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“Poor afternoon tea”

White Cottage Tea Rooms
Ranked #13 of 18 Coffee & Tea in Inverness
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Poor afternoon tea”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stale scone, false cream, unfriendly service. Won`t be back, you could do much better. Did not appreciate feeling rushed, expensive and coffee from one of those instant hot drinks machines. Oh dear.....

Visited August 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice food excellent view of the dolphins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled on to the White cottage purely by accident, stopped of at the wildlife centre (not very good) and it was shut went down the steps and there were the dolphins playing nicely in the sea. Got a table by the window so we could keep an eye on the dolphins, the service was excellent, the food was good a little pricey though. The scones were to die for. Great little place to eat and watch the dolphins the tide was just right to see them at 2pm

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jason P
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

My sister and myself had a lovely lunch in the White Cottage Tea Rooms. Both of us where on holiday in the area and it was nice to look out onto the River Beauly and over to Inverness.

The food and service was excellent. Good value for money.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Dorothy P
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely view over the estuary”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

This tea room was recommended to us for its warm welcome and as an excellent viewing point for dolphins. Welcome? No. We were made to feel more like intruders. Dolphins? No, but maybe it was the wrong tide. We had tea and cakes, which were excellent, and the view went a long way towards making up for the frosty welcome. Would I ever go back? No.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Gillian P
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Guildford
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great place for a break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

I asked Tripadvisor to list this place as it's a little gem and I was surprised that it hadn't been reviewed before. We were on our way from Dunfermline to John o'Groats and needed lunch and a break. This place is on the banks of the estuary - turn left through a small housing estate just after the bridge and follow the road to its end. It's an "old fashioned" tea shop - teapots and cakes but also simple lunches. It's not cheap but it's good quality at a fair price. I suggest that it suits the older generation more than the younger. We also stopped on the way back for afternoon tea a couple of days later.

  • Visited May 2013
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