A la Carte

 

TO NIBBLE

Plate of anchovies
£4.25

Bowl of olives
£4.25

Whitebait
with tartar sauce
£4.50

Extra bowl of bread
£2.50


 

TO START

Pan seared Shetland scallops
served in their shell with toasted brioche and a hazelnut and brown shrimp butter
£13.50

King prawns
cooked in a garlic, chilli, lemon and white wine butter,served on chargrilled sour dough bread with rocket
£11.25

Cullen skink
traditional smoked haddock, potato and cream soup
£6.50

Orkney crab “Welsh rarebit”
Orkney crab mixed with Red Leicester, cheddar and mozzarella with a hint of Dijon mustard grilled on ciabatta with caper and rocket
£10.95

Purple fig, speck, mozzarella, mint and pine nut salad
with extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic
£9.50

Gravadlax
with crispy onions, caviar, crème fraiche and mixed leaf
£10.50


 

OYSTERS MENU

 

We are delighted to be the first to stock Maorach Beag rock oysters. Cultivated in Little Loch Broom, a sea loch about an hour northwest of Inverness.
They are served on course sea salt, accompanied by a sauce of your choice
(additional sauce £1.50 each)

** caviar and lemon **
** champagne vinegar **
** shallot and red onion with a red wine vinegar**
** tomato ‘n’ horseradish**
** chilli, lime and Isle of Harris Gin**

3 .. £7.30  |  6 ..£14.50  |  12 ..£26.90

Grey Goose Oyster Shot
Single oyster served in a shot glass with Grey Goose Vodka, tomato juice and tabasco
£5.10

Pickle Back
Shot of Tomatin Malt followed by an oyster and finally a gherkin … it’s fun !
£5.95

Pearl of the Sea Martini
Harris Gin, Martini, samphire and an oyster
£7.95

Black Velvet
½ pint of Cromarty Stout and prosecco – a great accompaniment to oysters
£5.50

Our oyster hour
Every Friday 4:30pm – 6:30pm  |  £1.00 a shuck (click for details)


 

MUSSELS MENU

 

Steamed Shetland mussels cooked in one of five styles and served with chunky bread

** Mariniere – white wine, garlic, shallots and cream **
** Mouclade – mild curry sauce **
** Islay – cream and a good splash of Islay Malt **
** Venetian – tomato, basil and saffron **
** Smoked haddock cream sauce with crispy pancetta **

£9.95 as a starter | £16.95 as a main
Add a portion of french fries £4.50

Bottomless Mussels
Every Wednesday 3:00pm – 9:00pm


 

TO FOLLOW

 

River House fish stew
mussels, king prawns, crab, clams and queenie scallops tossed in a tomato based sauce topped with grilled fillet of sea bream finished with a West Coast langoustine and served with chunky bread and aioli
£25.75

Grilled fillet of West Country wild sea bass
served on a bed of tagliatelle tossed with a wild mushroom, leek and thyme cream sauce and drizzled with truffle oil
£23.50

Chargrilled 8oz fillet of Scottish beef
horseradish mash, Stornoway black pudding and crispy onion rings with a rich bordelaise sauce
£28.95

Steamed Shetland halibut
crushed potatoes, samphire and an Orkney crab and king prawn cream sauce
£25.95

Roast line caught cod from the Faroe Islands
with parsnip puree roasted potatoes, Brussel sprouts, chestnuts, crispy bacon and a sage butter
£21.95

Chargrilled prime 8oz Scottish rib eye steak
with green beans, hand-cut chips and a caper, rosemary and heritage tomato beurre noisette
£25.85

Shetland monkfish wrapped in parma ham
served with brasied puy lentils, red wine jus and crispy kale
£21.50

Grilled Scrabster hake
served with Iberico chorizo and cannellini beans tossed in a rich tomato and rioja sauce and chargrilled octopus tentacle
£21.95

The catch…
see blackboard for the catch of the day

Should you have any food allergies or intolerances please do not hesitate in informing us of this.


 

VEGETARIAN OPTIONS

 

TO START

Purple fig, orange, basil and walnut salad
with extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic
£9.50

Butternut squash soup
with crème fraiche and sweet chilli
£4.10

Bruschetta of goats cheese and caramelised red onion chutney
£7.25

Potato gnocchi
tossed with roasted peppers, artichokes and rocket
£7.50

TO FOLLOW

Thai green curry
with wholegrain rice

Penne
tossed with broccoli, red onion and courgette tossed in a spicy tomato sauce

Braised Puy lentils
parsnip puree and crispy sweet potato

Chestnut, mushroom and leek cottage pie
with a root mash roof

£15.75


 

VEGAN OPTIONS

 

TO START

Purple fig, orange, basil and walnut salad
with extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic
£9.50

Potato gnocchi
tossed with roasted peppers, artichokes and rocket
£7.50

Mediterranean tomato soup
£4.10

TO FOLLOW

Thai green curry
with wholegrain rice

Vegan Penne
tossed with broccoli, courgette and salad tomatoes in a spicy tomato sauce

Braised Puy lentils
with crispy sweet potato and salsa verdi

£15.75


 

TO FINISH

 

Affogato
vanilla ice cream with a single espresso and a shot of amaretto

Nutella cheesecake
with whipped mascarpone

My better half’s pavlova
with winter berries chantilly cream

Panettone bread ‘n’ butter pudding
vanilla ice cream

All desserts £6.95

 

Chef’s Roast Coffee

“How do I take my coffee? Seriously – very seriously”
Alfie

We are very fortunate to have a coffee created and blended especially for us by Inverness Coffee Roasting Company – Chef’s Roast – which can create any style of coffee you wish.

£2.60

Liqueur Coffee
£6.95


 

RIVER HOUSE CHEESE SLATE

Brie, Strathdon Blue, Orkney Smoked Cheddar, Caboc, Crowdie
and Orkney Cheddar accompanied by a selection of crackers, chutney, walnuts, apple and grapes

£9.50


 

DESSERT WINES

TenutaOlim, Pian Centive Mocatel D’Asti Frizzante (Italy)
sweet like honey and peaches.

Pedro Ximenez (Spain)
Dark and rich, great with chocolate or on its own!

£7.85  (50ml glass)


 

PORT

Delaforce LBV

Delaforce 10 year old Tawny Port

£5.40 (50ml glass)


 

DESSERT COCKTAILS

No room for a dessert? Or even if you do.
Why not try one of our fantastic dessert cocktails as well?

 

SPRITZ ‘n’ PROSECCO COCKTAILS

SPRITZ
Not just a drink, its a way of life – or so the Venetians say!

Venetian spritz
aperol, prosecco and soda served over ice with an olive and a slice of orange

Negroni
campari, gin and martini rosso served over ice with an orange slice

Americano
sweet vermouth, campari and soda water served over ice with a slice of orange

Lemoncello Spritz
lemoncello, prosecco and a splash of soda served over ice with a slice of lemon and a sprig of thyme

Winter Spritz
aperol, prosecco and ginger ale served over ice with rosemary and orange

Cranberry Aperol Spritz
aperol, prosecco and cranberry juice served over ice with fresh cranberries, orange and rosemary

All spritz cocktails £8.00

PROSECCO COCKTAILS

Frosted Drunken Berry
raspberry puree, gin and prosecco

Tintoretto
pomegranate juice and prosecco

Peach Bellini
peach juice and prosecco

Kir Royale
crème de cassis and prosecco

Pear Bellini
pear juice and prosecco

All prosecco cocktails £8.00

 

SAN MARCO

A perfect aperitif
two spritz or prosecco cocktail and a bowl of olives and olive grissini
£19.50

SOFT COCKTAILS

Apple and Cranberry Spritz
apple juice, cranberry juice and sprite served over ice with a slice of apple, orange and fresh cranberries

Grapefruit Ginger Spritz
grapefruit juice, ginger ale and splash of soda served over ice with pink grapefruit and mint

Italian Earl
chilled Earl Grey tea, soda and a slice of orange and lemon

All soft cocktails £4.95

 

DESSERT COCKTAILS
After many late nights working tirelessly to create, we hope you enjoy !

Brandy Alexander
brandy, cream and crème de cacao

Espressotini
better than just a coffee ..Grey Goose Vodka, Tia Maria and a shot of espresso served with a layer of whipped cream and a light dusting of coffee

Sgroppino
a shot of vodka over lemon sorbet, topped with prosecco and dressed with lemon and mint

Cranachan Martini
shot of Tomatin Malt, Chambord and Grenadine, shaken with ice and cream, topped with toasted oatmeal and a fresh raspberry

All dessert cocktails £7.95

 

Or if a cocktail is not for you, try a bottle of:

Brewed Awakening 7%
Artisan coffee-infused stout from the Cromarty Brewery
£4.75 (500 ml)

We use biodegradable straws and decomposable wood stirrers for our cocktails