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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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We dined in July 2015 and we are going back in 2017. With an early sitting, we were so impressed by the atmosphere, the quality of the meal presentation, the freshness of the ingredients and the wine list. There were Michelin restaurants in Edinburgh and other parts of the world that cannot compete. Coming from Melbourne Australia, it makes Inverness... More 

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Birmingham, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a bargain lunch is. Lovely mushroom soup with excellent bread followed by a well executed sea bream offering. Other choices available. Puds nice too as was the g and t and a rather excellent glass of the red wine of the month. Young,enthusiastic and friendly staff who show all the signs of bring trained properly, so well done to... More 

Thank brianthelion
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is amazing, the service is incredible and I love the intimate atmosphere as well! Even the background music is spot on! By far my favorite restaurant in Inverness and specially to take my beautiful wife out for a meal.

Thank alottarhythmman
Modesto, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel booked us in at the last minute for dinner, and we are so happy they did! Exceptional locally inspired dishes cooked and presented perfectly. Engaging staff. Small but tastefully constructed wine list.

Thank Patrick D
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this venue on my birthday and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Service was attentive although the restaurant was packed as it was Saturday when we visited. The food came pretty fast and it was without a doubt one of the best I have had. And trust me I had a lot as I used to be... More 

Thank danbabanel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here many times, most recently last week for 3 course dinner. All courses were well presented and tasty. I had the venison for main which was superb. The wine list is great too. It's not cheap but it's very very good!

Thank MrsMac3
Inverness, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm greeting on arrival, I chose the set menu which gave a good choice, the food was well cooked and presented, but I thought the main course potions were a wee bit on the small side.

Thank Iain F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were delightful. Food delicious and beautifully presented. Excellent decor. Will definitely go back. Lunch menu was good value coming in at less than £50 for 2 courses for 2

Thank k1609
aberdeen scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a few times over the years and its still so good. The food is absolutely stunningly tasty!! Service is very attentive and friendly. Very busy and bustling atmosphere. Bit on the pricey side but worth it for the quality of food and the experience. Thanks to the talented chefs and waiting staff being on top of their... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends moved up from Manchester to Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland some five-and-a-half years ago. We have visited four times now and each time have paid at least one visit to Rocpool. Rocpool Restaurant, by the River Ness, on Ness Walk, was established in 2002 (and is not be confused with Rocpool Reserve Hotel and its restaurant on... 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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?