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Immaculately kept, understated restaurant with modern seascapes on the walls; run by a friendly, family-led team. Flavoursome, classically based cookin...
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A small, family run restaurant in Rock, Cornwall
PRICE RANGE
£40 - £48
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW ...very good . I have been lucky enough to eat in some very good restaurants , this place is right up there. Can't fault it , Georgia looked after us very well .... Fine dining for 55 quid for three courses......how do they do...it . STUNNINGMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic restaurant, food and lovely staff. Our meal was just amazing from start to finish. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Incredible food and great service! The local produce, fish, vegetables are amazing. Presentation was a work of art. Service....impeccable.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Whenever we stay in the area (usually at Trewornan Manor which is excellent) we book to eat here. The food is outstanding, the service excellent and the prices are a steal for this quality of fine dining. It is a real treat. You need to...book as it is quite a small restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

The Dining Room staff and food never fail to impress. Another fantastic meal - only wish I had had room for pudding! I defy anyone to visit this area and not have a meal here! Thank you again to everyone at The Dining Room for...yet another superb meal.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

Everything was simply outstanding. Exceeded all expectations both with the food and the wine. Affordable fine dining, absolute highlight of our holiday. Thank you

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

My husband book this fabulous little restaurant as part of our anniversary weekend in Padstow…what a gem! We both loved the simplicity of the menu choices. Very reasonably priced for such high quality and beautifully presented dishes. The extra little amuse bouches were equally delicious!...The marmite and onion butter was to die for! All the staff were also very friendly, experienced and attentive. Absolutely fabulous meal. My crab starter beat Rick Steins 😉More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Delicious food and an excellent wine selection. Attentive and relaxed service. Wonderful ambience. Highly recommended. Venison was a particular highlight. Beautifully cooked with great flavour. Will return very soon.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

This was our first visit having driven past a number of times and always saying that we should visit. Our mistake was that we did not visit earlier as this is a fabulous restaurant with great food and a friendly, efficient front of house. The...menu consists of choices for 3 courses at a set price. It is a format we like as it both offers some choice and allows the kitchen to focus on the dishes available for that service. Good wine list at reasonable prices. We will not make the mistake of driving past again!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

My wife and I visited The Dining room for our child free Date Night. We received a warm welcome on arrival and were shown to our table. The lady took our drinks orders and shortly after the amuse bouche arrived, we had beetroot macaroons, aranchini...balls and a bream dish, they were the perfect start to the meal. The starters arrived, my wife had had the cod and I had the duck, both starters were amazing For Main I had the pork cheeks and my wife had the lamb, the meat was cooked to perfection and melt in the mouth tender, it was so delicious. For dessert my wife had the chocolate ganache with passion fruit ice cream and I had the strawberry with Honey Parfait, these were the perfect end to the meal It was a fantastic restaurant with amazing staff and food to match, would highly recommend visiting, you won't be disappointedMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

Another stunning meal at our favourite restaurant in Cornwall. Fantastic food and service. Great value and lovely atmosphere as ever. Hats off to Donna, Fred and Georgie

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

We always have a great meal here - the food is delicious! We visited early August and received a warm welcome and the food was as good as ever - the amuse-bouche are so yummy. Definitely recommend going here.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

Once again a perfect meal. The food is fabulous fresh and very tasty All dishes were of high quality always very impressed with this restaurant. lovely atmosphere and service.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023

You must visit this restaurant, the whole experience was delightful and the food is a joy for the taste buds. A relaxing evening, great service from all the staff, we thoroughly enjoyed everything, the canapés, the bread and all our dishes were so beautifully presented,...thank you for making our holiday. Kath Hatch and family.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

We have eaten here twice previously. They serve Good food but the restaurant itself lacks atmosphere - it is basically a room

Date of visit: June 2023
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Response from WendyA125 | Reviewed this property |
No you would be fine in a jacket - it’s a fine dining restaurant - we went in late spring and there were men in jackets.
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Yes indeed, you can park outside the restaurant. Have a magnificent weekend.
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The Dining Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5