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Rocpool Restaurant

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1 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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  • 656
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  • 141
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
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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
Wonderful birthday meal

A large group of us attended this restaurant for a friends birthday. The service was fab and the restaurant was very accommodating. The food was delicious (all 3 courses!) The champagne was also fabulous! Will definitely be back soon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
MelissaMatheson
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A large group of us attended this restaurant for a friends birthday. The service was fab and the restaurant was very accommodating. The food was delicious (all 3 courses!) The champagne was also fabulous! Will definitely be back soon!

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Sarnen, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Super deal for great and well done meals for early evening. Very nice arranged plates, great fresh food and low price!

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Rocpool whilst in the Inverness area on weekend break and we were very impressed with the level of service and the food was just Fantastic Great atmosphere, Great staff. Right from entering the building we were taken to table in the lounge to have a drink and order from the menu. We were given a choice of a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Based on our two visits in two days, well deserving of its position as Inverness's number one restaurant, food was fresh inventive and the staff were flexible with dietary requirements. showing a passion for the local food, very hard to fault and i wouldn't want too

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38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

While we were staying at a hotel down the street, we passed by this restaurant at 10 pm and it was packed with diners on a Tuesday night. I figured you can't go wrong with a restaurant that's busy at that late hour. And I was correct. The restaurant is wonderful! The food is delicious, served beautifully, a friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our 17 year old college student son secretly booked and paid for our anniversary meal here last night. Prepared to show him appreciation for his kindhearted thoughts we were however deeply grateful as the meal turned out to be the best ever in taste and quality! ! He had researched TripAdvisor and chose this restaurant for it's ratings and he... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is the best meal I have had since I was privileged to eat in La Gravoche in November 2010 to celebrate my husband's 70 th birthday. This time the celebration was our 20th wedding anniversary, and the restaurant and hotel did not disappoint. The food was quite frankly out of this world, the cheese shuffle was light as air,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try Rocpool during a recent visit to Inverness. We were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The menu was perfectly judged; being just long enough to provide some difficult choices without being unwieldy. We enjoyed the seafood in particular. The menu is accompanied by an excellent wine list. The service from the waiting... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We'd be recommended coming here so choose it for a celebratory meal. Staff were very welcoming, it was fully booked, so busy. We loved the approach to service, attentive but not intrusive. I had the specials for starter and main - delicious seafood and veal - a favourite if mine, husband had scallops (equalled the best he'd ever had) and... More 

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Glasgow,Scotland
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27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Starting with a warm, friendly welcome at the front door, being led into the bar for pre-dinner cocktails to finish with one of the best meals my husband and I have ever eaten. What a fabulous evening! We live in Glasgow but will be back as soon as we can! Fantastic value for the level of cooking on offer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions

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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