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Rocpool Restaurant

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1 Ness Walk, Inverness iIV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Since it opened in 2002, Rocpool Restaurant ha become an effervescent...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 626
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely stunning

I'm very fortunate to be able to call Rocpool "my local"...and the food never disappoints .Had the set lunch menu and was just sublime,great flavours taste and imagination ,fantastic wine to match Honestly is just the best restaurant in inverness by a country mile ....

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
stuartinv
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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825 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I'm very fortunate to be able to call Rocpool "my local"...and the food never disappoints .Had the set lunch menu and was just sublime,great flavours taste and imagination ,fantastic wine to match Honestly is just the best restaurant in inverness by a country mile ....

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

When you read the consistently very positive reviews (with the exception of one or two snarks and they didn’t even make it over the threshold; yes mostly you do need to book) - and you bear in mind that Rocpool has been consistently busy since 2002 (lunch and dinner), then it would only be human to wonder - is this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were very impressed with the level of service and the food was just brilliant! Great atmosphere, great staff! 5 star!

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Scotland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had lunch on a sunny day in March. Lunch options were plentiful even for one of us who is vegetarian, portion sizes were just right and flavours delicious. Service was relaxed and friendly while efficient and we thought prices were very reasonable for the standard of food provided. Would highly recommend and look forward to returning. So nice to find... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food was good but the staff did not make us feel welcome and we had a longer wait for food than we expected. There was nothing special about the surroundings, it was quite cramped and lacked atmosphere.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had lunch on Monday. Service was very good. Good value 2 course menu. Mussels starter with chorizo was excellent!! Main of Chicken with the Polenta was very good. If we are in Inverness again: we will be back! Thanks again!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

As always Rocpool has met our expectations not only in the friendliness of the service, welcome etc but the excellence of the food - 6 people (some fussier than others) but all coming away having thoroughly enjoyed the experience from beginning to end - can't wait till next visit !

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ate here on a busy Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Good service, fantastic glass of wine (try the Merlot) and dinner hit the spot. Only slight complaint is that my duck wasn't quite as well done as I would have liked - but I'm sure that if I had told the waiting staff this, they would have dealt... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Had a very nice time there , Great food and wine and a good selection, Staff were all very friendly , Would recommend this as a upper class sort of place for Inverness

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Unreal every time. We try to eat here as frequently as possible, can't fault the service or food any time we've eaten here. Guaranteed quality throughout the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Ness Walk, Inverness iIV3 5NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 717274

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 62
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm

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