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Prime, Inverness, Highland

Prime

4.5
4.5
1128 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Inverness first dedicated steak & seafood restaurant. Situated along the stunning banks of the river Ness, and with views of the castle, our kitchen team specialise in providing quality dishes from locally sourced & sustainable suppliers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01463 237377

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Cross street

    3min walk from the High Street to Ness Walk

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Romantic

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Special Occasion

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Overall

  • Inverness

    Best Food

  • Inverness

    Best Service

  • Inverness

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness

    Healthy

  • Inverness

    Great for Lunch

  • Inverness

    Romantic

  • Inverness

    Special Occasion

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff!! Really kind people Good menu options and tasty food
  2. B

    Bobster

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday evening visit. The restaurant was quite busy so we thought the service would be slow, our fears were soon put to rest when we were quickly handed menus and asked for drinks order. The fillet steaks were cooked to perfection and the sauce and sides were done beautifully too. When the bill arrived I noticed a discrepancy on the wine, we ordered a bottle at £30 but were given the wrong bottle which we hadn’t noticed until receiving the bill, the wine was £45😮. When I pointed this out the waitress immediately apologised and said it was done in error, the bill was reduced and everyone was happy. Excellent service.

    PrimeResponded todayHi Bobster, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your Saturday evening with us and our fillet steaks. We do apologise again for the mix up with the wine and do hope you come back and try us again soon.

  3. M

    Maria

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Disappointed with main meal,steak had to be returned due to undercooked,when I got it back ,it was the same,waitress very apologetic,and deducted them from bill
  4. ZM

    ZoeM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My husband had Mussels to start and Steak for his main meal which he said were both lovely, although the steak was pricey at £36 as it didn’t come with anything. Unfortunately my meal was very disappointing. I had Risotto as my starter which was inedible and my main of BBQ king oyster mushrooms really wasn’t much better. I have eaten here a few times and loved the food so i’m hoping it was just an off night. The Staff were great, very attentive and friendly and the atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely.
  5. LL

    LeeLee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food and service...............................

    PrimeResponded todayHello LeeLee, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. We first walked by on a Saturday night and was not surprised that they were fully booked. We immediately made a reservation for Monday, when we were back in town and we’re not disappointed! We did not catch his name, but the gentleman server was attentive and funny.

    PrimeResponded 4 days agoHello, Thank you for leaving us a wonderful 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

  7. J

    Jennifer

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful and food was delicious. We had a cosy window table and had a great experience

    PrimeResponded 4 days agoHi Jennifer, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed your food and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner, a bottle of wine, wonderful desserts! Great location!

    PrimeResponded 4 days agoHello, Thank you for leaving a great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, desserts and wine as well as our location. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  9. VH

    VHan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious but our main courses were small portions. Left not feeling full
  10. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Delicious meal ... lamb was wonderful ... steak was a bit on the thin side, thought it would be a bit thicker. Service was great!

    PrimeResponded 7 days agoHi Mark, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our lamb, steak and service. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the chef and Csaba. Thanks again.

  11. LC

    LaurenceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve honestly never tasted a steak as good as I had in Prime, it was absolutely spectacular. When a place is packed on a Wednesday you know it must be good, if you’re planning a visit I’d advise you to book!

    PrimeResponded 7 days agoHi LaurenceC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  12. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food!

    PrimeResponded 7 days agoHello SusanB, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience will be back

    PrimeResponded on September 15, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  14. WT

    WorldTraveller

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prime has excellent service and great food, I would highly recommend it for a night out.

    PrimeResponded 7 days agoHi WorldTraveller, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it. :)

  15. AN

    ANDYG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal with great service in a really nice friendly atmosphere

    PrimeResponded on September 15, 2022Hi ANDYG, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, service, and the atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  16. w

    wool

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    meat had mixed quality, Service was good, wine overpriced
  17. N

    Noname

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    When we arrived we stood at the door for ten minutes while they played around with the tablet after we finally got seated the menus where thrown onto our table and we were then left after being told nothing after that we waited 30 minutes for our drink orders to be taken once we finally got our drinks and ordered food and received the food it was a extreme disappointment for the price we paid would never recommend this place there are so many better choices

    PrimeResponded on September 11, 2022Hi Noname, I do apologies that your visit wasnt worthy of 5-stars, this is by all means not our usual standards. We pride ourselves in our food and customer service. I have forward your comments to our full team, if you would like to talk more about this please email us on letschat@primeinverness.co m

  18. J

    John

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. The service was very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

    PrimeResponded on September 12, 2022Hi John, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

  19. LK

    LoriK

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place for a spectacular meal. The food was prepared perfectly and the staff were friendly and efficient!

    PrimeResponded on September 12, 2022Hi LoriK, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  20. S

    Steve

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly. Prepared well. Filet was perfect. Rump of lamb melted before my eyes. Can’t do any better.

    PrimeResponded on September 8, 2022Hi Steve, Thank you for laving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Filet and Rump of lamb. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  21. AH

    AlexH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing! Not one bit of seasoning required! Everything cooked to perfection

    PrimeResponded on September 5, 2022Hi AlexH, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  22. JD

    JamieD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Food was shocking bad value for money will not be returning
  23. M

    Marmcm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Waitress wasn't the friendliest, never told us about specials that were on. Risotto had no flavour very bland, main was nice but not much of it, peppercorn sauce full of peppercorns and very little sauce. Sticky toffee pudding lacked any taste. Lots of better places to eat in Inverness that are more reasonably priced. Sadly, won't be back.

    PrimeResponded on September 5, 2022Hi Marmcm Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We will pass on your feedback to our team, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal with us, we pride ourselves on our fresh, locally sourced ingredients and we pride ourselves on our customer service. We hope you do dine with us again giving us another chance at showing you how incredible we are.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location! Really nice ambience. Food was excellent and staff was friendly. Highly recommend!

    PrimeResponded on September 5, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  25. JG

    JGB1

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good, but over priced, especially for mains. All accompaniments were priced separately, making a main with side of veg and potatoes very expensive.

    PrimeResponded on September 5, 2022Hi JGB1, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. We do aim to have the best quality ingredients and try to balance that with the price we charge, I'm sorry you felt the balance wasn't there. I will feedback to my chef when he starts planning his next menu, hopefully you will try us again in the future.

  26. CS

    CarolynS

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, steak was cooked just how I liked it and the customer service was excellent.

    PrimeResponded on September 15, 2022Hi CarolynS, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your steak and found the service to be excellent. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  27. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Firstly greeted by a very attentive and professional Hungarian waiter, who gave us a free glass of prosecco as we were celebrating our anniversary, had the ham hock terrine was excellent soft juicy and the date compote was also a great idea, had oyster which were super fresh, then the ribeye and lamb rump, both cooked to perfection awesome evening had and will definitely return, (20 years I've been a professional chef) very well organised and attentive

    PrimeResponded on September 5, 2022Hi MichelleH, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and I will be more than happy to pass on your kind comments to the chef and Csaba who was the waiter who greeted you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  28. TD

    TonyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding restaurant with excellent food. The staff were polite, attentive and friendly.

    PrimeResponded on September 1, 2022Hi TonyD, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review!

  29. VT

    VanessaT

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Steak was okay, mashed potatoes and green beans and mushrooms were very good. The mac & cheese was not good. Very expensive for what we got.
  30. KS

    KarlS

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The restaurant seems to cater quite well for American customers. Hence the food wasn't that much in line with our British tastes. Steak was cut very thin and was distinctly average, we have had a lot better quality for a lot less money. Onion rings were so over cooked, there was actually no trace of onion left, just a batter ring. Staff were lovely, gave us free sides after we complained about the onion rings. There was a free glass of Prosecco, as we mentioned one of us had a birthday that day. 90%+ plus of the clientele were from the US, so it was a bit loud in terms of background noise. Wouldn't go again, not great value for money...

    PrimeResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. We aim to have the best quality ingredients and try to balance that with the price we charge, I'm sorry you felt the balance wasn't there. I will feedback this all to our chef. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your service and we hope you had a lovely birthday. Hopefully you will try us again in the future

  31. U

    Uuge25

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place probably only selling aging meats in the town. Also, they have many good beers selection which are brewed in Scotland rather than outside of the country. The dishes are perfect size and perfect cooking per my cooking temperature request. We would like come back here again when we’re going thru Inverness area.

    PrimeResponded on September 1, 2022Hello Uuge25, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back again soon next time you are in Inverness.

  32. AF

    AilsaF

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite steak cooked perfectly, I had the Thyme & Red Wine Jus. The service was excellent, we got seated and served very quickly. Overall the price was very reasonable for such a good meal.

    PrimeResponded on August 29, 2022Hello AilsaF, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our steaks and our service. I will be more than happy to pass on your kind comments back to the chefs and Csaba. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  33. T

    Treilly

    North Scotland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    We ordered olives with drinks had to ask 4 times before we got them. Both ordered the poussin both were raw and when we advised the waiter he loudly announced he would have to get the manager. The food was ok when it arrived but nothing special. The waiter was very loud although very pleasant. Lots of table pushed into a small space very noisy. Would not return.
  34. FM

    FraserM

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Ordered the lobster surf and turf. Asked for my steak medium rare but came medium. The lobster was very small and not worth the money. It only came with a small side salad. Portions were very small considering the amount of money it cost.

    PrimeResponded on August 31, 2022Hello Fraser Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, we have passed on your feedback to our team. We pride ourselves on our fresh local ingredience and are disappointed to hear you did not feel your meal was worth the money. We really hope you dine with us again, giving us another chance to show you how incredible we are.

  35. FC

    FionaC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal at Prime, staff very friendly and helpful.

    PrimeResponded on August 29, 2022Hi FionaC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review!

  36. RC

    RubyC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal last evening with my partner. The restaurant looks great inside & outside and the service and food was brilliant. Our waiter, Csaba was great, very funny and chatty & helpful - he is an asset to the restaurant! Will definitely be back.

    PrimeResponded on August 29, 2022Hello RubyC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you and your partner enjoyed your evening with us and i will be sure to pass on your kind comments to Csaba as he will love hearing how he made your evening enjoyable. Thanks again.

  37. SB

    SandraB

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant with river views, shame the outside canopy is so big you can't see the castle from inside but it's nice to have an outdoor seating area. Great vegan choices on the menu and the three courses I had were delicious.

    PrimeResponded on August 29, 2022Hello SandraB, Thank you for leaving us a great review! :)

  38. DH

    DerekH

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We came with high expectations and left disappointed. We had the fresh oysters, which were good. My husband had a filet of beef which was cooked and seasoned properly. However I ordered the 230g ribeye and it was the thinnest steak I’ve ever seen. It couldn’t have been more than 1/2 inch thick. It was gray (probably because it couldn’t be cooked too long since it was thin) but seasoned well but there is no way this was a ribeye. The bearnaise sauce was cold and more the consistency of butter. I don’t recommend this restaurant.

    PrimeResponded on August 31, 2022Hi DerekH Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we have passed on your feedback to our kitchen team. We Pride ourselves on our fresh, local, high quality dishes are are extremely sorry to hear you were let down by us on this occasion. We really hope you dine with us again, giving us another chance to show you how incredible we are.

  39. CJ

    ClaireJ

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. We will be back. Thank you!

    PrimeResponded on August 22, 2022Hello ClaireJ, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  40. S

    Shaun

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, gave us a great window table for two over looking the river. Watched the sunset as we ate some Fantastic food. We had the fillet steaks for mains , done beautifully to our individual tastes. Sides were lovely. Had the cheese board for "desert" course , which I couldn't finish because I was stuffed !! Service was great, a nice end to our visit to Inverness.

    PrimeResponded on August 22, 2022Hi Shaun, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review on OpenTable and Google! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our service and fillet steaks. We look forward to welcoming you back again next time you are in Inverness! :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01463 237377.

Prime is rated 4.5 stars by 1128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Prime

4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland IV3 5NE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3min walk from the High Street to Ness Walk

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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