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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
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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten at Rocpool many times and it is our favourite place in Inverness. The food is always excellent, the host, Steven, is very attentive and clearly passionate about his menu and the quality of the food. Although the restaurant is always busy, he always has time to chat, offer wine advice, and generally makes us feel welcome. The... More 

Thank Fiona M
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We eat at the Rocpool whenever we have the opportunity - sadly, not that often as we live some way away - and are never disappointed. Last week we had a pre-theatre dinner from the early evening menu and every aspect of it was perfect. We arrived before they opened, but the very friendly and welcoming waitress invited us in... More 

Thank HighlandMeagaidh
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiance and i visited the rocpool for dinner last night. The restaurant is very nice inside and it had a nice busy atmosphere last night. The service was faultless - all staff we encountered were very pleasant. The food arrived very quickly and was very tasty! I ordered a beef starter and a prawn and scallop linguine for main... More 

Thank Jade D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here on our staff day out. Had the scallops then steak to follow. Absolutely beautiful. Everyone's plate was empty and all said what a wonderful meal it was. Big thanks to our waiter (mark) who had to put up with all our shenanigans and demands. Would definitely return!!

Thank Ptk3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here on our first night in Inverness. Rocpool is a quality restaurant and you expect it to be the kind of place to have a dress code, even if it is an unwritten one. For this reason I wasn't sure if we'd get a table, especially when I was just rocking in up in my... More 

Thank Adrian D
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely room with floor to ceiling windows. There was limited seating due to the restaurant being in a small space so you really do need to book if you want to eat at a 'normal' time. Wood pigeon starter and venison main were both cooked perfectly. Really enjoyed our night here, my wife had the beef carpaccio followed by calves... More 

Thank travelswithhoggett
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal in the restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary grateful food and service well worth a meal out and not badly priced

Thank kelda a
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited several times and food is always good with attentive and friendly helpful staff. Lunchtime is probably best - it gets very crowded in the evening and food and service suffer a little.

Thank nearlydunroamin
Montrose, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at Rocpool since it opened and although it is 3 hours from where we live it is worth the overnight stay in Inverness just to visit this restaurant. We dine in many good establishments in the U.K. but Rocpool never fails to deliver. The food is sublime with some very subtle tastes and the wine list... More 

Thank William B
Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pitched up for a late lunch as a foursome on Dec 27th. To our great surprise the last empty table for four had not been reserved, so we were seated immediately. It is strongly recommended you book normally. They coped with the caeliac wanting gluten-free bread, the vegetarian, and the onion-intolerant, without any hassle whatever, and over the course... More 

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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
US$33 - US$62
European, British, Scottish
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 22:00
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
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?