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All 186 Inverness Restaurants

Rocpool Restaurant

1 Ness Walk, Inverness iIV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
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Ranked #2 of 186 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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English first
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Really good varied menu, something for everyone. Locally sourced beautifully cooked and presented food. Waiting staff charming , there when you need them elsewhere when you don’t. No airs and graces you cant go wrong. Will definitely be back.

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Raleigh NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Nice cissy, modern ambience... Yes, the two can go together! Wonderful meal, great service, convenient location. Highly recommend!

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Took advantage of the early evening supper prior to a theatre visit. Lovely food and service. Recommend booking as restaurant was full on a Wednesday evening.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant just hits the spot right in the bulls-eye for my taste. Oddly it also does it for my wife who has very different culinary demands. Clearly a well designed and balanced menu. The food was excellent. Each component of a dish is beautifully matched. The ingredients are fresh and clearly locally and discerningly sourced. There is no pretentiousness... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Roc pool is a delightful restaurant in a fabulous location on the river Ness. We have dined in Rocpool for several years and find the food consistently delicious, the staff are charming, service faultless. Today we had an annual lunch with a dear old friend, each year the staff remember him and make his visit very special. We really appreciate... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a fantastic meal we had at the Rocpool. The restaurant has a "cosy" and romantic feel to it and the staff were very attentive. However, the food was just superb! My husband said it was the best steak he had ever had! My scallops and black pudding starter and goats cheese main course were simply beautiful. The prices were... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Finally... A restaurant in Inverness tat delivers in every way imaginable. We visited last night (a Saturday) and it was simply sublime. I ordered the Beef Carpaccio, the Venison and followed with the Warm Lemon Meringue (the highlight). My wife ordered the Salmon and Apple, the Ribeye (both specials) and the Cheesecake I could not find a single fault (rare... More

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Scotland and New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Have been here several times but this time we walked in off the street and were welcomed with a smile at the door "yes of course you can eat but we do need the table in just over an hours time" So we were lucky - a great start. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect - much like a restaurant in... More

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Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very good menu and choice. Food was beautiful, and quite large portions to what I expected. Service was slightly below the standard of the rest of the restaurant but still and excellent experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

During our recent trip to Scotland we were not excited about our eating choices based off past experience in the UK and from friends. This trip erased all that from our minds, I am not even sure we had a totally bad experience except when we went outside our trip advisor recommendations. The Rocpool was awesome and flavorful to say... More

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