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Rocpool Restaurant

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1 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing food but really was not much to eat! Work's Christmas do so great atmosphere, great service & brilliant table. Just not enough food!

Thank Yep3
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Inverness on a day trip. Our regular restaurants were fully booked and we decided to give Rocpool a try, it turned out to be a marvelous lunch experience. So much so we bought gift vouchers for my in laws to experience it too. The food quality and innovative style was fantastic. Definitely worth a try if you... More 

Thank Passerby468
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just such a wonderful fine dining experience. Such high quality food with the service to match it. Best place we eat on our WHOLE trip!

Thank elizabethrallen
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The title says it all. From start to finish it was amazing. Must do the venison dish which was the best for us. Great service definitely will return. Recommend making reservations as it does get to be a full. I made the reservations a week in advance and it was easy.

Thank Liz L
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Inverness and chose the Rocpool restuarant after reading tripadvisor ratings...wow, good choice! Despite a bit of a slow start probably due to a very busy Saturday night, every course was delicious & full of flavour. From the king scallops starter to the venison main & the cheeseboard finish it was all... More 

1 Thank David W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here in Saturday and the food was excellent along with the service. We booked a few weeks ahead but unfortunately we had the round table as you enter. This table is drafts from the front door opening and closing. Folk are standing over you getting booked in or receiving coats. Not comfortable to eat like that. Over all... More 

Thank Beth M
Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, nice decor and atmosphere - a lovely dinner experience though I'd recommend booking in advance as very popular. A great location as well, on the river but on the side opposite the town centre. (Not great for parking but then where in Inverness is?) Looking forward to a return visit.

Thank ranu11
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food, service and view in beautiful views overlooking the River Ness in Inverness! Would highly recommend!

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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second dinner in Inverness, in our opinion this place seemed to take itself just a bit more seriously than it should. While it is stylish and crowded with locals, many of whom must have been pre-theater guests, we found it a bit uncomfortable and disappointing (even taking into consideration the impact on a restaurant of pre-theater bustle). Very small... More 

Thank AGinCalifornia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying for a weekend in Inverness and a friend had told us that we simply must visit Rocpool. We booked a table for 8:30 on the Friday evening and clearly made the right choice, as on arrival there was an apology note in the window that sorry they are fully booked. We were greeted warmly at front of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$33 - $62
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?