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Kool Runnings

Church street, Inverness, Scotland
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Ranked #42 of 187 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Jamaican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went there with my partner having been with a friend once before so was really expecting another great night, this however was not quite the case. I had the scallops starter which although very tasty the scallops were a bit small, my partner had akee & cod which while tasting really good could have done with less oil. During the... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Kool Runnings provided us with an excellent take away meal. Excellent Jerk Chicken and scrumptious rice and peas ! The following day we bought beef patties to take away. They too were good. Very friendly service. Will return when we are in the area again ! Not the food you expect to find when you are in the Highlands! A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

I have worked in fine dinning all my life. I have dined in Michelin star restaurants all over the UK. I can without a doubt say that the food here is outstanding! The flavours are so good and make you want more and more! Highly recommend!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

we stopped by for lunch on recent visit to Inverness. Lovely food - burger is superb. Only one young guy serving so bit of a wait but food was fresh so can't complain. Reasonable prices - would visit again.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food here is as you would expect, well cooked Jamaican cuisine (sometimes with a Scottish flavour... they have Haggis on the menu!). I decided to go for the 'Taste of Kool Runnings' which was a portion of both the jerk chicken and goat curry. Whilst both were flavoursome I was greatly disappointed that the goat curry was really only... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We entered this place, having heard from a friend that the food was really good and thought we would go and try it ourselves- what a joke! There was 1 table of 6 in and the waitress could not have been more off putting if she tried! Instead of a "Hello" we got "Sit any where over there" and pointed... More

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Letham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Good points Food, which to blunt is the main purpose, was really tasty, with a good range of options. Price was reasonable. Nice music. Beach hut effect in resturant helped to complete experience. Could do better points Service slow Portion size a bit mean, needed all 3 courses Smaller tables crammed together, not so good for a romantic evening.

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went here with the girlfriend because I normally go in just to grab a Mellow Marley (drink) and decided to have a meal there so went there for lunch. Thought the burger I had was fantastic. I really enjoyed the décor and tunes they played in there, was a very relaxed vibe and the chef/owner is so friendly always has... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I found this review really difficult to write. We had seen the restaurant advertised locally and it caught our eye, having spent a short time in Jamaica I we thought it worth a go. I cannot fault the food at all - Jerk Chicken that was succulent (if a bit spicy for me), scallops well cooked and so on. Desserts... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went for lunch, food was good,we had jerk chicken,codfish and ackee, macaroni and the burger, all of us enjoyed it, the waitress needs trained in customer service, doesn't take much to talk politely and smile, that is our only gripe, jamacan guy was very friendly. Inside was very clean, good music and decor, music was good.

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