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TOPES Restaurant

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60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
+44 1634 845270
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this restaurant, wonderful atmosphere, amazing food and a lovely old building. It is expensive, but its not an everyday place, this is place to go for special occasions. Well worth it, we have never had a bad meal there, the. Menu is seasonal and locally sourced, I would highly recommend it.

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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked here to have a night out over and above the usual high street evenings and wasn't disappointed. Nice decor (if a little cold by the main door, but it is unseasonably cold!), friendly attentive staff and an interesting menu. Seems you have no choice but to have the 3 course weekend supper menu, but it turned out to be... More 

Thank Kidderz
Solihull, United Kingdom
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680 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As first time visitors to Rochester, not knowing the area, we booked Topes based on online reviews. Good though the reviews were, in reality the restaurant was just fantastic. Warm welcome on a freezing cold evening, great ambience in the lovely old building. The midweek fixed-price menu at £25 is amazing value. We both started with the pigeon breast with... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Discovered this while looking for a good place for lunch on a busy Saturday. It was very good indeed! The staff were welcoming and accommodating, and the food was excellent. We both had fish (but different kinds!) - beautifully cooked and presented. And the puddings were lovely (specially recommend the Creme Brûlée). Also the restaurant itself is a lovely space,... More 

Thank ChCath
Rochester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant for a night out with my partner, this is the first time we had visited and have to say that the restaurant exudes all of the old world charm of Rochester in such a warm and welcome ambience. The menu is a great mix that will appeal to all foodies, and a Fantastic selection of drinks to... More 

Thank Dingleberry2015
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A restaurant we frequently eat in -- has been in Rochester for years and run by the present owners for 15 years. Interesting menu which changes slightly from time to time with very generous portions Options for vegetarians. The waiting staff are fabulous and friendly. Lovely atmosphere and a good wine list.

Thank Europe_City_Explorer
Gravesend Kent
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place is lovely. Linen table cloths, nice glasses, good staff and the food amazing. Little on the expensive side but I guess I over look this for what I get for my money. Worth a visit.

Thank Donzerella
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had another very enjoyable evening. The staff are polite and friendly, the menu choice was excellent and it is just a lovely place for a nice and relaxing meal. Highly recommended, oh and the G&T's are not bad either!

Thank dolores707
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a welcome smile and so polite, excellent food and very large selection of Gins and tonics to match and very relaxing atmosphere just a very nice place to dine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Topes for most special occasions and have never been dissapointed. Last night was yet again a fantastic, beautifully prepared meal. The staff have just the right balance of seeing to your needs and leaving you to enjoy your meal. Beautiful interior, beautiful food - roll on the next meal. Also Julie... my husband did really enjoy his octopus... 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$ 20 - US$ 43
European, British
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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?