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Hootananny Inverness, Inverness, Highland

Hootananny Inverness

4.6
4.6
132 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

8:30 PM


Booked 9 times 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 132 people are saying

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

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    Most Booked

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    Best Overall

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inverness

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. RA

    RikkiA

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. DS

    DebbieS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    ITosC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Schueyfamily

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    DebbieS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. PS

    PaulS

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food. Music at 9 pm, also quite good, recommend the Salmon!
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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
  15. 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😋👍👍👍👍👍!
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  20. 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!
  21. 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!
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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! ❤
  29. BL

    BarbaraL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely quirky venue.Staff friendly and attentive.Food was really tasty.Had haggis neeps and tatties which was really good.Cheerful background music.
  30. AA

    AffonsoA

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice Pub. Good food. Traditional Music. Short options on the tap list.
  31. GA

    GrumpyAggie

    Houston

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Hootananny Inverness is a highly rated local pub with live music. It is in the heart of Inverness City Center. Being a popular place with tourists, we worried it would be subpar food. We had it all wrong. The steak and ale pie was excellent. It was, in fact, one of the best I have had in a long time. The fish and chips tasted great, and I loved the tartar sauce, but it does have a bit of a kick to it. The service could be a wee bit more attentive, but they did have to deal with the most stereotypical tourists I have ever seen. This group was demanding and loud, and I applaud the staff for keeping their cool. One lady at the table was upset that in Scotland, they didn't have a selection of bourbon whiskey (an American Whiskey) and wondered if the locally sourced salmon would be as good as the stuff from Alaska. I strongly suggest you make reservations and put this place on your list.
  32. R

    Rajae

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice and friendly staff and the music is fantastic. Highly recommend
  33. JN

    JoaquimN

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I would not recomend this restaurant. The table was not very clean, waited too much for food and drinks.
  34. K

    Kate

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Inverness….we thoroughly enjoyed our Hootenanny experience! Great music, food, and charming staff…..go here you guys, such fun!
  35. TG

    ThomasG

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great authentic Scottish food and music. The portions are large: My fiancé was full after eating only the half of her burger. My haggis, neeps & tatties was huge (and delicious) as well. The only thing which could have been better: the barkeeper was quite grumpy and gave me the feeling of not being welcome. Also, he gave me too little change.
  36. N

    Nate

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was OK, nothing special. We went for the music but were seated behind a staircase where you could not hear the musicians or see them. Can't recommend.
  37. SS

    StephanieS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Hootananny was fantastic. It was a recommendation from our Guest House, and we are so pleased! I made a reservation online for me and a friend for her birthday dinner. The food was absolutely incredible, and the extra touch of a birthday candle in my friend's cheesecake was awesome. When the live music came on around 9pm, it was so engaging and welcoming. Highly recommend!
  38. RD

    RobynD

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you fir a really fun evening! Drinks, food, service and the entertainment was just great!
  39. EW

    EmilyW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere at Hootananny! We got the latest reservation for food possible so that we could stick around for the live music around 9:30. The burger was great and we're so glad we stayed for the music! Very much recommend!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for dinner and stayed for live music! Hootenanny menu features good Scottish cuisine with good portions. Full bar and great live music in the evening made our trip to Inverness extra memorable!

FAQs

Hootananny Inverness is rated 4.6 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 9 times 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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