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TOPES Restaurant

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60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
+44 1634 845270
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They are two important to answer letter asking why no mash with pork just load of onions. Think they need to get over themselves food was jot great.

1 Thank Tomcathandy
JulieSmall82, Owner at TOPES Restaurant, responded to this review

Aren't some people just mean! ( and terrible at English). More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited with 5 work colleagues for Xmas lunch. This a characterful restaurant with a crackling open fire. The menu is varied with just the right amount of choices for the differing taste buds. I had the duck egg with Black pudding, followed by the pheasant and a great choice of cheeses including my favourite Stinking Bishop amongst others. However... More 

3 Thank Nigel S
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'd really looked forward to lunch at Topes - the setting and decor are lovely and the staff great but the food wasn't great. The menu wasn't very inspiring and I struggled to find anything I liked the sound of in the starters I chose teal and the confit leg was inedible and the sauce odd, my companions main was... More 

3 Thank MaryPj2014
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Need to book weeks in advance to be sure of a table. Able to get a table for 2 at last moment. Fantastic food and great team Good wines

Thank Geoff E
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another lovely evening at TOPES! We have been several times and are never disappointed. You are made to feel very welcome from the start, the host and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The food and service are excellent and i would recommend sampling a few G&T's from the Gin menu. Already looking forward to our next visit.

Thank dolores707
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch which was probably the best Sunday roast I have ever eaten in a restaurant The service was impeccable and we were lucky enough to sit next to the open fire. We will definitely return

1 Thank Jannyc_11
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for a family meal the restaurant didn't disappoint. On a busy Saturday night we had reservations which saw us seated in the upstairs dining room. Pre dinner drinks provided opportunities to sample some of the fine Gins stocked on the Gin bar. The meals chosen from the three course menu were well cooked and well presented. The choices whilst... More 

1 Thank Don S
Rochester, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here a number of times over the past 4 years, as a couple and with friends and family. Without exception everybody has enjoyed the food, the service and the ambience. It really is high quality food, the staff know what going on and they go about their work professionally and without fuss. It is simply a very good... More 

1 Thank oldstoneface
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only place we go back to and the standard is the same time after time! It doesn't matter what day of the week, what season or time of day... the standard is always high. Modern British food, high quality ingredients cooked well with great service. Thank you once again for making a special occasion more special

1 Thank Chrunchtav
Rochester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could write loads, but there is simply no need too, as this place is awesome in every way, location, ambiance, service, quality and presentation and choice of the food. Went on a Saturday night, and even though our table was booked at 7pm, it was ours for the whole evening, it is so chill and relaxed in there, lovely... More 

Thank Kevin S

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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 - $45
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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: +44 1634 845270
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?