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The White House, Inverness, Highland

The White House

4.3
4.3
896 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Seafood, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Sat 11:00 am–2:15 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01463 226767

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    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 896 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Innovative

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Good for groups

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Neighborhood gem

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Romantic

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Good for special occasions

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Lively

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Overall

  • Inverness

    Best Service

  • Inverness

    Best Ambiance

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Innovative

  • Inverness

    Good for groups

  • Inverness

    Neighborhood gem

  • Inverness

    Romantic

  • Inverness

    Good for special occasions

  • Inverness

    Lively

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Becky

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice options for vegetarians. Service was very good and the decor/atmosphere was lovely. Would recommend.
  2. EC

    EllC

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely, cocktails were great and the staff were really nice.
  3. j

    jazzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service and the food was amazing. Our waitress was working alone but was very quick and attentive.

    The White HouseResponded 3 days agoHi jazzy, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  4. CA

    CA82

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly attentive staff, good food and drinks, lovely atmosphere and good value for money.

    The White HouseResponded 6 days agoHi CA82, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it and we will be more than happy to let Maggie know of your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  5. ND

    NadineD

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening we had ! Food is amazing , staff were so attentive and the music was top notch !

    The White HouseResponded on January 23, 2023Hi NadineD, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it :)

  6. J

    Jenn

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sunday Birthday dinner for my daughter! Really fun fancy cocktails, food was tasty too! Quick, friendly service.

    The White HouseResponded on January 12, 2023Hi Jenn, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you had a nice time celebrating your daughter's birthday and enjoyed you cocktails and meal as well as the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  7. ZM

    ZoeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had lunch booked to celebrate my sisters engagement, lunch was fantastic, the service was great and the waitress was very lovley. The value for money was also great. Would highly recommend

    The White HouseResponded on January 9, 2023Hello ZoeM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team.

  8. h

    hnkj

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Lovely ambience and good service, unfortunately food was quite bland - 'roasted balsamic tomato' starter was raw cherry tomatoes with a little balsamic drizzle. Cocktails and drinks very good, food average for the price.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Myself and my partner have always loved The White House food and drink. We received vouchers for our Christmas so we decided to use them for our anniversary. The menus have changed since we were last there so I was sad to see the Rhubarb Gin Fizz was no longer on the menu *cry*. The dinner menu has been simplified to about 6 starters, 6 mains and no sides, which made our choices quick difficult since we’re both not very adventurous eaters. We opted for the sirloin steak cooked to medium. We both found our steaks really tough, quite disappointing when you’re paying £28.00 for your meal. We carried on eating our meal, mainly because we were so hungry and hadn’t eaten most of the day. At no point of the visit did any member of staff ask how our meal was, giving us the opportunity to complain. Sadly for these reason we probably won’t be back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    lovely , the soup is really good

    The White HouseResponded on January 5, 2023Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your soup and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  11. DM

    DonnaM

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ate here on 1st January and had a nice evening. Our waiter was friendly. Food was good - starters better than main meal for us. Drinks excellent - a lovely cocktail, red wine and coffee.
  12. VM

    ValerieM

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Lovely decor and ambience, attentive waiting staff a friendly service however the White House really let our experience down with very poor quality food. The so-called Sharing Platter consisted of a teaspoon of hummus smeared across a tiny board accompanied by 6 tortilla chips for £6.50. My niece ordered the king prawns which was 6 prawns for £9.50! Sorry White House, your cocktails might be good but you really need to work on the food. Very poor. We won’t be back ☹️
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So enjoyed the ‘boozy brunch’ with family. Great choice of food and drink which was well prepared and with excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere. Well done! Looking forward to the ‘Hogmanay Experience’

    The White HouseResponded on December 30, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your 'boozy brunch' experience and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the New Year for the 'Hogmanay Experience'.

  14. BL

    BerendL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner and the service was great!

    The White HouseResponded on December 28, 2022Hi BernedL, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review!

  15. M

    Mark

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit to The White House as this was just as good as the first. Food was superb and service was warm and efficient.

    The White HouseResponded on December 28, 2022Hi Mark, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it. :)

  16. LS

    LeeS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Came here about 18 months ago and the cocktail menu used to be amazing. Unfortunately it's had a change and not for the better in my opinion. Nothing wrong with the venue itself, I just expected a good selection of cocktails but was left wanting.
  17. AK

    AmyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked for lunch and stayed until tea time for drinks. The food was excellent and catered well for dairy and gluten free. A lovely atmosphere and staff were just lovely. They even offered up the sofa area after our meal for some added comfort. Beautiful setting. Will definately be back. Thank you!
  18. 1

    1234567

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We waited over an hour for are food to come out which was annoying considering a lot of tables around us had gotten there food even ordering after us and it wasn’t that busy in the restaurant. The service was okay but not extremely friendly and quite blunt. Felt like we were a pain everytime we asked for something, we did order another bottle of Prosecco which never arrived and when asked for another one we didn’t even receive an apology. I understand sometimes it can be hard to remember but an apology would have been appreciated. We probably won’t be returning after that, the food was great but definitely not worth the wait time. Thanks
  19. DR

    DebbieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant family meal. Staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient. Food was cooked to order, piping hot and so delicious. Great place and will be back.

    The White HouseResponded on December 19, 2022Hi DebbieR, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  20. MC

    MalcolmC

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our anniversary meal was spoilt on this occasion because of 12 Christmas Party revellers who were lewd. We also found the service lacking on this occasion due to inexperienced staff.
  21. TB

    TBTBG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A party of three. 2 x beef blade and 1 x turkey. We were unable to eat the beef as it was so tough. The waitress apologised but did not seem to know how to respond. We have eaten here several times before and loved it so we were very disappointed in the food and service.
  22. S

    Sandra

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous afternoon celebrating Christmas with the lovely Xmas lunch menu. It was so tasty. The staff were very helpful and accomodating. We had a great time. Thankyou

    The White HouseResponded on December 12, 2022Hi Sandra, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it and happy to hear you enjoyed your Christmas lunch with us.

  23. EC

    EmmaC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had booked for 4 people but had an additional 2 follow along with us, they accommodated the extra 2 for us on a busy Friday/December night.

    The White HouseResponded on December 12, 2022Hi EmmaC, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! :)

  24. l

    laurent

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We had to wait 10 minutes for our table and 25 minutes until someone took our drink order and people who arrived after us received drinks before our order was taken. Our food arrived before our drinks. The food was delicious, but the service was terrible. The waitress only made an effort when we were paying the bill clearly looking for a tip. Disappointing
  25. P

    Penny7

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff were very welcoming and attentive Food was very good if a tad expensive
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent ambience and great staff. Concise wine list and fair selection of ales. One of the best restaurants in the centre of Inverness
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations to eat here a few weeks before our trip to Inverness based on previous reviews. Simply put, we had an excellent experience. Charlie was great in the host/server roles and the appetizers, entrees and dessert were great. We gave this feedback directly to Charlie & he gave us a list of their other restaurants to consider. If you get the opportunity, have a meal here - it’s delicious!

    The White HouseResponded on December 1, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and I will be sure to pass your kind comments onto Charlie. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where to start……this is one of our favourite restaurants and everytime we go it does not disappoint,from booking to paying it is all done stress free and with ease.the food is delicious and very well presented,the staff are very welcoming and friendly,they really do know how to look after you without making you feel pressured etc,a credit to their management,and as for the cocktails it is my favourite place to have them,the only place I can get a daiquiri here that is the same as when I’m on holiday,the ambience,feel and atmosphere is second to none,keep up the great work guys and see you again very soon

    The White HouseResponded on November 28, 2022Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear we are one of your favorite restaurants. I will pass your kind comments back to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  29. JS

    JoST

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely place for a late afternoon catch up, not too noisy and a very chilled atmosphere. Cocktails were very tasty and the staff were lovely too. Will definitely be back.

    The White HouseResponded on December 1, 2022Hi JoST, Thank you for leaving us a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your cocktails, the service, and the atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  30. SD

    SaraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location. Service was very friendly and helpful. Menu suited us both and food was very nice. Well looked after!

    The White HouseResponded on November 28, 2022Hi SaraD, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it :)

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Very slow service.
  32. J

    Jakeyboots

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 people 3 courses Lots of lovely cocktails Everything!!! was delicious

    The White HouseResponded on November 24, 2022Hi Jakeyboots, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed your meal and cocktails. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  33. JW

    JanW

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service in a lovely setting, food was good and tasty, the cocktails were superb

    The White HouseResponded on November 14, 2022Hello JanW, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  34. GJ

    GillianJ

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for lunch with my daughter, waitress was really friendly and bubbly. Food was super tasty and drinks were good too.

    The White HouseResponded on November 14, 2022Hi GillianJ, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review. :)

  35. RH

    RonaH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service. Value for money. Definitely will return.

    The White HouseResponded on November 14, 2022Hello RonaH, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! :)

  36. AM

    AnnetteM

    Inverness

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very prompt service. Food was delicious and value for money.
  37. DE

    DeeE

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiends and I are visiting from the U.S. and we absolutely loved this restaurant! Our waitress was wonderful. We enjoyed specialty drinks and dinner. The ambience is quiet and relaxing. Dim lights and quaint decor. I highly recommend this restaurant and prices are reasonable!

    The White HouseResponded on November 10, 2022Hi DeeE, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your meal and drinks as well as the service and ambience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  38. n

    noahw

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was genuinely surprised that The White House was not busier on a Friday night. I’m from New York and this sort of reminds me of a restaurant in The Hamptons. Very Classy. Great Decor, intimate with a nice bar and a little lounge section for drinks. Food was exquisite. My partner is Gluten Intolerant and I always have trouble finding something for him that we can enjoy together. I was thrilled to discover that not only are they almost 60 percent gluten free, but also nut-free. It’s not necessarily advertised but in my experience, an allergy free kitchen is a clean kitchen. I had a halibut tar tar, gluten free falafel. Gluten free Fish and Chips(incredible!!!) and Cornfed Chicken. Excellent food presentation and great portions. There were at least 8 other dishes I wanted to order. Maybe next time. Shoutout to our charming and knowledgeable servers Layla and Charlene. They were first class and very knowledgeable about Inverness. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND :)

    The White HouseResponded on November 10, 2022Hi noahw, Thank you for leaving us a wonderful 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and found our menu to have plenty gluten free options. We are also glad that you enjoyed the decor and service, I will be sure to pass your kind comments onto Layla and Charlene as well as our head chef Lynsey. We hope to welcome you back again soon and that you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

  39. SM

    StephenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment, fantastic food and amazing staff 👏🏿🎉

    The White HouseResponded on November 10, 2022Hi StephenM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  40. SR

    StevenR

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My wife and I always share an appetizer and main course and sometimes a desert. We also have a cocktail. The drinks were good and so was the service. The appetizer was scallops and were very tasty, but only 2 so I thought skimpy. The fish was good, but the portions small. For Inverness I thought it was a bit pricey, but the quality was good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The White House is rated 4.3 stars by 896 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 12 times today
Google Map for The White House

50 Union St, Inverness, Highland IV1 1PX

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Inverness

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Sat 11:00 am–2:15 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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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