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TOPES Restaurant

60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
+44 1634 845270
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guinea fowl” (16 reviews)
“black pudding” (12 reviews)
“mackerel” (7 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here at the weekend as a birthday treat with my sister and fiancé. All was good until the main my husband ordered was bought out. It was duck and proved impossible to cut with a knife. Far too much fat...More

1  Thank Nicky K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything covered in oil, bland, overpriced. Didn't like any of the starter choices, couldn't finish the main (as so oily) and dessert was undercooked dessert apple, not peeled with super sweet crumble sprinkled over with a teaspoon of ice cream. Still feeling queasy writing this...More

Thank debpainter001
JulieSmall82, Owner at TOPES Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Deb I can’t see when you visited and can’t remember anyone feeling quite so unhappy with their meal so please call me directly so perhaps I can understand your feedback - 01634 845270. Julie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here as last minute booking on an October evening. We had a lovely evening and some great fun as Rochester was suffering power cuts and we lost power a couple of times. Undeterred the staff were excellent, coped well, the food was tremendous...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab Sunday dinner.. birthday treat for my dad.. beautiful setting, really cosy. Great food, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend.

Thank Trin42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely quaint restaurant, wonderfully decorated. As a group of friends we booked a table for the evening- definitely need to book in advance very popular. We had a lovely table upstairs and great service. The list of Gins available is incredible and served beautifully,...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always thought this restaurant was out of my price range unless for a special occasion but the midweek deal of 2 courses for £21 proved otherwise. Actually, I would be happy to pay an awful lot more for the standard of food I received....More

Thank TaniaAdrianne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get a last minute booking for Sunday lunch at 2.30pm. We were warmly welcomed and staff remained attentive throughout without being pushy. The roast beef and pork belly were cooked almost to perfection and the presentation was spot on. The green veggies and...More

Thank GemGirl47
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Second Sunday lunch visit and even better than the first. Excellent starters , I had the mackerel with a nice crispy skin. My son had smoked haddock beans and egg in a kind of casoleil . The mains were excellent hearty and with that rare...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely food Service And ambience Will def revisit Good value for money and had a lovely round table so we could all chat and have a good time

Thank KentMoat
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Spent an evening here with friends as we do like a gin cocktail or two. It was very busy and very noisy. Appeared to be mostly groups of ladies. Extensive gin menu available, as well as cocktails and normal bar menu. Cocktails were £8.95, single...More

Thank brucemiddlemiss
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22 November 2017|
Response from Carl M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure best check with them We were there till late bit not sure of official time, sorry
19 November 2017|
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Response from UkATourist | Reviewed this property |
The service was dreadful at Topes. I certainy would not want to spend Christmas Day there.
23 June 2016|
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Response from Cristiane M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, better call them! Sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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