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TOPES Restaurant

60 High St, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
01634 845270
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Ranked #3 of 106 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
Rochester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 reviews 3 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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We really like this restaurant and recommend it to people who are looking for somewhere great to eat. Excellent friendly service and the food is so tasty. We will definitely return for a third visit.

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Thame, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went for lunch on a dull October weekday and it made the day. Food was excellent and staff friendly. Had smoked haddock and black pudding to start followed by sea bass. It is a really nice, quite formal restaurant with white tablecloths on the tables. I wish then well and Would recommend and will return.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was a very nice restaurant. The food was well presented and was delicious. The beef was served as requested, the house red wine was excellent. The waitresses were friendly and helpful. £25 for 3 courses was excellent value for money.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

over flavoured, under cooked and over priced. Good food should speak for itself without being messed about with so much. And good food should also be cooked. My beans actually snapped when I had to crunch on them. Maybe trying to save on the fuel bills!!! d

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Kent, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Thankfully I booked well in advance for our anniversary dinner, as the restaurant was fully booked when we arrived. Sitting in the upstairs room, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. All the staff were brilliant with a good combination of politeness and friendly chat. The food was excellent, tasteful & good size portions and I finished off with the best... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited and although the staff were friendly and the food was ok, there was something about the whole experience that didn't click for us. We dined on a Friday night and the restaurant was busy but there didn't seem to be much atmosphere. May-be it was the James Blunt cd that was the backing music? We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Kent. A great selection of dishes on a relatively small menu means that quite often I could enjoy every dish on it. I have dined in most of the Michelin star restaurants in Kent and I think Topes is better than some and not far behind the best. When... 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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