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Rocpool Restaurant

1 Ness Walk, Inverness iIV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
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Ranked #1 of 181 restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I had the mussels starter, of which these were plentiful, while my partner had the scallops with chorizo - beautifully presented in scallop shells. For mains we had the seafood linguine and fillet beef. The linguine had lots of king prawns and scallops and was incredibly filling. We were too full for dessert but they looked lovely. The service was... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Booked in for dinner last saturday night with hubby and from the minute we walked in felt really welcome and well looked after. To start enjoyed nice cocktails in the lounge followed by some nibbles and canapés. The meal we had was amazing. My husband really enjoyed the Tasting of Pork best he's ever tasted. For me the highlight of... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My second visit and both times an excellent meal. Beef carpaccio great. Seafood linguine fab! Wine great, ambience great. Couldn't fault it

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

First class food in a first class location. You won't be disappointed. God Scottish produce that won't break the bank.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We've been using Rocpool for many years - and of all the restaurants we know it is the most reliably good! Never fails to deliver good food in modest portions with great service.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have just experienced one of the finest meals I have had in a restaurant in a long time. The balance and style of the food was simply inspirational. The Cromarty crab, lagostens and creamed avacardo was a wonderful starter followed by the venison fillets (rare and pink) with black pudding an excellent main course finished with a sweet dish... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

EATEN both their luncheon specials and ala carte and was equally impressed. Service is quietly efficient and the ambiance is relaxed but with an understated elegance (striking fresh flower arrangements come to mind). But it is the food that brings me back. I look forward to trying it for dinner sometime soon.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have visited Rocpool many times over the ten years we have lived here. It remains the only consistently excellent restaurant in Inverness.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have eaten many times at Rocpool and can say that it's among the best in town. Ok the price is at the higher end for this style of eating but definitely worth it. Venison is consistently superb and the fish dishes excellent. Starters and desserts also of equivalent standard and sometimes exceptional. The owner is normally prominent front of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dinner was beautiful! Service was friendly and efficient. Finished off meal with an expresso martini which I would highly recommend.

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