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The George Vaults

35 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN, England
+44 1634 817165
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Ranked #37 of 107 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: British, Bar, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: ONCE A CHURCH, PREVIOUSLY AN INN, NOW A CONTEMPORARY BRASSERIE WINE BAR For generations residents and visitors have delighted in the rich history and architecture that combine to make Rochester, Kent's shining light in the Garden of England. At the George Vaults we have continued in this rich history and added a modern twist with a touch of class. Based in the centre of Rochester with three floors and five distinctive areas, there are few venues that offer such choice and high stantards. MAIN BAR Main dinning area where by day you may endulge in lunch, dinner or just enjoy a refreshing drink and by night, subtle lighting and candle lit tables create a relaxed and chilled ambience Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday a more upbeat and vibrant atmosphere with great music for all to enjoy. LOUNGE BAR Beautifully contemporary bar consisting of large sofas and comfy chairs, perfect for a good catch up with friends. AFFINITY BAR A fun and relaxed cocktail bar split on two levels. High level for lounging, with areas that can be sectioned off for small groups, great for hen parties! The lower level has a dance floor/standing area and a small cocktail bar. Don't miss out on some great cocktail offers VAULT BAR A grade 2 listed 14th Century crypt is truly outstanding, commonly used for private functions and weddings, but also for private dining. THE COURTYARD Perfect for relaxing days and nights. Also a popular meeting area for lunch in the sun! Most our bars are available for private hire, so we can suit all your needs.Why not ask a member of the George Vaults team about the hire of a bar for your special event? ​A relaxed brasserie available 7 days a weeks, a place where you can dine for lunch or dinner in our main bar, courtyard or Vault, with a variety of al a carte dishes to suit your taste buds Brasserie a la carte available Monday to Thursday 12-9pm Friday & Saturday 12-4.30Pm A light bite alternative is also available Tapas Monday to Thursday 5-9 pm Traditional Sunday Roast Sunday 12-4.30 Pm
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We have been going to the vaults for Sunday dinner for over 3 years It is always very good The service is excellent We go out for dinner all round kent and for the money this is the best

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We held our wedding and reception here and we cant recommend this venue highly enough ! The whole day was magical . There is a 14th century vault downstairs where the wedding and reception was held and it was stunning. The staff excelled themselves by lighting the vaults with loads of candles which created a wonderful atmosphere . They went... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A group of 7 friends attended the George vaults for our annual pre Christmas dinner and drinks. The starters were not very good at all, the pate was like play dough, very bland and the rye bread was so hard I'm surprised no one lost a couple of teeth!. During the course of the meal we were drinking Moët champagne... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our manager rented the cocktail bar on a saturday night for a staff party and we was not disappointed. The venu is great if not needing a little tlc but the bar itself is fantastic, the cocktail menu was extensive and suppresses all other cocktail menu's on the street (including Olivers), The Music was good and we even managed to... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I had a private function in the upstairs Lounge Bar to celebrate my parents vow renewal. I had around 70 guests and it was the perfect venue. The manager Camelia was so helpful helping me arrange things. The Lounge bar was perfect for the number of people I had, there was enough seating and tables for everyone to eat their... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were able to eat in the underground vault which is very atmospheric. Staff are lovely, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food is great, I had the pulled pork which should be served with bread but as I am gluten intolerant I asked for hand cut chips instead and this was no problem. Portions are good and very well presented.... More 

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Sussex, England
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429 reviews 429 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate in the "secret garden", a yard at the back of the pub, where the dog was welcome. There was nothing particularly magical about the setting, but the menu looked varied and interesting. Unfortunately the food, when it arrived, did not live up to its description - our sharing board was very bland and the salt-beef was stringy. Service... More 

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Rochester, Kent
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This visit was by way of celebration, and quirky interest. I have heard that there is a ghost, resident in the vaults of the George PH. It is, according to the local history society, the oldest building in Rochester! The meal was hot and adequate. I kie a few more vegetables on my plate, but so far as it went... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

15th Sep 2014: Good food and atmosphere BUT 1. Out door table was unstable had to be propped by the waitress. 2. waitress skills could be better. 3. After paying and leaving we found we'd been overcharged....by £8....side dish ordered did not come to the table and 3 cups of coffee we did not order or have. Complained over the... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have been to the George Vaults before. The venue is truly beautiful and unique for a special occasion. You would never even know they are there as they are situated underneath the pub. Yes it smells a little musty down there but what do you expect? It's a 14th centuary vault afterall! It was decorated beautifully and although there... More 

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GeorgeVaults, Manager at The George Vaults, responded to this review

The George Vaults team appreciates all the comments, positive or negative posted on here and we always try to exceed all our customers expectations. We are sorry to hear that you had a not so pleasant experience while dinning with us, however at all times our staff were assured that food and service was great. We do hope to see... More 

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Additional Information about The George Vaults

Address: 35 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 817165
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: British, Bar, Wine Bar

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