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The George Vaults

Bar, British, Wine Bar
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35 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN, England
+44 1634 817165
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: ONCE A CHURCH, PREVIOUSLY AN INN, NOW A CONTEMPORARY BRASSERIE WINE BAR...
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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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday Lunch

Really lovely Sunday lunch, the set menu is great value fir money. The mushroom aloo starter was divine, the roast beef main really tender (with the most amazing roast potatoes ). The dessert was chocolate brownie, bit too rich for me though. The service was great, really friendly and happy staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Really lovely Sunday lunch, the set menu is great value fir money. The mushroom aloo starter was divine, the roast beef main really tender (with the most amazing roast potatoes ). The dessert was chocolate brownie, bit too rich for me though. The service was great, really friendly and happy staff. We'll be back!

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Essex
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Good restaurant/bar located in the centre of Rochester. Lovely outside seating area covered by umbrellas so can be enjoyed in all weathers. Fascinating vault underneath the bar. The sharing platter is well worth trying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Friendly helpful staff , spacious garden , set in picturesque Rochester. Affordable prices and not trying to rip u off , will visit again

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kent
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Friend and i had a groupon coupon and that was the reason we came to this place.i have been here before on a sat night and it was very busy place and we left to go to another bar. This time we came here during the week, in the evening and found this place to be modern, light and airy.... More 

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rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Always great to visit the George vaults, meet up with old friends and make new ones, friendly staff and good servive

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Medway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times mid week for a meal and drink with friends. Relaxing atmosphere. Staff always friendly and helpful. The food has always been well cooked and presented but menu could do with a couple more vegetarian dishes as currently there is just a risotto or pasta dish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

What a great place to have drinks and eat!! The staff couldn't be more helpful and patient!! Lots of smiles and excellent manners!! The food was beautiful I would recommend the chicken in coconut and coriander :-) Will make this my place to eat from now on!! Great evening

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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We recently ate at this restaurant where we enjoyed a Sunday roast dinner. The food was very nice and I thought it was good value for money The only down side was that the bar was also holding a wedding reception and therefore it was quite noisy and rowdy, other than that the food was nice

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Don't be put off by the outside. Inside is a modern light and airy space. The outside eating area is secluded and very cmfortable. Good choice on menu, food locally sourced. Staff very friendly.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I wasn't able to strictly review the George Vaults interior, because I wasn't able to actually get inside. However, I thought it would be useful for other prospective clientèle to hear about my recent experience before deciding to visit. After a very enjoyable evening at a Billy Ocean concert in the castle grounds, we decided to go to a pub... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 817165

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Wine Bar

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
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

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