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Olivers Bar & Restaurant

4.4
4.4
308 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 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00–20:45 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:45 Sun 12:00–16:45 Dinner Mon–Fri 18:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    01634 847629

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Rochester

  • Cross Street

    Located 100 yds from the bottom of Star Hil

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    5 minutes walk from Rochester Railway station, served by South Eastern routes from London and Kent. <br />150m / 2-3 minutes walk from Star Hill bus stop (Arriva buses Medway).

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 308 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Special Occasions

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  1. l

    leslie

    London

    237 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly efficient service we felt the the set menu represented good value for money mid week and this suited us en route from Sussex to Hertfordshire to break journey here nice setting in old high street with convenient car park close by

  2. BP

    BrianP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steak in the Medway towns. Sat by the window to see the world go by.

  3. J

    Jimtwopints

    Kent

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A friendly restaurant offering an attractive menu, with dishes well presented. Mid week dining offers superb value.

  4. JD

    JeanD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend and I had a lovely meal and look forward to returning again one day.

  5. P

    Paula

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    It was lovely & peaceful with nice decor. The food was really good & the staff were friendly & helpful with whatever we needed. My friend asked for a coffee they had not heard of, but they Googled it & made it for her! First time visiting here & will go back x

  6. J

    Jimtwopints

    Kent

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Oliver’s is a friendly venue offering good food and great value, especially mid week.

  7. SU

    SarahU

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Food was OK, service was a bit poor as they were very young/inexperienced but, they were very polite, Not sure where the supervisor/manager was. It was very cold sitting inside most guests sat with coats on. Not much atmosphere. Nice building but probably won’t return.

  8. CW

    ChrisW

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Issues in kitchen and after starters coming out after almost an hour after arriving decided enough was enough. Manager was “too busy” to speak so left it to a young lady to bear the brunt of our dissatisfaction……..Her and the young lad who seemed to be on his first day very apologetic but won’t be returning despite having been a regular and previously recommended to others. A treat for my mother spoiled……

  9. g

    gilly

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The only negative was the wait between courses. There was a large party plus normal Sunday covers. Charlie, our waiter was very apologetic and deducted the starters from the bill despite not being requested to do so and we hadn't complained. Can't say fairer than that. Food superb.

  10. AS

    ASbanana

    Kent

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great midweek set menu with plenty of choice. All very tasty. Added bonus is 2-4-1 cocktail offer as well. Really good service. Very much enjoyed.

  11. F

    Frank

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Food was good however not many options. Cocktail and drink selection excellent. Would of scored higher however two drunk men entered and was refused service and started shouting and swearing.

  12. MD

    MontyD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Lovely setting with very individual style, exactly matching the photos on their website. Great service and special dietary requests were easily dealt with. Food very good. Several of us had the brie croquettes from the vegetarian menu which were tasty. The beef and ale pie was delicious with minimum pastry and a good quantity of vegetables.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    A very bland roast dinner lacking seasoning

  14. AP

    AnnieP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the perfect ‘Sunday Lunch’ at Oliver’s. The staff were all friendly, approachable and, professional, they did all they could to make our lunch special and it was. The food, we both had the beef, was superb. Perfectly cooked, absolutely delicious. Our desserts too were yummy. Thank you to all who made our lunch so special, we will definitely be back.

  15. P

    Paulc

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely venue and fantastic service and lunch, we will be back, thanks very much..

  16. MN

    MelindaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent waiter, Tomas, meeting our needs. .......

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was 101% service was good Food was amazing Quick service Cocktails was amazing Staff was friendly

  18. ZT

    ZoeT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Quite busy so service was slow Food adequate but too expensive for what it was

  19. AL

    AdamL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really lovely Saturday lunch and great service. We won't hesitate to come back again!

  20. ST

    STEPHENT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    food awful under cooked veg over cooked steak only + was given 4 free drinks to make up for complaints appalling value for money- without doubt the worst meal we have had in ages!!!

  21. DR

    DougR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food. Prompt attention by staff. Will be back

  22. AM

    AlyM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and amazing service. Visited for a birthday and the staff could not have been more helpful with a surprise cake I had dropped off, they even decorated a plate beautifully. It’s a lovely place which made us feel very special. Thank you everyone, I’ll be back!

  23. SP

    StephenP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Despite the limited range of dishes available, there is sufficient variety and the food is well prepared and flavoursome. The on-line menu and booking is clear and straightforward.

  24. JC

    JayneC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The menu was very different to what we were used to prior to covid. The steak & ale pie was very dry, no gravy at all! The chicken roulade was also very dry. Shame, its mot the experience we were used to pre pandemic.

  25. JJ

    JonJon

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took our Daughter to Oliver's Rochester for a mid week birthday treat. The food, service and overall feel of the place was absolutely spot on.

  26. FF

    FrankF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food and service very good. Will definitely go again.

  27. CC

    ChristopherC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely food and a great atmosphere. Staff are always warm and friendly.

  28. k

    karasweets

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had a lovely meal, very attentive staff, lovely food. Thank you for a lovely evening

  29. AL

    ALBL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great service. Would recommend a visit.

  30. JB

    JohnnyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and excellent food. Would highly recommend this restaurant in Rochester High Street. My wife and I looking forward to returning very soon.

  31. J

    Jose

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening and food. Friendly and efficient staff. Great festive atmosphere

  32. J

    Jimtwopints

    Kent

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  33. DC

    DanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. E

    Eileen

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  36. AK

    AndyK

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely cocktails and staff were friendly

  38. RF

    RachelF

    Kent

    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.

  39. NS

    NickS

    Kent

    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

  40. 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

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

FAQs

Olivers Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 308 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Olivers Bar & Restaurant

Berkeley House 186 High Street Rochester, Kent ME1 1EY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Located 100 yds from the bottom of Star Hil

  • Area

    Rochester

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00–20:45 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:45 Sun 12:00–16:45 Dinner Mon–Fri 18:00–20:45

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    5 minutes walk from Rochester Railway station, served by South Eastern routes from London and Kent. 150m / 2-3 minutes walk from Star Hill bus stop (Arriva buses Medway).

  • 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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