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Kool Runnings

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14 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EA, Scotland
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a very wet evening in Inverness we came across this restaurant and decided to try it, and we were not disappointed! The food was very well presented and freshly prepared.

Thank walkerwife2
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here with my family whilst visiting Inverness. Very friendly staff. Great atmosphere in a cosy environment. Extremely good food including the vegetarian dish which was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Colin E
Forres, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looks like a cafe but the food will not disappoint. Great staff, good value. Rice and peas were heavenly! Loved it

Thank Tsikkouris
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very skeptical about having Carribean food in Scotland, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the food here was fantastic! I had the jerk chicken and the fried plantains, and it was some of the best jerk chicken I've ever had! The rum punch was tasty, too. There was only one waitress so there was a bit... More 

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

As a local this was our second visit and again we were very impressed with the menu choice and quality of food. The spices were amazing and overall great value for money. The lamb and jerk chicken were cooked to perfection and fell off the bone. The service was excellent and staff friendly.

Thank Fiona B
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We basically stumbled on this place on our way to our dinner plans because we saw mussels on the menu. We were tired and decided to eat here instead. The food was absolutely delicious. I want to say "surprisingly" delicious only because you wouldn't assume anything fancy for the looks of the outside of it. We ordered mussels, then lamb,... More 

Thank sklyachkin
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here with 3 colleagues. The menu is amazing, so many interesting dishes to choose from. I should think it is all good. I had the cool runnings chicken and goat dish. The chicken was extraordinarily tasty and the meat was very high quality. Never had anything like it and it was really delicious. The chef was... More 

Thank MattSt
Glenroy0y, Manager at Kool Runnings, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! Here at Kool Runnnings we take pride in our service and our dishes, trying our very best to provide an excellent experience for our customers, and are very glad to find that you have found it so. Kind Regards from all of us at Kool Runnings Until next time :) More 

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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and atmosphere in this place from the Kool Running's Team in the front and the back off the house always a smile on their faces. Food is Excellent no matter what you pick off the menu service was brisk and cheerful I would recommend everyone to try the Rum Punch Cocktail made from scratch with there own take... More 

Thank Allan L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant now called Caribbean kitchen, set away from the main high street. Firstly, findind a dog friendly food establishment in Inverness, was incredibly difficult, even empty restaurants and cafes said no way. We stumbled on this restaurant in bright sunshine, and spied a couple of tables outside, which would cater for me, my wife, and our westie Sunshine.... More 

Thank Hobby2014
Glenroy0y, Manager at Kool Runnings, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! Here at caribbean bar and kitchen we take pride in our service and presentation, we try our very best to provide an excellent experience. 'here at Caribbean bar and kitchen its all about you' It was nice to meet you and your wife, next time you come back you'll be able to drive into our... More 

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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Visited on a quiet sunday night and what a great choice we made.The food and service were outstanding. The different flavours and freshness of the meals were first class. Goat curry,jerk chicken and stewed oxtail were our choices and were faultless.The chef was also happy to create a less spicy pasta dish for our daughter,which was also excellent. Add in... More 

Thank Fifer1903
Glenroy0y, Manager at Kool Runnings, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! Thank you for giving us a positive in which we value very much! Kind Regards Tarek Kinani (Restaurant Manager) @Caribbean Bar & Kitchen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $22
Caribbean, Jamaican, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 441463230856
Fully Licensed Bar & Kitchen, serving traditional Caribbean food (as well as some homely Scottish favorites) We also offer a range of wines, beers, spirits and an excellent selection of rums from all around the Caribbean Islands. Come and join us for lunch, dinner or even just a refreshing glass of Jamaican Rum Punch!

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