On a recent trip to Inverness, my husband and I booked a table for dinner at the Rocpool Restaurant, located on Ness Walk. We regularly book a table for dinner at Rocpool when we are visiting as we always have a great meal and this occasion was no exception. We booked a table for two and were seated at a quiet table by the window, overlooking the river. I would say at this point that if you are planning a Saturday night visit to Rocpool you do need to book in advance, as on every visit the restaurant has been full to capacity.
Once seated we struggled to narrow down our order as there was so much on the menu that we both wanted to eat. For starter my husband opted for gnocchi with duck ragu, these were the lightest pillows of gnocchi either of us have ever eaten (he’s good, he shares, albeit just a taste!). I ordered the seared breast of wood pigeon with a pearl barley and pancetta risotto, so delicious I really want to recreate this dish myself!
For our main course my husband ordered the loin of Speyside venison roasted with parma ham and haggis, the venison was cooked to perfection, and don’t get me started on the sauce which was jammed full of flavour – what I would do to produce a gravy like that! I had the perfectly cooked roast fillet of halibut with chorizo sausage and cauliflower puree, I,rarely get past halibut on a menu as I love it, this dish did not disappoint me.
After a break, which we both needed, we ordered desserts of creme brulee and rich chocolate tart, a perfect end to a perfect meal. We ordered from the dinner menu where starters range from £4.95 to £12.95, mains from £12.95 to £26.95 and desserts £6.95.
I apologise for the quality of the photos which were taken on my phone. The ambient lighting was perfect for dinner, just not the best for a food blogger and nor should it be as we enjoyed a wonderful, relaxed, un-rushed dinner. We will definitely book again and recommend you try Rocpool if you are in the area.
The views expressed within this review are entirely our own and based on a meal we paid for ourselves.5