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“Strongly recommended” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Whitehouse

The Whitehouse
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Lochaline
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $75
Cuisines: British, Scottish, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Whitehouse Restaurant in Lochaline makes the most of the West Coast larder on our doorstep. Lochaline langoustines and Sound of Mull dived scallops and crab are regulars, as are Seared Morvern stag's liver, heart and kidney with Tobermory whisky, lamb, mutton, beef and pork from local farmers. Our garden grows most of the herbs, salads and vegetables on the menu. Highland delicacies are foraged from hill and shore. We love celebrating Scottish food and drink - our fabulous local harvest served in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The Lochaber environment is among the richest in Scotland. Our food puts it on your plate.
Craignure
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Strongly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a top class restaurant and rates amongst all the best of the restauants I have dined in all over the world. What a joy to find it locally as it is a short ferry ride from Mull for me! Take a look at their website to see just how good it is. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Pat W
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TeamWhitehouse, Owner at The Whitehouse, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Dear Pat, thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write a review of the Whitehouse. We are delighted that you can pop across on the ferry from Fishnish. A great way to travel and we hope to see you next season. Jane and Sarah.
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Scotland
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1 review
“fantastic dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We had dinner at the Whitehouse Restaurant on the closing night of the season and the quality of the food was fantastic. There were 10 of us dining so between us, we pretty much managed to sample the menu in its entirety and the consensus was – it was all delicious! We had requested in advance, a special dessert to be made as a surprise for our guests. The chef not only obliged but excelled, it was exactly what we had requested and, whilst the portions were huge…..every last scrap was polished off, everybody loved it! The quality of the food was what you would expect from a higher end city restaurant not, from a tiny kitchen far from anywhere!! We will be back when the restaurant reopens next year.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank langsidegirl
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“They need a few lessons in this place.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

This place is good but I think they perceive themselves to be a lot better than they actually are.
Prawns were not cooked properly and bones in the cod. A chef of this standing should never have allowed it to leave the kitchen. We couldn't really eat it, the bones were too big and off putting but when we told the waitress there was no apology. She just cleared our plates and ignored it.
We paid and left.
Arrogant enough to assume they know better than their guests!
Not good

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank L L
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TeamWhitehouse, Owner at The Whitehouse, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
We are sorry that you were disappointed in your visit to the Whitehouse. It would have been very helpful to let us know a bit sooner as we are now shut for the season and our chefs and front of house team are on the other side of the world. It is difficult for us to follow up on all your comments straight away . We will do so when they return next year. We are dismayed that you found us arrogant. We are a small, informal restaurant serving and celebrating our local food. That is all.
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food to die for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Having travelled extensively around the world, we have dined in some fantastic locations with fabulous menus and we have had a truly magnificent experience within our own shores.

On a recent holiday to the North West Highlands of Scotland we visited Lochaline, which we have visited on numerous occasions over the years we decided to have lunch and found the Whitehouse Restaurant which we duly visited with our daughter, son in law and family, and upon entering the restaurant the welcome received was both homely and friendly.

The serious decisions were still to come as the choice of dishes were mouth watering. Eventually it was decided that Ben our 5 year old grandson wanted Macaroni cheese to which the head chef said he could have even though it was not on the menu, and the adults would have the prime beef dish and the sea food (2 course menu). This food was absolutely mouth watering, delicious and cooked to perfection!

We cannot put into words our true perceptions as it would take too long, however our highest recommendations to visit this establishment is given to all who read this review.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JIm H
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Helsby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fishtastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Booked a table on the last evening of our holiday on Loch Teacuis after reading the reviews here & we were not disappointed.
Scallops, Mussels, Haddock, Venison & lovely desserts were all fantastic & reasonable priced for this quality of food. All the staff were charming.
Thanks for a great meal;~)

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andy F
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