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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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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 13
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  • 3
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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
Best Sausage roll

I visited with my sons over the Easter holidays for lunch. I decided to pick the quiche which I did enjoy but I did feel the piece could have been larger for the price. My son picked the home made sausage roll which was a fat sausage filling which he thoroughly enjoyed, It was nice to see that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
joeboe26
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Manchester, 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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344 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I visited with my sons over the Easter holidays for lunch. I decided to pick the quiche which I did enjoy but I did feel the piece could have been larger for the price. My son picked the home made sausage roll which was a fat sausage filling which he thoroughly enjoyed, It was nice to see that it was... More 

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Cromer, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I would highly recommend the Old Rock Shop Bistro if you are ever visiting Cromer. It is often said that if the locals use a place then it must be good because when all the holidaymakers are gone….what then? Always a friendly smile on arrival and departure. Whilst the menu is not extensive it is not pretentious and does what... More 

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Milton Keynes
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12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Saw that the had crab, on their A-board outside the café, as we walked past, so decided we couldn't visit Cromer without having some crab. Simple unfussy décor, a good cup of tea and a lovely crab baguette. Brought back childhood memories as I haven't eaten crab for years. Would be happy to revisit if we're ever back in Cromer.

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

Glad to see we were able to bring back those memories for you! If you need a top up you'll find Fresh Cromer Crab on the menu everyday that we're able to (obviously it can depend on the weather conditions, they need to be able to get the boats out!). Thanks for a lovely review, we look forward to seeing... More 

Cambs, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Just how a cafe should be. Decent quality ingredients made into unfussy but tasty dishes. Baked potato was good and the cheese actually tasted cheesy, and our crab platters were spot on, fresh and not drowned in mayo in the case of my granary sandwich. Add good service, clean premises and lovely home made cakes, and there isn't much not... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review following your visit! It's fantastic to see that you like the way we do things and that you recommend us! Hopefully we'll see you again soon? Regards Sam The Old Rock Shop Bistro More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

food is simple but always really tasty & well presented.....staff are great.....and cold beer in fridge....

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

Thanks Mark H, Our intention has always been to keep a simple, sensibly sized menu but do it as well as we can. We're really pleased to see that we've achieved that for you regularly. Just so you know we've got a new beer in now too, 'Beast of the East from Panther Brewery in Reepham, perhaps one to try... More 

Cromer, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I pop in here often, they make the most delicious hot chocolate and despite trying to resist, I usually cave in and treat myself to one of their tempting goodies in their glass display. I've also been here a couple of times at lunch and had their seafood chowder which is simply delicious, as well as their toasted sandwiches. Can... More 

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

Thank you for recommending us to future visitors! Very pleased to see you haver sampled and enjoyed plenty of what we offer...hopefully the new variations in our baking have gone down well? The Seafood Chowder has made a comeback over the Easter Weekend so with luck you'll be in. Thanks again, Sam The Old Rock Shop Bistro More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I don't get to Cromer as often as I would like but every time I'm there I go to the old rock shop bistro

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

Thank you for your on-going custom, hope you make it to Cromer again before too long! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sam The Old Rock Shop Bistro More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Always cheerful greeting , excellent service , an delicious food , oh yes wonderful coffee, would highly recommend the ckes :)

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Thank you for the kind review. Regards Sam The Old Rock Shop Bistro More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visit the Old Rock Shop bistro regularly when in Cromer for many reasons, the main one being the fact that well behaved dogs are welcomed. This enabled us to initially, to sample the delights on offer. We've never been disappointed with anything ordered. The home made sausage rolls are my favourite but everything available is extremely fresh and excellent... More 

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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're really pleased to see that you like how we do things. The evening menu should be making return before too long so watch this space, then you can come and sample that side of things! Hope to see you soon. Regards Sam The Old Rock Shop Bistro More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Always friendly, good choice and good value, great homemade food, dogs welcome - what more could you ask for?

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Very pleased to see that you have continued to enjoy your visits to us following your last review... Here's to many more! Looking forward to seeing you soon, Sam The Old Rock Shop Bistro 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
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?