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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
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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Pam H
Meopham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

1 Thank cath188
Chatham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Had the farmhouse sharer for 2. Good range of food and very tasty. Service was good and the wine was good quality and generous. Very enjoyable experience

Thank Paulhammond8
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Have owed them a review for years. This is our haunt, we are there at least once a week or more, BJ's modern British food is always excellent and the service lead by Camellia is always great.

Thank GaglianoLeonardo
Rochester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Always love this place. Entering he garden feels like a little secret. Away from the hustle and bustle of Rochester high street you can sit and relax for a bit and enjoy a nice pint. Shame they don't have a good selection of beers only fosters and ironies, could do with a craft beer or two to keep it fresh.... More 

Thank Scott B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We can't thank the staff enough for making such a magical day, the food, the people the absolute brilliant hostessing - Thank you

Thank Kate T
Medway, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Had a Groupon platter for two in the sunshine. The Mediterranean plate was absolutely delicious and a nice mix of hot and cold. However, the best part was the service - absolutely great so a big thank you to Daria. I had a bit of a food down the wrong hole moment, Daria spotted this from afar and literally ran... More 

1 Thank popcorn19051
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I visited with my boyfriend actually on a groupon, food was lovely we had a sharing platter, there was a substitute which was advised when we received our order which was very disappointing. The garden area is lovely. We would visit again.

1 Thank TinkerbellNic1981
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Very good atmosphere, food was excellent with loads to choose from. Snack lite bites to full meals. Good wine list, friendly, efficient staff( who were rushed off their feet but took time to answer all our questions). It was a lovely day & we sat in the garden. We often visit here for lunch & have sampled many of the... More 

1 Thank Rosemary S
Kent, England
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The venue is wonderfully historic including the vault ceiling cellar. The food and garden area are exceptionally good and good value for money, friendly staff, with plenty of public car parks in the near vicinity. We returned in the evening for drinks and went to the specialist cocktail bar, which is very reasonably priced. The barman, Liam, was very professional,... More 

1 Thank Chelle180

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, 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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