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The White House, Inverness, Highland

The White House

4.5
4.5
781 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish

Stylish City Centre cocktail bar and bistro offering a wide range of cocktails, quality wines and premium spirits together with freshly prepared, Scottish based lunch and dinner menus available all day from 12 noon til late. The emphasis at The White House is on high end customer service in a relaxed and friendly environment. Table service means there is no need to queue at the bar so why not pay us a visit, take a seat, relax and let us look after you....!

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Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Seafood, Burgers

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:45 Sun 12:30–15:45 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    01463 226767

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Inverness

  • Parking Details

    Various City Centre car parks nearby. Main ones being the Eastgate Shopping Centre at Millburn Rd, Inverness and the main Council operated multi storey car park at Rose St, Inverness (24 hours). After 6pm there is also free on street car parking available within the various streets surrounding the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Full range of train and bus facilities available within a 2 minute walk of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 781 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Lunch

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Romance

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Scottish

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Ambience

  • Inverness

    Lunch

  • Inverness

    Romance

  • Inverness

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. JM

    JoshM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant good and lovely cocktails. Overall great service.

  2. LD

    LindaD

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, very well attended too. Quality of food superb. Would definitely return again.

  3. AW

    AlanW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely early evening meal out. Prompt service. Imaginative cocktail. Beautiful presentation.

  4. m

    metallidan

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great apps, but the mains were just okay at best. Service was excellent, very friendly folks.

    The White HouseResponded 7 days ago

    Hi metallidan, Thank you for leaving a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and I will pass your feedback regarding your meal onto the chef. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  5. g

    gelova

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was nice, except from my partners haggis pizza, lots of cheese, no flavour and the tiniest amount of haggis, drinks took long to come out, cocktails were okay, the pear and elderflower mohito was delicious tho. Staff were amazing, very attentive. Our waitress Layla was very nice, thank you!

    The White HouseResponded 7 days ago

    Hi gelova, Thank you for leaving a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cocktails and I will pass your kind comments onto Layla. I will also be passing your feedback onto the chef and the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Get the scallops!

    The White HouseResponded on 16 June 2022

    Hello, Thank you for leaving a 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the scallops and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  7. NH

    NicolaH

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff were friendly and attentive, even though they were busy. Everything was delicious.

    The White HouseResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi NicolaH, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious, service quick and easy! Waitress had a heavy dose of the cold and was sniffing over us! Apart from that all good!

  9. CC

    CC22

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Service was slow for being very quiet on Saturday at 5pm. Had been seated for 15 mins before we had to get food/drink menu ourselves. Pizzas could have had more toppings. Cocktails were nice. Staff friendly

  10. KT

    KarenT

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service excellent. Not a massive range on menu but what they have on they do really well

    The White HouseResponded on 6 June 2022

    Hi KarenT, Thank you for leaving a 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We are in the process of updating our menu to include a wider range of dishes, we hope to welcome you back again once these changes have been made.

  11. CH

    CraigH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about thenplace was superb. Will definitely be returning.

    The White HouseResponded on 9 June 2022

    Hi CraigH, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  12. KG

    KathleenG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our meal, and the waitress gave us a good recommendation for where to find some good live music.

    The White HouseResponded on 2 June 2022

    Hi KathleenG, Thank you for leaving a lovely review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Nice place but the food was not very good.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made a mistake when booking my table called and was greeted with an extremely understanding staff member who fixed the situation in a timely manner the dinner itself was very enjoyable with welcoming waiting staff who make you feel at home in the restaurant.

    The White HouseResponded on 26 May 2022

    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are glad to hear that the mistake with your booking was resolved and you were able to come and enjoy your meal with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  15. NS

    NicoleS

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4

    Great night, great food and great atmosphere. Just found our selves waiting to be served a lot. And took a while to be asked for any more drinks. Tried to catch the attention of the waitresses however it was quite difficult

    The White HouseResponded on 23 May 2022

    Hi NicoleS, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you had a great night and enjoyed your meal. I will be passing your feedback onto the rest of the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  16. P

    Peggy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pleasant atmosphere. Nice decor. Good service. Food excellent.

    The White HouseResponded on 19 May 2022

    Hi Peggy, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  17. K

    Kathleenr

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined at The White House several times 5 years ago and were looking forward to seeing if they maintained their excellence. The restaurant is as beautiful now - clean with a calm ambience. Drinks and food were delicious! Great service from our server, Alice.

    The White HouseResponded on 19 May 2022

    Hi Kathleenr, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and drinks. We will make sure that your kind comments are passed onto Alice and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Service was slow considering we were warned on arrival of when we had to leave - food very mediocre

  19. D

    Denise

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and the cocktails were lush. The waitress was very friendly as well. Thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary meal. Definitely be back.

    The White HouseResponded on 19 May 2022

    Hi Denise, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely time celebrating your anniversary and enjoyed your meal and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  20. L

    Lizbeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A little noisy, tables now very close together but maybe just more aware of this as a result of covid restrictions. Overall very good dining experience!

    The White HouseResponded on 9 May 2022

    Hi Lizbeth, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad that you enjoyed dining with us and will be sure to pass your comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  21. LB

    LindaB

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice meal, food was served quickly and was hot on arrival. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Would return if we come back yo Inverness.

    The White HouseResponded on 5 May 2022

    Hi LisaB, Thank for leaving a lovely review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Inverness.

  22. V

    Visitiers

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good experience, excellent staff and food very good. Nice atmosphere, in summary very good 👍

    The White HouseResponded on 3 May 2022

    Hi Visitiers, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  23. p

    pearlh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Had to wait for ages to get first course plates removed! Same with second course! I had to go to find waitress! Only one other table so not as if she was run off her feet!

  24. EH

    ErHu

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place and friendly people. The good was very good and the time in beteren the plates was fine. We enjoyed the diner!

    The White HouseResponded on 28 April 2022

    Hi ErHu, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  25. D

    Dave

    Baltimore

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We were seated immediately upon arrival. The caprese salad was tasty. The Margherita pizza needed fresh basil.

    The White HouseResponded on 28 April 2022

    Hi Dave, Thank you for leaving an honest review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the caprese salad and we will make sure to pass your feedback on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  26. CR

    ChristineRigby

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant atmosphere, a small variety in menu. Excellent friendly staff . Excellent choice of different cocktails that made the experience very memorable and a lot of fun.

    The White HouseResponded on 21 April 2022

    Hi ChristineRigby, Thank you for leaving a great 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and drinks! The current food menu is only temporary as we make some changes to our kitchen, we hope to welcome you back soon when we have our new larger menu.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This was the second time visiting White House on our second trip to Inverness. We loved it so much the first time we had to come back. The bathtub drink was a hit again and the two fried chicken thigh plates were a huge hit. The wait staff is very nice and the vibe of the whole place is wonderful.

    The White HouseResponded on 21 April 2022

    Hello, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your drinks and food. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  28. D

    Doris

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    Slow service and not a nave experience - won't be back

  29. L

    Lisa

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Very nice restaurant. Food was good. The only complaint, took a long time to get the check as the wait staff was not really checking in.

  30. B

    peterB

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We arrived early but we received a very friendly greeting and we were seated at the bar to wait for our table. The bar staff were a couple of amazing guys who made us feel very welcome. As I have gluten free requirements the menu was available to accommodate this with several options. The food was extremely well cooked, presented and very tasty.

  31. s

    salfoody

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Nice decor and friendly staff. Limited choice on menu for dinner. Starter and main were a bit greasy. Batter on both. Had lunch here a while back and much preferred the menu choice then. However would return to try again.

  32. M

    M7373

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We were placed to the back of the restaurant even though it wasn't busy. As we were in for cocktails I would have liked the option of a comfier seat. There were 3 unoccupied sofas?

  33. SM

    SeonM

    Inverness

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and good food and drinks.

    The White HouseResponded on 19 April 2022

    Hi SeonM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  34. S

    Sandi

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We found the room very cold although we were directed to another table when asked. Service great and very attentive, the food was delicious. Found the menu not very varied but despite that we enjoyed our food. Cocktails lovely but pricey.

  35. SM

    SeonM

    Inverness

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a very tasty haggis pizza. Staff were lovely and the restaurant and facilities were very clean 😊

    The White HouseResponded on 11 April 2022

    Hi SeonM, Thank you for leaving a lovely review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the haggis pizza along with the service and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  36. CN

    ClaireN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great choice of menu, wine and cocktails were perfect also. Will definitely be going back asap.

    The White HouseResponded on 11 April 2022

    Hi ClaireN, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  37. AH

    AliHar

    Inverness

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, lovely cocktails

    The White HouseResponded on 4 April 2022

    Hi AliHar, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

  38. T

    Tina

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, not rushed and felt comfortable. Restaurant was cosy and seating comfortable. Was my first time here and I will definitely visit again. We had lunch on a Saturday a d although it was busy it was not noisy and you had privacy to chat.

    The White HouseResponded on 4 April 2022

    Hi Tina, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  39. FM

    FionaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Gorgeous decor and friendly staff. Found the menu quite limited but the food was nice enough. Our waitress was lovely but I did find it quite off putting as she tried to upsell us every single time she came to the table after she took our menus and even after I would say ‘no thank you’ she continued to list items… a little tiresome. We had a cocktail and mocktail with our meals which were beautiful.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    All good - happy to go back again

    The White HouseResponded on 4 April 2022

    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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The White House is rated 4.5 stars by 781 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The White House

50 Union St Inverness, Highland IV1 1PX

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Inverness

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:45 Sun 12:30–15:45 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Seafood, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Various City Centre car parks nearby. Main ones being the Eastgate Shopping Centre at Millburn Rd, Inverness and the main Council operated multi storey car park at Rose St, Inverness (24 hours). After 6pm there is also free on street car parking available within the various streets surrounding the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Full range of train and bus facilities available within a 2 minute walk of the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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