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Rocpool Restaurant

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1 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice meal in Rocpool, excellent menu and very good wine list whether you want to spend a lot or not. Very pleasant surroundings and very well situated just by the river just over the bridge. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank George S
Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited many time always at lunch time using the set menu , great variety of fresh well cooked tasty food , staff always welconing and friendly .

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Thank morebalz
Inverness, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to like about Rocpool. Excellent service, wonderful food. Everything was cooked to perfection. Not really the place if you like large plates of food though. But that's what I like about it....you can have three courses and not feel bloated afterwords.

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1 Thank Eileen K
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Rocpool. As before, I found the service to be too stuffy - but the food was not as good as I remembered. The leek consommé to start was tasteless. The venison main was nothing special. Overall I was disappointed.

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Thank J3nnyWr3n
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very attentive, friendly service, always checking your drinks level without interrupting. Food was outstanding, my first experience of venison and it was cooked to perfection! It's a pity it's so far from home or we would visit more often. Faultless!

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Thank Amanda C
Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of dining here this past Saturday for lunch. Two courses. Both were imaginative and very well prepared without being over thought. Parmesan Brûlée followed by an awesome Plaice (fish) main course. The Chef deserves some recognition for talent and skill. Wished I could have gone back for dinner that night; however, the restaurant was already fully booked.... More 

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1 Thank dmaandm
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inverness is not blessed by good restaurants. Some start off well then cut corners, some just don't start! Rocpool has been consistently excellent for many years. I've probably eaten there 40 times and NEVER been disappointed. The only thing it's lacking is some competition.

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Thank geo17_61
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Geat place! Booked a table in advance as suggested. Had crab, pork belly and beef carpaccio for starters. For mains we went for venison and beef cheecks. Beef carpaccio and the venison stood out the most! Regarding the atmosphere, it is quite loud, so if you are looking for a quite escape, you will be disappointed. But this was not... More 

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1 Thank Skaiste K
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing meal. Chose this restaurant by chance on visiting Inverness. Was not disappointed. Busy so best book. Not cheap but totally worth it.

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Thank JEpsw
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was simply perfect, probably the tastiest I have eaten in 20 years. The staff were spot on, the right balance of excellent service without being intrusive. The ambience was perfect. It made our wedding anniversary perfect. I cannot portray enough praise to do this fantastic place justice. It is an absolutely incredible restaurant. Thank you

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?