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TOPES Restaurant

60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
+44 1634 845270
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is always of high standard, the Sunday roast is lovely. Always book in advance and enjoy the cozy place and the food.

Thank Elizabeth Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of food and service at this restaurant is superb. It is our favourite place to go when we want something exceptional..All of the food is individually prepared, each dish is created for you alone. It is very popular so advisable to book in...More

Thank katrinagetley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Otherwise we would have not got a table. Set mid week menu, which had been reprinted due to previous orders earlier that night. Fish and chips and a Sunday roast are not what you'd expect so avoid as not worth £25, but the rest looked...More

Thank cachacoingles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and relaxed atmosphere. Food was good and service friendly. They give you plenty of time to enjoy your meal and won't rush you to leave so you can have your table for as long as you like. Very pleasant evening and will definitely...More

Thank Kentmum365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit and oh my not a disappointment called in for cake & tea. A fabulous range of fresh baked cakes on offer to go with a choice of tea & coffee in the mornings. Can not wait to try other times of the day...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Central Rochester has a lot of coffee shops and restaurants but this is really worth a visit. Very friendly staff in beautiful location looking across to castle and cathederal. Good selection of cakes and meals. Liked this central restaurant a lot

Thank Pete E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the dearer places to eat in rochester, but certainly worth it! Good quality ingredients, you don't feel rushed, soft decor, great cheeses on the board (although I would have personally preferred them served at room temperature). Excellent experience.

Thank Jamesdotmorgan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I love this restaurant its one of the places we take our visitors. The menu is exciting and always different. We have never been disapointed with the choice of food and wine. The owners and staff are very helpful. There is always...More

Thank mary g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here on Saturday and found the experience very disappointing. Topes has always been a first class dining experience- fine dining from an extensive and varied menu . It was always been a place to visit for a special occasion as although quite expensive,...More

1  Thank Paula J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Topes for lunch. Inside is quite small but cosy and has a lovely rustic feel which I liked. The decor is very modern with a chic feel. All the furniture is old with old light fittings but it suits the place. Ordered the halloumi...More

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how many can they seat for a private lunch?
23 June 2016|
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Response from Cristiane M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, better call them! Sorry!
Does the restaurant have air conditioning?
6 March 2016|
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Lynda D
Afternoon teas?
30 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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.