Prime

4.5
832 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 832 people are saying
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IslaW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in Nice surroundings. The staff were exceptional. I think some were quite new but we would never have known and the senior staff were very good at training them. The young man making cocktails asked us specifically how they were as its the first time he'd made them. They were perfect. A great dining experience.

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ClaesJ
Inverness
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Not too impressed by the food- tastless and dull. Visited a couple of weeks ago - much better then. Will be a while until next visit.

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CatrynF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and fantastic service! We had additional people join our booking but nothing was too much trouble for them

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RayanneT
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Prime, always have a fantastic time.
Served by Jamie and Adam who were both very friendly and engaging. Becoming my favourite place to eat in Inverness 😊

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AlisonU
Inverness
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal venue before heading to the theatre. Food fab, service informative, attentive adding to the very pleasant meal out with pals.

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MichelleF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was lovely but a bit to cold when it arrived at the table.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had high hopes which were unfortunately not realised. The food was very average, and to be honest, not worth the accompanying price tag. The venue was good, and the staff were lovely - it clearly has great potential but needs to improve the quality of the food or drop the price.

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BrionyG
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, good staff and child friendly. Definitely would go again.

Prime
Responded 4 days ago

Hi BrionyG, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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GOSU
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very friendly staff, would 100% recommending to friends and family !

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hello GOSU, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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ClaesJ
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good and tasty food with a healthy profile. Very friendly staff.

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hi ClaesJ, Thank you for leaving us a great review! We really appreciate it!

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sheilam
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal at Prime. Excellent quality of food. Staff were kind , helpful and very efficient. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.
Thanks for a lovely evening.

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hello sheilam, 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 lovely comments back to the team. Thanks again and see you soon!

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SimS2021
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Prime. Steak was cooked perfect, a nice selection of cheese on the cheese board and friendly staff. All made for a fantastic evening out- thank you to all the staff!!!

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hello SimS2021, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are happy to hear your steak was cooked perfect and you enjoyed our selection on Scottish cheeses. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Treen
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service was excellent have been to prime a few times and it never disappoints the young Jaime is very quirky and our waitress was spot on

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Treen, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate your kind words and I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to Jamie and the team. Thanks again.

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AAF1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Surf & Turf. Were seated at the window which was a bonus. Wine was very good. Service was friendly and attentive.

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hello AAF1, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed our surf n turf and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mussels and sticky pudding excellent. Enjoyed the window seat, suggest reservations.

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our mussels and sticky toffee pudding! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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ElizabethS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food from unusual combinations of ingredients, many of them sourced locally, giving a great dining experience.

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hello ElizabethS, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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LyeetaW
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down, the best meal I’ve ever had in my life. The service was absolutely impeccable!

The “yummy noises” and gasps I made for every dish, convinced the fella from the couple sitting on the table near us - to order the same things 🥰

We will go back!!!

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hello LyeetaW, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate your kind words and are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to the team and the chefs and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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JemmaB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful meal, friendly staff and lovely view of the castle. Our favourite restaurant in Inverness, will keep coming back!

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Jenwren
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening with family made better with excellent service and amazing food ..

Prime
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Jenwren, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments to Jamie. Thanks again.

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JoHjm
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Great deal on food as we received 50% off food bill due to a special offer. This made things a little better as the food was ok not fantastic. Food was all different temperatures, cold chips, warm sandwich yet the sides we ordered were hot. It would have been nice if the food has been all the same temperature
A table that came in after us got food served before us and we felt as we had to wait quite some time before the food came out

Prime
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi JoHjm Thank you for your review, I must apologise that the food wasn't all served at the right temperature for you. We do aim to resolve all issue at the time of visit and you should have received at least 1 check back from your server who would have been more than happy to resolve this for you. Hopefully this hasn't put you off from visiting us again in the future.

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RayanneT
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Prime for the lunch express menu, staff are always very friendly and attentive, food never disappoints. Will probably be back very soon!

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SarahO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic food, great service. Lovely experience

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IainF
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Arrived to be greeted by a member of the bar staff who was both friendly & funny, good start, we were escorted to our table and introduced to our friendly waiter Csaba who was very helpful & knowledgeable explaining the menu options etc. Ordered my favourite white wine Saronsberg Viognier (love it!) perused the menu & we decided on the sharing seafood platter to start, was told it's designed to share but turned up with 3 small pieces of toast with a mackerel pate & smoked mussel dip (amazing!) amongst other items, maybe more toast if you are serving dips etc?!? Ordered more toast and got 3 more pieces for £1 not a problem. Great starter! Onto the mains, I ordered the half lobster thermidor which is 'market priced' and was £36 on the night, automatically comes with 2 sides, a salad & a crushed garlic potato's which were nice, the thermidor was a wee bit dry but tasty, I was expecting unctuous cheese sauce subtly boozy with brandy and toasted with breadcrumbs, that's not what arrived, still it wasn't bad. My partner went for the Scottish surf & turf which was venison & cod again lovely but did need a side dish, he ordered the sweet potato fries with feta & rosemary, again lovely. We passed on the dessert and the bonus was an 'eat out' discount of £10 per person which was a nice surprise. All of this came to £92. Would definitely go back if in Inverness but appears to be loads of good restaurants so maybe try somewhere else next time as great but not amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and our server was 10/10! Great value for everything and even more so with the eat out to help out on

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Lauren
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, friendly staff. Food was nice enough but the meat was a bit over cooked and tough, expected more for the price. Could of been amazing, maybe just an off night in the kitchen.

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Inverman
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Steaks were alright but feel over priced for what we received.
Sticky toffee pudding was dry and sauce was served cold. Asked to have it heated up
Overall meal was alright but not somewhere I would rush back.

Prime
Responded on November 8, 2021

I am really sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We pride ourselves on our high quality menu and feel devastated you did not completely enjoy your meal. I hope you return to us again as we would really love the chance to wow you and show you just how amazing we can be!

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KaylinClark
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my anniversary dinner with my partner, our waiter, Csaba , was brilliant. He was such a laugh, very helpful and just brilliant he made the experience so much better and more fun for us! The restaurant itself was lovely, and the food was unbelievable would 100% recommend :)
If we find ourselves in Inverness again we will br returning!!

Prime
Responded on November 8, 2021

Hi KaylinClark, 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 lovely comments back to Csaba as he will love hearing how he made your experience much better and fun! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Even treated to a free glass of bubbly for my birthday!

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ElsaP
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back next time we are in Inverness.

Prime
Responded on November 8, 2021

Hi ElsaP, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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GreggM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Steak cooked to perfection and the sides were amazing. 10/10 service from the waiting staff.

Prime
Responded on November 8, 2021

Hi GreggM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed your steak and sides. I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to the team and chef.

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HollieS
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked last min for dinner and we weren't disappointed. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was to die for. Beautiful mussles and steak. Cooked to perfection. Small disappointment in the dessert I chose the flavour of the burnt coconut overpowered the chocolate and left a funny taste but overall a gorgeous meal we throughly enjoyed.

Prime
Responded on November 8, 2021

Hello HollieS, Thank you for taking the time to leave your honest feedback. We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed the mussels and the steak. I will feedback on your comments regarding the dessert back to the chef. Thanks again.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit but not disappointed. Quality and presentation of food excellent. Service good but not rushed. Lobster Thermidor lived up to expectations. Would highly recommend and look forward to our next visit.

Prime
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi RobertB, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit with us and chose a great menu choice - Lobster Thermidor! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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KateD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service thoughtful and helpful. Good pace of service. Helpful with my husband’s nosebleed.

Prime
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi KateD, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We really appreciate it and hope your husband is well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience
Very good quality food

Prime
Responded on November 1, 2021

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

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Mollies2
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Starters were really good but one was slightly cold, waited over an hour for mains, server was very kind to offer free desserts for that but mains were cold and lacking. Dessert was also very sweet but lacking in flavour and a bit cold. Wouldn’t return unfortunately but it is a nice place and our waiter was very nice also.

Prime
Responded on November 3, 2021

We pride ourselves on the quality of food and our service. If you could please email me direct letschat@primeinverness.comi would like to investigate your visit further. We really hope you do come to dine with us again and give us another chance to show you just how amazing we can be! looking forward to hearing from you

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meat and main fresh ingredients are of good quality, however, let down by the fact the menu contains a lot of precooked or "from the jar" ingredients. For example, seafood entree all was jar fish paste and pickled fish. One steak sauce from a jar and the other had uncooked peppercorns in it (sign of novice cooking skills). Steak overcooked. Green beans just boiled not seasoned. Waiting staff very friendly but untrained, for example how do you treat a good expensive wine by airing it not just pouring 300ml in your glass and dumping the bottle on the table. Overall, not worth the price point I would expect to pay at least 30% less for this quality.

Prime
Responded on November 3, 2021

We are extremely sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We pride ourselves on the quality of food and our service. If you could please email me direct letschat@primeinverness.comwe would like to investigate your visit further. We really hope you do come to dine with us again and give us another chance to show you just how amazing we can be!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend Prime! Great location overlooking the river and the food exceeded our expectations. Fresh oysters, delicious steak, and one of the best vegan options I’ve ever had. Also our server Jaime was very attentive and delightful.

Prime
Responded on November 1, 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and our oysters, steak and vegan options. I will be more than happy to pass your lovely comments back to Jamie and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Desdamoaner
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Just a pity about the eijit at the next table.

Prime
Responded on October 28, 2021

Hi Desdamoaner, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review!

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49ers
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good but not excellent. The meats were marbled with fat somewhat when in our opinion the Fillet and sirloin should not have fat. The food was very tasty though and the ambience and waiter were terrific. We enjoyed prime as a four-star restaurant not a five-star restaurant.

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IanM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, staff where very helpfull, especially with a food intolerance. Waiter Csaba was extremely knowledgable about the menu and ingredients and what was suitable. The Sea Food Platter was just amazing so fresh and the best starter we have had in a long time. The Steak was cooked to perfection and just melted in our mouths. The whole experience was the best meal we had in our 4 days in Inverness. We have recomended prime to all our friend who go to Inverness and will book as soon as we are going back to Inverness.

Prime
Responded on October 25, 2021

Hi IanM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate your kind words and I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to Csaba and the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon next time you are in Inverness. Thanks again.

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FAQs

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

Prime is rated 4.5 stars by 832 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.