Olivers Bar & Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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Oliver's Bar & Restaurant is an exclusive establishment in the heart of Rochester. Our philosophy is to only offer the best to our patrons. From our extensive range of wines, beers and spirits, locally sourced and inspired restaurant menu to our equally high standard of customer service. Whether it be dining, drinking or dancing. We want every visit you make to Oliver’s to be memorable for all the right reasons – great service, great atmosphere, great company and great food and drink. Come in, relax and let everyday life’s little stresses just wash away.
What 101 People Are Saying
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4.3
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Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Birthday meal

LC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service! We will be back for sure.

TB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service is excellent and the waitresses are incredibly accommodating. The restaurant is clean and the food is good. Highly recommended.

MR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was adequate at best with filo pastry that was rock solid. Tasted suspiciously like it had been microwaved

BB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We couldnt fault the place, but that might be because we were the only ones in there. Was nice having the place to ourselves though and the staff were very attentive and polite. The food was exceptional and really good value. We will definitely return for a lunch date soon.

s
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Enjoyed the food and good value, just lacking a bit of atmosphere as we were the only ones there. Worth going to and would go back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for my daughter's 21st birthday lunch , staff and food were amazing , very attentive, would definitely recommend the Sunday lunch amazing value

S
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Service was exemplary, waitress was very courteous. Food was awesome. Only gripe is that being seated near to the open window we occasionally got the stinky stench of the smokers outside, below the window. But apart from that I would thoroughly recommend it,

DB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice food, Pleasant waiter who we later found out he was the Manager, very good Wine and selection of beers.

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good menu at a Affordable price. Food arrived quickly And service was excellent

GB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nicely situated on historic Rochester's high street, friendly staff , very good food and good value for money - our group definitely want to find an excess to go back!

JS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time with my family staff friendly and efficient service great,will certainly book again.RITA.

PG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It wasn’t very busy but the service is always excellent, staff polite, food & drink excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely service extremely friendly. Food is great will definitely visit again

HB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely building with comfy seats in the restaurant area. Generous portions for the main roasts, although the lamb appeared to have been over re-heated, making it tough to eat, which was a huge shame. Very good value for money and if we are ever in Rochester again, we will pop in.

CM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We arrived and it was a very hot day. We we were greeted with lots of over water to quench our thirst. Perfect service, perfect food, good quality and quantity. Really reasonable for the price. Will definitely return.

RP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Surprise lunch for my niece 50th birthday . Superb food and attentive service. Highly recommended.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there as a special treat for friends 60th, amazing food, value and service. Have already booked to go back again with another group of friends!

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was lovely, presentation was good. Service also good, would recommend this restaurant. Cocktails are very good.

HB
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Sunday lunch was average , didn’t all come out at the same time. Had to wait for horseradish and mint sauce. Our white wine was left out and not chilled although when we advised the waiter he did give us a new bottle. Restaurant was full of young staff who didn’t seem able to cope or understand their job . Bit of a shame as we’ve been several times in the evening when it was fantastic .

J
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Lovely venue-looks a bit tired and could be beautiful with a revamp. Food took a while and just ok. Veggie main brie parcel needed veg with it and considering it is the same price as meat based mains that include veg left us feeling short changed. Apple crumble was deconstructed and in a pastry case-dissapointing! Friendly staff and fab building but fell short on food.

c
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great, loved the period decor of the venue, friendly and professional staff and will certainly return

AC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Lovely evening. Great food. There was a big party next door which was very loud but it didn’t spoil our evening

KJ
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Atmospheric bar restaurant, we arrived early for a drink but there was very little seating in the bar area so we had to. Over through to the smaller of the two restaurant rooms. Service was good, food arrived with little delay and was delicious. We were the only di era for a while but it didn't feel uncomfortable as the room was a good size. A noisy birthday party arrived later in the second dining area and though we could hear them it wasn't too bad. Overall very enjoyable and would go back.

RF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food but limited choice for vegetarians.

B
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food, service was slow, waited 20 mins before took our drinks order, but they apologised without any prompting. Staff very friendly. Had 3 courses Sunday lunch, all lovely and beautifully presented, very good value. Sunday Roast was fab, other choices if roast is not your thing. Vegetarian options sounded inventive. Fake and tired flower on the table could be replaced with fresh for very little cost and would add something. The ambiance is not great but can't put my finger on what is missing but won't stop me going back or recommending.

JM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A great evening out! My two friends had the duck and said it was a little tough but I had the lamp and couldn’t fault it! The menu had great choice and the service was very good. Charming place full of character. We had a drink at the bar afterwards too which was also nice.

g
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

I did wonder why Oliver’s was empty on a Thursday evening but when I saw the menu I realised why. I struggled to find a dish I liked in the starters, mains or sweets. I really fancied lamb or steak but apart from sausages there was no red meat on the menu.

My dish was so over seasoned I couldn’t eat and I didn’t like any of the starters or sweets so all in all it was a bit of a disaster. Not really how I wanted to spend my birthday.

The waiter however, was lovely and attentive and the service good.

CM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was lovely, beer was a little expensive but good offers on the cocktails

GD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice place, service very good,food excellent. Well priced fixed menu with varied choice

LG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was amazing. Drinks a little expensive. Music after was awful. Started off great but then not the sort of music you could dance too. We left soon after. Shame as it started off better.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff and food were lovely!

MA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was exceptional, would definitely recommend. Service initially was poor but was rectified quickly and efficiently.

SL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our visit was perfect. Our new favourite place!
We enjoyed the set menu and the 2-4-1 cocktails so the value was amazing.
Service was just superb and the best we have experienced, ever.
Will certainly be returning.

MS
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our visit to Rochester, and Oliver’s in particular. The food was delicious, the young staff were efficient and enthusiastic. We will definitely return.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food good service cheap prices

FF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food. Good value. Amazing selection of cocktails.

GB
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A lovely period house which is a wine bar as well as a restaurant. The food was very good, well cooked, tasty and good portion size. Also value for money. The waiting staff were very pleasant and well presented but could do with some training. However, this did not affect our evening.
Good value for money. My only query was that there was no fish on the main meal menu. I am not aware that this is just a meat only restaurant.
Overall we had a very good evening out and I would go there again.

LS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First time of visiting splicers and was really impressed. Food was lovely, staff were great and we will be returning - well done Okuvets for a memorable night!

AM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We visited for the first time this weekend to celebrate my fathers 84th birthday. Both the food and the service were excellent. At first I was dissappointed because I hadnt realised that the Christmas menu was being served as the choice I had seen on the menu on line when booking sounded delicious. That was short lived as the Christmas menu had something for everyone, was a generous portion nicely presented and very flavoursome.
I would definitely book again but unfortunately due to the location of the toilets which were two flights of stairs above the restaurant, I would not be able to bring my father along. Due to his age and ability he found it a real struggle.
Perhaps in future they may be able to accommodate a disabled WC with easier access.
This is my only criticism as otherwise we found this to be a lovely restaurant. Great service and good value.

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