Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel

3.9
247 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.

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 247 people are saying
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MelissaK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely friendly atmosphere, with a great vibe. Staff were very efficient helpful friendly and chatty. The food was delicious and well presented and served immediately. Would highly recommend the Waterside.

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AJOOH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

A bit disappointing the food was ok nothing exceptional for the money it warranted, the waiter was lovely but too eager to remove plates etc as soon as a spoon or fork was put down.

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and enjoy my holiday break be back soon hopefully.

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Dukie
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not a vast menu. Food was good but nothing outstanding. Fish & chips were ok but was not expecting frozen chips considering the price. No veg or salad & could have got just as good from the local chippy at a fraction of the price.

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PeterM687
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Staff busy and at times confused. Drinks orders frustratingly mishandled.

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AnneT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff very attentive, highly recommend 😃

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ChristineE
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very pleasant evening at the Waterside Restaurant on Thursday. The food was excellent and the service friendly and helpful. I lost an earring clip during the evening and when I went back 2 days later, the staff had found it and kept it in an envelope at the reception for me. I would certainly go there again.

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ClareG
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was lovely, nice atmosphere. Friendliness of the staff and efficiency made the evening even better. Really worth their wage !

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ThomasM
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

For the second time this year we have had a disappointing experience here. Food was good and staff were fine but we had to wait far too long between courses. Fifteen minutes plus after ordering 1 sweet it still hadn’t arrived so we asked for bill and left.
We love staying at Glen Mhor and will continue to but will just eat elsewhere

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AlisonT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely setting. Friendly staff. Perhaps alittle pricey for the type of food. But enjoyable .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Staff very helpful especially Katie - restaurant - she worked so so hard even had to look after a 60th Birthday celebration that was going on
Menu we thought was very overpriced

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Tigger
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super efficient team working here, polite and friendly. Lovely location with lovely food. Would highly recommend a visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The restaurant had mastered the art of extracting flavour and taste from any collection of ingredients they had decided to serve up.

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Moi12rugby
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb view,excellent service friendly efficient staff ( but not in your face).outstanding food and wine very good value for money

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203Piegut
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great Place, last minute reservation. Lovely setting. Waiters provided excellent service, restaurant music right up our street. Food was average, but value for money. We will go back and stay for the weekend. Easy to walk into Inverness from this hotel and Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Waterside Restaurant for our group. A great vegetarian selection for a few of our guests. The food was lovely and the service was excellent.

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Divya
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It's a beautiful place to have dinner. The vegetarian options were very limited (1 starter and 1 main course only for the day I went). Food is expensive but it's very delicious. The bread was freshly baked and tasty. Similarly, the gnocchi was delicious too. I would definitely recommend this place if you're a meat eater. The service was impeccable.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried haggis bon bons - very nice. Casserole was amazing as was the fish pie!

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Blubelle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very welcoming and we had a lovely riverside view. Our meals were tasty, not outstanding but good value for money. All staff were helpful, friendly and efficient.

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JasmineE
Inverness
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Wasn't happy with veggie curry veg all soggy could eat it chicken had hardly any haggis in it very small portions sweet was basic

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BorrowDi
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our second visit. The first time we enjoyed the food (chicken; cod), but the experience this time was less good. The Vege Curry was very disappointing, it was more like stir-fried mange-tout with green beans, mixed with watery green curry sauce. I complained; the manager came and immediately said he would deduct this from the bill - a perfect response and much appreciated.

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LesleyT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent but the service whilst friendly was slow and patchy. We had to remind the staff that we had ordered more wine and we asked for the dessert menu but just gave up and left as it never came!

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all staff very polite and efficient and quick service

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff attentive, courteous and quick. Food good, overall a good experience.

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AllanP
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fantastic meal. Scallops with Root Puree and crispy Kale, Fillet Steak, Venison Loin with Red Cabbage and Fondant potato with a red wine jus, oh and a side of Truffle Chips which went very well with everything. All cooked to perfection, and very tasty, very high standard we thought. 2 x Sticky Toffee Puddings as well which we thoroughly enjoyed. Very nice drinks and wine too, Port at the end wasn’t up to much, but it didn’t spoil the meal.
Service was good, and we were never kept waiting, but I feel like there is still room for improvement, something more refined and personal. Small things, such as our table candle ran out towards the beginning of the meal but was just left there rather than replaced. They never really engaged with us at all, in fact I think the only time the waiters talked to us was taking our order, that said maybe that’s got something to do with the Pandemic and I can totally understand wanting to limit contact. Also, this was on a very busy Friday evening, they were clearly working hard but managing to cope well.
Can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was pleasant with nice views.our waitress was efficient the food was very average I ordered scallops I think they were about 10 pound, I thought the waitress had lost some off the plate when she put them down!!! 3??? and the smallest scallops I have ever had!!! and they were barely warm! My steak was one of the most expensive it came with a tub of fries! And some I think was kale!!? Not worth the money.

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HughB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service very poor, slow and food served cold. Trying to get the staffs attention is impossible. On leaving we were literally chased after to ask to pay the bill which was already paid!

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AlistairC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service think the forgot our mains took 45 min to arrive only after they were asked. Food very average at best won’t be back.

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IGhi
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe not just pay with card, but also cash.
Food very good.

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MonicaA
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had prebooked a table as we were staying in the Glen Mhor nearby. We skipped starters opting for Duck breast (hubby) and Fish and chips for me. My dinner was delicious and hubby thoroughly enjoyed the Duck. He then had a salted caramel and chocolate tart whilst I had a cocktail for my dessert! Service was smooth but didn't feel rushed. Sitting alongside the river added to the atmosphere as we watched the world go by from our table. Only problem was that we were unable to charge the meal or any drinks to our room (Waterside is linked to the Glen Mhor and serves breakfast for the hotel too). We had drinks here too but very annoying app from a QR code on each table outdoors so again, requiring us to pay as you go and unable to create an account so had to put card number in each time you ordered. Needs improved or removed as several people sat down and moved on when they couldn't use the app easily. Overall we enjoyed our time there and we would return.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time visitors. Food and atmosphere nice. It was unfortunate that we asked for champagne and was told there was none and chose Sea Bass and again told there was none.
Seems strange that early on a Saturday evening the restaurant should run out of these items. Overall a positive experience and hope to return one day.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please visit this restaurant when in Inverness as it is superb

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EvelynC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Chicken and haggis was nice although not much of it. Chicken dry not much sauce. Friend got fish pie and didn't like it. Ambudience was lovely perfect setting. However do not think I would return abit over priced

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been in Inverness for 5 days now and been twice fir dinner here as it is outstanding

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Mags
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Could not have wished for better. ?noisy folks? outside at tables and nothing heard inside!
Staff most helpful and friendly.
I will go back!

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FionaF
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were very disappointed. The wrong beer was brought twice, the menu said diet coke but was in fact coke zero.

Diners at other tables who had arrived about 10 minutes after us were served well before us. We waited an extremely long time for our food although the drinks arrived reasonably quickly.

The food menu said Char grilled broccoli with pancetta but there was no pancetta and the broccoli was boiled.

2 salads were brought to our table when only one had been ordered.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Truly enjoyable food in a calm atmosphere and a nice position on the riverside.

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AndrewS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fast efficient service. Arrived early to have a drink before our meal but our table was free so given table 20 minutes early. Good food, great beer at a great price.

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CindyA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable evening at Waterside Restaurant, food was delicious and staff friendly and attentive. Had a lovely view from our table of the River Ness.

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StewC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice meal - two course dinner option. Very tasty soup of day and bravery’s steak, which was slightly overdone having asked for ‘medium’.

Very helpful, efficient service. Great location and overall an enjoyable experience. Thank you team.

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 247 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.