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The Dining Room

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The Pavilion | Rock Road, Rock PL27 6JS, England
+44 1208 862622
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Charming dining room, beautiful service, the prettiest plates of food that delight the eye, even before you eat. This was a return visit, our first was 2 years ago. The standards remain extremely high. This is a lovely place to go and I don't understand why the Michelin people haven't recognised The Dining Room. The bill was fair for the... More 

2 Thank Cathie S
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2014

Chris W's review has taken words out of my mouth. Totally agree. Went with 3 friends for dinner. Warmly welcomed, enticing menu which more than exceeded our expectations. We were well satiated. Very enjoyable evening.

1 Thank ecdavison
Cowes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2014

As all the previous reviewers have stated this restaurant serves great food served perfectly cooked and presented by staff that are friendly and knowledgeable, even remembering you from previous visits. Every part of the meal was excellent except for 1, the portions are very small and after paying £57 per head for a 3 course meal and a reasonable bottle... More 

1 Thank Mike D
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant far exceeded our already high expectations from reading previous reviews on this site. The intimate and non pretentious ambience created by this family run restaurant should not distract from the delights of culinary genius that awaits its diners. The food was truly exquisite. The combination flavours were exciting and both my husband's dishes and mine were delicious. We... More 

Thank Chris W
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have eaten at The Dining Room twice recently and on both occasions the food has been amazing. The quiet and calm atmosphere adds to the feeling of being spoilt and each group I went with felt this was a very special place. just the place for a special occasion.

1 Thank Charlotte M
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

Its seems everyone has had an equally special experience at The Dining Room. A fairly unassuming looking place from the outside, but a lovely cosy and attractive dining room inside. The services was brilliant and table plenty spaced apart, unlike other places where you are on top of each other. The menu is selective but part of its charm. The... More 

1 Thank Holiday07-7
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ate at The Basement with 3 friends after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and speaking to the owner of the hotel we were staying in (The Woodlands Country House, Padstow) The food is very, very good. I really don't need to say much more. All 4 of us had something different and we were all delighted with our meals.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2014

We followed trip advisor on a recent trip to Cornwall and booked The Dining Room. We were a party of 15 and the owners kindly offered to open for monday evening,usually a day off. We were so pleased they did,fantastic food,great service. The place was spotless and we felt very spoilt having the place to ourselves. The wine too was... More 

3 Thank IanG36
Milton Keynes
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2014

On a recent visit to Cornwall we decided to visit Nathan Outlaws restaurant at Rock and also Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, both were excellent and equalled our expectations. On the recommendation of a local taxi driver we decided to try the Dining Room and this insignificant restaurant from the outside offered a level of cuisine to match if... More 

4 Thank RachaelcMiltonKeynes
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216 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2014

We are based in London and eat out a lot, both in the UK and abroad. We thought we may be disappointed after reading the excellent reviews of the Dining Room but it exceeded our expectations. Really good food, superbly presented. The menu is limited - 5 choices per course - but I don't think anything would disappoint. There were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $42
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pavilion | Rock Road, Rock PL27 6JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Rock
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 862622
A small, family run restaurant in Rock, Cornwall

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?