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Rocpool Restaurant

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As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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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
All hours
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for a lunch date. Pleasantly situated, nice menu with sufficient choice without being overwhelming. Great quality food, artisan type fare, focus seems to be on quality and good service. Would go back again. They've done a nice job capturing a relaxed ambiance with the usual top class amenities. Highly recommended, especially for day trippers looking for a quality... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Top quality food prepared by Five Star chefs. Staff incredibly professional. Location overlooking River Ness and Inverness Castle.

Thank ann t
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family walked in on a Saturday night evening in July. It was pouring rain outside, and we'd just finished a full day tour. We were tired, hungry, wet and likely grimey. I thought we might be a bit under-dressed for the up-class interior of the restaurant; but the staff quickly took us in, took our our coats and umbrellas... More 

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Port Neches, Texas
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the best meal I had in Inverness and in retrospect I should have just eaten every meal here. The rest of the fine dining restaurants where dining but not Fine. The restaurant is small the tables are close together and the service is good. The food is good, but I wanted it to be better especially if you... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there to celebrate 2 birthdays and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was excellent and the decor and atmosphere just right.

1 Thank ronabenzie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We know why this restaurant is rated number 1. Everything we ordered (party of 5) was excellent. It is also located on Ness Walk. Go for a stroll after dinner along the river.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I had an " early bird" supper ( before 6:45 pm) and saved some money. We enjoyed our dinners of sea bream and risotto. The service was excellent and the restaurant was full.A good value for the money. The menu has changed since we were there but everything was well prepared.

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Inverness, Florida
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Family celebration Saturday night and very busy but every course from the west coast langoustines to the venison and individually cooked lemon meringue pie all worth waiting for. Wines excellent value for money No faults all pluses

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Columbia, Maryland
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204 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this place - we got in without a reservation during the early part of the evening (5:45-6:45 pm) where you pay £17.95 for 2 courses. So worth it! I had soup followed by salmon while my husband had steak. We were planning on dessert but as the servings were generous, we were too full!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rocpool is well located on the bank of the Ness river. Although very busy when we dined, the service was friendly and efficient. The food was interesting and delicious, a contemporary reworking of traditional Scottish food, a varied snd innovative menu based on local ingredients - all working well together. Wine list was ecclectic, with something to suit most palates.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$33 - $62
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free, Seafood
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
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?