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Prime, Inverness, Highland

Prime

4.5
4.5
1031 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01463 237377

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Inverness

  • Cross Street

    3min walk from the High Street to Ness Walk

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,031 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SN

    StephenN

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food again at Prime, now the only restaurant in Inverness while away with work that I would recommend. Thank you to the team at Prime, perfect experience and value.
  2. MS

    MeilanS

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    If it wasn't for the noise, it would've been perfect. The food and service is amazing, but the room is rather small. When all the tables are taken, the noise is immense.

    PrimeResponded 1 day agoHi MeilanS, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service but disappointed to hear you thought the noise was too loud. Our weekends tend to be our busiest times! We do hope you come back and try us again soon. Thank you.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was amazing. We’ve been traveling for over a week and this is by far the best meal we’ve had. I was at Prime twice in 2018 and it’s only gotten better, which I didn’t think was possible. This place is a gem! The food is beyond stellar and the service was fantastic. I can’t wait to go back to Inverness to eat there again! As an addition- I LOVE that they changed the sign to say Pride in honor of Pride being in June. Well done!!

    PrimeResponded 1 day agoHello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and we thank you for your loyalty having visited us twice in 2018 and have come back to see us again this year. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.

  4. T

    Thomson

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The staff were absolutely brilliant, very welcoming and professional. The price is higher than most, but you get what you pay for and we weren’t disappointed!! This is the third time we have been, and loved it every time. Highly recommend! Lovely location, clean and classy inside. Look forward to coming again!! Many thanks

    PrimeResponded 6 days agoHi Thomson, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  5. EF

    EricF

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good meal. Nice atmosphere. Staff friendly and worked well in a busy environment.

    PrimeResponded 6 days agoHi EricF, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, service, and the atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I were visiting Inverness and I booked Prime as I liked the menu. They were very accommodating in changing my booking from 2 to 6 people as I had some friends come up from Perth. The staff were lovely and the food was amazing. Would definitely go ads in if I was up in Inverness. And I liked the way they changed the sign from Prime to Pride in recognition on Pride month!

    PrimeResponded 6 days agoHello, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and your meal. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  7. YA

    YairA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely one of the best. First, all compliments goes to the Chef. He is a genius, from starters to deserts!! Secondly, the staff did a perfect job and the environment was excellent. No doubt, a place to go while in inverness.

    PrimeResponded on 20 June 2022Hi YairA, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal along with the service and atmosphere. I will ensure that your kind comments are passed onto the chef. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  8. MF

    MaryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service, great food. A bit too noisy and crowded.

    PrimeResponded on 20 June 2022Hi MaryF, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. I will pass your feedback about the atmosphere onto the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon

  9. D

    Dubs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Risotto was very undercooked, had to send it back unfortunately. Mussels were good but rather stinting on the bread, just two credit card sized pieces that were very thinly sliced. Cheesecake was also a bit odd. Really excellent service though!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and ambience. One of our favorite restaurants

    PrimeResponded on 13 June 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  11. AS

    AndrasS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice diner we had in a lovely, friendly small restaurant! Thanks for the staff! 😎👍

    PrimeResponded on 13 June 2022Hi AndrasS, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  12. ZS

    ZoeS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yummy food, great service, loved the prosecco for my birthday!

    PrimeResponded on 16 June 2022Hi ZoeS, Thank you for leaving a 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and celebrating your birthday. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  13. SH

    ShonaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Starter of Mixed Platter Superb shared this as was plenty for two. ( not being cheap) 2 out of 3 Main courses were enjoyed thoroughly. Unfortunately only 1 out of 3 Sweets were enjoyed. The Sticky Toffee Pudding was nowhere like Sticky the only date it had in it was with the bin. Very dry, and tasteless. Ice cream and toffee sauce was lovely. The Drinks and Cocktails were very nice. Service 10/10.
  14. M

    Moira

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food lovely, service was fantastic and the extra touch of Prosecco for our anniversary was fabulous. Enjoyed our meal very much .

    PrimeResponded on 13 June 2022Hi Moira, Thank you for leaving a wonderful 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you had a lovely time celebrating your anniversary and enjoyed your meal. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    This was the worst dining experience for me ever and we go out a lot. The service was horrendous out of Faulty Towers tv Type of service. There were 3 of us. My daughter ordered mussels for main course instead she was given appetizer. We politely said she wanted main course ( which twice the size). When I and my husband got our main dishes they brought her appetizer again. This time the waitress refused to change it and pretty much implied we didn’t spell it out correctly ( yes we did twice). She said she would take it off the bill which didn’t make it right since my daughter was hungry. At the end they brought us the bill and charged us for extra 2 glasses of wine we didn’t order. When I told the waitress that they needed to get their act together instead of apologizing she said it was not her fault and that I was rude. She got personal. At the end it was a very bad experience. And to be honest we shouldn’t have paid for it at all but they take your credit card at reservation as if it is a high end restaurant which it is not. We talked to our hotel and other people in town and they confirmed they had bad experience there as well. As far as food is concerned mussels and trout were OK but Cauliflower not edible- it wasn’t cooked through and it was too spicy.

    PrimeResponded on 13 June 2022Firstly let me apologies about your experience, this is defiantly not our normal standard, we are horrified to read your review! We have called in an emergency full staff training. All our customer's are valued and we are taking your review very seriously. Let me assure you the appropriate action will be taken into re-doing all customer service training as this is extremely important to us. We pride ourselves on our customer service and we send you a heart felt apology from team Prime!

  16. ST

    StuartT

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was fantastic and staff were very friendly and helpful, I will recommend Prime to my friends and we will definitely go back when we are in Inverness next time

    PrimeResponded on 13 June 2022Hi StuartT, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you had a lovely time dining with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back the next time you are visiting Inverness.

  17. J

    Joske

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Everything was TOP. I'll come in august 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙

    PrimeResponded on 9 June 2022Hi Joske, Thank you for leaving a review! We are looking forward to seeing you again in August.

  18. AR

    AimeeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a prime location. Very good value for money and excellent service.

    PrimeResponded on 9 June 2022Hi AimeeR, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  19. SP

    SimonP

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked in advance which is advisable . Food is excellent and atmosphere was quiet at the time we were there which was nice and relaxing Staff are very welcoming and friendly highly recommended place to dine .
  20. H

    jimH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service

    PrimeResponded on 6 June 2022Hi jimH, Thank you for leaving a 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  21. GD

    GavinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Staff were great , friendly and helpful food was good , no complaints really

    PrimeResponded on 6 June 2022Hi GavinD, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  22. JM

    JenM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food, as ever! Thank you for a lovely birthday meal out!

    PrimeResponded on 6 June 2022Hi JenM, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed celebrating your birthday and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  23. DN

    DaveN

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place been before when up in Inverness last June. Will follow again when we. Ome ba k

    PrimeResponded on 9 June 2022Hi DaveN, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Inverness.

  24. GC

    GraemeC

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great selection of quality Scottish produce. Great service and location perfect.

    PrimeResponded on 6 June 2022Hi GraemeC, Thank you for leaving a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  25. RC

    RobertC

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter (forgot his name, Hungarian?) was an absolute joy and an entertaining part of our evening. The steak were first rate, and an agreeable bottle of wine topped it all off. Lovely place, with view of Inverness Castle, was very romantic.

    PrimeResponded on 6 June 2022Hi RobertC, Thank you for leaving a wonderful 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you had a lovely evening and enjoyed your steak and wine. I will ensure that your kind comments are passed onto the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  26. E

    Elodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meals Vers Nice and smilings waiters To recommend

    PrimeResponded on 2 June 2022Hi Elodie, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Dry overcooked Filet same with trout
  28. CD

    CarolaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We hebben heerlijk gegeten. Zeker de steak was voortreffelijk en het choco dessert. Het enige puntje van kritiek was het geluid met name van een groepje vaste klanten, wat erger werden gesprek met het personeel. Van de andere kant ook leuk te zien dat men veel lol had. Zeker een aanrader om te gaan eten.

    PrimeResponded on 2 June 2022Hi CarolaD, Thank you for leaving a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and will pass your feedback about noise levels onto the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  29. S

    Shrimpson

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    seats were perfect, the waiter was so fun and energetic food was 10/10, people sitting behind us were so noisy but it was energetic instead of too loud. bathrooms are also really nice too.

    PrimeResponded on 2 June 2022Hi Shrimpson, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the service, food, and the atmosphere. I will pass your comments onto the team regarding the noise level so that this can be addressed. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice of seafood and steak. Good wine and drink selection too. Prime has a great ambience and definitely on the list to go back.

    PrimeResponded on 2 June 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our selection of steak and seafood as well as our drink selection. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service fantastic nice friendly atmosphere.steaks excellent puddings fab

    PrimeResponded on 30 May 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and atmosphere as well as your meal. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  32. GF

    GillianF

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal and the service was excellent

    PrimeResponded on 30 May 2022Hi GillianF, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and thought the service was excellent. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  33. AM

    AndyM

    North Scotland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable meal and friendly staff. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful making our night enjoyable . Thanks

    PrimeResponded on 30 May 2022Hi AndyM, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  34. B

    Brisk

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Steak quality was disappointing, no lobster when we visited either. Starters where good.
  35. MP

    MattP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Would definitely go back. Great steak!

    PrimeResponded on 30 May 2022Hi MattP, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your steak and the atmosphere of the restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  36. K

    Kiki

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Person that took our reservation and those that greeted us upon arrival were very friendly. Person that came to our table after being seated about 2 minutes seemed annoyed that we weren't ready to order. A few minutes later, another person took our order and was very friendly and patiently answered our questions. She kindly served us throughout our dinner. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre at best.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and service. The food was fantastic and a wonderful location with a view of the river.

    PrimeResponded on 9 June 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed you meal and the view of the river. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  38. JG

    JamesG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five people came hungry and ordered five different entrees, starters, drinks, and desserts. All five of us had a five star experience . . . with a view.

    PrimeResponded on 30 May 2022Hi JamesG, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that every member of your party enjoyed their meal and experience dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  39. CP

    CaterinaP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice place, good atmosphere and service, very tasty food. We recommend the oysters and the meat in general. Good value for money.

    PrimeResponded on 26 May 2022Hi CaterinaP, Thank you for leaving a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and enjoyed our oysters and meat dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  40. N

    None

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Noise did latterly become an issue when larger groups for underway.

    PrimeResponded on 26 May 2022Hi None, Thank you for leaving an honest review. We will ensure that your feedback is passed onto the whole team. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Prime is rated 4.5 stars by 1031 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Prime

4-6 Ness Walk Inverness, Highland IV3 5NE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    3min walk from the High Street to Ness Walk

  • Area

    Inverness

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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