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Rocpool Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, British, Scottish
As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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1 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a regular for me, and enjoyed my birthday dinner here with yet again amazing food... This is clearly the best food in Inverness and always consistent. Book ahead too avoid disappointment as is always very busy. Superb restaurant run by the lovely Steven. Just one thing... turn the heating down a little! 😁🎄

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Thank Danielle M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was very slow we waited half an hour after sitting down before they took our order. to be fair the restaurant was full of people also on Christmas celebrations whether or not this is an excuse I do not know as I understand the place is always full. The food when it arrived was very good I had... More 

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1 Thank Michael O
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here recently.Had the warm cauliflower salad.There was an unusual mixture of ingredients in this but it worked. Main meal was good and the pudding really hit the spot. Courses are not very big so three courses are quite manageable. Expensive.

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2 Thank felicityshand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service and fantastic food in a beautiful, intimate restaurant. They offer an "early evening" menu which is great value for money - strongly recommend to anyone visiting Inverness!

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Thank Megan K
Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic evening at Rocpool. From a wonderful welcome and attentive service at the table, the whole team looked after us very well. The dishes we chose were delicious. The risotto and linguine were our particular favourites but everything we had was superb. If you want to go somewhere special for a beautiful meal in... More 

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Thank tiran2016
Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed it and highly recommend it. Food, staff, menu and atmosphere were all great. One of the best prawn starter I've tasted and the steak for a main was cooked to perfection.

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Thank David P
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited Rockpool on 30th November 2016 Excellent food lovely friendly young staff excellent service .Very nice all together 10 out of 10 .Worth a visit myself and two friends travelled by train from Aberdeen especially to lunch ar the Rockpool .We will be back .

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Thank Valerie D
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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782 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$62
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish
Meals
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 Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?