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If you fancy experiencing an après ski bar at its best then look no further than The Rock Lodge, Kent's newest destination bar, restaurant & cafe. Think old-school, alpine glamour with a contemporary twist, stylish cocktails, craft beers, premium spirits and a deliciously cosy fine dining experience. Serving Brunch, Lunch & Dinner, The Rock Lodge has been thoughtfully designed and proves to be a feast for the senses, with its authentic apline decor & a bespoke dining and cocktail menu all set alongside an eclectic mix of live music provided by some of the best bands around. The inspiration is taken from the slopes of the French Alps and from a time when good live music was an essential part
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Grill, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A Top quality Sunday roast we couldn't fault it . The extra pig's in blankets are a lovely touch (Not just for Christmas! ) and the cauliflower cheese was also excellent. The service was very good despite it being busy .

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't fault it, food was nice, service was excellent, pleasant experience at a reasonable cost, will be visiting again.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time visiting this really welcoming bar/restaurant. We had a few snacks between our party of 6, all delicious. The service from Aaron and Susie was great. Thank you. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent atmosphere. Staff were really warm and friendly. Food was great. I'm gluten intolerant and the staff went out of their way to accommodate me. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Will be back

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came with a group of friends on Saturday night in the restaurant food was fabulous! Our waitress Sarah was very accommodating and looked after us well the atmosphere was brilliant in this place after we carried on our night with drinks downstairs at the bar...where I had the perfect espresso martini definitely recommend as will be back again!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on Saturday between a matinee and evening performance of The Pantomime (Mother Goose) in Whitstable. We had to get in and out in double quick time. Fortunately for us. we were looked after by the superstar Rosie. The food was really excellent,...great service Rosie was excellent in every way, really well suited to the job she has of being "front of house" ThanksMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always forget how amazing and relaxing this place is during the day. The team make you feel extremely welcome which makes this place so great. Great selection for both food and drink coupled with a genuine atmosphere created by Aaron and the team

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greated by a lovely waitress called Tegan who was very attentive and provided great service for us. Food was excellent and lovely drinks. Will definitely be returning and will recommend to all!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

The Rock Lodge was recommended to us by a friend as we were staying in Whitstable and were coming from Essex! Well what can we say - from the moment we walked in until the moment we walked out the service, food and staff were...fantastic. Such a friendly, pretty welcoming atmosphere. Would 100% recommend. Thank you for making our New Year's Eve lunch so lovely. XxMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Don’t normally leave reviews but I cannot ignore this experience I had with Rocklodge for my Christmas do with my friends. I am a regular customer of this fine establishment when I am home and they did not disappoint when we had a large group...of 16! To start with , just how organising a large group goes…. We had a few drop outs and change around (some near the last moments!) but how Rock Lodge dealt with this was so professional and friendly! I want to give a special shout out to two of the servers who dealt with our group for our meal - Teegan and Sarah you were absolutely amazing ! You paid so much attention to all of our needs and were so welcoming / polite. You were both so down to earth and I speak on behalf of our group that we all loved you ! Going on to the food…. Unreal! We were expecting good things but everyone’s socks were officially blown off! Considering we only paid 36ish per head we got really premium two courses ! Shout out to the chefs (you know ball ⚽️) Would highly recommend this to locals and travellers alike 🕺 Cannot wait to come again , keep up the amazing work!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Fantastic food, great atmosphere and lovely staff!! The Rock Lodge is beautifully decorated which gives it a cozy relaxed feeling. A outdoor balcony is a great place to dine, drink and people watch on a summer’s evening Definitely we will be going back!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Love this little gem, decor is great. Staff are pleasant & friendly. Told there was likely to be 30min wait for food. Was a bit longer but we were walk ins not pre book. Dish was delicious loved the parsnips. Good portion size, great price!!...Sarah was great waitressMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Delicious and generous Sunday roast lunch in beef, pork and vegetarian. Lively atmosphere and fabulous staff. Will def go back. Thank you

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

OMG has to be the best roast ever!! Every part first class, beef, yorkshire, veg and pots perfection. Great atmosphere- highly recommended (though leave space for our return 😂)

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Amazing Sunday roast with a great happy fun waitress, thank you Sarah for a wonderful time and looking after us so well

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hi, thank you for your message, no we do not offer takeaway, only a dine in option. Hope to see you soon
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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