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“Explosion of flavour”
Review of Rocpool Restaurant

Rocpool Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 255 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $62
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Explosion of flavour”
Reviewed April 4, 2011

As always service was quick and friendly and the food was a delight. Good imaginitive use of tasty ingredients and the set menu for lunch is exceptional value.

  • Visited April 2011
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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“If this wasn't the only restaurant in Inverness that could do good food and service as well...”
Reviewed March 4, 2011

Not having been for a meal at Rocpool for a very long time, made a lunch visit for my wife's birthday and we were reminded of what we had been missing locally. The m'd was very welcoming and chatty and set the tone for a very enjoyable lunch. Service prompt and attentive but we never felt rushed. Salmon fishcakes were great as were the chips in what we termed the 'posh fish & chips'. Hot lemon meringue pie definitely worth waiting for (advised of 10 min wait). The unoaked chardonnay was a great partner to the fish courses and the sparkling elderflower offered to my wife who wasn't drinking was a nice touch. All in all, a very enjoyable lunch.

  • Visited February 2011
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Consistently good in my experience”
Reviewed January 11, 2011

Tried most eateries in Inverness, if I had to suggest a place to scoff to anyone I'd say here. By far and away the best value is lunch or early evening menu, great quality food and usually very tasty and well presented. If going for an evening meal it can be pricey but not OTT. The service can be a little slow, plates sitting waiting to be cleared etc, but then the place usually is busy. Pleasant staff, atmospheric and fine location right in the town centre on the river front.

  • Visited December 2010
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London, United Kingdom
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“a very very special place”
Reviewed November 23, 2010

I was recently on a trip throughout Scotland with three other friends of mine. We had heard great things about rocpool by various people, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. We went for dinner (where you can dress casual by the way) and we each had starters, mains and desserts. The food was truly exceptional!!! We all tried dishes from both the Specials Menu and the Standard Menu, and we were blown away by the freshness, quality and taste of all the dishes. To top it all off, our server was very knowledgeable and helped us pick a wonderful bottle of wine and provided us with such great service, which made our evening truly brilliant. If you’re looking for a delicious place to eat, with great service and really good food, then go to rocpooli! It’s amazing!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“fantastic experience cant wait to go again”
Reviewed November 23, 2010

Have to say a big thankyou to all at the rocpool for a great dining experience ! Stayed in inverness for three nights at a friends 40th and chose to dine at rocpool twice ! The food is of high quality, excellent presentation and definitely worth the money. Had dinner on the saturday night in a big group of 10 where everyone loved every dish so decided to come back for lunch on the monday. This time we ate from the lunch menu which was amazing for £11. The restaurant was full for both visits with a great atmosphere.

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