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Rocpool Restaurant

1 Ness Walk, Inverness iIV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
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Ranked #1 of 184 restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $62
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Since it opened in 2002, Rocpool Restaurant ha become an effervescent Inverness brasserie with a loyal fan base. A cool contemporary decor with lots of bare wood and bold colours give a buzzy vibe to the restaurant which is situated in a prime site on the banks of the River Ness. The kitchen has a repotoire of eclectic modern dishes which use Scotland's matchless produce sprinkled with Mediterranean sunshine, plus a pinch of exotic spice here and there.
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91% Recommend
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English first
Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Nothing really negative to say about Rocpool. It was high on trip when I wash checking out somewhere good for lunch and so tried it and liked it. The food was good, service was quick and the selection of wine was very good too. Happy all round really.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Early evening Saturday night pre theatre meal. Great service and wonderful meal. Lots of great places to dine in inverness but this is our favourite restaurant. Would highly recommend a visit to anyone considering giving it a whirl, you will not be disappointed!

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Myself & 3 guests enjoyed a very good meal indeed last Tuesday Evening. We were quite late arriving, however were made most welcome. The Staff were all very friendly & efficient. The food & wine was first Class. Certainlly recommend & visit again when in Inverness.

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Forres, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Two course early evening menu is great value at £16.95, beautifully cooked and presented by attentive and well-trained staff. Congratulations to the team at Rocpool on providing such a dining experience. We shall be back to introduce friends to the Rocpool.

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United, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were staying at the next door Best Western, and came upon the Rocpool, which I recalled was highly rated by Tripadvisor. I went in, to find two parties of four turned away before me as they were full. But the maître d' said if we two could eat in 45 minutes we could have a table. We could, and... More

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Moray, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

An old friend suggested we eat here before going to the theatre for a 7 p.m. play on 17th July, so it was a 5.45 p.m. booking for their early evening two-course menu. Pea and ham soup with a fresh mint and spring onion creme fraiche, beautiful fresh wholemeal bread, and roast breast of chicken with risotto of wild mushrooms,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We had three excellent dinners in Inverness but the best was at Rocpool. The atmosphere is minimalist and sleek but the service was friendly and professional while all the food was creative but very tasty and filling. Inverness is fortunate to have such wonderful restaurants and the beautiful river walk; if they could just get rid of some of the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Don't be fooled by the looks and the position - Rocpool is a GEM. Their seafood chowder is sensational. Don't forget to try the scallops and the seafood linguini. Well worth a try especially when you finish with the berries pavlova.

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Forres Scotland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We had a very enjoyable lunch for the bargain price of £14.95 for 2 courses. This is such a good deal, the food at the Rocpool is always good and its a very nice place to be with efficient pleasant and service. Inverness has many good restaurants but the Rocpool is one of the best.

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Parkland, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Arrived in Inverness and looked all over town for a place to eat that was busy and filled with people. Found Rocopool fully of people and menu looked great. Had to wait as we did not have a reservation, but well worth the wait. Food was very tasty, service was good and the scotch was great. Very knowledgeable about the... More

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