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The Old Rock Shop Bistro

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10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch having read the great reviews of this bistro. Had the crab baguette which was delicious. The meat was excellent and the bread was very well cooked. Also had the homemade brownie which was very tasty. A great experience topped by very good service.

Thank stockdale83
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful wonderful crab salad, excellent service helpful owner and staff. Wish I lived nearer. But Cromer folk on the pier is a good excuse

Thank TVRmike
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best cafes in Cromer. Warm and friendly staff. We both had sausage rolls that were straight out of the oven and they were amazing. Lovely cup of coffee. Always worth a visit.

Thank tj2802
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again I was not disappointed by the friendly warm welcome by all members of staff . I had the local crab with new potatoes , salad , coleslaw and half a fresh baked warm baguette. This bistro cannot be beaten on value , freshness and taste . Well done Sam on keeping up your high standards in all areas... More 

Thank Mark P
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a light lunch on a sunny September day. We both had the crab baguette. It was tasty and well presented. The staff were courteous and polite. A good lunch stop in this lovely seaside town.

1 Thank Blue_Penguin_1986
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is a bit dated juke box in the back area of the coffee shop. The coffee's aren't bad but the sausage rolls seemed like they had seen better days. Plenty of seating around and friendly staff, they have special functions on as shown on their notice wall. Not a bad place to stop off for a relaxing coffee.

Thank Getabout01
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant cafe. They serve freshly made delicious food and gorgeous home made cakes. I absolutely loved this cafe, I wish it was at home so I could visit every day! The staff are really friendly and the cafe has a lovely atmosphere. I went on my own for the first visit and still felt comfortable. There is a wide choice... More 

1 Thank LillyRose29
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Came across this busy little restaurant. managed to get a table by the window. order and pay at the counter. Fresh cromer crab sandwiches with a small side salad and great coffee. Cakes and pastries are all homemade too. Staff are friendly and service was quick. Came away feeling satisfied.

1 Thank Lynnie50_13
North Walsham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years and never disappoints! Coffee is great and the sausage rolls are mahoosive and totally yum! Me and my other half enjoyed the ploughman's lunch on Sunday and it was great value for money and it always has a relaxed friendly atmosphere!

1 Thank GemN_1804
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

When there for lunch. Friendly staff. Good food, portions were a bit small and very limited choice for children.

Thank fiorella0510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Cromer
  • Phone Number: 441263511926
Locally owned and managed. Located in the North Norfolk coastal town of Cromer. We source local produce where available and present the finished dishes for reasonable prices.

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