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The Drawingroom

Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
+44 1494 791691
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Jamaican, Cafe, International, British, Arabic, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had never heard of the place before Friday evening, but there was an artist playing there I really wanted to see play live on the Saturday, managed to reserve some last minute places. I invited a couple of friends to join me. Richard, the owner,...More

1  Thank Andrew R
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Andrew, well wow, thank you, (still trying to work out where you were sitting/who are you) what a fabulous account of your evening...and thank you, you so totally got what we do..sometimes the gigs are sold out weeks in advance, sometimes not..if you knew that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the drawing room on Sunday and had a lovely time. I have read several reviews re. portion size being small, All three of us had the 5 cheese toastie and whilst it wasn't the largest, it was so rich and tasty I can...More

Thank Lisa L
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lisa, thank you, how very kind. There is a chapter in the book, 'The Prophet' by Khalil Gibran, where he speaks of work, and it it is that as we all work, the mighty Oak and humble mouse; therefore what is important is 'how'...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

I went to the Drawing Room for the first time on Saturday evening for their live music event and was blown away on many levels. Firstly, I loved the intimacy and uniqueness of the setting. And I felt honoured to be welcomed so whole heartedly...More

1  Thank Annette C
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

well wow...what can I say...you experienced exactly what I had intended for you...and then you managed to capture and write such the most lovely account of your evening...thank you for making an taking the time to write, in this busy world, such kind words...thank you,...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous and calming atmosphere! Wet and soggy Mum and myself stopped for some mulled wine and carrot cake - both scrummy! The dog made herself at home on another guests lap and was offered dog biscuits so she also entirely approved! The upstairs...More

Thank Laura T
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

oh how kind, you took the time to write...thank you..looking forward to seeing you again..xr

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Looked very inviting and quirky so decided to stop and sit outside for breakfast - BIG mistake!! Coffee was like dish water and the food was one of the worst breakfasts I have ever had ... powdered eggs, re-heated sausage and bacon that looked like...More

Thank noosey100
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dearest Noosey, you may find this confusing; your food came from a different eatery next door, and you sat outside their premises in Francis yard, which is Drawingroom land. It's not the first time it has happened, so I am sorry this has been your...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

A lovely, relaxing couple of hours spent with friends at The Drawingroom this afternoon, just what the doctor ordered. Friendly young staff, plenty of tapas dishes, a good selection of excellent local beers, enjoyed in a 16th century timber framed building set in a cobbled...More

Thank CPSChris66
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oops, I seem to have missed this from October! How rude! forgive me..and how kind of you to write...not just a simple line, but your experience too, bless you, thank you..xr

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

An absolute treasure of a place. There is no-where quite like it, no host so, well, gorgeous, a fine, fine, man who welcomes you into his home and his paradise with the sort of welcome you simply don't fine anywhere else. Food is faultless, always,...More

Thank SEV426
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Oh wow, what an entirely gorgeous write up...humbled and grateful...have no idea who you are, so please let me know when you next cal by..thank you once again..xr

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times and it's quite unique. Particularly like the upstairs room which is set out like a boduin tent. The menu is varied. The tapas is very good. Outdoor dining is available all year round. Music nights are excellent...some of the artists...More

Thank Elaine J K
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Sweetest Elaine, how very kind, thank you...I wonder, are you on my mailing list?/would you like to be? xr

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting this place for breakfast and gIgs for 5 years and have never been disappointed. We live the yard and the artists who play there both inside and out. It is a magical place with unique food and atmosphere and I urge...More

Thank Buckslady186338
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Darling Bucks lady..thank you for you continued support...yes, there is a magic and the music turn this place into a little piece of Heaven..xxr

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We came here for lunch when we needed to press pause on all the busy-ness two days before our wedding, when the planning was starting to get hectic. The owner went out of his way to make us at home, setting us up in the...More

Thank Gwendolen W
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Dearest girl, how delightful an account of your day, thank you so much in all that was going on for you to take the time to write..bless you. I do hope everything in the days which followed were equally fab as well...be well, xr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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