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The Drawingroom

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Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
+44 1494 791691
10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It was a cold day, and we sat outside under blankets with the heater on and had delicious coffee and (gluten free for my coeliac niece) cake. Very hygge!

Thank supersop60
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We have been meaning to visit the Drawing Room for sometime...we were not disappointed :) A quirky venue; the staff are friendly and welcoming; the food is delicious and locally sourced - I had the full English breakfast - and the music was brilliant. (The music was previous acoustic sets from November & early December, available on YouTube, shown on... More 

Thank Andrew S
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Hosted a group visit to this small intimate venue and couldn't have been happier. Service was personal and attentive and music amazing. Will return for sure.

Thank Maggie B
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this and I do hope you will visit again in the New Year...Happy New Year..xr More 

Chesham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

nice to spend a few hours here. They also have a few nice things that you can buy. You can sit inside or outside. Been here a few times with the family.

Thank Michael S
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this review

Hi Michael, merry Christmas, how kind, 5 stars..bless you...I do hope we will continue to impress you.xr More 

London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It's a nice place for a relaxing coffee but not so sure about wanting anything more extensive. There are better places for food locally.

Thank MrQuiet1949
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this review

Dear MrQuiet, if you are going to review or make comment about the food, it would be fair and polite to at lest try some. Sounds like you prefer the food found in Poppins? You know where they are, be well, merry Christmas. More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to the drawing home a few years ago. My friend took me back today. It is like walking into a friends home for a coffee, it is not like any coffee shop, where there are so many chain coffee shops around, this is so usual and it has to be my favourite. The whole experience is so... More 

Thank merrysim
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this review

wow, thank you, needed cheering up, this did it, bless you, thank you..x More 

Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great little cafe in a yard off the main drag in Chesham. There is an outside seating area with a smoking chimnenea to welcome you and a storage style heater which is used to warm stones in the first indoor drawing room downstairs. Good coffee, tapas and salads, with the stuffed courgettes being an interesting variation on the stuffed vine... More 

Thank 342SteveO
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this review

Hi Steve, so sorry to have missed your kind words, thank you, sorry it's taken me so long to respond. Given how many places you have visited and reviewed, I take the four stars with huge appreciation, bless you, thank you...do hope you will return...merry Christmas More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We were exploring Chesham on Saturday and drifted into a friendly looking yard with tables and chairs. As it was too cold to sit outside we went inside and upstairs and found that we were in somebody's home! Transformed into a café by day and a music venue by night. The quirky owner Richard brought us hot stones to warm... More 

Thank Kate F
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this review

Hi Kate, first of all thank you ...not least for visiting Chesham, but also for marching passed Costa and Nero...you deserved a reward for being curious. I do hope you all come again soon,perhaps to one of our events? Be well you lovely ppl, xr More 

Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The Drawing Room is like a second home to me. The original home of Roger Crabb, the 'mad hatter' or is now the home of Richard Elkington who has created an art gallery/tea room/community cosy refuge/music venue - where many a star begins! When I first decided to move to Chesham, I was on 'day release' from London ;) and... More 

Thank Karen F
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this review

Hi Karen, thank you, that was unexpected and very kind....thank you. xr More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Found the Drawingroom on Tripadvisor and was impressed by the reviews and wasn't disappointed. Small inside, over two floors with a very ornate decor. Great quirky artwork to raise a smile. We sat outside in the courtyard and ate one of the most delicious meals we have eaten since moving back to the UK in March. Homemade with care and... More 

Thank makara2015
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this review

How cool, just as the rain clouds cleared, the sun came out, your email appeared. Thank you for taking the time to write and such an enchanting description of your experience, thank you; welcome home. xr More 

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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
US$5 - US$15
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Chesham
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 791691
We're ten years old, we've evolved along the way...you can see this video from 2008 youtu.be/_0GQ_Tx_Pxw which tells part of the story...and more has happened since. So, come, stay with us a while and experience your own Drawingroom moment!

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