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Olivers Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
284 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 7 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:45
    Sun 12:00–15:45
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 18:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    01634 847629

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Rochester

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • 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

View menu on restaurant's website

What 284 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

    Special Occasions

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  1. 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.

  2. FF

    FrankF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food and service very good. Will definitely go again.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. AL

    ALBL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great service. Would recommend a visit.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. J

    Jimtwopints

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. E

    Eileen

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 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.

  12. 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.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely cocktails and staff were friendly

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. 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+++

  19. AR

    AndrewR

    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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. A

    Asterix

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Wedding anniversary

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. SA

    SeanA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous evening with the lovely Olivers Crew :)

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. TY

    TrevorY

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and great service

  29. a

    andrews

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food would recommend, great service, very nice place

  30. CS

    CheriS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, lovely ambience, delicious food

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. G

    Gillianmandy26

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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 .

  34. 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

  35. EP

    EmmaP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic staff and great service. Food was really tasty

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. T

    Trish132

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a lovely time and staff were helpful 😊

FAQs

Olivers Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 284 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.

Make a booking

2 people

January 2022
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Booked 7 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 12:00–14:45
    Sun 12:00–15:45
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 18:00–20:45

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • 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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