The White House

4.5
673 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....!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 673 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6
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aileend
Inverness
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, staff were lovely. Won’t hesitate to return

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Kirsty
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and fabulous staff. The process to get in made us feel safer visiting this restaurant.

NH
NiallH
Inverness
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brilliant food, classic "good food".

Only downside was food table was booked for 12 and the restaurant didn't open it's doors until exactly 12. I understand that's correct but would of been nice to not wait outside in the rain due to us wanting to be on time.

However this did not change my opinion of the Whitehouse and I will be back to enjoy another fantastic meal.

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Shona
Inverness
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Your staff are a credit to your business. We were all made to feel so welcome. Thank you

BB
BillyB68
Inverness
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Inverness about 3-4 times a year , and would never miss the chance to dine at The White House . So much so we cancelled our plans tonight for another visit for my Wife’s birthday tonight . Service is exceptional, friendly staff , knowledgeable and very helpful . Haggis , neeps& tatties with whisky sauce is a must ! Cocktails were so good too .

SG
SusanG
Aberdeen
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for cocktails for our anniversary. We were greeted and given the option of two seating areas. Ordered drinks which were made promptly and delicious. Staff were very attentive and the bar is beautifully decorated and has a lovely atmosphere. We stayed for allocated two hours trying a few different cocktails.

MC
MattC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, good ambience, delicious food. Busy on a Friday night so worth booking in advance, but it's obvious why - great place to eat.

JA
JacquiA
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch here yesterday! Lovely ambience, food was delicious and the staff friendly and very efficient! Due back in a couple of weeks looking forward to it!

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Sandi
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and amazing food and cocktails.

Service good and bang on the money with Covid procedures.

Will definitely return

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely attentive staff. Food was delicious, the courgette and spinach courgettes were one of the best things we have ever had. Thoroughly recommend, we will definitely be back

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eilidhm
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food nicely served very efficient. Got the impression the staff weren't happy. No smiles or jokes but didn't take away from the nice lunch we had.

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AndyR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, drinks too. Quiet on the night we visited (Thursday) but busy enough in terms of numbers that it was a nice atmosphere. Staff were very friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on previous trip from canada and quality has held up. Very good service. My spouse had mushroom risotto and it was a large serving and very good.
I had the Ceasars salad with hot chicken . Chicken was excellent. Nice dressing but the salad was shredded head lettuce?????
Why not romaine????
Great ambience

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating changing some of the ingredients in dishes to suit.

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SamanthaT
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening was had, with nice food & great service

AM
AliMM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tasty food, well cooked. Service a little disappointing, came to take our order but had omitted to give us menus!

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault anything!! Service was excellent, food amazing and the cocktails delicious. Will definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely 3 course meal in a beautiful restaurant, gentle lighting creating a nice atmosphere

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Nelliefrog
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food especially the daily choice. Pleasant staff. Nice ambiance

TF
TraceyF
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, bit slow to offer dessert but great service

SD
StuartD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience,good choice of food.
The quality of the food was excellent and the service was first class.
I had found it difficult to book as the phone was not accepting calls and an email was not replying very quickly.

ET
ElTom
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place –
I definitely would return to try more dishes. 

CM
CMcT
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Go to place
Love the vibe here. Classy.
Recommend if you want to dine and drink classy and dress up.

LM
LesleyM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the setting was gorgeous

OT
OpenTable Diner
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great staff, lovely food and cocktails.

PW
PollyW
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mains and desserts were delicious. Highly recommend the Chicken & Feta Pesto Pasta followed by the Chocolate Orange Cheesecake. Beautiful presentation. Great service and reasonably priced.

VB
VilmaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing. The staff was superb!

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NicolaG
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overnight stay in Inverness and we wanted to eat at a locally owned restaurant - lovely food and great mocktails to enjoy too! Lovely decor and friendly service- felt COVID safe.

AW
AnnieW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, inviting ambiance and host. Our chicken breast with pesto cream and lamb steak were delicious. I would recommend this restaurant.

KG
KimG
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good friendly service, lovely meal, enjoyed our evening at White House.

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rw21
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely style and ambiance. Food was excellent, choice to suit everyone. Cocktails were great. Service was spot on.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There is a relaxed and inviting atmosphere inside. The kind of place you could have a meal with your folks, or a few cocktails with friends. The staff are all very professional and the floor manager makes you feel at home. My tip, get a taxi there so that you can all sample some of the cocktails: They don't just do the same commercial cocktails that you see everywhere else.

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Toosh
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The wine came when we were 2 thirds through our meal I had to ask where is was. Very disappointing.

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IslaP
Angus
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Central location, COVID measures in place, good value

CG
ChloeG
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, drink, service. Highly recommend, will be coming again!

GR
GemmaR
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food and drink lovely young lady that served us food was lovely , there was an older man there who made us feel rushed ,kept telling us how long we had left on our table . From the moment we sat down we felt rushed and given the bill half an hour before we were due to leave without asking for it and told how long we had to Finnish out drinks

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vipMike
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was average, drinks great,
but overpriced overall

DD
DavidD
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere, very reassuring temp test before entry ensured peace of re covid, all waitresses very friendly, would recommend and also return.

LJ
LJDAVIS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Great selection of dishes and would highly recommend.

LC
LindsayC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Disappointing especially the steak
Poor lighting where I was sitting

FAQs

The White House is rated 4.5 stars by 673 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.