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The Old Rock Shop Bistro

10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
01263 511926
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Ranked #3 of 57 Restaurants in Cromer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Café
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Cromer, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The Old Rock Shop Bistro is my regular Friday Lunch meeting place, it never disappointments, the service is friendly and efficient, the food is always great and it is clean and has a good atmosphere.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Excellent bacon and eggs & first class coffee with a refill for £1. Morning papers. Cakes looked very tempting. Very clean with friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

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Warwickshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good, honest food at reasonable prices. Nothing flashy, but homely meals that don't break the bank served in a no nonsense decor cafe. Loved the homemade coleslaw with my jacket potato. My son's hot chocolate was amazing! I like good coffee and this passed the test. Nice touch to see the jukebox in the corner. Friendly and efficient staff. I... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went here twice over the course of our weekend visit to Cromer and were impressed by the friendly but unobtrusive service and the delicious home made gluten free cakes for my husband, who is wheat intolerant. It was a shame, perhaps, that there was no gluten free bread available, because I had a most delicious crab sandwich which my... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Have stayed in Cromer 3 times in the last 5 years and having stumbled across this cafe the first time, have gone back every time since. We have only had lunch (sandwiches etc) each time, but each time the food and staff have been really good. The Cromer crab and sausage sandwiches and sausage rolls being particularly delicious; and reasonably... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

the old rock shop bistro is a lovely place, the atmosphere is warm, friendly, and the homemade mince pies were delicious ! we will be back!

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Come here for food at anytime of the day and you will not be disappointed. However the evening food is simply unpretentious and delicious at a not unreasonable price. The only gripe is the excessive charge for a bottle of wine--in some instances,dearer than the food itself !

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

Thank you for such a kind review. Great to see that you have enjoyed what we do at various different times of day. You are correct about the wine being more expensive than the food though we feel this has more to do with the food being very well priced than the wine being expensive. All of our wines are... More

North Walsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Never disappointed at this café when we visit Cromer, limited menu but top quality local ingredients, sausage roll is a winner! With some gluten free choices we can take our Granddaughter, and the dog is welcome too!

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

Excellent! Thank you very much, we're glad you enjoy your visits. Speaking with the bakers yesterday and there may be a bit more on our Gluten Free offer before too long so watch this space... Thanks again. Sam The Old Rock Shop Bistro More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in the area with our two Labradors and we're looking for somewhere special we could all go to. This place rates as one of the best in Cromer. We were very disappointed. I do have to say that the staff were very nice and accommodating. The first issue was that we were placed at the back of... More

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

Dear Sir, As with all hospitality businesses, our customers are at the heart of everything we do; without them we have nothing. This applies even more so in a small town such as Cromer, where reputation can easily make or break you. When we ask ‘Was everything was ok for you?’ it’s not just a line from a procedure manual,... More

Kent
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I reviewed this café earlier this year and had been very impressed with it, however, as with the lady that reviewed it on the 13th September I could not believe the change in it, the staff's attitude and the food, very basic, even below average. The tables weren't clean and the menu's looked like they could contain a few germs... More

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

Dear Tony042, I'm very sorry to see you didn't enjoy your visit to us, especially after such a gleaming review back in June! There certainly shouldn't be a 'couldn't care less' attitude amongst the staff, taking into account the family nature of the business and the time and energy put in to it for the last decade I would be... More

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Additional Information about The Old Rock Shop Bistro

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

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