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Olivers Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
277 Reviews
£26 to £40
International


Please be aware bookings are for the restaurant only for our set-menu. Outside tables in our covered area and non covered area are not bookable, as we are operating on a first come, first served basis.

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.

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    01634 847629

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Rochester

  • Public Transit

    3 minutes walk from Rochester train station. 150m from Star ill bus stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Courtyard Drinks only

    Multiple dates available
    Book your table in our stunning courtyard on Fridays only - 2 for £12 on selected Cocktails till 10pm - Fizzy Friday 2 glasses Prosecco for £10 - Live DJ from 9pm

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Starters

  • Dill Salmon Gravadlax

    Thinly sliced cured salmon layered on salad leaves, with a honey & mustard dressing

    • Chicken Satay

      Served on a bed of cucumber spaghetti & peanut sauce

      • Baked Goats Cheese

        On a warm chicory salad with red onion chutney

        • Minestrone Soup

          Served with fresh crusty bread

          Main

          • Coq au Vin

            Chicken breast braised in red wine, mushrooms, smoked bacon & onions. served with sauté potatoes & broccolini

            • Slow Roasted Pork Belly

              Served with creamed sage mashed potato, Honey roasted parsnips & pea puree

              • Pan Fried Cod Loin

                Wrapped in Parma ham & dill, side of buttered greens & a leek and potato rosti

                • Steak & Ale Pie

                  Tender steak cooked in a rich ale jus, topped with puff pastry & a side of veg

                  • Vegetarian 5 Bean Chilli

                    Made with Quorn mince on a bed of coriander rice

                    Sides

                    sub charge £3.50

                    • Seasonal Vegetables

                      • Side Salad

                        • Chips

                          • Garlic Bread

                            Last updated: 14 January 2020

                            What 277 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                            4.5
                            4.5 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.4Food
                            • 4.7Service
                            • 4.4Ambience
                            • 4.4Value

                            NoiseModerate

                            Loved For

                            • Kent

                              Romance

                            • Kent

                              Vibrant Bar Scene

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                            1. J

                              Jimtwopints

                              Kent

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined 1 day ago

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Good food, well presented in comfortable surroundings. Excellent value. Friendly staff.

                            2. DC

                              DanC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 4 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food and service and excellent value for money. We will be returning.

                            3. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Kent

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined 7 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We were welcomed in, the waiters were second to none. Food was delicious. Will definitely return.

                            4. E

                              Eileen

                              London

                              5 reviews

                              4.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined 7 days ago

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              Food excellent and our waiter was extremely good and helpful. We had 3 course set menu and all the courses were very good.

                            5. AK

                              AndyK

                              Kent

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 18 November 2021

                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                              Enjoy this place with great food and service last night but they need to decide if it’s a high end restaurant or a restaurant tacked onto a noisy bar. Sadly last night, we encountered the latter to a point where the waiter shut the door between the restaurant and the bar saying the bar was too loud.

                            6. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Kent

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 12 November 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food, lovely cocktails and staff were friendly

                            7. RF

                              RachelF

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 12 November 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Gorgeous food, lovely cocktails, great service all made for a fantastic evening out.

                            8. NS

                              NickS

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 4 November 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Good service from friendly staff. Food was good and reasonably priced. Would go back

                            9. TY

                              TrevorY

                              Kent

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on 29 October 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Our third visit and certainly not our last. Excellent food and fantastic service

                            10. AA

                              AnnaA

                              London

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 22 October 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We were warmly greeted when we arrived for lunch. We both chose pan fried scallops for our first course - they were presented beautifully and tasted delicious - one of the tastiest scallop dishes I’ve ever experienced! My friend chose sea bass for her main course and very much enjoyed it. I chose grilled peppers topped with vegan cheese. Again, this was beautifully and colourfully presented and tasted good. The dish came with very well cooked green vegetables which was an added bonus. We didn’t sample the puddings on this occasion - but we will be back!

                            11. AE

                              AngelEyez

                              London

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 16 October 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food, great customer service a lovely afternoon lunch had by all A+++

                            12. AR

                              AndrewR

                              London

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 4 October 2021

                              overall2food1service4ambience1

                              The food was really poor and totally tasteless … I won’t be going back

                            13. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              East Sussex

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 24 September 2021

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              We had lunch for my father in laws birthday; the food was delicious - although my scallop starter was a bit dry. We also had superb cocktails and wine (Malbec). I would definitely return.

                            14. G

                              Gwendo

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 23 September 2021

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Perfect hosting and service by all staff particularly Jordan who made us feel welcomed food was good and presentation fabulous first time here but will definitely be back

                            15. A

                              Asterix

                              Houston

                              4 reviews

                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on 11 September 2021

                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                              Wedding anniversary

                            16. F

                              Foodiefan

                              London

                              2 reviews

                              1.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 11 September 2021

                              overall1food1service3ambience1

                              The place looked very tired and there was no toilet paper in the toilet. The main of steak and chips which came with a £4 supplement was not very good at all. The chips tasted like oven chips... the steak whilst cooked medium was dry.... the peppercorn sauce was gloopy and the fried mushroom was inedible. Worse than your basic pub food but more expensive. I would not recommend.

                            17. C

                              Churdle

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 5 September 2021

                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                              Had a pleasant experience here, it was our first time at Olivers Slightly disappointed with Sunday lunch quality, beef and lamb were both dry and apple pie was a very disappointing soggy microwaved mess with a custard portion suitable for a toddler. Staff were lovely though

                            18. SA

                              SeanA

                              London

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 3 September 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fabulous evening with the lovely Olivers Crew :)

                            19. CL

                              CharlotteL

                              Kent

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 30 August 2021

                              overall3food2service2ambience3

                              Nice building with a good atmosphere. Service was a little hit and miss and our waitress clearly didn't know the menu and was really unsure about which wines were available by the glass and didn't go and check. Starters were nice, mains needed a little more attention to detail - mine was served with cold vegetables. Brownie is definitely a winner for desert.

                            20. P

                              Peter

                              Jersey

                              3 reviews

                              4.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on 29 August 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              Had the Sunday roast generous portions of beef, tasty vegetables and potatoes. Could do with a little bit more gravy only thing that let's it down was Yorkshire pudding, however overall very good value.

                            21. TY

                              TrevorY

                              Kent

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on 25 August 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent meal and great service

                            22. a

                              andrews

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 22 August 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent food would recommend, great service, very nice place

                            23. CS

                              CheriS

                              London

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 14 August 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fantastic service, lovely ambience, delicious food

                            24. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              London

                              2 reviews

                              3.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 14 August 2021

                              overall3food1service5ambience4

                              Ordered the Pork Belly which was completely under cooked. Was asked if I would like something else, so I ordered a steak as is quick.. medium rare.. it came medium well. I ate my over done steak alone after my date had finished her meal. Ordered the cheesecake, with Vanilla Ice cream, it came without any.. another wait for that to arrive.. Very disappointed with the food. The staff were amazing and clearly embarrassed by what was coming from the kitchen. I really felt for them... Perhaps a reshuffle in the kitchen is required? I certainly won't be dining there again. If you are a foodie then you might want to give this place a miss.

                            25. DB

                              DanielleB

                              Kent

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 8 August 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The staff were super friendly and efficient, food delicious and a great environment. Highly recommend xx

                            26. G

                              Gillianmandy26

                              Kent

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 5 August 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Really friendly staff , great drinks food and service . The music was too loud in the restaurant. The cocktails were lovely .

                            27. DK

                              DeniseK

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 2 August 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and the staff were so polite and friendly the food was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing my husband and I came here for our anniversary and was presented with a lovely message on our desert plate and a sparkling candle will definitely come back here again

                            28. EP

                              EmmaP

                              London

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on 17 July 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fantastic staff and great service. Food was really tasty

                            29. PA

                              PaigeA

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 17 July 2021

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              Lovely Gem of a restaurant and bar in Rochester, great food, great service. Friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely go back.

                            30. SS

                              SuzanneS

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 17 July 2021

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              A lady serving us was absolutely lovely, smiley, professional and provided great service. The food was a bit too salty but taste-wise it was excellent. Good experience overall and will definitely visit again.

                            31. AN

                              AnneN

                              Surrey

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 11 July 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Had delicious roast beef main course and fresh fruit skewers for desert. Really enjoyed it.

                            32. AS

                              AndiS

                              Hertfordshire

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 6 July 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Booked for dinner, arrived to a warm welcome from very friendly staff. The restaurant was spotlessly clean. Opened with a couple of cocktails from a long list, won’t take the car next time. They do a two cocktails for £10 deal. The menu covers a wide range, I had the crab cakes to start and lamb for a main course which was excellent. The lady who owns the premise I think her name was Kerry was really friendly and made us feel at home. A really pleasant discovery. Will definitely be going back.

                            33. T

                              Trish132

                              London

                              4 reviews

                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on 6 July 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Had a lovely time and staff were helpful 😊

                            34. DA

                              DeanaA

                              Kent

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 5 July 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a lovely meal with good choices on the menu,well cooked and presented great prompt and pleasant table service would return to eat again

                            35. P

                              Paul

                              London

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 5 July 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Good food and service in pleasant location. Attentive and good value for money

                            36. LG

                              LouiseG

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 3 July 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Had an amazing evening, even with the current covid restrictions in place. Food is always lovely as I have eaten here a few times. Cocktails were lovely as always & a great menu to choose from. Staff were fab & the manager was great. Very friendly. Look forward to coming back again.

                            37. J

                              Judibling

                              London

                              4 reviews

                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on 20 June 2021

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              We had a lovely Sunday lunch at Olivers. The host was very friendly and welcoming. They had gone to a lot of effort with the menu and all the starters were well considered. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding , lovely .

                            38. G

                              Gray68

                              London

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on 15 June 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I love dining at Olivers. The food is always excellent, the service is great and the ambience is just how I like it. Whether its a lunch date or the start of a night out it never fails to please!

                            39. g

                              gilly

                              London

                              7 reviews

                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on 13 June 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It is always nice having a Sunday lunch at Olivers and good to be back. The Sunday lunch menu is restrictive if you don't want a roast! However, very good starter choice and as always very good value. Three courses too much for us which is a pity as good desert selection.

                            40. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Kent

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on 10 June 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fantastic place and food

                            FAQs

                            Olivers Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 277 OpenTable diners

                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                            Booked 2 times today
                            Experiences are available.
                            Google Map for Olivers Bar & Restaurant

                            Berkeley House 186 High Street Rochester, Kent ME1 1EY

                            • Area

                              Rochester

                            • Hours of Operation

                              Lunch
                              Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 pm
                              Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm
                              Dinner
                              Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–8:45 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              International

                            • Dining style

                              Casual Elegant

                            • Dress Code

                              Smart Casual

                            • Public Transit

                              3 minutes walk from Rochester train station. 150m from Star ill bus stop.

                            • Payment Options

                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Additional

                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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