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Rocpool Restaurant

1 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 717274
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (168 reviews)
“crab” (54 reviews)
“linguine” (37 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Positives: attentive friendly staff, good size portions, great coffee and tablet, comfy seats, clean toilets. Overall good value for money. 5/5 Not so good: too much salt in dishes......a problem common to many restaurants. Salt can always be added at the table to suit diners...More

Thank pollyandfred
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant is right on the river across the street from the castle. The place was full at 6:30. Don't even think about going without a res. The service was friendly but professional. The food was great; all of it. What more can one ask...More

Thank mkarpoff
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Like many reviewers on these pages I am fortunate to travel widely and frequently. As a result eating out and regular fine dining are a feature too frequent to mention. Rarely am I moved to review. Our dinner at Rocpool was in every respect, flawless....More

Thank kenmBendigo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Called off spec very busy but they had one table left had the lunch menu for £16.95 mussels and then the sea bream we then had a panacotta desert around £7 and a glass of house white Really enjoyed the food and will happily return

Thank ArgentineTango72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Rockpool as part of a tour of Scotland and were not disappointed. The welcome was warm on a wet night and the food was excellent. Venison and scallops were both fabulous. Didn’t have pudding as we were full. Definitely worth booking as...More

Thank Grahamhp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of fish on the menu, plenty to eat - generous portions. Really tasty and a nice break between courses. Although the place is always busy they don't rush you. Highly recommend.

Thank Teri U
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dined here several times and it keeps getting better and better. Vibrant vibe with a distinct buzz. Food is inventive well prepared and beautifully presented. Lots of variety with excellent service

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would have no hesitation about going back. Staff were courteous and friendly.

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant on our first night in Inverness. We arrived around 6 pm but they were fully booked for the night. We made reservations for the next night . The service was outstanding and the staff was very friendly & efficient, We had...More

1  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from a amazing meal at the Rocpool restaurant in Inverness I had the spicy crab soup the best soup I have ever tasted for mains my wife and I both had the seafood tagliatelle which we both thought was excellent and finally a...More

Thank udny1
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10 July 2018|
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Response from movinon6 | Reviewed this property |
Many places do not accept AmEx in Scotland. I do not recall if this restaurant did or not. My advice is to make sure you have another an alternate credit card to use while in Scotland.
Catriona S
9 December 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 33 - USD 62
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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