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Kool Runnings

Jamaican
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Church street, Inverness, Scotland
01463-23-08-56
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 18
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I was not expecting Jamaican food in Scotland

In downtown Inverness- a little bit of the Caribbean. Kool Runnings has some very tasty spicy food (and some not so spicy offerings for the faint of heart). Reggae and Red Stripe and an affable Jamaican host. Definitely check it out if you are a bit tired of fish and chips and haggis.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Alyson S
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Chapel Hill
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Chapel Hill
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

In downtown Inverness- a little bit of the Caribbean. Kool Runnings has some very tasty spicy food (and some not so spicy offerings for the faint of heart). Reggae and Red Stripe and an affable Jamaican host. Definitely check it out if you are a bit tired of fish and chips and haggis.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent. We had the pork cheek for starter which was excellent. For our main course we had the goat curry and the jerk chicken. The goat curry was exceptional and I highly recommend visiting this place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Of all those visitors passing through Inverness, most will go for bland branded fare from "safe" outlets. Don't be like them. Go for really tasty food cooked to order in a place that would notbe out of place on Soho Road in Brum. While waiting, enjoy a Red Stripe and listen to Bob Marley. Ackee and salt fish, pork cheek,... More 

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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a fantastic little place....go inside & you could be in the Caribbean, reggae music & red stripe larger & Malibu & the food is superb.... This is the sort of individual one man owned business the the nanny state seems to want to ruin, and replace with bland, boring multi national outlets, don't let it. The guy that runs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Kool Runnings serves some of the best Jamaican food you'll ever taste! The ingredients are fresh and you can tell everything is cooked from scratch. The cocktails and punch are also very tasty too and everything comes at a very reasonable price. The restaurant interior doesn't reflect fine dining but the place is packed with charm and there really is... More 

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Delicious meal today seafood bowl to die for, salmon beautifully cooked my husband had pork cheek this was succulent, and he thouroughly recommends the curried goat. Passion fruit cheesecake with mango sorbet and sweet potato cake with rum and raisin ice cream wonderful. We will definitely be back. Absoulutely pouring outside but warm welcome inside.My only minor point, I would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Food was terrible. My monkfish was grey!! The waitress was pretty clueless too. The only good thing was the cocktail. Waste of 45 pounds. Will be telling everyone not to go.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visited Kool Runnings because, let's face it, where else can you get curried goat in Inverness? The food was very good, spicy as you would expect, and the service was good. The restaurant is a bit shabby chic, leaning more to shabby but certainly worth a visit if you're into Jamaican cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

To the good people of Invernes, Why isn't this place packed? It's amazing. Not just the food... the rum punch is a sensation. Start ejoying it or you might lose it!

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great food. Good choice. Great value. Great welcome. I would recommend Kool Runnings as a real difference with great quality.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church street, Inverness, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 01463-23-08-56

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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