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The White House, Inverness, Highland

The White House

4.4
4.4
812 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 16 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 812 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Best Ambiance

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Good for Groups

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Romantic

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Scottish

  • Inverness / Scottish Highlands

    Most Booked

  • Inverness

    Best Ambiance

  • Inverness

    Great for Lunch

  • Inverness

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Inverness

    Romantic

  • Inverness

    Special Occasion

  • Inverness

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inverness

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Ester

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    The White HouseResponded todayHello Ester Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! :)

  2. SL

    SoniaLS

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    StephenP

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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!
  4. N

    Neil

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  5. 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 7 days agoHi 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.

  6. 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.
  7. 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 7 days agoHi 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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
  13. 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.

  14. AF

    AnnieF

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The Food was good - but the service was almost not existing, maybe because it is a new place, new (intranet) waitresses and quite busy
  15. L

    Laura

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food, drinks, and service were all fantastic.

    The White HouseResponded on July 18, 2022Hi Laura, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and drinks as well as the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  16. LL

    LeslieL

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This is a really good place with excellent food and great atmosphere. They were a little short staffed but otherwise a great experience

    The White HouseResponded on July 14, 2022Hi LeslieL, Thank you for leaving a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and the atmosphere. We appreciate your acknowledgement regarding the staff shortages, we hope you come and try us again.

  17. CH

    CarlieH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended by a local and did not disappoint. A great experience!

    The White HouseResponded on July 14, 2022Hi CarlieH, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  18. LS

    LesS

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but not great. Small menu and seemed to be prepared ahead of time. Understand that staffing has an impact on this.
  19. D

    Deborah

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the ambience, food and drink. Super hostess and waitress. Highly recommend

    The White HouseResponded on July 11, 2022Hi Deborah, Thank you for leaving a great review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  20. LW

    LouW

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food, lovely cocktails good service, nice atmosphere. Menu was small but something for everyone, I would recommend

    The White HouseResponded on July 11, 2022Hi LouW, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, cocktails, service, and the atmosphere. I will pass your feedback regarding the menu size onto the chef for when we revise our menu next. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  21. IM

    IanMcF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, well presented and reasonably priced. A warning, if you do order a Bloody Mary from the bar, ask for it to be mild 😂

    The White HouseResponded on July 7, 2022Hi IanMcF, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and thought the prices were reasonable. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for some (mild) Bloody Marys :)

  22. DM

    DonaldM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We have dined at the White House a few times over the years, have to admit this was not up to its usual standards.
  23. R

    Rhona

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue and food was delicious. The cocktails were amazing! Very moreish! Service was good with friendly staff.

    The White HouseResponded on July 7, 2022Hi Rhona, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and cocktails as well as the service and atmosphere. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service and quality cocktails.

    The White HouseResponded on July 7, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you found the service and cocktails to be excellent. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The drink and the staff were lovely but unfortunately the food let it down tremendously! I had a starter for the main as their menu is quite bold and unfortunately by lunch had already ran out of the more common things on the menu. I would not recommend having the venison burger seeing as they only do it well done and my brother was unable to eat it! Anyone who eats venison knows if you cook it more than m/w it will be like leather, for the chef's not to be able to cook it to a specification leads me to believe they're not fresh and possibly frozen if so I don't agree paying £15 for a frozen burger...but the front of house staff were very gracious and took the burger and lettuce wedge off the bill and kept it a nice visit.
  26. PR

    PaulineR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Very busy with not enough staff. The girls did their best. Our food was all eaten before we got a drink. There should have been more staff on with so much going on in the city.
  27. F

    Fiona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was lovely. Another waitress girl brought our food to another table but soon rectified it :)

    The White HouseResponded on July 4, 2022Hi Fiona, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad to hear that the mix up with your food was rectified and the rest of your service was up to our usual standards. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  28. T

    Tinas

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Had table by the back wall and got firgotten about 45min to get served drinks!!! Had to go ask at bar if we had to order ourselves? We were not the only ones seen other customer ask to be served! They knew we were there for dinner but had to ask for menus! Food was nice but over priced. Would not recommend.
  29. GS

    GrantS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Warm and welcoming staff - they can make great cocktails. Food came out really quick which means we didn’t spend long here - it was Tuesday night so wasn’t as busy as I’m sure it usually is.

    The White HouseResponded on July 4, 2022Hi GrantS, Thank you for leaving a lovely review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cocktails and food, as well as the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On holiday and looking for somewhere with good choice of food. Excellent thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

    The White HouseResponded on June 28, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a great 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

  31. S

    Scobbydo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice restaurant but service to start with was a bit slow waited 20 mins for a cocktail to be delivered to my table. Food was nice enough although I didn't rate the desert they were recommending everyone to try it tasted like Angel delight not the best for at £8
  32. JM

    JoshM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant good and lovely cocktails. Overall great service.

    The White HouseResponded on June 28, 2022Hi JoshM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! :)

  33. LD

    LindaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, very well attended too. Quality of food superb. Would definitely return again.

    The White HouseResponded on June 28, 2022Hi LindaD, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

  34. AW

    AlanW

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely early evening meal out. Prompt service. Imaginative cocktail. Beautiful presentation.

    The White HouseResponded on June 28, 2022Hi AlanW, Thank you for leaving a great review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, cocktails, and the service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  35. m

    metallidan

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great apps, but the mains were just okay at best. Service was excellent, very friendly folks.

    The White HouseResponded on June 20, 2022Hi metallidan, Thank you for leaving a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and I will pass your feedback regarding your meal onto the chef. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  36. g

    gelova

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was nice, except from my partners haggis pizza, lots of cheese, no flavour and the tiniest amount of haggis, drinks took long to come out, cocktails were okay, the pear and elderflower mohito was delicious tho. Staff were amazing, very attentive. Our waitress Layla was very nice, thank you!

    The White HouseResponded on June 20, 2022Hi gelova, Thank you for leaving a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cocktails and I will pass your kind comments onto Layla. I will also be passing your feedback onto the chef and the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Get the scallops!

    The White HouseResponded on June 16, 2022Hello, Thank you for leaving a 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the scallops and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  38. NH

    NicolaH

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff were friendly and attentive, even though they were busy. Everything was delicious.

    The White HouseResponded on June 13, 2022Hi NicolaH, Thank you for leaving a lovely 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, service quick and easy! Waitress had a heavy dose of the cold and was sniffing over us! Apart from that all good!
  40. CC

    CC22

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was slow for being very quiet on Saturday at 5pm. Had been seated for 15 mins before we had to get food/drink menu ourselves. Pizzas could have had more toppings. Cocktails were nice. Staff friendly

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 812 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 16 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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