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60 High St, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
01634 845270
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Ranked #5 of 107 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We came for my birthday and had a fantastic meal. Excellent attentive service, lovely table and fantastic food, we also had a vegan with us and they had accommodated her superbly. Would recommend to anyone for a fabulous meal.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Having passed this Restaurant so many times before and noting the "Fully Booked" sign outside, (mainly at Weekends) we thought that we would make an impromptu visit, on a wet cold damp Wednesday evening in January. Well we were not disappointed, the atmosphere, service and quality (plus choice of food) was very good (including some seasonal game dishes) The house... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with an excellent seasonal menu. Great service every time. Make sure you book as it gets booked up very fast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from my works Christmas meal at Topes in Rochester. As a large table we were lucky enough to be seated in the upstairs private dining room which was ours for as long as we wanted. The room was decorated in a tasteful festive manner and the staff were attentive without being overbearing. One of our party has a... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Hadn't been here for several years, service was great, good choice of wines and the food was enjoyed by all four of us. Will return in the new year.

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Airlie Beach
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We decided to book afternoon tea as a birthday treat as I am pregnant and not drinking. Was absolutely delicious and a real bargain at £13.95 there is also a champagne option for £19.95. Staff we're very helpful by ensuring all of the ingredients were suitable for a Mum to be and made the experience really enjoyable. Im surprised there... More 

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Having eaten in Topes restaurant on several occasions over the past 3 years I have found the food extremely good and faultless. It was with this in mind that I decided to treat my disabled mother to her Christmas lunch here. On making the reservation online I was contacted by a very curt member of staff who stipulated that a... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere and excellent service. Although I'm not a regular at more 'high end' or 'formal' type restaurants I'm very pleased I gave this one a chance to celebrate my wifes birthday. I guess my opening sentence says most that needs to be said but I'd like to add that there was also a pretty diverse number of... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went on reputation and were not disappointed, the food, ambiance and staff all combined to make the evening a special one. We will definitely be returning in the future!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Caring and friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. We were greeted and seated at our reserved table. I would have given 5 stars if the Creme Anglais with my bread and butter pudding had been hot. PS. it is possible to re heat Creme Anglais .

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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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