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The Old Rock Shop Bistro

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10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
01263 511926
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food and service as always

We visit Cromer at least once every week, and the day just wouldn't be the same without a visit to the Bistro. Cappuchino and Cakes, or perhaps one of their lovely Chilli Con Carne's. Excellent food and service always. Still the best in North Norfolk!!

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visit Cromer at least once every week, and the day just wouldn't be the same without a visit to the Bistro. Cappuchino and Cakes, or perhaps one of their lovely Chilli Con Carne's. Excellent food and service always. Still the best in North Norfolk!!

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Cromer, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Our restaurant of choice in Cromer, always good value and friendly service. Coffee and tea and lunchtime food is excellent and popular with the locals, always a good sign. Opening hours are also a plus, late snacks after shopping, they are not putting up the closed signs as you walk in. Produce is sourced locally, literally round the corner in... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

When ever we visit be it for coffee lunch, or dinner the food and the service is brilliant we visit everyday when in Cromer which is several times a year.

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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food and service both excellent, Bistro has become our regular visit when we are in Cromer, coffee great homemade scones and cakes lovely

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midlands
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If your in Cromer for the day, this is the place to go for a cup of tea, coffee, or light lunch. Great service and good home made food. Looks a little tired but, is fantastic and does what it does to the highest standards. Full of locals, so you know its good. Offers loyalty card and refills for £1.

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SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. We've got plenty more light lunch options coming up as we head towards Easter, which of course sees the return of Freshly Caught Cromer Crab to our menu as well! Very pleased to see you were impressed with our food and level of service. We're hoping to fully... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Visiting Cromer we parked right outside and popped in as we only had 30 minutes to park. As soon as you enter you feel comfortable and at ease. The food is very tasty and the service excellent. We had the home made sausage rolls and coffee. A welcome change to all the chain coffee shops.

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SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this review

One of the great things about Cromer...no chain coffee shops, and several good quality independent ones! Really pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit to us, even if it was only a brief one! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we hope to see you again if you're out this way. Regards Sam The Old Rock... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I have visited many times for food and drinks. It's great that it allows dogs. I like the interior and atmosphere and the homemade cakes and snacks in the chiller cabinets are all delicious. The cappuccino refill for £1 is great and I use it every time I visit. I've visited many times and can't fault it.

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SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you very much. We were one of the first in town to allow customers to bring their dogs in, and it's more popular than ever. We ask that they are well behaved and kept at ground level but have always found dog owners to be very obliging and conscientious with there being limited places that they can take... More 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Good food- Nice Tea And Coffee. Shame about Grubby toilets And the Bright Orange interior in the Cafe, Not a relaxing color.

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SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this review

We're very pleased to see you enjoyed your food and drinks. Obviously not so pleased that the toilets were not up to standard. We checked after your review and gave the customer toilet and baby changing room a good deep clean...it's also due for a bit of an update when we begin repainting in the coming weeks. We're afraid to... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food and the service are always good, , lots of homemade food being served, and they work very hard to get you what you want or if you want to change things they are happy to oblige . If I want a coffee and a midday snack this is the place I go

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SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're now in the process of redesigning our menu which will see the introduction of even more homemade options for you to enjoy couple with plenty of regularly changing soups and blackboard specials. As you mention, we're always happy to alter things to suit individual requirements wherever we can, our regular customer base has grown... More 

Oldham
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We'd never visited Cromer before, and were looking forward to sampling the local crab. We were disappointed when we arrived in the town to find that it was out of season (not being acquainted with the crab-fishing season!), so went to the Old Rock Shop for a light lunch anyway. As the title says, the menu was limited. However my... More 

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SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, and for taking the time to review us afterwards. Sorry that you couldn't get your Cromer Crab, but if your back this way between Easter and October/November please do pop back when we have it in abundance whenever we can! We're adding new options onto our daytime menu as we approach another busy summer season... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Cromer
  • Phone Number: 01263 511926

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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