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The George Vaults

Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar
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35 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN, England
+44 1634 817165
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
All 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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The George Vaults provides an historical and sophisticated venue for a gourmet night out, a party venue or even a wedding. There are even weekly yoga lessons there too!

Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here last year on a Groupon voucher, had such a lovely time so came again this year for a birthday treat. The gods were with us and the sun was shining, so we were in our element. Staff are very friendly and eager to help. Lots of places to sit, either inside or outside. During the summer the outside... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited on a Saturday lunch time at the start of July with my boyfriend, his sister, brother-in-law and 2 nieces. We sat outside originally in the lovely garden area covered with large umbrellas. Really nice, clean a varied seating area. We ordered our drinks and looked through the food menu. I shared the Mediterranean platter, which was amazing! There... More 

Thank Hannah R
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here and written good reviews about this place before but today we had the most excellent lunch with out family. The service was really good and when we asked at the bar if they served the a la carte in the back garden they immediately said yes, brought the menus and took our drinks order. Our waitress, Molly,... More 

1 Thank MissusWLondon
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great night life good music, check the website different things going on. Go down and see the vault it's very impressive. Recommend for groups and party's

1 Thank awayfromhome1970
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal with the family, staff very friendly, food good, we all enjoyed our meal. Have also had private party's at The George Vaults. A lovely place for a party, especially if you hire the vaults room. The affinity bar is good also for a private function.

1 Thank Ann M
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there on Father's Day and there was Jamie Johnson singing who was very good. We sat outside and luckily there was no rain for once and what helped make it so pleasant was the friendly staff, particularly Summer, Molly and Kelly. Summer even went to the shop to get me some cranberry sauce for my chicken which was so... More 

Thank chicaKent
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had the downstairs (the vaults) all to ourselves (table of 5), which was an added bonus as we could fully relax. The service was friendly, but we did have to fetch the waitresses rather than them come to us when we had finished/wanted to order. Very good main courses, but some desserts a bit disappointing (range also needs to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Went here for drinks, never again. Place looks nice but the staff are a let down as they can't even mix a drink properly.

Thank trshacks
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

From Start to finish the Vaults was a great pick by my, Then Fiance, now wife. Carla the organizer was the consummate professional. We were very impressed by all of the staff at the establishment. We had sole use of the Vault itself which has a fantastic atmosphere. The other bars and Garden area were well kept and looked after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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