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Rocpool Restaurant

1 Ness Walk, Inverness iIV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
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Ranked #1 of 187 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $62
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
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I ate here last night on the early evening menu that is £17 for 2 courses. pleasant food the starter of figs and salami was tasty and the salmon well prepared for the main. Not amazing but fine value. I was a big fan of the pecan pie desert though, really good. There was a steady stream of people asking... More

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Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant just keeps on producing quality. The service is slick and professional and the food is wonderful. Every time we go its busy and has a great atmosphere, we never leave disappointed. Keep up the good work Inverness needs you.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Had yet another stunning meal at Rocpool last night. Lamb chops were wonderful as were the staff as always. Can't wait till Thursday for lunch their with my bessy mate.. Thanks Stephen, David, Darren et all xxx

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Reading, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were in the local area and found Rocpool just over the bridge from the centre of the town. The restaurant is very modern, bright and clean and the waiters / waitresses were extremely helpful from the moment we arrived. The starters of tomato salad and tagliatelle with sea bass were excellent, well cooked, light and a good starting point... More

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

What can I say? We have been eating here for about 10 years and it has never been less than excellent. A good choice of menu which is frequently updated, friendly and efficient staff and a great atmosphere. We have no hesitation in recommending it and bringing friends and have never been disappointed.

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Cirimido, Lombardia, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I wish I could have stayed in Inverness a bit longer to be able to go again to the wonderful restaurant. Food, Staff, owners and atmosphere are superb! We ate 3 times there and each time it was a success! Highly recommend it, but dont forget to book!

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Kamloops, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

After a terrific day in Inverness we enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. We arrived a bit early and thought we could sit in a lounge perhaps, and wait for our table. Instead the showed us to our table and let us relax with drinks there for a while. The owner (manager?)... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Wow! What fabulous food! I booked a table a couple of months before we came here after hearing about it on Radio 4. And then our chef Martin on board the Ros Crana had worked there and couldn't recommend it enough... and then the landlady of our hotel was delighted that we'd booked as it was her favourite restaurant in... More

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Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Our daughter took us for lunch as we were stopping off on our way to Ullapool. From beginning to end the service was very friendly and we enjoyed the whole experience. Everything on the lunch menu was appealing - and requiring a gluten- free diet I can be quite particular. The food was superb and I have to say that... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I chose Rocpool because it has such great reviews and it was indeed fantastic. The standard of food, wine and service is exceptional and it was a memorable evening. The Champagne by the glass was good quality, the right temperature and quickly served, despite them being full and turning people away. We both had the gravadlax, followed by one halibut... More

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