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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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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, lovely outdoor space

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Kimbruce12
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lovely bar. Upstairs is swanky and modern. Very popular place, therefore is always busy. You have to scramble your way through crowds to move in there. But great place.

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Strood, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I go eat there a few times a month. Good service and really good fresh food. I am glad I found this place and will be back for sure really soon. Great garden at the back where you can eat when sunny.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've been here many times for a Saturday night out with the girls and always thought that the garden was a good space so when we saw the offer of a platter and wine on Groupon, we thought why not? And we were not disappointed. Granted the weather always helps when you're sat outside in the sun but seriously, it... More 

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Rochester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had excellent meal with efficient and friendly service . Helpful and attentive waitress and lovely food plus nice atmosphere Nice evening !

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kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a Groupon deal which was a bargain. We had dipping bread, chorizo chutney, prawns and salad. This included wine. The waitress was lovely and she was on her own the whole time. Shame the tips have to be shared

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Really lovely experience, went for a groupon deal lunch with my husband. We ate outside in their lovely patio area as it was a nice day. The vaults themselves are great to see and you could eat down there if you preferred. We had the sharing tapas including chorizo, prawns and brie. Very nice and would defiantly go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We've just had a wonderful meal there - our first but definitely not the last! Good food, enjoyable atmosphere and friendly staff make it a place to go. We had lunch and note it only does evening meals Monday to Thursday. The other evenings are popular with the youngsters. For romantic atmosphere the actual vault i.e. downstairs looked superb.

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Lovely venue in the historic High Street. We went for a party, and the venue was super. Unfortunately, they hadn't really trained their staff which reflects badly on them and isn't fair on the staff. Our hostess had ordered Pimms for 50 so I was very surprised to find a row of tumblers with one shot of neat Pimms in... 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: Bar, British, Wine Bar

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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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