Rocpool on the River – the best restaurant in Inverness

Lorraine and I had lunch at Rocpool on the river last Thursday.  It’s always been a great favourite of ours and our most recent lunch there was no exception. (Rocpool on the river is the original Rocpool, and should not be confused with the boutique hotel on Culduthel Road, known as Rocpool Reserve, which is unconnected).

We were looked after brilliantly by Steven (the owner), who presented us with glasses of champagne to celebrate Lorraine and Koshal’s marriage in August.  Our meals were fabulous – the high point for me was my main course, which was  unusual but most delicious – parmesan creme brulee with wild mushrooms, pinenuts and asparagus – yum yum! 

While we were at Rocpool we chatted to a lovely couple at the adjacent table – Jane and Alan Hunter, owners of the charming Archiestown Hotel.  We recommend this highly regarded hotel to visitors to that part of Morayshire.

Rocpool was, as always, absolutely buzzing – we knew it would be so had made an advance reservation.   If you’re staying in Inverness and want to dine at Rocpool, do let your Inverness B&B host make a reservation for you.  (Several days notice is advisable, especially at weekends).  Several of our Inverness bed and breakfast association properties are situated just a few minutes walk from Rocpool.  Check out the Inverness accommodation website for our selection of great B&Bs and guest houses in Inverness.