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Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness, Inverness-Shire

Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel

3.9
3.9
338 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.

We only take table bookings for inside. The beer garden is on a first come basis only.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01463 234308

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

2 course meal at £15.95, 3 course meal at £19.95

Starters

  • Soup of the Day

    Served with fresh bread

    • Haggis Bon Bons

      Malt whisky and wholegrain mustard mayonnaise

      • Scottish Salmon and Herb Fish Cake

        Dressed leaves, herb oil

        • Blue Cheese and Toasted Walnut Salad

          With aged balsamic

          Main Courses

          • Pan Fried Chicken

            Wok vegetables, egg noodles with soy and ginger sauce

            • 6oz Bavette Steak

              With chips and garden salad - (£3 Supplement). Add a sauce: Peppercorn, whisky sauce, red wine jus or cafe de Paris butter (£2.50 each)

              • Grilled Hake Fillet

                Chick pea, tomato and lentil ragout

                • Wild Mushroom & Spinach Risotto

                  Toasted pine nuts, parmesan, truffle

                  Dessert

                  • Sticky Toffee Pudding

                    Butterscotch sauce

                    • Baked Vanilla Cheesecake

                      Chocolate sauce, pistachio

                      • Selection of Ice Cream and Sorbet

                        Dairy Free sorbet option

                        • Selection of Highland Cheese

                          Chutney and oatcakes (£2.50 Supplement)

                          Freshly Toasted Paninis

                          £7.95. With dressed salad, coleslaw and toasted pumpkin seeds

                          • Haggis and Red Onion Marmalade

                            • Smoked Chicken

                              Mozzarella and Pesto

                              • Roast Mediterranean Vegetables

                                with Hummus and Herb Pesto

                                • Three Cheese and Tomato

                                  Gruyere, Cheddar, Mozzarella

                                  Brown or White Bread Sandwiches

                                  £7.95. Add a Soup for just £3.50

                                  • Tuna Mayonnaise and Sweetcorn

                                    • Scottish Smoked Salmon

                                      with Herb Cream Cheese

                                      • Honey Glazed Ham

                                        with Whole Grain Mustard Mayo

                                        • Mature Cheddar Cheese

                                          Tomato and Pickle

                                          Sides

                                          • Skin on Fries£4.20

                                            • Truffle Fries£4.70

                                              • Sweet Potato Fries£4.70

                                                • Tender Stem Broccoli and Pancetta£4.70

                                                  • Garden Salad£4.20

                                                    • Champ Mash£4.70

                                                      Last updated: March 31, 2022

                                                      What 338 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                      3.9
                                                      3.9 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 3.9Food
                                                      • 4Service
                                                      • 4.1Ambience
                                                      • 3.7Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                      Loved For

                                                      • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

                                                        Most Booked

                                                      • Inverness

                                                        Good for Groups

                                                      • Inverness

                                                        Healthy

                                                      • Inverness

                                                        Most Booked

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                                                      1. AR

                                                        AndrewR

                                                        Norfolk

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        1.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                        overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                        Food well below par, and overpriced. Staff rushed off there feet

                                                      2. DD

                                                        DouglasD

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        Dinner for 2 booked for 5pm. Excellent service throughout. Smoked chowder soup starter had more tatties that fish and was a bit thin for a creamed soup. Tasted fine though. Lamb main course was terrific in all respects. Ice cream desert rounded the meal off nicely. This was from the A la Carte menus as Table de hot very limited choice. Beer and Dodd drinks very expensive. Will eat there again at our next stay in hotel.

                                                      3. E

                                                        Essexexpat

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                                        overall3food1service3ambience3

                                                        The supplemented lunch offered was well below par. It was a cheap cut but if you are offering a cheap cut it needs to be cooked in a manner to get best out of the meat. The steak was tougher than shoe leather. However, The main issue was the total indifference from the staff when the poor food was brought to their attention. The person who took our money blamed us for not ordering the steak to be cooked 'well done' which she suggested was the best way to eat the meat. That is obviously nonsense. We were not asking to not pay for whole whole main course but a discount to compensate for what was not eaten (nearly all of the steak) would have been reasonable. Shame as the location is almost second to none. Oh and the pepper sauce was also very poor.

                                                      4. SB

                                                        StevenB

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                        overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                        Poor service. Delay in receiving our meals Order coffees never received them and then had to get them removed the bill. The cheese book was over priced for what it is compared to the other pud’s. Disappointing.

                                                      5. CF

                                                        CraigF

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        thank you My friends and I were visiting from out of the country and really enjoyed the dinner the ambience in the view of the river the service was excellent thank you very much

                                                      6. J

                                                        Jools

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                        Although there was a slight issue with our food order, the staff sorted out the issue quickly and the food was delicious.

                                                      7. AC

                                                        AllyC

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        Food was fresh, well served and tasty. The salmon fishcake starter was lovely.

                                                      8. KM

                                                        KarenM

                                                        Glasgow

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Friendly staff. Good menu choice & option for early bird 2 or 3 courses - good value for money. Portion sizes are not the largest but if you go for 3 courses, you don't feel over full after the meal. Background music was subtle & tables spaced nicely

                                                      9. AG

                                                        AGSP

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                        Fantastic setting overlooking the river. Food lovely although there were a couple of minor improvements/suggestions: We were only told that the sole was unavailable when trying to place the order, after studying the menu for 10 minutes - a bit of a waste of time. My fried chicken noodle dish only had 5 pieces of chicken in it.

                                                      10. SJ

                                                        ShaunJ

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                        overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                        Waiter took plates before all meals were eaten, leaning over people to serve food. Quality of the food was poor, potatoes not cooked properly, poor quality chicken. stick toffee pudding did not come with cream or ice cream. Gratuity added to the bill

                                                      11. BE

                                                        BeverleyE

                                                        Birmingham

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        1.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                        Looking forward to the meal but oh what a disappointment. Shown to our table by the entrance waiter, menus given told soup was parsnip. Had to ask him for a drink. He then bought our drinks. We ordered our food. Looking around at other diners it was dawning on me that this may have been a wrong choice. My husband ordered the over priced rib eyed steak, with a few chips, one mushroom and a grilled half a tomato . I ordered the cottage pie with extra broccoli and pancetta. The pie was very small and very salty. Certainly not worth £17.95. Not once did the waiter come and ask us “everything ok”? We finished and I asked for the bill, I did mention it was salty , no response, he took our plates leaving a knife and the chip pot still on the table. Looking at the bill there was a £6.60 service charge. Went to front desk to pay cash, I said could you take the service charge off please? He didn’t ask why? Said he couldn’t give us change so he ended up with a 40p tip. No apologies , nothing…. I certainly wouldn’t recommend this place, they just want a quick turn over for the biggest profit ….

                                                      12. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                        Food and service were both good and better than expected after reading some negative reviews. Many focused on the steak being tough. I didn’t order that, so I can’t vouch for it either way. You can get a steak almost anywhere, so I went for something I’d never had and seemed more local: lamb rump. It was quite tender and tasty. The haggis bon bons were excellent. The staff seemed a bit overworked but friendly and accommodating.

                                                      13. DD

                                                        DouglasD

                                                        Inverness

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        We both opted for something from the Alla carte menu as the table hote was not to our taste. Had deep fried haddock & chips fine and hot with lovely crispy batter. Just had a plain ice cream and sorbet for afters. Service was excellent if not actually overbearing a bit.

                                                      14. VM

                                                        VirginiaM

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                        overall1food1service5ambience5

                                                        Worst steak we have ever been served. The steak was not edible. Apparently customers complain about this regularly. A total ripoff . On a positive note the service was great. This is our local and we won’t be coming back. Really disappointing

                                                      15. JL

                                                        JohnL

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                        overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                        Bavette steak was very tough and chewy. Not recommended.

                                                      16. GM

                                                        GraceM

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                        Have had a lovely meal previously off the a la carte menu- lovely. Had the Early Bird menu this time - disappointing. What we had was fine but would have been nice to have some vegetables and a bit over priced. Staff lovely.

                                                      17. K

                                                        Kacey

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                        overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                        Husband was served the wrong drink, food was mediocre for a high price

                                                      18. r

                                                        robin

                                                        Los Angeles

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        1.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                        overall1food3service1ambience4

                                                        Disaster service

                                                      19. CD

                                                        ColinD

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                        overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                        Hi, extremely disappointed,had to wait 15 minutes on champagne we had asked to be on our table for our arrival. Portions small compared to others we saw. Fish overcooked. Left and won't be back. Spoiled our anniversary. Thanks

                                                      20. BT

                                                        BernieT

                                                        Inverness

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        In Scotland for nine days. Lots of great meals but this was the best for sure. The food and the atmosphere were both outstanding!

                                                      21. ER

                                                        ElaineR

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                        The food was bland especially the fish cakes. Pan fried chicken with noodles had very little chicken. The soy and ginger sauce lacked punch. The overall plate size was small.

                                                      22. CR

                                                        CliveR

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        The booking was easy and efficient and the table ready for us when we arrived. The ambience is generally good and tables are well spaced. The food was all good, but the portion size for my scallop starter and the cheese selection were meagre and not what I expected for the price.

                                                      23. NR

                                                        NRNR

                                                        London

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                        Excellent service. Very friendly, quick and accommodating. Thank you

                                                      24. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        Great service Food was ok Wine options were decent Would certainly go again

                                                      25. LB

                                                        LizB

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                        Great view out over the river, food was good and the service good too but top marks to our Waiter, Dylan, for being so friendly, attentive and “smiley” - he deserves a Gold Star!

                                                      26. AS

                                                        AndrewS

                                                        Inverness

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Smallish menu to choose from, but food was well cooked and tasty. Good service and reasonable prices.

                                                      27. NH

                                                        NicholasH

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                        overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                        Very disappointed ordered a cottage pie and that’s all I got was expecting veggies

                                                      28. MW

                                                        MichaelW

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                        Very accommodating staff, good place to take young children, food tasted very good.

                                                      29. AH

                                                        AileenH

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        We really enjoyed our visit. Our lovely waiter from Hungry was superb.

                                                      30. JS

                                                        JohnS

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Food was excellent also all staff very friendly and nothing was a bother.

                                                      31. b

                                                        brina

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant!! It was quite busy, so the servers were understandably rushing, but everything was correct and they had great recommendations for us. Definitely recommend.

                                                      32. SO

                                                        SandraO

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We booked the waterside to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary as we were married there. The lunchtime menu had a lovely choice of meals and snacks. The staff were very friendly and attentive, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would highly recommend the Waterside.

                                                      33. JK

                                                        JenK

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Beautiful, delicious food. Lovely, friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Would highly recommend. Will go back when visiting area again.

                                                      34. AP

                                                        AnoukP

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                        overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                        The service was very very slow - even after repeatedly prompting them. The bill was incorrect as well. I would not recommend it.

                                                      35. DM

                                                        DerekM

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                        overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                        The menu was extremely limited. Advertised as having a Sunday roast but nothing on the menu. When asked it was only lamb available. Steak was ordered medium rare and came nearly well done, when asked to change it, the waitress detailed it would be changed but that the chef stated the steak was medium rare!!! There was not a bit of red in the steak it was fully cooked through. The chicken dish had 4 small pieces of chicken and wasn’t the best. The ordered sandwich came with hard bread. Certainly would not visit this place again and it is off our cards for the future.

                                                      36. ML

                                                        MiniL

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                        Nice food. Well booked on a Saturday evening. Staff still need to find their routine, what seems to be understandable after covid etc. All waiters were polite and friendly all the time. Pricewise not cheap at all but not ridiculously overpriced either.

                                                      37. LM

                                                        LindsayM

                                                        Sacramento

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Starters were a bit cool. Sent back no issue and new hot portions supplied. Everything very tasty.

                                                      38. N

                                                        Nell

                                                        Inverness

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service2ambience1

                                                        Restaurant was cold and service could be faster.

                                                      39. RM

                                                        RyanM

                                                        Inverness

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                        Hotel was good woman collapsed in restaurant and door open was cold and woman open door and man closed it then the dinner was very nice the service was slow could of speed up a bit and more waiters and waitresses on too and come back to table to see everything ok with doing more staff employee there.and always someone on front desk too Nice Family Hotel Nice location Will be back soon Ryan Thurso.

                                                      40. RL

                                                        RickiL

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Nice restaurant at the Riverside. Good service and good food. There is not a vast selection on the menu, but the food is nice.

                                                      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

                                                      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 3.9 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                      Booked 9 times today
                                                      Google Map for Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel

                                                      19 Ness Bank Inverness, Inverness-Shire IV2 4SF

                                                      Additional information

                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Inverness

                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                        Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        European

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Dining

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Smart Casual

                                                      • Parking details

                                                        Hotel Parking

                                                      • Payment options

                                                        MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Additional

                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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