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TOPES Restaurant

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60 High St, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
01634 845270
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12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 19
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  • 11
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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
Topes - an excellent restaurant

Wanted to go iut for a meal one Saturday evening. Our usual choice of restaurant had no availability at short notice. Topes were very good - we got a table for 6.30 on the Saturday evening (having phoned at about 5.40!). Food - beautifully presented and very tasty. Wine List was a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Rochester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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English first
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wanted to go iut for a meal one Saturday evening. Our usual choice of restaurant had no availability at short notice. Topes were very good - we got a table for 6.30 on the Saturday evening (having phoned at about 5.40!). Food - beautifully presented and very tasty. Wine List was a bit "short" in varieties/typrs of wine but reasonably... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My second time here with friends for a midweek evening meal, delicious food and excellent service. Wished I had discovered this place before. Will definitely be back - looks like they do an afternoon tea too that looks worth trying.

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Rochester
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Always an amazing meal at Topes. Staff are fantastic and the owners are always there which makes your custom feel special. Whether you eat indoors or on the terrace it's always a great experience, daytime or evening. Best restaurant in Rochester by far.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went to this restaurant after a friend booked it for a leaving party meal. It is a really lovely place, top class food and top class service. You only get what you pay for and Topes prices are up there but well worth every penny. There were quite a few of us so we had most things on the menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times now, and always find the food to be delicious and very well presented. The menu is changed regularly,and offers dishes that are a bit special and different to most other local restaurants. The portions may seem small sometimes, but I feel it is quality over quantity,and it is enough to satisfy, especially if... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really tasty food, beautifully presented, but portion sizes on the set menu are small. The two-course meal was not an option as we were both still hungry after starter and main course! Side dishes are a bit expensive and not very imaginative. However, I'm glad we had plenty of space for pudding; the sticky date and toffee was delicious -... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

One of the best restaurants I have been too in UK. Fiancee had a lovely quail salad starter and I tried beef cheek which was disappointing. Meat was very strongly flavoured and completely overpowered what ever tasteless sauces where also on the plate-stuffed prune was nice though. Faired much better with main course which was Guinea Fowl and quite delicious,... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Lovely food as usual, this is our favourite restaurant in Rochester for celebrating birthdays etc, very friendly staff and delicious food. See you again soon.

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Medway, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Lovely food, only gripe is the toilet, the door is in the restaurant, 1 door in and there is the toilet so anyone outside near the door can hear the flushing and any other noises - I suffer with a bowl condition and would not be returning because of the toilet location but apart from that I really enjoyed my... More 

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Kent, UK
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We live in Kent but had never been to Rochester before. A surprise day off gave us the opportunity to check it out. Low expectations (it's in a pretty grotty area of Kent) were reinforced by the drive through the outlying towns. Our first clue that we might be on to a winner was a sign in a shop window... More 

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Additional Information about TOPES Restaurant

Address: 60 High St, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
Phone Number: 01634 845270
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: British

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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?