Prime

4.4
541 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 541 people are saying
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RoyY
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a very satisfying time at Prime food excellent and service absolutely great would highly recommend prime to anyone thanks again for a great time at Prime.

Prime
Responded on December 30, 2020

What a lovely review Roy thank you :) hope to see you back again soon!

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Bossias
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food, love this place! And they are adhering to all social distancing and sanitizing requirements.

Prime
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thank you Bossias for your lovely comment! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit

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JenniferN
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stunning food, gluten free available, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening, thank you!

Prime
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thank you Jennifer we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice food, nice staff

Prime
Responded on December 21, 2020

Thank you for a lovely review!! look forward to your next visit to us!

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting, wide menu, nice surprise to find this restaurant

Prime
Responded on December 21, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5* review! Lovely words

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Sophie
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good meal, served quickly and of a very high standard. The service from our server Csaba was incredible, he was funny, polite and has a great way with people - great job!
We will definitely come back here again!

Prime
Responded on December 16, 2020

Aww how lovely Sophie we have passed on your lovely words to Csaba, we agree he is a hoot!!

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DarrenM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best all rounder Inverness for a high end quality food.

Prime
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5* Darren!

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ZoeM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fantastic lots of knowledge and even found out some information for us that we were asking about. Over all great experience and cosy atmosphere

Prime
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you Zoe lovely to hear, our staff are always more than happy to help. We look forward to seeing you next time

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JNShandFoodie
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was delicious food as always. We originally came for the early evening menu to only be told it was discontinued; that was the only thing I would complain about.
Otherwise the staff were professional and courteous.
I would recommend this place overall.

Prime
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for a lovely review! Our Pre theatre menu has been swapped over for our pre-xmas dinner menu at the moment (still at a set price) we will be returning to our existing menu's after Christmas tho! :)

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bought the 2 steaks and large wines for £35 for myself and my partner for our anniversary and believe me when I say this is the best steak that we’ve ever had. Great value for money. Will definitely be back.

Prime
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you for 5* review!! See you on your next visit

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Mcwhinm
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Uninspired - steak good everything else a bit dull especially for the high prices

Prime
Responded on December 7, 2020

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your steak and we hope to hit 5* on your next visit!

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say, we went to Inverness from Aberdeen for the weekend for my wife's birthday. I was recommended by a friend that Prime was one of the places to go. We were not disappointed. This has been one of the best restaurants we have ever been to.

The only this was I did mention on the booking online that it was my wife's birthday, this was not picked up to make it a special meal.

Prime
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thank you for the 5*!! How Lovely to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to your next visit

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JaWatt14
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not normally leave reviews, but our meal was fantastic. Not a fault with it. Throughly enjoyed each course and the servers were very friendly. Have reccomended to several friends and family since our visit. It is a must coming back the next time we are in Inverness.

Prime
Responded on December 4, 2020

How lovely, thank you very much JaWatt! We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Brodie
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely location. Would recommend for lunch or dinner.

Prime
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you Brodie we will aim for 5* on your next visit :)

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MrsB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. As we were in a bit of a rush we were hoping food would be served fairly quickly. It came quickly and quality of food excellent. Would return without a shadow of a doubt. Good value for money and pleasant helpful waiter.

Prime
Responded on December 3, 2020

Thank you for a lovely 5* review we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to your next visit when hopefully you will have more time for that extra glass of wine ;)

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AnnH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat, food was great and the staff were very friendly.

Prime
Responded on November 29, 2020

What a lovely review Ann thank you, we look forward to your next visit!

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NeilM
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We recently had a meal at Prime, as recommended by a friend. Found the staff very friendly and the restaurant was very cosy.
The food was excellent. I chose the tuna which my wife said was the best she had ever tasted! Everything we had was very fresh and was full of flavour.
Will definitely recommend to others and hope to return again in the future.

Prime
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review Neil! We are delighted you and your wife had a lovely evening. See you on your next visit

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ClaireW
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would highly recommend this restaurant we had a fabulous night with fantastic food. Menus selection was extensive. Plenty to choose from even for the picky eater. The staff really couldn't do enough for you. We even got 2 free!! Glasses of prosecco because it was our 25th wedding anniversary

Prime
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for choosing to spend your special day, we are so happy we made it that bit more special for you!

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RachelH
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good but everything first about overpriced. Was expecting it to be better for the price. Weird situation at the moment where you have to go to the bar upstairs if your table isn't ready - absolutely freezing up there!

Prime
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you Rachel for your feedback our bar upstairs 'Angel shares' is normally so cosy. I have passed on your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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StewartL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Steaks were really tasty and the soup starter was out of this world. Excellent service and friendly staff.

Prime
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Stewart! We look forward to seeing you soon :)

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DavidG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time I have eaten at Prime in the last 6 weeks, each time the service, food & atmosphere has been very good.

we will be back

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mairim
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had booked a table for a birthday celebration . On arrival 1930 we were greeted with a list of what was not available on the menu .
Three seafood items and the fillet steak !! This is a seafood and steak restaurant . Disappointing considering it was only half past seven .
Staff were pleasant but removing plates from the table whilst others are still eating is poor , and personally makes others feel rushed .
Food was ok I had the seafood board and mussels as a main the bread served was not brilliant quality And could be improved . Disappointed

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Annonymous
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both amazing. Bar upstairs was a bit loud and crammed.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked to perfection. The steak was delicious and attentive service. Would recommend

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

To say its overpriced is an understatement , the server couldnt have been any more helpful & attentive despite being the only one on service, Prime could take lessons from other nearby quality local eateries like The Kitchen , Mustard Seed etc who know what value for money is all about
Just our opinion but we left disappointed when we had been looking so forward to our meal

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Carol17
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service too. Will definitely recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good, portion sizes weren’t the biggest for the price of the main meal but the food was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 households outside in gales and rain but still had a fab time - food is amazing 🤤

Prime
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for your lovely review! You will be happy to hear we can now resume normal operating hours inside. Hope to see you back soon

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ChristopherG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location and views of river and castle, food cooked to perfection and staff very friendly can’t ask for much more

Prime
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for your lovely review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Hopefully we will see you soon

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Alex
East Lothian
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very impressed with the food. Recommend if you like surf and turf.

Prime
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you Alex for your review we look forward to seeing you on your next visit

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Fran
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food with good gluten free options, the seafood starter was presented perfectly and it tasted just as good. The outdoor area was amazing it had heaters, an undercover area and blankets and hot water bottles available which meant we could sit out and have a drink. Would 100% recommend

Prime
Responded on November 1, 2020

Thanks for the great review, ad I'm glad you were all cosy outside! Hope to see you again soon

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

No atmosphere at all inside, no music playing could hear everyone else’s conversations. We chose to sit inside to be warm but inside was freezing didn’t take my jacket off. Starter choice was poor, my blue cheese sauce that came with my steak was horrible tasted like it had just come out of a packet and was exactly the same colour as my my husbands which was meant to be pepper corn. My husbands steak was tough. All a bit of a disappointment

Prime
Responded on November 1, 2020

Thanks for the review. Unfortunately due to the current government guidelines we are not allowed to play any background music at all. We do like to resolve any issues on the day and we'd have been happy to replace any part of your meal you were unhappy with, hopefully you'll give us anther chance again!

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PamelaW
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice considering the circumstances, food was gorgeous & service was good too. The hot water bottles and blankets were nice touch.

Prime
Responded on November 1, 2020

Thanks for the review, glad you were warm enough outside!

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FionaF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great value for money, we went here two nights in a row we loved it so much. Loved that even with the current restrictions we still enjoyed meals out and the hot water bottles and blankets helped

Prime
Responded on November 1, 2020

Great to hear you were warm enough with our outside service, thanks for the great review!

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AbdS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Loved the hot bottles idea. But won’t come back. .

Prime
Responded on November 1, 2020

A bit more info would help us improve, sorry to hear you won't be back- please send an email to letschat@primeinverness.co.uk to let us know the issues as we do try and resolve them on the day Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff very welcoming, and doing a great job within the Covid constraints.
Food was great.
Thanks for making it a great afternoon.

Prime
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thanks for the great review! We do aim to be one of the safest venues to visit!!

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Magda
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Cullen Skink I have ever had ! Delicious sweet potatoes fries with feta and my favorite rabbit stew. Waiting staff very professional, efficient, friendly and fast. Cozy place, lovely environment. I will definitely come back when I am in Inverness again.

Prime
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thanks for the great review- the head chef will be pleased as he's particularly proud of his Cullen Skink dish!!

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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff, delicious food, reasonably priced. Felt safe with Covid measures in place.

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service but a little pricey compared to other restaurants in the area

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PamelaO
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster was amazing as well worth the price, overall amazing meal with nice friendly service.

FAQs

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

Prime is rated 4.4 stars by 541 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.