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The George Vaults

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Bar, British
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35 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN, England
+44 1634 817165
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Bonn, Germany
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing vault giving th space underneath the rest of the restaurant an unique atmosphere and special twist. Must be great to book it for for a special Occasion, but very expensive to do so. Nevertheless a place worth to visit and have at least a meal in it.

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Thank Holger R
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at the George Vaults ,the atmosphere was good the staff were friendly ,the table look lovely,the only slight disappointment was the starters which tasted a little bland the rest of the meal was good .i would certainly have Christmas Day their again

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Thank Caroline R
Kent
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the first time we have been here,and won't be the last,arrived about 4.00pm,,,nice atmosphere,not busy but had a nice hum,,within an hour it was very vibrant,with a table of very hammered people behind us it became almost impossible to speak to each other,,,I love to see people having fun,,but this was beyond outrageous,,,there was no sign of a manager... More 

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1 Thank wabs42
Kent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I usually come here on a Sunday. The food is always good. They do a 3 course Sunday lunch for a very reasonable price. Good selection of drink too. I like to eat downstairs in the basement, which has s actually the vault.... so little lovely and full of history.

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Thank stylist35
Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening celebrating a golden wedding anniversary, food excellent, beautiful decor, staff attentive, lovely venue...

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Thank GloPark
Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The venue in the vault was lovely and atmospheric. The meal however was bland in taste and appearance. Trimmings left off dishes and no seasoning. Deserts for staff party were completely mixed up and courses late arriving.

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Thank santha m
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We've been here a few times and it's always the same - the staff look like they'd rather be anywhere else than here and the wait for service is always longer than expected.

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Thank Sandra R
Chatham, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We had booked a table for 7 without realising that it was Rochester Christmas market weekend, and the parking would be horrendous. Luckily, there was no time limit on the table, as we all arrived later than expected, some of the party almost 2 hours late. Once the main course arrived, we all commented 'where's the veg'? The Sunday lunch... More 

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1 Thank divewench
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We had the most enjoyable lunch at the George Vaults. We chose to share a Mediterranean Platter which was huge (glad we shared) and very tasty. The staff are lovely and very patient as we had a problem choosing which platter we wanted. Altogether highly recommend a visit together with a wander around Rochester taking in the Cathedral.

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Thank Pam H
Meopham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

First visit to the Vaults but definitely not the last. Atmosphere, service, food were all fabulous - musicians playing open mic were great, all round superb evening, thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 817165
Description
ONCE A CHURCH, PREVIOUSLY AN INN, NOW A CONTEMPORARY BRASSERIE WINE BAR For generations residents and visitors have delighted in the rich history and architecture that combine to make Rochester, Kent's shining light in the Garden of England. At the George Vaults we have continued in this rich history and added a modern twist with a touch of class. Based in the centre of Rochester with three floors and five distinctive areas, there are few venues that offer such choice and high stantards. MAIN BAR Main dinning area where by day you may endulge in lunch, dinner or just enjoy a refreshing drink and by night, subtle lighting and candle lit tables create a relaxed and chilled ambience Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday a more upbeat and vibrant atmosphere with great music for all to enjoy. LOUNGE BAR Beautifully contemporary bar consisting of large sofas and comfy chairs, perfect for a good catch up with friends. AFFINITY BAR A fun and relaxed cocktail bar split on two levels. High level for lounging, with areas that can be sectioned off for small groups, great for hen parties! The lower level has a dance floor/standing area and a small cocktail bar. Don't miss out on some great cocktail offers VAULT BAR A grade 2 listed 14th Century crypt is truly outstanding, commonly used for private functions and weddings, but also for private dining. THE COURTYARD Perfect for relaxing days and nights. Also a popular meeting area for lunch in the sun! Most our bars are available for private hire, so we can suit all your needs.Why not ask a member of the George Vaults team about the hire of a bar for your special event? ​A relaxed brasserie available 7 days a weeks, a place where you can dine for lunch or dinner in our main bar, courtyard or Vault, with a variety of al a carte dishes to suit your taste buds Brasserie a la carte available Monday to Thursday 12-9pm Friday & Saturday 12-4.30Pm A light bite alternative is also available Tapas Monday to Thursday 5-9 pm Traditional Sunday Roast Sunday 12-4.30 Pm

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