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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 10 restaurants in Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $55
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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183 reviews from our community

98% Recommend
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English first
Funchal, Portugal
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

During a week's family holiday in Rock we decided to have a quiet dinner for two to get away from the kids and grandkids. Having considered all the restaurants owned by Rick Stein across the water in Padstow (reachable by ferry until midnight), we decided to stay in Rock. That gave the choice of Nathan Outlaw at the St Enedoc... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I'll go as far to say that if you are looking at the views on trip advisor wondering weather to go or not. If you don't like it I'll personally pay for your meals. It's that good

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a place , attention to detail was second to none. In between courses you were treated to other food delights a nice touch. The price was very good compared to st moritz hotel where the food and choice wasn't good, but is a a la carte restaurant and with a good name. When you are in rock make sure... More

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East Yorks
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate at the Dinning Room last Thursday whilst staying in Polzeath. It was the perfect end to a wonderful week. The food and service were very special and we all loved it! It really is a special find!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We have just experienced the most fantastic food,service and relaxed atmosphere at The Dining Room in Rock-the food was spectacular,we were made to feel incredibly welcome and were so relaxed in the restaurant that 2 and a half hours passed without us even noticing!The price is a reflection of the quality-You pay for greatness and that is apparent here.The service... More

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Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

As previous reviewers have said, don't be put off by the outside appearance. The inside is tastefully decorated, and the food and service excellent. I wouldn't agree that it is pricey, £23 for a turbot main course is pretty good value! We were here mid-week and the place was full- speaks for itself really

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Good food but pricey. Experience tarnished by overcharging the Procceco wine by £10. This was corrected after making a complaint and the person apollogised but it left a nasty taste.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed at the St Enodoc hotel but dined one evening at the Dining Room. The food was very good as was the service. The restaurant has no view which is a pity when considering you are in beautiful Rock and the place itself looks very modest from the outside but the food and service make up for it amply!... More

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