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The Drawingroom

Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
+44 1494 791691
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (19 reviews)
“carrot cake” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Jamaican, Cafe, International, British, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Drawingroom is unique, nothing like it. A bit rough, mixed ambiance with a touch of sophistication. You arrive and it all seems a touch chaotic, then the expertly choreographed team take over and you are welcomed, entertained and fed. Nothing can compare, it's the...More

Thank Myarka
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

sorry it took me so long to respond and how very kind. You Rock!

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Really different cafe come music venue. Lovely people, excellent music in a very unusual setting. Visit for a nice coffee and find out about the music gigs.

Thank Digger00
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so sorry it's taken so long to respond, I'd been spammed by a chinese bot, 20, 000 emails blocked my inbox, so received no message of this delightful post. Thank you so much. best wishes r

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely vegetarian menu and great place to sit out in the beautiful garden. Owner Richard is great and very social, looks after his clients.

Thank Renatik
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you how kind, and delighted you loved what we do...hope to see you again soon. Sincerest best wishes r

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Richard Elkington - the local 'Dali latte' provides a lovely genuine welcome to his Drawing Room. Fresh delicious food is served, supporting local producers and healthy eating. For the last 12 years we have enjoyed a consistently warm welcome. From tiny babies to less than...More

Thank marypacitti
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

...and it has been a joy to watch them grow over all these years. The dogs have consistently behave well. Had the children not pushed boundaries and buttons, with you or me, I would have been concerned...as it happens, all they have done is what...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Fancied trying somewhere different and found this pleasant sounding tea room online. Menu looked great, with lots of choice - I was looking forward to ordering either something from the breakfast section, or a Jamaican Tapas dish. Booked over the phone for a Sunday afternoon,...More

Thank mermaidmistress
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi Mermaid, I'm sorry you were disappointed. However, to address the your points, all of which I have taken on board; squid was simply out of stock, used up, gone, my usual source seemed vague about when they could get more...and I had not found...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018

The atmosphere in the Drawing Room is truly magical and enchanting. The music nights show casing emerging talent are amazing with great food. I want to keep this place for myself but it is too good and you need to experience it.

Thank pat c
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Hi Pat, thank you, how kind..I do hope to see you here again soon...so very glad you connected with this place..xr

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a delicious brunch with my elderly mum on Saturday and it was delightful - the place oozes warmth and serenity, almost cathartic (and there's a word I've never used to describe a cafe before!). Sitting in the sunny courtyard, amongst lots of...More

Thank snoozie-sue
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

...and you came back, thank you...what aa delightful sight you made.xr

Reviewed 20 April 2018

I've only ever had a coffee and a slice of tart or cake here which were good. The décor and atmosphere is a little bit of quirkiness mixed with traditional English hippy tea room. In good weather it's nice to sit outside at a table...More

Thank Larry H
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

HI Larry, thank you for taking the time to comment...I do hope you will return and thank you for the ppl who will read your words and seek us out!...be well r

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

A spectacular place; truly special, came to see Nigel Mazlyn Jones, and was greeted by Richard, the owner who made us feel very welcome. I read previous reviews saying that it’s a magical place and I couldn’t agree more! Enchanting lights and a picturesque relaxing...More

Thank charlie h
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Sir, such a generous and kind thing to write and share, thank you...I do look forward to seeing you again soon soon soon..xxr

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Had never heard of the place before Friday evening, but there was an artist playing there I really wanted to see play live on the Saturday, managed to reserve some last minute places. I invited a couple of friends to join me. Richard, the owner,...More

1  Thank Andrew R
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Andrew, well wow, thank you, (still trying to work out where you were sitting/who are you) what a fabulous account of your evening...and thank you, you so totally got what we do..sometimes the gigs are sold out weeks in advance, sometimes not..if you knew that...More

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WendyS2231
22 July 2018|
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Response from DrCaretaker | Property representative |
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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David B
1 April 2018|
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Response from DrCaretaker | Property representative |
sorry, late reply, did not see this until now, and sorry, we were closed..thank you for thinking of us..xr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Chesham
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 791691
  • E-mail
Description
We're ten years old, we've evolved along the way...you can see this video from 2008 youtu.be/_0GQ_Tx_Pxw which tells part of the story...and more has happened since. So, come, stay with us a while and experience your own Drawingroom moment!
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