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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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small bistro which serves simple fresh local snacks and meals with a lovely selection of homemade cakes. It's popular so probably worth booking if you want to eat at busier times. I had crab salad which was perfect. Good prices, happy staff we will return when visiting Cromer next.

Thank Tracey B
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 5 adults and 2 kids and a few places turned us away as they were too busy, but not this place. They helped push some tables together and find us extra chairs! Just what you need when you've been searching around for food! I had the chowder and it was delicious!! A few of the... More 

Thank bevsters
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First cafe we visited in Cromwell. Great croques and coffees. Nice atmosphere. Will go again to try the crab and the cakes on offer.

Thank Brenigmason
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for breakfast and you couldn't fault it. We also got a few bits for later. The sausage rolls are wonderful. Definitely worth a visit

Thank jandfamily2014
Cannock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We managed to get the last table in here last week. The food was of top quality and the service was really quick. I would definately recommend this place and if i ever found myself back in Cromer i would make this my first stop.

Thank duffinr
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family here as had seen great reviews on trip adviser. I have to agree with them. Food fresh and healthy, home made too. Fantastic!!

Thank Gareth A
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Repeat visitor as this place is simply excellent. The coffee is great, the service friendly, and efficient, and the food always excellent. We have been here for lunch and for afternoon coffee, and have never been disappointed. The quiche salad was excellent, and is an excellent choice for lunch, and the cakes are great. If they are busy, either wait... More 

Thank David K
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On TAs advice we decided to eat here to try Cromer crab. Wasn't disappointed! Very fresh salad accompaniment with our crab baguettes. Excellent. The downside- the restaurant was very very warm. There were fans helping to cool the rooms down but not that effective. Wasn't acknowledged on arrival or shown to a table so we were unsure of what the... More 

Thank LezliC
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with family of 5, it was full when we got there but I insisted we wait for a table, too many times have I spent looking for somewhere quick and empty and been disappointed at the food. Soon enough someone left and we could sit down. The decor is lovely and obviously well cared for by the owner... More 

2 Thank Mark T
Bolton (UK)
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in based on previous reviews. Its a small cafe with limited menu but it does what it does brilliantly. Kids had a cake and crisps but parents had the crab salad prepared in view and tasting fresh and clean. Cake was good too even if I only got the leftovers !

2 Thank jones526

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $13
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, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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