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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
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The staff at this restaurant are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. We had a lovely long lunch here and were not hurried out. The food was innovative and delicious. There is also a menu that would suit someone on a budget. It has a buzzy atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The staff at this restaurant are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. We had a lovely long lunch here and were not hurried out. The food was innovative and delicious. There is also a menu that would suit someone on a budget. It has a buzzy atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Inverness isn't all that but this place would fit in, In any top city could not fault it and I am finicky with a capital F

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a group of eight guys on a golf trip and ate here one night. Was glad we made reservations because when we arrived there was a sign on the door that they were full for the night and couldn't take any walk-in customers. And we could see why. Our food was excellent and the service very attentitive. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate here near the end of a two-week driving trip in Scotland. I think that Rocpool suffered by comparison to a number of extremely nice restaurants we visited during the trip. The servers were friendly and helpful, but the food was only average and the prices were high. We found it hard to see any compelling... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have visited Rocpool twice in the last couple of months and on both occasions, once for dinner and once for lunch, we thought everything was fantastic and we couldn't fault a single thing. The level of service from knowledgeable staff, the whole ambience and surroundings and quality of food and drink continues to excel and there is nowhere better... More 

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were here for a Birthday meal staff very efficient food excellent good desserts,cosy atmosphere .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Delicious food, professional staff, clean and high-class! Due to its popularity, we had to make a reservation a couple of days in advance; it was worth the wait. Absolutely lovely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A fantastic atmosphere with comfy seating and nice views over the river. We were greeted by friendly staff who took our drinks order and explained the specials. When we ordered the staff were able to recommend a good wine to accompany it. When the food came it was fantastic! It was very tasty and well presented. After our main we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The location of this restaurant is brilliant, the atmosphere inside is great and the service is exemplary. The lady who took our order asked me what type if wine I usually like and she was able to detail the flavours in the wine they served and I ended up with a fantastic bottle that was exactly the same as her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

After our excellent meal in Rocpool last summer we naturally returned when back in the area this year. We reserved a table as experience has shown that without one you are unlikely to get in during the summer months. On arrival we were greeted by the owner and shown to our window table. Menus quickly followed and we were talked... More 

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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 to 62
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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