Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel

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126 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
Our a la carte restaurant is one of the most attractively situated restaurants in Inverness offering a river view from every seat with food and refreshments all day.
Perfect for a romantic dinner, a quiet business lunch, or a long overdue get together with friends & family.

Between 3-5:30PM we only serve drinks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 126 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.1
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3.9
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3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmmaB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to eat outside in the winter was cosy with the firepits and blankets food was excellent

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AngelFlower
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good friendly service. Good choice on the menu. Lovely food.

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RobertS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second time I’ve been to the Waterside in the past three weeks and I’ll be back again soon.

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mairim
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The service was chaotic and slow which tainted our view . The food was good just a shame about the service .
No eye contact on arrival from front of house . Shown our table and served by every member of waiting staff who were rushed and chaotic.
Long waits between courses and drink orders. The table next to us cancelled their drinks order as they had waited to long .

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and efficient service

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MarkL
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely views of the river Ness, friendly, helpful staff and well prepared, very tasty food.

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Shonag
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was fantastic highly recommend

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DM123
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, staff friendly and reasonably priced.
Good selection of meals. We were staying in the 5 star hotel down the road and the food was preferred here for the choice.

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VictoriaP
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful food, beautiful setting and service was great.

MB
MarilynB
Angus
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff were very attentive and food was great. Overall a very enjoyable experience

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AK88
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was really good atmosphere, view and food, and because it was our anniversary, they gave us a free cake. I will recommend it 👍

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Isla
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with great service, thanks. The Waterside is a lovely restaurant and we will be visiting again.

JF
JimF
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were very delighted with everything and will return again if we are in town

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DonM
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good apart from the chocolate brownie which was either stale or overcooked.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Looked forward to the2 steaks bottle wine £38 for 2.Took me 3 knives then told waiter couldn’t even chew the steak.However I did get another but husband already finished.As for the accompaniments 2 lettuce leaves is not what I call a salad.We decided in a staycation to support Scotland but when you see what Turkey can offer on meals theirs a lot to learn here food industry.

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DorothyB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent venue, varied menu reasonably priced. Staff professional and attentive. Food excellent, good portions and piping hot as were the plates. Most certainly book there again if back in Inverness

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely meal under current circumstances. Staff lovely and friendly and food was amazing. Only comment would be £9 for cheese selection was very expensive when there was 3 different small pieces of cheese.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location right next to the river ness with good quality food and excellent service. Would highly recommend and if we are back in Inverness would defined return.

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DaveD
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to book a reservation at the last minute which was great. The staff got us seated in a good spot that had space for our toddler’s pram. Great food and very nice staff.

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked this as a little away from the city to try somewhere new on our visit to inverness. Staff very friendly and helpful. I chose the beef rib and my partner chose the pork belly. Both incredible and so tasty. Good value for money. Would definitley recommend this restaurant.

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Samh
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I've ever eaten. We were a party of 8, who all thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Great atmosphere and friendly server. Covid regs were adhered to well and didn't affect experience. Would definitely recommend and would eat here again.

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Orkneylass
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Nice lunch was spoilt by a group of staff gossiping very unkindly about one of their workmates well within ear shot of our table. Language wasn't too polite from one of the waiters either. Poor show and won't be returning.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was nice nothing to make it amazing portion sizes small, service was average if not a little slow.
Pudding was very very small portion and for £7.50 would have expected a lot more.
Overall pleasant experience.

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IsabelaP
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant. Food was tasty, service was great and it was a nice experience overall. Thanks

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Doug
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was okay, the service was slow but in their defence the restaurant was very busy. I did not like the way the cutlery was presented which was in a basket with the condiments in paper sachets at the bottom. There was more cutlery than needed and I wonder if each basket and cutlery is cleaned after each serving.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and very good value for money

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ANNEG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting. The service was excellent too. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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StevenM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked into the Hotel quite late in the day and were pleased to book a table at the restaurant a very short walk away from our room at short notice. We were not dissapointed with the quality of the food or service. Excellent!

JM
JohnM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

No further comment but as we've used the Glen Mhor many times we will definitely be back

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EmmaN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were very disappointed with our meal. I ordered a Salmon and my husband ordered the steak. The steak and chips is one of the most expensive meals on their menu. My husband was given a plate half full with bog standard pub chips and a small steak, which looked and tasted like a supermarket bought piece of meat.
When I asked the young waiter if it shouldn't come with a green salad he said "no". I then saw a waitress bring 2 steak and chips for our neighbouring table, with salad and nice presentation on the plate. After asking a second time about the salad we were given a few leaves in a side bowl.
For £25 we were thoroughly disappointed. We recognise price increases and other problems due to the virus situation BUT we expected a well presented plate to show food worth its price we were paying. The salmon was well presented on the plate and put next to my husbands dinner they looked world's apart. No effort had been put into my husbands plate at all.
Also, we did not notice menus being wiped down between customers.

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Peaty
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I would not recommend the Waterside Restaurant to a friend at present because I felt that in the current situation with Covid-19 it wasn't safe. Lots of people were coming in and out of the restaurant area without wearing masks, very few were using hand sanitiser and the staff we not doing anything to help remind people of their responsibility to keep safe. Some of this was down to lack of adequate signage by the restaurant and much could and should be done by the hotel management to improve Covid-19 safety.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, and great value for money, we had a lovely couple of hours there

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AshGil
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was slow. We asked for a wine list when our main meal arrived. The wine list never came. One of the meals in our group was sent back. We weren’t asked by staff how our meal was at the end.
The food was mediocre with a high price tag. It’s been a one off visit to the venue so maybe we just didn’t the best experience.

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ThomasMathieson
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The meal was overpriced for what was served,
Presentation was lacking especially with the Salmon
I started with Soup and although There was a knife no butter was supplied
I know your premises were busy for the standard I expected it was not good
I do eat out often and I am the first to commend good service and food

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Julie
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food unfortunately wasn't the best. Very very noisey.

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PaulaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had such a bad experience, food was really poor, steak over cooked, we got the wrong bill 3 times and the people generally didn’t seem to have a clue what was going on in the place. Wouldn’t go back.

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DougieS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food but since the ownership changed there is limited Gluten Free options, which was disappointing, food was lovely but limited choices for a coeliac.

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CarolS
Angus
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Inverness. The staff were all friendly and helpful, especially during this trying time.
The food was delicious and very reasonably priced.

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Trio
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Too many people in the restaurant, seated close together in this present climate. Food was ok, I have food intolerances which I brought up and asked if the Waitress would check with chef if my food choices were ok. Got served what I ordered so presumed all ok, it was not. Not much service we sat with empty glasses and plates for over an hour, no one checked on on us.

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Ray1314
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Shambolic, the management clearly haven't got to grips with the reality of operating under Covid restrictions. No table service, which I suppose would be fine if it was clear where you did actually have to order. On the way in we saw a sign that said 'please wait here to be seated' we waited, nobody came, and we eventually realized that staff just hadn't bothered to remove the sign in between 'normal' and Covid ways of working. Severe dearth of menu's available, only the static menu board out front, then normal menu cards at the bar (where orders were being taken). This resulted in ridiculously long waits despite the low number of customers as families could only look at the options and decide what they wanted when they actually reached the till. My wife and I thought we were more organised, having taken photos of the outside menu, only to be told our choices were not on the menu we were allowed to use at that time - there were 3 menu's displayed, and it was not at all clear that only one of them was available for lunch. The woman behind the counter treated me like an idiot for not instinctively knowing which menu I was allowed to use, I double checked on the way out and confirmed that at no point was it mentioned that only the one menu was available. We didn't actually eat here because of the tiny choice on the menu and rude staff, we went across the road and would highly recommend a steak and seafood restaurant called Prime.

FAQs

Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01463 234308.

Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel is rated 4 stars by 126 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.