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The George Vaults

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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Met some friends for lunch here and was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The place was clean and the food was well presented. Would definitely comes back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Julie W
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friends in Rochester tonight so used groupon for 4 platter and wine. Not in crypt as advertised, lounge bar fine though. Food very average, wine OK. Not one for grabbing repeat customer given the competition on the High Street. Would not recommend

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Met some friends for lunch here and was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The place was clean and the food was well presented. Would definitely comes back.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Simply an excellent Sunday Roast. We have visited George Vaults in Rochester many times for their Sunday lunch and every time they serve a great meal with a good selection of drinks. The food is always great and the price is very reasonable…what more could you ask for, keep up the good work guys and we are looking forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We visited for Sunday lunch and although at the last moment had to change time and amount of diners it was not a problem, nice atmosphere,friendly attentive and welcoming staff, any requests met with a smile and a no problem attitude. We had the 3 course roast, food was delicious, we didn't have to wait too long between courses, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were looking for somewhere special for a family gathering of 10 people, and it doesn’t get any more special than this. What an incredible occasion to have private function dining in the candlelit 14th century George Vaults! As you can see from the photos it's stunning, and you can feel the history all around you and imagine all the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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