Where to Eat in Rochester: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 10, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Discover the best restaurant in Rochester, United Kingdom (UK) including Elizabeth's Restaurant, Don Vincenzo, TOPES Restaurant, Manisha Indian Restaurant, Simply Italian, Naz's Rasoi, Thai Four Two, The Tudor Rose, Gurkhas Brother, Confucius
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1. Elizabeth's Restaurant

154 High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER, England (Formerly Elizabeth's of Eastgate) Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$165 - HK$385 +44 1634 843472
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 352 reviews

Elizabeth's Restaurant

A warm welcome to Elizabeth's, our family run restaurant in Rochester, Kent. Manuel & Cristina opened this beautiful 16th century Tudor building as a restaurant in 1992. The restored beams, exposed brickwork and classic vintage design pieces create an elegant and comfortable space to enjoy a superb range of food. The menus reflect our signature European style with seasonal produce sourced from Kent producers where possible. Not forgetting our Spanish roots, there is a Tapas evening every last Thursday of the month so come and try some delicious, authentic Spanish dishes! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Reviewed By Borderer12 - UK

A wonderful restaurant. Service is attentive and efficient without being in your face. The complimentary amuse bouche offered was a nice touch.
The food is locally sourced, freshly prepared and attractively served. A three course lunch from the set menu option was simply delicious, not expensive compared to what you would pay for a comparable offer in London and the wine was very reasonably priced. I would definitely return and can whole heartedly recommend.

2. Don Vincenzo

108-110 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JT, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1634 408373
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 684 reviews

Don Vincenzo

Reviewed By Pat H - Rainham, United Kingdom

Always happy to see you and the welcome is genuinely Italian. We have eaten here on quite a few occasions not weekly but now and again when we are in Rochester. The food is always constantly good and presented with thought.
Even when they are very busy they always make you feel special.

3. TOPES Restaurant

60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$173 - HK$385 +44 1634 845270
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 695 reviews

TOPES Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By cmg582015 - Rochester, United Kingdom

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 and cosy. Very special indeed.

4. Manisha Indian Restaurant

18 High Street | Strood, Strood ME2 4AP, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$94 +44 1634 710701
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 192 reviews

Manisha Indian Restaurant

Quality in Indian food in a comfortable atmosphere with friendly staff

Reviewed By Kimbrini - Canterbury, United Kingdom

All dishes were pretty oily and the meat content was small. However the spices were ok and the Bombay aloo was very tasty. However, this is the problem with Trip Advisor; there is only ‘average’ or ‘very good’...where really I would preferred to say ‘good’. I’d get a take away from there again though. :)

5. Simply Italian

55 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$165 +44 1634 408077
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 570 reviews

Simply Italian

Reviewed By gl8246 - Medway

Christmas being a favourite time for over-pricing and limited selection in restaurants I expected to be disappointed when dining with colleagues. I should have known better.
I haven't been to Simply Italian for some time, but the quality was high, the ability to cater for off the menu choices was met with equanimity and the service was as ever excellent.
No chance of faulting this restaurant.

6. Naz's Rasoi

135 High Street, Strood ME2 4TJ, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1634 712555
Excellent
82%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 216 reviews

Naz's Rasoi

Reviewed By Ruhel A

went to Naz's Rasoi food was amazing
starters amazing and main course was delicious as well. Staff was very friendly and always attentive.
the atmosphere was very nice in the restaurant and felt welcomed.
would definitely recommend if you have not been please don't miss out and visit this amazing restaurant.

7. Thai Four Two

164 High Street, Rochester ME1 1EX, England (Formerly Thai For Two) Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$275 +44 1634 840451
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 489 reviews

Thai Four Two

Reviewed By anikab7

We had a lovely dinner on the Saturday before New Years Eve. We were early for our table but seated right away. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was great and portions a good size. We had been told that they would need the table back early for a later booking but we never felt rushed. The restaurant is bigger than expected and it was busy, but didn't feel crowded or too noisy.

8. The Tudor Rose

29/31 High Street | Upnor, Rochester ME2 4XG, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1634 714175
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 417 reviews

The Tudor Rose

Set in a old fishing village a hidden gem down a lovely cobbled street,a little bit of Cornwall in the Medway towns backing on to the historic Upnor castle. Now open all day and serving food from 12 to 3 and 6 to 9 Monday to Saturday and Sunday 12 to 4, please phone to book to avoid disappointment.

Reviewed By Kati N - Rochester, United Kingdom

We visited for lunch as a last minute decision so no problem in getting a table. The food was fantastic and the service very good. Good selection of food on the menu. I can recommend the butchers plate although couldn't finish it all!! Friend staff and friendly atmosphere.

9. Gurkhas Brother

1 Whiffens Avenue, Chatham ME4 4SF, England (Formerly Gurkha Cuisine) Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Balti, Nepali, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1634 817686
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 305 reviews

Gurkhas Brother

Fine dine Indian & Nepalese cuisine with bar , A perfect venue for dining with quality food and friendly service.

Reviewed By Dave B - Rochester, United Kingdom

Great selection of authentic food on offer on the menu, great service and good value for money. Highly recommended for a great meal out.

10. Confucius

342 High Street, Chatham ME4 4NR, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1634 817867
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Confucius

Postcode Me4 4nr

Reviewed By Kaylinaaa - London, United Kingdom

Reading the previous reviews I expected a lot from this restaurant. It turned out to be just your average chinese place. Staff appeared quite unfriendly and a bit arrogant, awful communication from their side. When I asked for plain noodles to accompany my lemon chicken the lady said that I can’t have that, and pointed me to the “noodles” section on the menu asking me to choose something. I wanted some advice because I’m not too familiar with chinese food but she wouldn’t advise me. Looking at the menu I didn’t see such thing as simple noodles so out of desperation I chose a “noodle chow mein” and asked what chow mein means, and what exactly that is, but the lady gave me a confused look and only said “these are noodles”.... ok.... when it arrived it ended up being a whole meal in itself, noodles with prawns, vegetables and sauce. She hasn’t mentioned that even though I specifically asked! Obviously this didn’t really go with my lemon chicken so it all tasted a bit awkward.. well, at least we got prawn crackers for free as a starter..

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