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TOPES Restaurant

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60 High St, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
01634 845270
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: TOPES restaurant is a modern British restaurant centrally located in...
TOPES restaurant is a modern British restaurant centrally located in Rochester High Street in Kent and has been awarded two AA rosettes. Chris Small, head chef and co-owner, has created several different menus, including a special set price lunch (L15 for 2 courses and coffee) and mid-week evening menu (3 courses for L20.50). In addition, there is an a la carte menu for Friday and Sunday evenings and traditional roasts on Sunday. All ingredients are bought in fresh on a daily basis from local suppliers and the menus reflect seasonal produce. The restaurant is set in a 15th, 16th and 17th Century building and many of the original features remain. However, the restaurant has a modern feel to it to reflect the modern style of dishes on offer.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 266
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Booked late for an early evening meal with two work colleagues. Service was exceptional as was both the food and overall value

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Andrew K
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Booked late for an early evening meal with two work colleagues. Service was exceptional as was both the food and overall value

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What a delight, the staff are lovely and there is a nice relaxed atmosphere. The food is great with a good mix of traditional with a twist. The chips are amazing!

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had a great meal here with a good friend! She started with the beef cheek, and it was so tender! I had a lovely beetroot, feta and walnut salad, it was very tasty and fresh. I had duck for my main course, and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. We were too full for desserts (as they give you... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Me and my fiancé try to eat out as much as possible and we always use Topes as our benchmark for the standard and quality for not only the food but the wines also. We've been dining at Topes for near on 5 years and lately we have tried other restaurants along the high street to see if they were... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited Topes Restaurant (I still want to call it Mr Topes as that used to be it's name) on the off chance - fortunately they had a spare table and we had a lovely meal. I had the pumpkin, carrot and coriander soup to start and slow roasted pork belly and 'J 'had fish and chips, which sounds ordinary,... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Just had the most amazing birthday lunch at Topes. Food was so tasty and beautifully presented. For the price the set menu is fantastic value. The staff were friendly and so helpful. Will most certainly be back, (soon).

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Don't know what has happened to Topes, once Rochester jewel in the crown, the food choice was poor and wine abysmal. We tried two different white wines and both awful. They seem to have lowered there standards in food and wine, if it is to save money it is not working. On the whole a disappointing evening

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Rochester, kent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Consistently very good quality, with friendly, helpful staff, and quite reasonable on pricing. A very pleasant atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was here on Saturday with a couple of friends.. Not only was the food amazing, the staff were too. Service was 5star, and our order was quick. Will be coming back again that's for sure, and definitely recommending to everyone I know.

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OkavangoZanzibar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love the gorgeous food and fantastic service, go there for lunch, dinner and I we are never disappointed. Good fresh produce, locally sourced, front of house staff are knowledgeable and you can tell they have tasted the food on the menu. Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60 High St, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 01634 845270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

TOPES restaurant is a modern British restaurant centrally located in Rochester High Street in Kent and has been awarded two AA rosettes. Chris Small, head chef and co-owner, has created several different menus, including a special set price lunch (L15 for 2 courses and coffee) and mid-week evening menu (3 courses for L20.50). In addition, there is an a la carte menu for Friday and Sunday evenings and traditional roasts on Sunday. All ingredients are bought in fresh on a daily basis from local suppliers and the menus reflect seasonal produce. The restaurant is set in a 15th, 16th and 17th Century building and many of the original features remain. However, the restaurant has a modern feel to it to reflect the modern style of dishes on offer.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?