Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel

3.9
262 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 262 People Are Saying
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SallyR
Inverness
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our early evening menu - service was excellent on being greeted and shown to table and order taken and first 2 courses delivered to us. But then we had quite a wait for the coffees and then the bill.......seems that part of the service could have been slicker - but in all we had a lovely evening.

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DawnR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and very friendly staff!

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hoots
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely setting - good service and very tasty food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal with part of Hotel deal. Can not fault. Lovely setting and attentive staff. Will come back when next in Inverness.

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Anita
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. We had the 3 course meal which was fantastic. Great flavour of soup and the steak with whisky sauce was awesome. The vanilla cheese cake was terrific. Ambience was superb especially during the Christmas season. Truly enjoyed our late lunch.

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HelenaR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience and a good selection of choices on the menu - including some good options for the vegetarian / vegan members of our party. We enjoyed the food and the evening.

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Jodie
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We sat for food at 12, slow to be served and then a 35 min wait for lunch. We were one of 2 table in, less than 7 people in but such a wait and nobody available to ask for food timing etc. We quickly ate food as we needed to leave. My panini was dry and not great but my husband like his steak.

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CorinneM
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a family Sunday evening dinner. Our starter of bread was very nice - warm bread with a balsamic/olive oil dip and our turkey main courses were very enjoyable. Wine prices were reasonable and I would recommend the Trebbiano from Abruzzo. Service was also very good. My only complaint was the Kir Royale I had before the meal. It was sickly sweet and I suspect the bartender had not measured the ingredients properly. Apart from that I would definitely recommend this restaurant for dinner and drinks.

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FionaP
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited choices as most of the things of menu had been sold out upon our arrival. No offer of sunday roast which was mentioned on the website.

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HelenG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good service, friendly staff and very good food.

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Lesmag
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. Enjoyable food . Small but good choice on the winter deal menu.

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felicitys
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Perfectly nice food. Good service and nice surroundings

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JanW
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with great efficient service, had a meal before walking over bridge to Eden court theatre so a handy great restaurant and good service. What more can I say

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We used the set menu which is good value for money, food wasn’t hot when it arrived and the main course proteins were over cooked.
It’s a nice place with well meaning staff. I think spreading the diners around what is a large area made it harder for the staff than it needed to be.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very good experience. Nice atmosphere and good staff.

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MelissaK
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
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.

AJ
AJOOH
1 review
Dined on 27 November 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 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Dukie
1 review
Dined on 24 November 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 20 November 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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

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AnneT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff very attentive, highly recommend 😃

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ChristineE
1 review
Dined on 18 November 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 13 November 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 16 October 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
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 28 September 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 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 22 September 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 19 September 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 18 September 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 17 September 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 14 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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 10 September 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 9 September 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 6 September 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!

KG
KevinG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all staff very polite and efficient and quick service

PH
PaulH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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AllanP
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 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!

FAQs

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

Waterside Restaurant at Glen Mhor Hotel is rated 3.9 stars by 262 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 bookings at the moment.