurant of choice.

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