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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: $32 - $54
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
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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191 reviews from our community

98% Recommend
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English first
Baldock, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Wonderful food and service. Chef centre stage and great attention to detail. From the moment you arrive, you know it is going to good and it is.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

How has this restaurant not got a Michelin Star ? Quality and presentation is outstanding. Serving staff are very attentive and pleasant. A must return restaurant .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The food is not good it is exceptional. My wife and I dined here for our 32nd wedding anniversary. I was looking to book for Rick Stiens place in Padstow but after reading the reviews about the Dinning Room thought we would give a try. Not sure where to start really, from the moment we arrived I knew that we... More

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Worcester, England
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a restaurant as good as any in Cornwall Rick Steins, Paul Ainsworth, Jamie Oliver.... The food was beautifully presented and balanced and the service was very friendly and attentive. The cider cured fillet of sea trout with smoked trout salad, apple and rocket was served with tiny nasturtiums - great care had been taken with the imaginative presentation.... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Having read the trip advisor reviews we emailed for a reservation and where delighted to get a booking for the Sunday evening of our holiday . From the freshly baked flavoured breads to the imaginative petit fours it was a delight for eye , taste and soul . We took our two teenagers along and they loved it too .... More

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic food, really like a Michelin star without the price tag. No kerb appeal from outside but decor nice inside, linen tablecloths and excellent service but the star of the show was the food. Very reasonable for the quality.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The outside appearance is not outstanding but the atmosphere from the moment our party of 4 sat down was outstanding. A nice Champaign served with artistically designed appetisers is a good way to start a memorable dinner this was served outside. The dinning room is small , the food imaginative and beautifully cooked. The service was excellent.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited when on an overnight camping/ surfing break in Polzeth and really pleased we did. The restaurant has a nice relaxed atmosphere with good attention to detail. The food, presentation and service were outstanding. The restaurant even makes its own butter and bread. There was a nice choice of wine. We chose a desert wine called 'The Nobel One' which... More

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Funchal, Portugal
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant in all its previous incarnations - Alwyns Pavilion, Nathan Outlaw's Black Pig, L'Estuaire, etc - all were good, but The Dining Room is definitely the best yet. Although tiny, the atmosphere is great, the service friendly and efficient, and the food outstanding at every course, including all the little appetisers. The wine list is... More

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Nottingham, England
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We booked The Dining Room based on the trip adviser reviews and we weren't disappointed. However, I'm afraid we must disagree with a previous review which compared it to Paul Ainsworth's No. 6, as we had also been there the previous evening. The Dining Room serves excellent, not exceptional food which we feel is what Paul Ainsworth's No. 6 serves.... More

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