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“Potatooooo”

The George Vaults Brasserie
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Ranked #45 of 137 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: ONCE A CHURCH, PREVIOUSLY AN INN, NOW A CONTEMPORARY BRASSERIE WINE BAR For generations residents and visitors have delighted in the rich history and architecture that combine to make Rochester, Kent's shining light in the Garden of England. At the George Vaults we have continued in this rich history and added a modern twist with a touch of class. Based in the centre of Rochester with three floors and five distinctive areas, there are few venues that offer such choice and high standards. MAIN BAR Main dinning area where by day you may endulge in lunch, dinner or just enjoy a refreshing drink and by night, subtle lighting and candle lit tables create a relaxed and chilled ambience Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday a more upbeat and vibrant atmosphere with great music for all to enjoy. LOUNGE BAR Beautifully contemporary bar consisting of large sofas and comfy chairs, perfect for a good catch up with friends. AFFINITY BAR A fun and relaxed cocktail bar split on two levels. High level for lounging, with areas that can be sectioned off for small groups, great for hen parties! The lower level has a dance floor/standing area and a small cocktail bar. Don't miss out on some great cocktail offers VAULT BAR A grade 2 listed 14th Century crypt is truly outstanding, commonly used for private functions and weddings, but also for private dining. THE COURTYARD Perfect for relaxing days and nights. Also a popular meeting area for lunch in the sun! Most our bars are available for private hire, so we can suit all your needs. Why not ask a member of the George Vaults team about the hire of a bar for your special event? ​A relaxed brasserie available 7 days a weeks, a place where you can dine for lunch or dinner in our main bar, courtyard or Vault, with a variety of a la carte dishes to suit your taste buds. Brasserie a la carte available Monday to Thursday 12-9pm Friday & Saturday 12-4.30Pm Traditional Sunday Roast Sunday 12-4.30 Pm
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“Potatooooo”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

A good Sunday Brunch and Lunch place. Recommended to me and apparently excellent. I'm sure it is as the food that was served was very good but the portions were quite small and there were only 3 potatoes provided for 4 people. This was rectified after we asked but disappointing. Hopefully the next experience will live up to the recommendation.

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English first
Rochester, United Kingdom
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“Very poor at Christmas”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Can only assume the positive reviews on here are not from people who have had the Christmas meal. Was amazed at how bad it was for a typical (rip off Britain) overpriced Xmas meal. I know lots of establishments feel the need to overcharge at Xmas, but they often give you a half decent meal to go with it. This meal basicaly consisted of the skimpiest starters you could find outside of nouvelle cuisine, one piece of processed turkey roast meat (it really looked like a slice of an Iceland rolled stuffed turkey joint type thing), to go with the meagre vegetable accompaniments and bullet like sprouts. Work of genius! Never again

  • Visited December 2013
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“Good company compensated for the food”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We ate in the ground floor bar/restaurant, I didn't know about the 'vaults' until later, but as it was lunch time perhaps not available any way. Our drinks were served promptly and order taken. Some time later as another meal passed our table we enquired about our order, it was just being plated and arrived soon afterwards. We were given fresh drinks free of charge to compensate for the wait. Excellent service PR. My haddock risotto was disappointing but my friend enjoyed her tuna steak. We then just had coffee, though the dessert menu looked tempting.

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Just Good!!”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Couldn't make out if a wine bar, club or Restaurant when walking past , but the food was ok, Prawn Starters little tasteless, but steak was good. Meal for two £30 so very good value. Informal dining and very good service . Great courtyard for the summer.We will be back.

  • Visited March 2014
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London
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“Good Value Sunday Roast”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Went with friends last Sunday and ate down in the vaults, which is atmospheric and very different from most Sunday lunch venues. We had three courses and found the food very reasonable, served hot, with adequate portions. The tiger prawn starter in particular was noteworthy, with very juicy prawns. The main course beef wasn't underdone like in some places that think we should be eating raw meat. The choc sundae deserts were a bit of a sweetness splurge and rounded things off nicely. With drinks it came to around £20 pp which seemed good value. The service was also good with pleasant waitresses. Some months before I'd had fish and chips in the bar upstairs, and that was okay. So, all-in-all, a very reasonable place to eat.

  • Visited March 2014
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