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TOPES Restaurant

60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
+44 1634 845270
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“guinea fowl” (16 reviews)
“black pudding” (12 reviews)
“duck” (22 reviews)
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60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We sat upstairs in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with a lovely breeze from an open window with sounds of merriment from outside. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. Cooked to a fantastic standard....More

Thank cm52cm
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a top quality restaurant which maintains high standards over many years. A great ambience and a building full of character. Superb high quality food at very reasonable prices. Excellent wine list and if you have a passion for gin..... Book ahead as it...More

Thank PhilSandersKent_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Topes for years and usually have very good experience. Lately I think the ball has been dropped slightly. I visited a short while ago with a girlfriend on a Friday night for the Gin Palace night. Amazing list of gin...More

Thank J00ls1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food but expensive. Restuant is set in a historic part of the old town and decorated accordingly. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend last minute decided to have an afternoon tea. We went in to make enquiries is it possible at short notice for an afternoon tea and the waitress did say that they needed 24 hrs notice but will look if they can...More

1  Thank Katharine P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 2:00pm on a Sunday afternoon and ordered our starter and main course (we shared a starter and both had roasts for the main course) The starter arrived after a reasonable wait, but after an hour the main courses (Sunday roasts, remember) had...More

Thank Bigandybtn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Rochester for the day, we came here for lunch. Very pleased with the service - friendly and attentive. Guinea fowl was delicious. We came back later to buy cake to eat on our train journey home.

Thank looklovely
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful venue, really sets the evening with a romantic feel. The food was amazing and the menu was well thought out and complimented itself without words. I found the staff to be very accommodating and passionate about their work. Never before have I...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four friends had a wonderful meal, cooked to perfection and the service was first class. I will recommend this lovely restaurant to other friends. Best in Medway area

1  Thank Lorrie5836
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my family decided to give the Sunday roast a go at Topes today. Lovely old building, sat down quickly (though we had booked so this may be why) and drinks orders were taken swiftly. This is where the pleasantry ended, however. A different...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 46
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
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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