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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%
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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 yesterday

Mother wanted to treat the family to afternoon tea for her birthday and I suggested four of us to have a trial run, probably one of my best suggestions. We picked the place by reading reviews for Rochester Topes came a close first but we...More

Thank SMB169
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely old school restaurant. Great service and delicious food............ Very old Dickensian building.

Thank JulianCa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tied the knot in Rochester on Wednesday and had a small dinner with family and friends at Topes shortly afterwards. The team managed to fit in two extra diners at short notice and the food and service were both absolutely excellent. Our guests raved...More

1  Thank Kidderz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a dear friend to celebrate our respective birthdays. We indulged in a three course lunch and it was simply beautiful. The mussels were delicate in a light broth, the salmon perfectly cooked and a excellent selection of cheese for dessert. Atmosphere warm, friendly...More

1  Thank cmg582015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have a reservation but they made space for 4 of us. Sitting upstairs, which is cosy, we had two men sat behind us who did nothing but moan and complain loudly, frequently! About everything. If we had been on our own we would...More

Thank Chrunchtav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my mum for afternoon tea. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out the way to provide gluten free options for my mum. The food was beautiful and service great. The selection of teas was enormous. Definately be going again.

1  Thank renata b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent afternoon tea! Fresh homemade warm scones, delicious sandwiches and gorgeous tiny cakes to finish! Brilliant service (so helpful and attentive, especially with my daughter) ......lastly ridiculously good value. Always a firm favourite, whatever the occasion 👍🏻

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week for a last minute mid week dinner! As always the food, drinks and staff were all excellent! Menu had loads of choice and we enjoyed it very much! We come to Topes quite a lot and it’s excellent each time!

Thank JulieDockers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at Topes, my friend recommended place and found it deceitful or misleading customers from the menu, example of that was the steak main course i had , was about 2oz steak sliced into 3 very little portions, mussels as starter were pale and...More

4  Thank carlosforlese
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been there for years . Was nice to go back , Good food and service . Won't leave it so long for a re. visit

Thank mark b
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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
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
US$22 - US$49
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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