The Botanic House

9-11 Castle St, Inverness IV2 3DX
$ Contemporary

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 9-11 Castle St, Inverness IV2 3DX
  • Cross Street: Castle St
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | Contemporary | Continental | Delicatessen | Fusion | Hamburger | Pizza |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late | Other |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | PayPal | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01463 215200
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

3.09 out of 5 stars based on 195 votes

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Aug 10, 2021
Cameron R.
Awful, wasn’t even allowed let into the venue for no reason at all, robbed of £40

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2021
Stacey R.
Amazing

Overall: 1/10
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May 24, 2021
LEE W.
Table service was really slow

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Dec 07, 2020
Shani H.
I had booked 2 weeks in advance a table for my birthday . 2 days before they had advertised they were now able to do love entertainment and that I’d need to purchase a ticket. I wrote back and agreed . They then just cancelled my booking on the day which was extremely unfair as I was travelling 25 miles to have lunch and drinks in Inverness for my birthday and completely ruined my day

Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 23, 2020
Rebecca B.
Long wait for drinks and a lot of people moving between tables/not wearing masks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2021
Jean G.
It was excellent , very nice venue, staff very good and also spot on implementing the COVID 19 rules . Music great .

Overall: 5/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 4/10
Oct 19, 2021
Suzanne T.
Booked a table with £5 per person fee. Confirmation email said “nibbles included”, when we asked staff we were told we would need to purchase any food. Place was quite empty at 6pm, no need to have booked an indoor table. Really not sure what I paid £5 each for - I feel it was a real waste of money and has put us off going back. Drinks and glassware were lovely. And service was good.

Overall: 2/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 2/10
Value: 2/10
May 12, 2021
Liam M.
We were made to feel very unwelcome being told there was now space for walk ins, we then heard someone else get in without a booking, anyway we booked for later on and when we arrived back were told they couldn’t find our booking but I showed my confirmation, wa every uncomfortable, we were then somewhat reluctantly let in, we stayed for 1 drink and left as we were stared at the whole time by the bouncer and made to feel very uncomfortable and unwanted! Left soon after arriving g and went on to enjoy our night elsewhere

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 24, 2021
Keris Y.
Had a great time on Friday night. Service was a little slow, after asking for a drink and had to remind the young girl twice after 40 minutes of waiting for a drink. Apart from that we had a great night

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 05, 2020
Abby M.
Loved everything about my visit yesterday - very friendly staff, amazing food and drink and great service. Only suggestion would be we ordered a sharing board of food and it would have been good to have side plates as it was difficult to eat of the big board it is served on.

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Dec 01, 2020
Ross M.
Door staff would not let my table in as our addresses on ID provided didn't match (2 nr house holds) Some of our ID cards were 5+ years old We were a group of 6 men however they had no problem letting various groups of girls in who were in front of us in the queue Lost our business

Overall: 0/10
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May 12, 2021
Lucy D.
Severely overpriced for poor quality cocktails. The strawberry daquiri was especially disgusting - tasted like plastic. Don't seem like real made cocktails - seem like they are from a packet yuck! Service was terrible. We were there for 1.5 hours and only managed to get 2 drinks as could not get anyones attention. Smoking situation is shocking. To get to the terrace you have to go all the way up the stairs, through the club and back outside again. If you want to have a cigarette you have to go all the way back out to the front door and up the side. The terrace IS OUTSIDE? Why can't you smoke there? or even have a smoking area right NEXT to the terrace. Absolute joke! Won't be back unless they get it sorted

Overall: 5/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 2/10
Sep 05, 2021
Ellis M.
Paid 7.50 entry to be told that the kitchen was closed and they would not serve cocktails. Was really disappointing as we were there for a birthday celebration and had planned on getting cocktails and a bite to eat. The drinks we did have were okay but there was limited choice on the menu and the drinks seemed very weak.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Chloe H.
Overall great atmosphere a little slow service at times

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2021
Eve H.
So good!! The beer garden is so nice as well!!

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Aug 29, 2021
Angus M.
Were refused entry in even though we had pre booked tickets and arrived on time without being drunk. Bouncer wouldn’t listen at all or change his mind.

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Aug 09, 2021
Jack M.
Massively disappointed and annoyed. Paid over £20 for 3 tickets and was refused entry due to it being too busy. Shocking service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2021
Karla C.
Absolutely brilliant place! Great live music, staff are all very friendly and good banter, can’t wait to go back!

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Dec 06, 2020
Fiona H.
Didnt love it as u cancceled our booking as we did not buy entertainment ticket as we was only staying for an hour .so u cancelled our booking scocking

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2021
Jodi A.
Food was amazing, so tasty!! Cocktails were also lovely. All the staff were great but maybe need abit more on. Service was good when we first arrived as only couple tables in but as a few more came in the service wasn’t the best!

Overall: 2/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2021
Stephen W.
We payed for a table so that we could watch the band but we were stuck beside the door so we couldn't see. Asked to be moved as there were some empty tables but were told we couldn't Drinks were expensive and took about 20 minutes to come after we'd paid. We decided to leave