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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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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 

Thank sshep85
Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on the 21st of december, had the three course set menu. Booked the table online for 9pm as it was the only table left but when I phoned the lady I spoke to was very helpful and offered to seat us at 7pm instead. Food was great as always, had a very enjoyable evening. Staff were friendly and... More 

Thank Advisor_2206
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I celebrated my birthday here with my family last night. It has a lovely atmosphere, the staff are friendly and the service is good. I would definitely recommend a visit here for fine dining.

Thank c4jdy
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, lovely setting. Only complaint would have been the loud crass girls sat behind us who annoyed every diner but this isn't the venues fault. Food was amazing we got the set menu and it was worth every penny. The scotch egg was brilliant. The steak was cooked to perfection. Attentive and polite staff. Couldn't fault it.

Thank SpamKent
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was very poor. Seemed to wait for everything & waitress was unfriendly even when I mentioned that it was my wife's birthday. My wife had duck but the sauce was cold but didn't send it back as we had waited a long time for it. The fish pie looked good but had loads of vegetables in it. Left after... 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$19 - 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?