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Kool Runnings

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Jamaican
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Church street, Inverness, Scotland
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We keep going back

We've been to Kool Runnings a few times now; it's remarkably cheap and offers a great variety of Jamaican food. The goat curry is great, as is the jerk chicken, but pretty much anything off the menu is worth a go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
RichardLaybourne
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Scotland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We came across this restaurant on our last 2 hours in Inverness and ordered a takeaway. Amazing food, and beverage. I would travel 10,000 miles for another. Do not miss out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

First visit to the restaurant for dinner, after having takeaways from here a couple of times before. Food was excellent as always but the number of dishes on the restaurant menu was huge, took ages to decide! Really enjoyed the visit, for the food, atmosphere and service. Will be back!

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Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We've been to Kool Runnings a few times now; it's remarkably cheap and offers a great variety of Jamaican food. The goat curry is great, as is the jerk chicken, but pretty much anything off the menu is worth a go.

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St Leonards, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and I dropped in here on a week's stay in Inverness and were absolutely blown away by the place. Starter: jerk Pork cheeks, absolutely sublime. The meat was tender and perfectly cooked, in a pineapple sauce and with sweet potato wedges. We just got the one dish and shared, and there was easily enough for the two of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband an I went to the Kool Runnings restaurant due to the colourfull look and menu. It was a lunch time so very quiet but that didn't change a thing. The restaurant itself is painted up and decorated so you feel like you are in a beach shack in Jamaica. The menu is varied and certainly gives you a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went with 14 persons there. Everything just in time served and absolutly good food. Even a special wish from us did the chef create: Deep Fried Mars Bar. Excellent! We will come back.......

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Been there for dinner. Order tje rock pork. Came with a really weird smell (like wet dog). My girlfriend tried it as well same taste. Not sure if it was supposed to taste/smell that way but return the plate to kitchen amd leave. Nicely they didnt make us pay for it. Really disappointed. ...

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I've walked past this restaurant quite a few times but for some reason never been tempted inside. However after visiting with a friend for dinner, we agreed that we'll definitely be returning. We both had the Jerk chicken and couldn't fault it - a very generous portion of tender, juicy chicken in a spicy sauce, served with sweet potatoes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Been meaning to come here for ages, food was delicious, melt in the mouth! Will definitely be back, thoroughly enjoyable and great atmosphere 😁

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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232 reviews 232 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We decided to visit this restaurant in the early evening as we were due on the Caledonian Sleeper to London. The service was really good and the food tasty. I had sea bass with mussels and prawns all of which were fresh and cooked to perfection. When we got the bill we found it so reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church street, Inverness, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, 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?