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Rocpool Restaurant

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As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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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, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 17
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  • 16
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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
Outstanding food

Had the lunch menu on a blustery Saturday. Good choice of starters and main courses, served in a calm and efficient manner by attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the prawn risotto, and my eating partner enjoyed her soup. The main courses again delivered on flavour and price. Can't wait to return... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
HighlandExile47
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the lunch menu on a blustery Saturday. Good choice of starters and main courses, served in a calm and efficient manner by attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the prawn risotto, and my eating partner enjoyed her soup. The main courses again delivered on flavour and price. Can't wait to return again.

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Thank HighlandExile47
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic food, and very attentive staff. Visited on a Friday lunch and it was packed. Book ahead!

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Thank Cordelia2000
Glasgow
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Taking the Tripadvisor placing at face value, this seemed like the perfect place to eat on a birthday weekend away with my wife; it did not disappoint! (Glad that we booked the table a good few weeks ago, because the restaurant was fully booked on the night and not taking walk-ins.) The food was perfect; all three of my courses... More 

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Thank IainMcGookin
inverness
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here 4 or 5 times before and have always enjoyed lovely food and service. Yet again a high 5 for excellent service for our party of 14. Superb food and staff very attentive especially with a demanding party like ours. Thank you.

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Thank lorrainerobertson
St Andrews
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here with friends meal was just ok after hearing great recommendation from others l am vegetarian and my main course was a basic omelette which was nothing special, there was a good atmosphere and it was busy and service was good

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Thank standies59
Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in lateish to this restaurant having just arrived in Inverness. Had originally read about it online and dismissed it as being too sterile for what I was looking for on a visit to the Highlands when I wanted a bit of authenticity and no more fancy ott restaurants. However, thank goodness I got the opportunity to eat here. I... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my girlfriend celebrated our first year anniversary here in the later part of last year. Had heard so many good things about this restaurant and had high expectations. Decor and feel of the venue is very modern and comforting. We were seated within seconds of arrival by a lovely waitress who offered us drinks and some bread for... More 

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Thank rd952015
Fife, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife booked us into Rocpool for a pre-theatre lunch treat, and what a treat it was. I could go on at length about how great the food was (it was) and how very attentive the staff were (they were brilliant!), but i think these basics are well documented. I was more impressed by the way in which these very... More 

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Thank Nihill8
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at,Rockpool restaurant on a,weekday night and it was very busy. The menu had a great choice and lots,of imaginative dishes. We all had something different and every single dish was,beautifully presented,and absolutely delicious. We were saying to each other "you must have a,taste of this!!" Excellent service contributed to the best,meal we have had for a very long... More 

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Thank colinkath084
Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for somewhere good (if pricey) by the Ness for a special occasion, we'd recommend Rocpool. Delicious food, decent portions & friendly, attentive staff.

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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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?