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Kool Runnings

Church street, Inverness, Scotland
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Ranked #41 of 186 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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Surrey, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We were very surprised to find a Jamaican restaurant in Inverness, but it was definitely a pleasant surprise - these guys are doing great things in their kitchen. Very tasty authentic Jamaican dishes like ackee and curried goat, along with some equally tempting Jamaican-Scottish fusion offerings. Dessert is worth while too! The service runs on Island Time, but that's okay;... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was out and about in Inverness exploring while my fiancé worked yesterday. Headed down to Church Street actually looking for another place I had been wanting to try. I walked past this place and had to try it. Haven't seen a single other Jamacian place since I have been to Scotland. The Chef was my waiter as well. He... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited Kool Runnings on a wet night in Inverness, but soon forgot the weather. Great choice on the 2 course set menu, we had pate, and goats cheese salad to start then grilled salmon with prawn fried rice and curry, and a combination dish including goat curry and jerk chicken. All the food including the desserts was fresh and... More

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Finisterre, Galicia, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed here late at night, it was the only place open, but guys ... we would come back for sure! Good prices, great food, funny chef and outstanding atmosphere. Great!

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Alness, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I had high hopes going here and maybe i should have went for dinner not lunch, the lunch menu didnt have a lot of choice, i remember my mam got a burger and i got something else, but it was exactly the same as the burger.. Mine was cooked through fine but my mams burger was slightly underdone too.. was... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I ate here on the recommendation from his parents. We were staying at the mercure across the road. We went for a few drinks before hand and went in to the restaurant at the time we had our table booked for. It was half full, and quite dull in the restaurant. we were worried. we needn't have... More

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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I was looking for a takeaway but the charming chef when he saw me looking came out and persuaded me to have a sit-down meal - a tasty coconut prawn curry with kale on the side, a new combination for me. It was nice and quite hot, but not as great as I'd expected in flavours - but made with... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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