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Hootananny Inverness, Inverness, Highland

Hootananny Inverness

4.5
4.5
144 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
WE DO NOT ACCEPT BOOKINGS OR RESERVATIONS FOR MUSIC OR DRINKS ONLY Bookings via open table are for food bookings only - minimum spend applies - one main meal per diner minimum
For live music and drinks we are walk in only. You may be asked to confirm your booking

FOOD WILL BE SERVED 5-9PM Open daily for pub drinkers, we have a delicious Scottish menu of traditional dishes cooked to perfection from 5-9pm daily

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 6:00 pm–3:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–3:00 am

  • Phone number

    01463 233651

  • Payment options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We do not accept bookings for drinks only, minimum spend applies - one main meal per diner minimum <br />For live music and drinks we are walk in only. You may be asked to confirm your booking

  • Private party facilities

    We do not accept bookings for drinks only, minimum spend applies - one main meal per diner minimum For live music and drinks we are walk in only. You may be asked to confirm your booking

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Cross street

    We do not accept bookings for drinks only, minimum spend applies

  • Parking details

    PLEASE NOTE BOOKING IS ONLY FOR DINNER

  • Public transit

    We do not accept bookings for drinks only, minimum spend applies - one main meal per diner minimum <br />For live music and drinks we are walk in only. You may be asked to confirm your booking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 144 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. LW

    LynseyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent live music! We'll definitely be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter and bartender were fantastic.
  3. l

    louisev

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent music atmosphere & good food would definitely return
  4. R

    Renee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    As a solo traveler I always appreciate a little conversation while interacting with the waitstaff. I was very excited about coming here and booked way in advance. Arriving I was seated at a little table under the stairs- out of the way. I thought it was cozy at first but then nobody noticed me there until two other tables were seated. Then the waiter came and chatted at length with both tables- got their drinks and only then came to my table. I ordered a beer and some water and then never saw the waiter again. A different young guy brought the beer awhile later. I never go the water- and then a different waiter came by the other tables and introduced himself- I assume telling them he was taking over the station. He did not speak to me. Eventually came to take my order. All he said was what would you like. And ok. Took the menu and disappeared until he brought the food out. I was never checked on, spoken to, never asked if I would like another beer. Nothing. It made me feel in the way- unwanted. So I flagged the waiter down and said I wanted my food and a dessert to go. I didn’t want to even finish my food or spend one more second there. He said- I don’t know if we have to go boxes. As he’s taking my plate. I grabbed the barely touched dinner back and said maybe he should check in that before taking the food away. Anyhow- he came back- they did have boxes and he took the food. No talking no concern - still. I paid and left without tipping for the first time in my life. I get that a single middle aged woman is of no interest to these young guys. But I over tip - and all I wanted was a normal friendly dining experience. The couples and younger people seemed to have a good time. And this place has a good rep. The food tasted good. I don’t understand why they were so rude to me. But it did negatively impact my first night in Inverness A trip I’ve worked my entire life to afford. All my other dining experiences have been excellent- so?! Idk.
  5. FR

    FairReviwer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Fish and chips were OK but nothing more and were quite expensive
  6. JN

    JimN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere and good food, and drink. Thanks.
  7. KH

    KathleenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Enjoyed our meal very much.
  8. PJ

    PhilipJ

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hootenanny was a short walk across the bridge and was well worth the walk. The bar had a great atmosphere and the staff were friendly and welcoming. The Smoked Salmon and the Steak and Ale pie were both delicious. We enjoyed a Red ale and a Blonde larger. Highly recommend the Hootananny for a meal, drinks and music.
  9. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We were really excited to eat here and experience both the dinner and hear the music. We made reservations as suggested. We arrived promptly, were seated promptly and then forgotten. We went and got our drinks at the bar and the waiter served everyone around us, would not make eye contact and completely ignored us. After 30 full minutes of this, my friend went to the front and asked the doorman to put in our order. Order arrived and was placed on table by someone else...we were never checked on by the waiter. Eventually we flagged him down....and asked for dessert...and he said...."I guess if you order it right now." We would never go back. Food was just ok. Drinks were fine and cheap. Music was good. Service stunk.
  10. J

    Joalsbear

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in the door, everything was perfect. The staff was so friendly and fun. Food was fantastic! Best decision I made in Inverness was this reservation.
  11. F

    Fabfind

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Scottish food, great servers and authentic decorations, highly recommend!
  12. NM

    NicoleM

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was great, from burgers to haggis to fish. The guys working there were very kind and we enjoyed our visit!
  13. RA

    RikkiA

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Liked the vibe on this place. Our waiter burned around like the Energise Bunny. He was informative and very humorous. A couple more vegetarian options on the menu would add to appeal.
  14. DS

    DebbieS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food ,service and ambiance. Definitely make a reservation as very busy. Would recommend
  15. IT

    ITosC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice pub with good music. Very good beers. Stew was great although salmon was over done.
  16. S

    Schueyfamily

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy without the music venue (7pm) with a reservation. The food was good and upscale. Pub was standing room.
  17. DS

    DebbieS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They honored my reservation on time . When wasn't sure what beer to drink , they gave suggestions. The suggestion was a great choice . I would highly recommend the restaurant.
  18. IR

    IlariaR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and live music. Very good choice of beer selection also
  19. CM

    CarolynM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I went there on a recommendation. I had a decent table, my first waiter must’ve been new he had no idea what he was doing. My second waiter was nice and helpful and the third also. However none of the menu was explained to me, I was looking for whiskey recommendations, got none, and the food was OK. I was not checked on at all. I even had a reservation, which didn’t seem to matter.
  20. J

    Johnh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A must visit for everybody who loves great food, Scottish Highland atmosphere and original music. Among the freshest tasting salmon I have ever eaten. The band that night was incredibly talented. A very memorable part of our vacation. I know we will be back, and I can't wait.
  21. D

    Donna

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked here on recommendations from others and wasn't disappointed. The staff were all very friendly. I was greeted at the door and another member of staff came to take my order. I said I wanted a non-peat whisky and they made a recommendation for me. I had the cullen skink for a starter and haggis, neeps and tatties for the main. Both large portions and I struggled to eat it all. Would have loved to have tried a dessert also but I was just too full. The food was really nice. Would definitely return.
  22. AJ

    AntoinetteJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A great place to hear local music. I booked an 8:15 reservation for dinner so I could hear the music that started at 9:00.
  23. PS

    PaulS

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food. Music at 9 pm, also quite good, recommend the Salmon!
  24. AM

    AdrieneM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had reservations for weeks and were really looking forward to our experience but unfortunately got seated upstairs on the little balcony where there are bright lights shining down and it is totally missing the ambiance that is downstairs (where it is dimmer, with candles on each table, and more “pub-like”. However our server Mason was so friendly and offered a good ice cream recommendation down the road! Food was good but nothing extraordinary. Good selection of beers on draft.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub food and excellent service!
  26. CC

    ColinC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Friendly, very informative staff. Gave great advice on whisky! Marked down as service was bit slow (waited 40 minutes to place food order) When it arrived (I ordered the haggis, wife had Salmon - both were excellent ) Was a bit put out when the American couple who had arrived 20 minutes later than the reserved time on their table (we were in at 7pm, they were due at 7:15. ) ordered after us yet were served before us. Still, enjoyed our evening and would recommend
  27. KJ

    KarenJ

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re on vacation in the UK- the ambiance at Hootenanny was perfect and the food was unexpectedly delicious! Great, fun service and very professional! We’re here for about another week and we’ll be back, for sure. Have dessert! It’s so good😋👍👍👍👍👍!
  28. JJ

    JenniferJ

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance! Great beer selection - our waiter made some good suggestions as well. Our family had salmon and steak and all of the entrees were very, very good. Would recommend!
  29. S

    Swissy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good and service as well. Music was great and not too loud. I would go again.
  30. J

    Justhi26

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Until we left, the group played their live music bored to my ears. The restaurant itself: great. I will try it again
  31. AA

    AngieA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good, the staff were very friendly and we we appreciated the live music!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak and ale pie was amazing! It came with potatoes, carrots and broccoli. The flaky crust was perfectly baked. My husband got the steak and ate every bite!
  33. TD

    TinaD

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hootenanny’s was so much fun! Good beer and food and amazing local Scottish music. Cheers to Steve for being such an awesome server!
  34. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good was good with quick service. Live music struck up at 2130. Terrific atmosphere and that was a Monday
  35. SB

    SBrack

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went early with family and had a great dinner. Food was good and staff were very friendly.
  36. MO

    MillicentO

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was delicious. Got a table overlooking the dining area. We did not stay behind for the live music.
  37. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful authentic Scottish food and music!! Our favorite thing that day!
  38. JK

    JolandaK

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice People good service only de airco was to cold
  39. CB

    ClaudiaB

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dishes, the haggis dish was superb. The staff very polite and helpful. Top music. Very special evening.
  40. ID

    InvitoD

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing pub to eat Scottish dishes, I do recommend the Haggis! There was the most enjoyable Scottish music concert, and they play 7/7, so try it out! ❤

FAQs

Hootananny Inverness is rated 4.5 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Hootananny Inverness

67 Church Street, Inverness, Highland IV1 1ES

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We do not accept bookings for drinks only, minimum spend applies

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 6:00 pm–3:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–3:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    PLEASE NOTE BOOKING IS ONLY FOR DINNER

  • Public transit

    We do not accept bookings for drinks only, minimum spend applies - one main meal per diner minimum For live music and drinks we are walk in only. You may be asked to confirm your booking

  • Payment options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01463 233651

  • Catering

    We do not accept bookings for drinks only, minimum spend applies - one main meal per diner minimum <br />For live music and drinks we are walk in only. You may be asked to confirm your booking

  • Private party facilities

    We do not accept bookings for drinks only, minimum spend applies - one main meal per diner minimum For live music and drinks we are walk in only. You may be asked to confirm your booking

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