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TOPES Restaurant

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60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The building is very old but with a modern feel inside. Staff where lovely and the food was excellent. Will go again.

Thank Nicola R
Rochester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch and was again slightly disappointed with the quality. The presentation and service was excellent. This is the second time we have found the food to be below par which is unusual for Topes.

Thank Mark D
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was faultless and the food was beautifully cooked. The flavours were outstanding. Overall a lovely meal.

Thank Kevin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit to Rochester for lunch, and we tried this quaint little restaurant. A fine menu, I had the lemon sole and my partner had the beef, both where superb. We also shared oysters and muscles for our starter these where also excellent. The old building cut a fine setting the staff are just the right side of attentive and... More 

Thank Chris L
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Topes for quite a few years now and travel 45 minutes to get there and we are never disappointed. The staff are excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable about their products, great value for money for fantastic food, well worth a visit,

Thank ricmatlou1
Chatham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a cosy, intimate restaurant in a very old building. The staff are very attentive. We went on a Saturday which was very busy, and after forgetting one of our drinks, was given the drink on the house as an apology. Apart from that small hiccup, service was excellent, the meal was delicious, I would wholly recommend it. Booking... More 

Thank _dawnmanning1
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196 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been a bit slow in posting this, but just wanted to say a big thankyou to Chris, Julia and the Topes team for catering for my 50th Birthday celebration and providing what my friends and I feel was the best BBQ food we've ever had. Smoked meats, amazing salads and fantastic deserts. You helped make the evening very special,... More 

Thank Needmoreholdiays!
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, well cooked food. This was one of the best restaurant meals I've ever had. My compliments go to the chef who produced three courses of sublime food. The main course of Guinea fowl was moist and simply cooked to perfection. The meal was complimented by very good and prompt service. This restaurant is a must for anyone visiting Rochester.

Thank plug64966
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the restaurant you don't want to miss. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food.

Thank EstherTNG
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a reason Topes Restaurant is rated no.1 in Rochester and I feel very privileged that we managed to snap up the last table for Sunday lunch last weekend! Housed in a small 15th century timber frame and stone building this place oozes charm and character. Service was warm and friendly and the food just perfect! A very indulgent and... More 

Thank JohnnyCanadian

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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
$20 - $43
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 441634845270
TOPES restaurant is a modern British restaurant centrally located in Rochester High Street in Kent and has been awarded two AA rosettes. Chris Small, head chef and co-owner, has created several different menus, including a special set price lunch (L16 for 2 courses and coffee) and mid-week evening menu (3 courses for L25). In addition, there is an a la carte menu for Friday and Sunday evenings and traditional roasts on Sunday. All ingredients are bought in fresh on a daily basis from local suppliers and the menus reflect seasonal produce. The restaurant is set in a 15th, 16th and 17th Century building and many of the original features remain. However, the restaurant has a modern feel to it to reflect the modern style of dishes on offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?