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The Old Rock Shop Bistro

10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
+44 1263 511926
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rock Shop is one of the only places open in Cromer on a Cold wintery Sunday, but it worth a look, lovely cakes, good hot teas & coffees.

Thank baileys692015
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is the place me and my friends/partner ALWAYS go! Food, drinks and cakes are all amazing as is the service! Always book a table as it’s always so busy in here! We Absolutely love this place! Hot chocolate with cream and a flake and...More

Thank channie91
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Always good, staff are always really friendly and smiling, food always spot on!!! This place never fails, thank you

Thank Rwillgress
SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. Your comments will be passed on to the team. Hope to see you again soon. Sam The Old Rock Shop Bistro

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is always a busy cafe and deservedly so. Drinks are fine but the cakes and pasties are excellent home cooked not massed produced from suppliers. Fine fresh baguettes and other cooked options make for a very good place for a snack or light meal....More

Thank Mikem28
SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hi Mikem28, Thank you for such a kind review. Great to see that we keep you coming back and that you like how we do things! You'll be pleased to know that we are commencing some refurbishment work in February to tidy the place up...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018

We stopped here for lunch, having booked a table in advance because we had read on TripAdvisor that the place would be busy, which it was. Our needs were simple so we didn't really test the full repertoir of the kitchen. I had a jacket...More

1  Thank Rambl1ngMan
SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hi Rambl1ngMan, Thank you for your honest review. Obviously what 'makes' a place is subjective but as long we keep people happy and well fed then we hope we're doing our job. N.B. We season our soup according to overall feedback...I agree, to my taste...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

On New Years we came to Cromer for the day and could find no where to eat. Many places looked unpleasant however when we stumbled across this place we saw the many great tripadvisor reviews and the lovely atmosphere. We had a lovely lunch which...More

Thank Redstar1000
SamRockShop, Owner at The Old Rock Shop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you for such a kind review. I will make sure your comments get passed on to the team. Happy New Year to you. Sam The Old Rock Shop Bistro

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Egg benedict was the most delicious I have ever tasted. Two eggs, plenty of ham and a great creamy sauce. Couldn't be faulted. Counter service and served to table, service was timely. No condiments on the table, they were on a shelf to the side...More

Thank plushdragon
Reviewed 20 November 2017

we love this place. It has a wonderfully nostalgic vibe, topped off by a working juke box in the back of the cafe. The food is great - home cooked with love and very tasty. The date slice is a delight and the daily specials...More

Thank NorwichBeachbum
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The Bistro is celebrating its tenth anniversary right now. Congratulations: you deserve thanks and praise for what you achieve. The standard remains ever high. As winter now bites, it is always worth popping in for a bowl of homemade soup or a delicious afternoon tea....More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I have fond memories of the warm welcome of the Old Rock Shop Bistro one snowy afternoon a few years ago. Unfortunately it was not repeated on this damp November morning. The coffee was good and strong and the scones big. Seriously big. But size...More

Thank GrumpyOldBeak
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Cromer
  • Phone Number: +44 1263 511926
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Locally owned and managed. Located in the North Norfolk coastal town of Cromer. We source local produce where available and present the finished dishes for reasonable prices.
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