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The White House, Inverness, Highland

The White House

4.4
4.4
837 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 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Seafood, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Sun 12:30 pm–3:45 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 837 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Ambiance

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Romantic

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Scottish

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Ambiance

  • Inverness

    Best Value

  • Inverness

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Inverness

    Romantic

  • Inverness

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. JD

    JanetteD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Ok -just be aware of the 2 hour table slot-not really ideal
  2. C

    Claire

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great friendly service. Expensive for what they are serving. Scallops for starter is not worth the money. The scallops were small and very flat. Teapot cocktail you will only get a small teacup each from this. Not great value for money but the food is lovely.
  3. g

    graceness

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The service was good however the food was only alright.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Long wait, undercooked and under seasoned food. Drinks very sweet.
  5. SJ

    ShaunJ

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was over cooked and bland, fish had been left on the food warmer for too long. Scallops were cut in half and I got 3 halves. Cheese board was the best course
  6. VG

    ValeG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was such a nice place to have dinner. The food was delicious and beautifully presented (the scallops and the lamb are great), the service attentive and pleasant, the decoration is elegant and warm.

    The White HouseResponded 7 days agoHi ValeG, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review. We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious food, scallops and lamb. I will pass on your kind comments to the chef and team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  7. BS

    BarbS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our tour was going to arrive an hour later than we expected. We called and they were still able to fit us in later in the evening. We were so glad they did. Amazing food and ambiance. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

    The White HouseResponded on September 12, 2022Hello BarbS, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  8. FC

    FelicityC

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Friendly waitress Fairly quick service Delicious fries Hugely overpriced superfood salad Too small portions Overpriced food in general
  9. MB

    MarkB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Ribeye steak was chewy and tough. Fish and chips were good
  10. T

    Tracey

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience5
    The menu had been changed and therefore I had to have a kids meal as there was nothing on the menu I liked and my guests said the same there were no beef burgers , sandwiches or toasties . Will not return until menu is changed
  11. CM

    CaroleM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service slow , had to change seats , stood at door 10mins before anyone came near us
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just excellent.

    The White HouseResponded on August 29, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review!

  13. A

    Annam

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service was poor to begin with. Left standing at the entrance for too long with staff walking past avoiding eye contact. All they had to do was say someone would be with us soon. Once seated it was quite a wait to give our food order - we ended up having to wave at a waitress and ask for our order to be taken. It didn't seem particularly busy and there seemed to be plenty of staff. Cocktails were good but small and expensive. Food was good and came quickly after ordering.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food & cocktails Staff were polite and very helpful

    The White HouseResponded on August 29, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  15. AS

    AfzanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff were attentive, knowledgable and friendly. The food was good, no more than what you’d expect from a moderate modern British restaurant but good nevertheless. The ambience was lively with dance music on loud enough to move to in your seat but low enough to chat in an intimate setting :)

    The White HouseResponded on August 29, 2022Hi AfzanS, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! I will be more than happy to pass on your kind comments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  16. LM

    LouiseM

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service really enjoyed our meal out

    The White HouseResponded on August 22, 2022Hi LouiseqM, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! :)

  17. FP

    FP6198

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had a very nice evening here. The food was not amazing, but it was plenty good and we loved the ambience. Great cocktail list too!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dîner dans un cadre très sympa et personnel adorable

    The White HouseResponded on August 22, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review!

  19. RH

    RobH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service

    The White HouseResponded on August 29, 2022Helllo RobH, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  20. g

    grh822

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Got there 10 min early we were seated right away. Waitress very helpful. Would recommend

    The White HouseResponded on August 22, 2022Hi grh822. Thank you for leaving us a review! :)

  21. MB

    MatthewB

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, lovely and clean restaurant that always delivers

    The White HouseResponded on August 22, 2022Hi MatthewB, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  22. CI

    CarlIng

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visits in two weeks and the quality and service remained magnificent - will definitely recommend

    The White HouseResponded on August 18, 2022Hi CarlIng, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  23. MY

    MicheleY

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb! The atmosphere was relaxing. The wait staff was very kind and attentive.

    The White HouseResponded on August 18, 2022Hello MicheleY, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

  24. WD

    WilliamD

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food was great along with the price. Staff were very attentive and polite. Will definitely be back.

    The White HouseResponded on August 22, 2022Hello WilliamD, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  25. S

    Stephen

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had excellent service, the food was amazing, enjoyed the cocktails too :)

    The White HouseResponded on August 18, 2022Hi Stephen, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great service and exciting menu choices. Lovely evening.

    The White HouseResponded on August 18, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great review! :)

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience at the White House restaurant. Ambiance, service and food were excellent. Highly recommend! Reservations are advisable.

    The White HouseResponded on September 5, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it :)

  28. E

    Ester

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place with a good food. Highly recomended to book a table.

    The White HouseResponded on August 11, 2022Hello Ester Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! :)

  29. SL

    SoniaLS

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Service was slow, food was undercooked. Overall it was good. I would go back, we all have our off days
  30. SP

    StephenP

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Good venue for groups/parties, not so good for couples. When we arrived we were told that we could only have the table for 1hr 45mins as they were very busy!
  31. N

    Neil

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The White House was recommended to us by our hostess at our B&B. We had a lovely server, she just wasn’t able to serve in a timely manner. I’m sure there are several reasons for delays but our party of 4 waited 30 minutes for 2 appetizers, then another 40 minutes for our main plates. We would have liked dessert and coffee but the waiting prevented that experience. We had reservations.
  32. MG

    MoritzG

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food in this restaurant was wonderful. The scallop starter was exceptional and the pasta main I had was equally very good. Service was a little slow but the staff very pleasant and helpful. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant if in Inverness.

    The White HouseResponded on August 4, 2022Hi MoritzG, Thank you for leaving a lovely review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, especially the scallops and pasta. I will pass your feedback regarding service onto the team to use when training. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  33. E

    Emily

    Angus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    One member of staff was very good, some of the others seemed a bit inexperienced. The food was delicious.
  34. TL

    TunL

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good place to dine. Fish menus are one of the best. Old ambivalent atmosphere.

    The White HouseResponded on August 4, 2022Hi TunL, Thank you for leaving a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  35. PH

    PhilippaH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very fortunate to secure a booking following a cancellation. Excellent in all respects. Great food, amazing cocktails and very friendly and welcoming staff.

    The White HouseResponded on August 2, 2022Hi PhilippaH, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, cocktails, and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  36. SC

    SharonC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sharedthe fish and chips along with a wedge salad and a pear and raspberry mojito. All excellent.

    The White HouseResponded on August 2, 2022Hi SharonC, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your fish and chips, wedge salad, and the pear and raspberry mojito. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  37. G

    Gail

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Central location, great decor, fab staff, and the food choice was excellent- we chose the 3 small plates for £15- very good value and delicious

    The White HouseResponded on July 28, 2022Hi Gail, Thank you for leaving 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.

  38. JB

    JanaB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a lovely restaurant, with a reasonable menu, a comfortable ambiance, and a cheerful and attentive staff. The food was very good and we’re quite happy to have chosen it for our Saturday evening meal.

    The White HouseResponded on July 25, 2022Hi JanaB, Thank you for leaving a great review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and found our menu to be reasonable. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  39. LM

    LucyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was poor but otherwise good experience and food was fantastic
  40. M

    Magnoliaman

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner in Inverness. Great cocktails, excellent food and superb service.

    The White HouseResponded on July 21, 2022Hi Magnoliaman, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, cocktails, and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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 4.4 stars by 837 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 14 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–Sat 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Sun 12:30 pm–3:45 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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