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£5 - £15
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Jamaican, Cafe, International, British, Arabic
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

There is always a friendly greeting from the owner and also from the other guests there. The staff are always very vigilant, never once tripping up on the cobbled stones! The food, drinks and music never fail to please. Richard has created a very special...space at the Drawingroom; whether you are on your own or with a crowd the atmosphere is a little bit of heaven. In short, what's not to like!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Richard Elkington, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2023

thank you, what a delight, was having a mare with online work and came upon your note...such a lift, so happy you have found this place and look forward to having you back...who ever you are!!

Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

We stopped off for lunch on a Thursday which was amazing. I had the satay and my partner had falafel. Both really tasty and a beautiful, unique atmosphere. We managed to get a seat for the Friday music evening. I can not recommend this enough....The musicians playing were so very talented and the unique atmosphere with Richard’s friendly approach made for one of the best evenings I’ve ever had. Just beautiful. If you are ever in Chesham, this venue is definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Richard Elkington, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2023

amazing, wow, thank you for finding us and for the 'big-up'!! xxr

Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

Came here with a friend for a little catch up. Hadn’t seen each other in a long while and was nice to be able to go to our favourite place for a lovely coffee date!

Date of visit: November 2022
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2022

thank you for coming, working on the last star!! xr

Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

We have been coming to The Drawing Room for 10 years. Richard and his team always make us feel relaxed. Great vegetarian food cakes and drinks. Contact Richard to join his mailing list for outdoors gigs under heated awnings , comedy nights, Storytelling and talks...and much much more. You can also book this venue for any private event. It really is a special place. I call it my "home from home ". Do visit.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2022

home from home, which of course is true, family

Reviewed 6 July 2022 via mobile

Been wanting to visit here for a while, finally popped in for some hot chocolate, cake and my friend had tea. Great service, very friendly staff and the carrot cake and hot chcolate was delicious. Will definitely be back. Thank you 😊

Date of visit: July 2022
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2022

hey, thank you, are local?(ish) if you would like to be included on the invite list to events here...music, comedy, storytelling...mail me at The Drawingroom and will add you to the invite list..xr

Reviewed 20 June 2022

This is a quirky restaurant / music venue - Richard the host really sets the atmosphere... dinner is served in the open air in an old courtyard just off the high street while various bands, singers, poets, etc entertain. This is really off the beaten...track in style as well as literally. But it works. A staple of the local scene for decades.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2022

well well wow and thank you for such an honest and charming take on this place, come back soon, Steve Rodgers is plaing here this Friday.xr

Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

Stopped here for brunch on a beautiful Sunday morning. We’ve lived in Chesham for years but never been here. And we’ve clearly been missing out - it’s great. Tranquil and historical setting, the drawingroom has a kind of Moroccan theme to it whilst sitting in...an historic cobbled courtyard. Anyway …. The food was delicious, accompanied by crisp, nicely chilled white wine. Great service, very friendly and efficient staff. A great find and nice to meet the owner, Richard, as we left. We shall be back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2022

Hi Will, thanks so much for taking the time to write, very kind and...well thank you..best wishes r

Reviewed 22 January 2022 via mobile

About two years after signing up to the emails I finally visited the Drawing Room last night (Friday) to watch The Barnstormers. Fabulous night, great music, nice food and beer and lovely staff and owner. If this place was in LA there’d be a 3...month waiting list to get in.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2022

thank you ...one for coming and two three and four...what a fabulous thing t greet me, how very kind, so so happy you had a good eexpreience...do come back, sooner this time!!

Reviewed 10 October 2021

First time visiting yesterday evening. Wonderful Simon and Garfunkel tribute band. Cosy, quirky venue, we didn’t eat but our friends did and the vegan meal looked delicious. So lovely to have this on our doorstep and will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: October 2021
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2022

just found this, and what a delight to find, sorry for the delay, it was a fabulous night...thanks so much for coming and for taking the trouble to write...bless you, xxr

Reviewed 5 September 2021

Private wedding party to be had.. wow what a place.. tucked away in the main high street.. quirky vibe with a touch of excellence. Brill service & tailed made for all to enjoy .. I will go back again for another experience for sure .....Richard 10/10 .... plus...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2022

thank you, sorry for the delay, just found it...it was a fab day and such a great vibe..xr

Reviewed 18 August 2021

Great atmosphere - with superbly talented local - and not so local - musicians. Excellent healthy food and great range of drinks - all served by Richard and his fantastic team Well worth a visit - for just a mid morning coffee or a fantastic...Friday or Saturday music night out!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2022

what a joy to find, sorry for the delay, thank you ...come back soon xr

Reviewed 28 June 2021

There's a gorgeous courtyard where you can sit, admire the outdoor artwork, beautiful plants and period building, and enjoy a chat with the friendly staff. The food is pretty good too and there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

Date of visit: June 2021
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2021

Thanks so much for this revue and for taking the time to write...bless you, thank you..xr

Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

Great quirky place with great live music at a weekend. Vegetarian food on offer and a lovely outdoor courtyard to experience. The host, Richard, is really friendly and does his best to make sure everyone feels at home

Date of visit: June 2021
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2021

Hey Keith, thank you, did you come to the music, you know we do it every Fri & Saturday. best wishes r

Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

Walking down Chesham high street and heard some superb jazz playing - turned out to be a 5 piece brass ensemble les by Richard Wainright and some friends getting together to play - musicians who regularly play in the west end and appear on film...scores like Dunkirk and the Bond movies . Coffee was lovely as was the awesome homemade houmous Combined with the music - very unexpected and marvellous lunch time Thanks to Richard who has been running the Drawing room for many years - outstanding !More

Date of visit: September 2020
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2020

what a fabulous day it was, and they are back on the 2nd Oct Friday evening..there is music wednesday and thursday 11- 1pm and 1230-2pm...so glad you got to experience this..xr

Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

The meals are a little expensive but you know whatever you get be it food or hot chocolate it is all ethically sourced. The ambiance is lovely and you can sit outside with the woodburner going. Service is very friendly. Coffee is the same price...as other cafés so I like to support a local independent.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2020

Thank you, how kind and generous. I do hope you will return, perhaps to experience the music too. Best wishes Richard

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OnAir554716
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Response from DrCaretaker | Property representative |
hey, we are open, have been since March, with Music every Fri & Sat..would be great if you could email me directly and add you to the invite guest list..best richard
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Hi, you can park in East St, at the side of Francis yard, about 10 yards from the front door...call me directly if you'd like more assistance: 0 79 736 645 51 best wishes Richard
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Hi Wendy, you are correct, you can sit in the yard nearest the High st or from East with a car...and if this helps I will allow you to park in the Yard at the east st entrance...there are cobbles all the way through... More
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