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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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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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 

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 4 days ago NEW 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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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank travelplanner2010_10
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88 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Gary P
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met up with friends, their first visit!. Friendly front of house welcome, excellent waiting staff and food is just amazing. Menu is fantastic mix with plenty of choice for everyone. the attention to detail in the presentation of the good ensures every bite is bursting with flavour and never a morsel left on a plate. Not difficult to see why... More 

1 Thank dasmoray
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A definite must, but make sure you book, lots of people walk in and get disappointed. Lovely staff, very chatty. Scallops were fantastic!

1 Thank danielle744
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An upmarket restaurant serving excellent food. Yes it's pricey, but well worth it. Unfortunately we were too full to try any pudding but I bet that would have been excellent too.

Thank Kemi L

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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
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?