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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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60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First impressions very nice and the staff were very friendly and we all enjoyed the food. The only down side was it took 45mins for our startes to arrive and some time for the main course..............

1  Thank Annie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to Topes for my sons birthday meal. We were very pleasantly surprised what a lovely restaurant this was. The food was amazing, not what we would have normally gone for. The staff were really friendly and the service was excellent. If you want good...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our annual post Christmas dinner last week. As ever the food was exceptional and the service great ... here comes the BUT: As we are a group we book the upstairs room which is ideal.. however part of the joy of eating is...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here on Wednesday night with my partners family for a meal which was pre booked. The menu is nice and a good choice of meats, but not if you are a fussy eater. I had the ham hock, presented beautifully and tasted nice....More

Thank madame_amelia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you all once again for A great menu Lovely food Friendly attentive service Good value for money We can’t find anywhere within a 20 minute drive to rival Topes

Thank Chrunchtav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I confess i don’t eat in Topes that often asi prefer other restaurants in the high street. However the food I had when eating with some business colleagues was perfectly adequate. I do find the food very artistic (well presented) but portion sizes are quite...More

Thank Steve295
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for my friend's birthday for afternoon tea. Lovely experience and well catered. Very busy place for afternoon tea. Will be visiting again.

Thank DrChoudhryPhD
Reviewed 7 December 2017

When trying to book a meal at the restaurant they want deposits for booking a table.. Gave a sense of no trust or value of customer from this restaurant. Is missing the welcoming feeling that a restaurant should have.More

1  Thank AdrianSoper
JulieSmall82, Owner at TOPES Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

I have since spoken to Adrian about the need for deposits, especially during busy time like Christmas as it’s such a shame to see a table empty due to a no show, when restaurants have to turn lots of bookings away - we, on average,...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

A lovely independent restaurant, we had a relaxed Thursday night dinner. Staff were very friendly and the food was gorgeous. A very nice night out

Thank anikab7
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great food and service tonight as always! I had Scotch Egg, Salmon and Custard Tart! My husband had Crab, Lamb and Apple Crumble! Food excellent! Waiting staff were brilliant even though it was busy! Don’t understand people giving negative feedback! It’s superb and well worth...More

Thank JulieDockers
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21 November 2017|
Response from Carl M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure best check with them We were there till late bit not sure of official time, sorry
18 November 2017|
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Response from UkATourist | Reviewed this property |
The service was dreadful at Topes. I certainy would not want to spend Christmas Day there.
23 June 2016|
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Response from Cristiane M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, better call them! Sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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