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Kool Runnings

Caribbean, Jamaican
As featured in 3 Days in Inverness
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14 Church Street, Inverness, Scotland
01463-23-08-56
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value - and not too hot

Good value for money. A good mix of different meals, and they are not as hot as you could fear. The beer selection could be better, though

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Kell S
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Aarhus, Arhus, Denmark
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely chef and nice staff. Food was good. Had ours as a takeaway rather than stay in the restaurant as we were busy but would have loved to try in house dining.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a wonderful find, came across Kool Runnings during a day trip to Inverness. Excellent authentic Jamaican cooking, well seasoned but not spicy. Chicken just fell off the bone and was delicious. Great value for money. Nice decor, some rocking tunes and excellent helpful staff. Will definitely return.

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Aarhus, Arhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good value for money. A good mix of different meals, and they are not as hot as you could fear. The beer selection could be better, though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had been walking around looking to tried a nice place to eat and noticed the place was full of people, so decided to give it a try. Staff and very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent, I had the scallops to start with and the combi jerk chicken and goat curry for the main. Both dishes were excellent.

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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My mum and I visited Kool Runnings on an overnight stay in Inverness on a very chilly late April evening in 2013. We were looking for somewhere to eat that was open a little later and stumbled across this gem; in we walked into warmth - from the room temperature, to the customer service, to the hot, flavoursome food. The... More 

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bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

An unlikely find on our first day in Inverness, Kool Runnings serves tasty Carribean treats, nothing fancy but plenty of good flavours. It's got a kind of cafe/restaurant atmosphere so popping in any time of the day would feel relaxed, also helped by the friendly staff. All the classics on the menu and evrything we tried hti the stop, would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great food, Terrific owner, and a varied menu. Lovely portions. The place isnt the most, wel, attractive, ambience-wise, but dont let that fool you. Food is absolutely delicious and Bob Marley's music is a big free top-off. Enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had a fabulous meal in this great little find in Inverness , food absolutely delicious and the portion sizes more than generous. We had a jug of the rum punch could have drunk another jug but would have had difficulty in doing this review . Can't recommend this resturant enough in fact going back a second time before we leave... More 

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Forres, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The restaurant serves tasty, authentic food in a relaxed, fun Jamacan environment. A real benefit for Inverness. The service, though, was poor. The restaurant wasn't busy when we were in (Saturday afternoon) but the waiter seemed disinterested and was unsmiling throughout - he barely said anything to us. It's a small place but there was no welcome and he didn't... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The place looks a little dodgey, but the food is excellent and the staff very friendly. I'd love to go again.

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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: Caribbean, Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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