Riverhouse, Inverness is a fantastic seafood restaurant in the heart of the Highland capital. With the freshest of seafood abundant on the menu.
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 banks of the River Ness beside the Greig Street Bridge. 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. Straight into a small restaurant, where we were greeted by the chef/owner. 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. Worth noting for anyone who loves oysters they do an Oyster Hour, Friday nights 4.30-6.30pm.
The views expressed within this review are entirely our own and based on a meal we paid for ourselves.
Visiting the Highland Capital then see our review of Rocpool, another great restaurant.