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All 11 Rock Restaurants

The Dining Room

Pavillion Buildings | Rock Road, Rock PL27 6JS, England
+44 1208 862622
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Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $52
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A small, family run restaurant in Rock, Cornwall
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English first
Looe, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The Dining Room is the best place to eat in the locale....it is also one of my all-time favourite restaurants. I am fussy. I love cooking & I adore good food. I am SO fussy about food that sometimes I would rather stay in & cook for myself lest I be disappointed by the cuisine elsewhere. Dining out has to... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Charming dining room, beautiful service, the prettiest plates of food that delight the eye, even before you eat. This was a return visit, our first was 2 years ago. The standards remain extremely high. This is a lovely place to go and I don't understand why the Michelin people haven't recognised The Dining Room. The bill was fair for the... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Chris W's review has taken words out of my mouth. Totally agree. Went with 3 friends for dinner. Warmly welcomed, enticing menu which more than exceeded our expectations. We were well satiated. Very enjoyable evening.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As all the previous reviewers have stated this restaurant serves great food served perfectly cooked and presented by staff that are friendly and knowledgeable, even remembering you from previous visits. Every part of the meal was excellent except for 1, the portions are very small and after paying £57 per head for a 3 course meal and a reasonable bottle... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant far exceeded our already high expectations from reading previous reviews on this site. The intimate and non pretentious ambience created by this family run restaurant should not distract from the delights of culinary genius that awaits its diners. The food was truly exquisite. The combination flavours were exciting and both my husband's dishes and mine were delicious. We... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have eaten at The Dining Room twice recently and on both occasions the food has been amazing. The quiet and calm atmosphere adds to the feeling of being spoilt and each group I went with felt this was a very special place. just the place for a special occasion.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Its seems everyone has had an equally special experience at The Dining Room. A fairly unassuming looking place from the outside, but a lovely cosy and attractive dining room inside. The services was brilliant and table plenty spaced apart, unlike other places where you are on top of each other. The menu is selective but part of its charm. The... More

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ate at The Basement with 3 friends after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and speaking to the owner of the hotel we were staying in (The Woodlands Country House, Padstow) The food is very, very good. I really don't need to say much more. All 4 of us had something different and we were all delighted with our meals.... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We followed trip advisor on a recent trip to Cornwall and booked The Dining Room. We were a party of 15 and the owners kindly offered to open for monday evening,usually a day off. We were so pleased they did,fantastic food,great service. The place was spotless and we felt very spoilt having the place to ourselves. The wine too was... More

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Milton Keynes
4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On a recent visit to Cornwall we decided to visit Nathan Outlaws restaurant at Rock and also Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, both were excellent and equalled our expectations. On the recommendation of a local taxi driver we decided to try the Dining Room and this insignificant restaurant from the outside offered a level of cuisine to match if... More

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