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Kool Runnings

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Caribbean, Jamaican
As featured in 3 Days in Inverness
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14 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EA, Scotland
441463230856
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Description: Fully Licensed Bar & Kitchen, serving traditional Caribbean food (as...
Fully Licensed Bar & Kitchen, serving traditional Caribbean food (as well as some homely Scottish favorites) We also offer a range of wines, beers, spirits and an excellent selection of rums from all around the Caribbean Islands. Come and join us for lunch, dinner or even just a refreshing glass of Jamaican Rum Punch!
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  • 188
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Carebbiean Bar & Kitchen

"Specialised in Stag & Hen Parties, Birthdays, Weddings & Anniversaries, and Outside Catering. Free delivery over £20." Interesting starters, main courses and side orders peppered to your taste. Moderate prices. Friendly staff. Ask for Glenroy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Rudolf F
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Scotland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was in Inverness for a few days. Really struggled to get a seat at the top restaurants on this site. Came across kool runnings by chance. Most tables were taken so we decided to take a chance. Really glad we did. The food was really good and full of flavours at very readable prices. Great friendly service making us feel... More 

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Thank Abtexx
Forster, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I looked at Trip Advisor reviews to find a place to eat, reasonable price and something different! We were not disappointed. Manager quite a character and made us feel more than welcome. Unfortunately there was no scallops when we were there but the meals we had did not disappoint us,so tasty and exotic! Would definitely go back there if we... More 

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Thank Melinda R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasnt too sure from the outside as it was empty, but very glad we gave this place a try. The scallops and sweet potato starter was lovely followed by the curried goat which was fabulous, and the spicy prawns were also a hit.

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Thank williamina h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling around Inverness mid-week in January so everywhere was pretty quiet but this place somehow still felt full of life. Delicious & warming food, a lot of veg-pesca options, and all round great service. Hope Glen manages to set up in Glasgow too - we'd definitely visit again.

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Thank Elli K
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I spotted this while walking around inverness trying to find a decent vegetarian meal [i dont call a quorn burger and skinny chips at travellodge good food] hving been lucky enough to visit several carribean islands I love the flavours and the passion they put into thir food I was not dissapointed . i ASKED FOT A RISOTTO WITH BUTTERNUT... More 

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Thank undertaker123
Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

"Specialised in Stag & Hen Parties, Birthdays, Weddings & Anniversaries, and Outside Catering. Free delivery over £20." Interesting starters, main courses and side orders peppered to your taste. Moderate prices. Friendly staff. Ask for Glenroy.

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Thank Rudolf F
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We had a really nice meal here after being let down on a booking for another restaurant . It was great, I had the goat curry and jerked chicken combo which was right up my street.

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Thank Robert N
DERBY
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I really wanted to like this place. And I really wanted to say what I'm about to say in person. But sadly, I'm too cowardly! I just can't find anything positive to say. The food is abysmal. Seriously. It's not restaurant standard and it's not well-presented. The fact there were no other diners that evening ought to have told me... More 

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Thank JAYCEE9DERBY
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Run by an extremely friendly and experienced chef who knows his stuff and enjoys talking to his guests alike. The dishes are always fresh, tasty and a very good value for money! love coming back here.

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Thank Seb921
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A must for anyone visiting Inverness! The fried plantain, callaloo and dumpling starter was delicious. We also had the scallops with sweet potato/chorizo mash which I would highly recommend, the scallops were cooked perfectly and the mash was excellent. For mains the curried prawn dish with rice and peas was a hit and the classic jerk chicken (I asked for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 441463230856

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Fully Licensed Bar & Kitchen, serving traditional Caribbean food (as well as some homely Scottish favorites) We also offer a range of wines, beers, spirits and an excellent selection of rums from all around the Caribbean Islands. Come and join us for lunch, dinner or even just a refreshing glass of Jamaican Rum Punch!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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