It was while having a post-dinner evening stroll alongside the River Ness in Inverness that my husband and I came across the Riverhouse restaurant. We liked the look of this restaurant, it looked quirky, located on the river side beside the Greig Street Bridge, with a door opening directly onto the street corner. After a look at the menu we decided to come back for lunch the next day.
We walked through the heavy curtained doorway (why don’t more restaurants do this, it makes the space inside so much cosier) and into a small restaurant and open kitchen which I suspect had originally been the properties front room. We were greeted by the chef/owner and seated at our table by our friendly waitress. Although the kitchen is open the restaurant is neither hectic, nor noisy, in fact its quite the opposite and we enjoyed a really relaxing lunch. The bar is located on a large dresser directly in front of the kitchen with high shelves housing the wine, quirky but very comfortable.
We opted for the 2 course set lunch menu at £16.95 for starter and main along with a nice bottle of wine from their very reasonable wine menu. Although there are various options the focus of the food on offer is predominately fish and seafood, which we both love. We ordered starters of crab, cucumber, avocado and pink grapefruit salad and bruschetta of gorgonzola, pear and walnut, which we both thoroughly enjoyed. When it came to main courses we both chose perfectly cooked fish dishes: my husband had the cod and I ordered the bream with woodland mushrooms and apples – both dishes were delicious.
If you like fish and seafood then I cannot recommend the Riverhouse enough. Next visit to Inverness we will be booking a table for dinner
The views expressed within this review are entirely our own and based on a meal we paid for ourselves.3