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Kool Runnings

Church street, Inverness, Scotland
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Ranked #41 of 187 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Letham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Nairn
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went in heres because it caught my eye and i had to go in, decor was amazing music was also really good. Service with a smile but very slow! We got sat on a table of two, that was very close to another table of two, me and my husband were practically on the same table as two young girls..... More

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Shetland, Scotland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Been walking past for a few months, wish I visited in months ago, food delicious and authentic, not as hot as the food I had in Jamaica, which is a good thing! Restaurant well decorated and the music set the mood! Staff first class

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Having just missed my train and with 2 hours to spare decided to try this one out, as it's so contrite Jamaican food in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. And it was good. The weather was beautiful so sat outside, but had a look inside. It is definitely colourful and a tribute to the great Mr Marley. The lovely... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Having not eaten Jamaican food before I cannot comment on its food authenticity, however I can comment on its amazing taste! The Jerk Chicken was wonderful and fell off the bone, the portion size was good as well. Recommended you try this and you wont be dissapointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Friendly restaurant, great music, lots of choices of different meals. Had the curried goat meal and sweet potato pudding, absolutely delicious. Son loved it and left with a rasta hat!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Ordering here was rediculously awful. A mess from beginning to end. While ordering I had to talk to 3 different people because of a language barrier and a lack of knowledge on company polilcy. When the order arrived they had brought one of the 4 mains wrong and had not included the free dessert that had been promised on the... More

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