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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: $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
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went there a day after going to Paul Ainsworth and the Dinning room is on a par with that in quality and cost. A low key dinning room with well spaced tables and a small number of covers ably managed by 2 staff. Pretty plates of food that tasted as good as they looked. Star of the show was... More

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

After reading TripAdvisor reviews for the restaurants in Rock we chose The Dining Room because it was rated number one of the local restaurants and (to be honest) it was closer to where we were staying. Service was quiet but attentive and friendly by two ladies, one of whom was joint owner. Imaginative and tasty amuse bouches and starters -... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Quiet but fabulous food and very attentive waiting staff. Made to feel very special on our silver wedding anniversary. It is true what other reviewers say, this menu is up there with the Ainsworth, Stein and Outlaw menus but much more down to earth prices. Will be back!

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Having eaten in several Michelin Star restaurants I have to admit I have no idea how they decide where to allocate their sought after stars. This small restaurant in the village of rock, near Padstow, served my wife and I a perfectly sublime dinner last week. From the deliciously creative entrees through the best chicken terrine I have ever had... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love this place so much. I am gluten free and the chef made sure that I could have anything on the menu and he would adjust accordingly. So impressive. The service is excellent and the little entrees are lovely. It is "arty" food, so if you are after a pub grub meal, go elsewhere. This place is elegant, clean,... More

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Kent
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321 reviews 321 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This tiny restaurant was recommended to us by family and we had an enjoyable evening. It has quite a traditional feel - i don't think it would suit young children. Very civilised and calm with friendly service. The food is very prettily presented with some tasty canapés.

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Devon, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our first visit to The Dining Room. We were anticipating a good experience based on the ratings, but this establishment really surpassed all expectations. Every course was a treat, from the canapes through to the dessert. The quality of ingredients was excellent, the presentation superb and the combination of flavours exquisite. Donna and her front of house team... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Superb food and service, a real gem of a place. Definitely worth a visit, we were recommended the restaurant by our B & B owners. 3 course meal with wine was £90.00, worth every penny.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have eaten here on many occasions and the standard of the food and welcome is second to none. You will not find anywhere else as good as this, everything is prepared lovingly by Fred, even down to the butter and wonderful breads. Presentation is stunning, and the food tastes as good as it looks. We had a wonderful evening... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We now have found our new favourite restaurant in Cornwall. What a little gem . Fred your food is imaginative, tasty and beautifully presented. The staff are friendly and attentive. . We loved everything about the restaurant from the artwork, the background music, the comfortable seating and relaxed atmosphere. Couldn't fault a thing . Thankyou Fred and Donna and your... More

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