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Smoke & Liquor

60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
+44 1634 845270
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I cannot praise the staff enough at the newly revamped Smoke & Liquor as nothing was too much trouble. The only slight negative I noticed was that sometimes there was a bit of a wait for cocktails, however, as we were on wine we always...More

Thank DSW2208
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic atmosphere! Really funky and different and didn’t feel like I was dining locally! A classy venue with a lovely menu and we really enjoyed our food. Service was first class and we were really looked after and we will definitely be returning soon!

Thank Justine W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Topes was always our restaurant of choice for a meal out so I was sad when it closed but excited about smoke & licquor. My friends and I were warmly greeting by staff (as always!) and shown to our pre booked table. Staff were helpful...More

2  Thank meetzemonster
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decided to give the new smoke and liquor a go with my partner and friends, wow!!!! We were not disappointed. We started in the bar area with a gin from the huge gin selection and some little bites from the food menu, yum. Finally we...More

Thank l00pyl0u18101
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Owned by the same people as Topes, we were excited to try this for the first time. Visually stunning and the food we could see on tables looked appetising, however for a half empty restaurant the female manager / head waitress is far from welcoming...More

1  Thank Rochesterboy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being regular visitors to Rochester, we’ve eaten here a few times in its previous guise of Topes. We were told it was the same management so hoped for the same excellent standard of food. It was not to be. The starter was under seasoned, the...More

1  Thank DTGT2511
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having previously called ahead, we were advised that only 1 table was available for an hour but we wouldn’t be able to have food as that wouldn’t be enough time. The women on the phone then said we could come in and have a drink...More

5  Thank bridget d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in for a sunday Roast without a booking, so was pleased to get a seat. However for a restaurant who serves sunday roasts, gin and in a traditional English setting, the rest of the menu is just down right confused and odd.. Pidgeon Tacos,...More

2  Thank Tronixx4231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a bad meal at another restaurant in Rochester my partner and I went in smoke and liquor, I have seen reviews about slow service but good food and good drinks takes time if your patient you will not be disappointed

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 minutes for table service, the staff were unaware of their gin products then after another 20 minutes of waiting for a gin and a coffee we gave up. Can’t comment on the quality of the product or the food as life is too short...More

3  Thank Richard K
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Questions & Answers
25 May 2018|
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Response from JackieHagan |
I think the reviews are for Topes; it has just changed it's name to Smoke and Liquor, so I guess it'll be a whole different atmosphere and menu...
21 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
18 November 2017|
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Response from Carl M | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with Topes directly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
Smoke & Liquor opens on 30th May 2018. Run by the same team that brought you Topes since 2004, S & L is a fresh, new bar and restaurant with a non-bookable bar area, reservable tables and offers a fantastic range of gin and rum. The menu is a fusion of bowl food, charcoal-fired grilled meat and fish and sharing plates. Unstructured dining with fabulous food.
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