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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
Hours:
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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a great restaurant to end our weekend trip to Inverness with friends! The service, from the moment we arrived, was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The menu had something for everyone although there was a lot of seafood (which suits me just fine!) The food was beautifully cooked and presented - I had the asparagus to start then the linguine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Despite being fully booked a table was found for us. The service was great - attentive & professional. The food was very good - well presented & hot. The only negative point was forgetting our side dish of vegetables. All in all though a great end to our honeymoon. Mr & Mrs Wood.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I ate this evening at the Rocpool Restaurant in Inverness: From their Early Evening Menu, I can recommend their flaked hot smoked salmon with new potato salad, soft boiled egg & preserved lemon with chives & aioli, followed by escalope of chicken ‘Milanaise’ with marinated tomato & basil salad, shaved parmesan & crispy potatoes with lemon & capers, followed by... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I, along with 13 friends had a wonderful meal here recently. We had a reservation, and they were completely prepared for us. I never felt like I was eating at a huge table because the service was so good. Everyone's meal came out at the same time, and everyone was happy with their choices. My husband and... More

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Johor Bahru
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Dined here with a group of eight friends, so I got to 'sample' a lot of things on the menu. The mussels were as fresh as ever with a Thai curry sauce for a difference. Love the Scottish beef carpaccio. Lamb rack was perfectly cooked. Scallop starter was tasty and should not be missed! Seafood pasta had very generous helpings... More

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Attard, Malta
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We tried this restaurant on a recommendation from Caley Cruisers. We really enjoyed our dinner. The place was packed solid and we had to wait for about half an hour to have a table as we did not book before. It was worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I popped into Rocpool for the first time yesterday after only ever hearing great things. I didn't really know what to expect and once I was promptly seated by the waitress I began to have a look at the menu. They had a 2 course lunch on for £14.95 which is what I ended up going for. To start I... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had a lovely birthday meal here while up on a visit, it was a great experience and the owner was very pleasant and staff great. Food was very good would go again if up that way.

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Chalford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Made the scenic trek along Loch Ness to Inverness for lunch, having had an abysmal meal at the Boathouse restaurant in Fort Augustus, and had our efforts rewarded by a fantastic lunch with attentive, friendly service overseen by Corr , who made sure our two wee ones were well catered for. She engineered the changes to the menu to suit... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We chose to eat at Rocpool after reading all the good reviews on tripadvisor, and were lucky when we called as we were able to reserve A table (for 6.30pm that same evening). When we arrived we were quickly shown to our table, which was in the window. Already the restaurant was packed, and it was very noisy as people... More

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