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The George Vaults

35 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN, England
01634 817165
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Ranked #39 of 103 restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: British, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
rochester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went into George vaults for coffee with friends only to be told that they don't serve coffee after 5.00pm, this has happened to us anywhere else before. We'll never go back there again.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were going to have a birthday celebration in the vaults as it's certainly quirky. However, we cancelled our booking as we thought it would be a bit cramped and uncomfortable for our guests. It also has an overwhelming musty smell as there isn't much fresh air getting down in those vaults. The toilets were well worn too and the... More

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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A good Sunday Brunch and Lunch place. Recommended to me and apparently excellent. I'm sure it is as the food that was served was very good but the portions were quite small and there were only 3 potatoes provided for 4 people. This was rectified after we asked but disappointing. Hopefully the next experience will live up to the recommendation.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Can only assume the positive reviews on here are not from people who have had the Christmas meal. Was amazed at how bad it was for a typical (rip off Britain) overpriced Xmas meal. I know lots of establishments feel the need to overcharge at Xmas, but they often give you a half decent meal to go with it. This... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We ate in the ground floor bar/restaurant, I didn't know about the 'vaults' until later, but as it was lunch time perhaps not available any way. Our drinks were served promptly and order taken. Some time later as another meal passed our table we enquired about our order, it was just being plated and arrived soon afterwards. We were given... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Couldn't make out if a wine bar, club or Restaurant when walking past , but the food was ok, Prawn Starters little tasteless, but steak was good. Meal for two £30 so very good value. Informal dining and very good service . Great courtyard for the summer.We will be back.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Went with friends last Sunday and ate down in the vaults, which is atmospheric and very different from most Sunday lunch venues. We had three courses and found the food very reasonable, served hot, with adequate portions. The tiger prawn starter in particular was noteworthy, with very juicy prawns. The main course beef wasn't underdone like in some places that... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I used to walk past this restaurant but don't make the same mistake. Food and great staff, extremely relaxing time. The roast are great although the pork has changed it's still lovely. Definitely worth a visit.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We regular visit the Georges Vault, sometimes only for a drink, but mainly for one of their special offers ( 2 Main plus bottle of wine) for £ 20.00. We never found any fault at the vault. The sundays roast especially when taken down in the Vault is highly to be reccomended, and the setting is spectacular. If you are... More

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Benoni, South Africa
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We shared lunch here after our visit to the Cathedral and the Castle. The food was excellent, I can recommend a visit there. A good wine list and good selection of good meals. It was well worth the wait.

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