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Kool Runnings

Church street, Inverness, Scotland
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Ranked #40 of 184 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Being on holiday in Inverness I decided to give it a go after reading positive reviews on Tripadvisor. Ordered a Jerk chicken with rice and peas. Price £7.95 for take away. It was one of the worst meals I've ever had. Just one look on the skin and I knew it was not fresh. Meat was so dry that some... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Passed this place many times whilst working in Inverness and never gave it a second glance - went two consecutive nights last week! Food is outstanding. I'd never tried Jamaican food before and this was a great introduction. Not a great deal for true veggies but there are a few options. Good if you like meat and seafood however. Glen,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I stumbled across this restaurant with colleagues during our visit to Inverness. It was wonderful. Delicious food, excellent service, enthusiastic and caring staff. Good cocktails, too!

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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Good flavours and fab atmosphere. The service was with a smile but a one-man-show running the bar, kitchen and waiting on tables so don't expect anything in a hurry! Definitely recommend this place.

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London England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Was told about this place by a colleague who lives nearby so when we visited Inverness we just had to try it. So glad we did we had a fab time. The food was hot and well presented with delicious flavours. I had the curry goat and jerk chicken and both were very tasty. All told there were seven of... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After a slightly disappointed meal on Friday, we went to Kool Runnings on Saturday. And it was a great experience. Interior is Jamaican with some Bob Marley items but nothing super special. Tables were a bit small but good enough. Service was ok but not fantastic. Drinks menu could be a bit bigger but the food was wonderful. The curried... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Words can't describe just how awful this was. The waiter who sat us down was clueless. He didn't know what a Corona was even though it was on the menu. No lime, and he asked if we want ice (???). The. We ordered the wings, he asked which type... There was only one type on the menu. As we waited... More

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