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Kool Runnings

Jamaican
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14 Church Street, Inverness, Scotland
01463-23-08-56
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Only been open for three weeks. Excellent jamaican food. Flambe fruit...
Only been open for three weeks. Excellent jamaican food. Flambe fruit cake, rum sauce and rum and raisin ice cream - pudding heaven. Starters and mains excellent too. No licence yet so bring your own.
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  • 21
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No problem man!

Lovely meal great tasting Jerk Chicken, staff were laid back but friendly and everything was "No problem man"

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
JamieABZ
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely meal great tasting Jerk Chicken, staff were laid back but friendly and everything was "No problem man"

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We booked for a dinner last night as the food is amazing and we're not often in Inverness. We were greeted by the owner and shown to our seats. There were 2 waiters clearing tables but paid no attention to us. Even with catching their eye they walked off, got cutlery etc and acted like we are invisible! Eventually we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My partner reckons she had the best jerk chicken ever. I had curried goat that was fiercly hot (somewhere between Madras and Vindaloo stregnth My partner reckons she had the best jerk chicken ever. I had curried goat that was fiercely hot (somewhere between Madras and Vindaloo strength I’d say) but very well cooked and delicious. A very comfortable and... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stopped at Kool Runnings while visiting Inverness, after walking about downtown on a Saturday night and finding many of the restaurants closed. Knowing that we didn't want another pub meal, Kool Runnings hit the stop. It was a waitress who spotted us reading the menu posted outside, who invited us to come in and give the place a try.... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you want your generic, everyday food that you can get anywhere, go to Bella Italia around the corner, but if you want fresh, made to order food that tastes amazing, don't miss this place. There is a good choice of food. The staff are helpful and knowledgable and very friendly. The owner is lovely. Greeted us at the door.... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Attracted by the name of this restaurant as I love the film 'Cool Runnings', my colleagues and I went into this restaurant hoping for something tasty. We were truly impressed by the great food here and being from South London I am well acquainted with Jamaican fare. I'd really recommend this place and cannot understand why it wasn't packed out... More 

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Chapel Hill
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

In downtown Inverness- a little bit of the Caribbean. Kool Runnings has some very tasty spicy food (and some not so spicy offerings for the faint of heart). Reggae and Red Stripe and an affable Jamaican host. Definitely check it out if you are a bit tired of fish and chips and haggis.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The food was excellent. We had the pork cheek for starter which was excellent. For our main course we had the goat curry and the jerk chicken. The goat curry was exceptional and I highly recommend visiting this place.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Of all those visitors passing through Inverness, most will go for bland branded fare from "safe" outlets. Don't be like them. Go for really tasty food cooked to order in a place that would notbe out of place on Soho Road in Brum. While waiting, enjoy a Red Stripe and listen to Bob Marley. Ackee and salt fish, pork cheek,... More 

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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a fantastic little place....go inside & you could be in the Caribbean, reggae music & red stripe larger & Malibu & the food is superb.... This is the sort of individual one man owned business the the nanny state seems to want to ruin, and replace with bland, boring multi national outlets, don't let it. The guy that runs... More 

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Additional Information about Kool Runnings

Address: 14 Church Street, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number: 01463-23-08-56
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Jamaican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Church Street, Inverness, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 01463-23-08-56

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Only been open for three weeks. Excellent jamaican food. Flambe fruit cake, rum sauce and rum and raisin ice cream - pudding heaven. Starters and mains excellent too. No licence yet so bring your own.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?