Permanently Closed - Restaurant 41 at The Roffen
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The Roffen is a luxurious private members Health & Social club in Rochester and welcomes guests from OpenTable to the club’s private restaurant.
The menu changes every three months to give our guests excellent variety. With two relaxing lounges and bars for drinks before and after dinner The Roffen Club is a sophisticated and interesting choice for dining out whatever the occasion.
As well as enjoying our restaurant and bars OpenTable Clients are also welcome to include a free trial of our luxurious Health Club facilities.
We are an adults only club so no children under 14 in the Restaurant please.
Monday to Saturday DINNER 6.30pm to 11.30pm (last orders 9.30)
Sunday TRADITIONAL SUNDAY LUNCH 12pm to 3pm (last orders 2.30)
(no children under 14 please)
Rochester & Chatham Stations. We are situated on New Road halfway between the two stations. Both are about 300m from the club and an easy walk.
Arrived to be told I had no booking despite paying a deposit the week before. Also told no paperwork for my deposit.
Finally sat down at our table nearly half an hour after arriving. Only after we asked a second time to be seated. To be told it’s over there straight ahead. We couldn’t even see the table where we were sat at in the bar area. Lady promptly walked off.
No bread on table as informed. No salt and pepper. Only one small slice of bread given with page starter. All this despite butter on table.
Plenty of broccoli and carrots but only 13 roast potatoes between 6 people.
Mint sauce and horseradish sauce brought to table long after we started and only after we asked for some to be told it’s over there on the bar.
Waiter/waitress nor maitre de bothered to check on us once. Never asked if we needed anything not asked if we enjoyed the meal.
The Hotel was comfortable, staff were polite and friendly , the food was good and served hot, nice to see real ale on sale at bar , and good to see water wheel working now.
And the staff were very helpful getting me on my way out the snow . Looking forward to my next visit. Thank you.
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a shame there is always a snag to spoil a review )
The Staff was fine apart from a lady who seemed to be in charge. She was very bossy and unwelcoming, and I felt Like she wanted me to say “forget it lets go”.
The wine and dine deal is good value for money. We did have to ask several times for wine which is a bit annoying, but food was good and there is lots of choice.
The meal deal, £25 for 3 courses and unlimited house wine, is very good value for money. Food was good quality with plenty of choices, if a little limited for vegetarian/vegan options. Service was top notch and at no point did we feel like non residents. Would be happy to recommend.
Very nice restaurant, very friendly staff. Food was well cooked and presented. The set price menu was excellent value for money (£25 for three courses and unlimited wine/ soft drinks)
Very good value. No complaints on any of the dishes. House wine is also very good and freeflowing between starter and desert. Will be attending for our third sitting in 2 months...
I booked this venue as I had never been inside, but had walked past it on so many occasions over the last few decades that I knew it was time to step inside - and I was so glad that I did.
The decor was great, the section of room where I had booked was far enough away form prying eyes and ears that we have a bit of privacy without feeling cut off from the outside world, and the food and drink was top notch.
It really helped to set the scene and the whole evening went off amazingly.
I will definitely rebook for my next event, or just for a lovely bit off nosh off the beaten track.
Many thanks again
I booked a table for a low key hen evening for myself and a few friends and family. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and we felt very comfortable. I will recommend the restaurant to anyone as will my guests. We will be back soon I am sure xx
Booked a table for a friends 70th birthday. Welcome and service was excellent. Food was delicious and hot. Would highly recommend.
This was my second visit to this lovely restaurant and my partners third and it didn't disappoint at all. Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere and the service was polite, friendly and helpful in every way. I introduced my son and his girlfriend to the delights of restaurant 41 and they loved it.
We will be returning on August 12th and will be recommending it to our friends and family. You cannot beat this restaurant for wonderful food and drink, helpful friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere at a more than reasonable price.
See you again soon
It was a great evening with exceptional food and great value for money. Staff were very friendly and professional
Really nice good value meal, especially on the set menu with wine. Restaurant was incredibly quiet, which meant we had attentive service. Restaurant is modern and the food well cooked with some nice touches.
Would go back again.
Good food with excellent and friendly service. Have eaten in the restaurant many times and have never had anything but an excellent meal.
Probably the best meal, all round, that I've had in the last 10 years ! I have been born and raised in Medway and I always thought the roffen was an 'exclusive' members only club. It may be so for the gym and poolbut i encourage you to visit it for a meal. Absolutely first class
roffen is great value and the £25 menu with wine is excellent. nice staff but slow at the bar when we came in. we were entertaining the management from Gills FC
We would have not known about this place if it was not for the Open Table. We loved the food so much and it was of fantastic quality and value for money we will undoubtedly go there again soon.
Lovely meal and service, its my health club too! The menu is regularly updated and they have a great range of wines.
Amazing food & service had a lovely evening, presentation of food looked absolutely wonderful, staff could not do enough for you, i would not have any hesitation recommending restaurant.
Booked the Roffen for a Birthday celebration with friends. Welcome was warm & inviting, not rushed nice & relaxed. Food was very good with choice of vegitarian option. Would definately return.
We all had the three courses for £15.50 - amazing value and great quality food. The service could not have been better - there was one issue with the food but it was handled perfectly and we even got complimentary drinks. Will definitely return.
Found the roffan club by chance looking for somewhere new to go for a quiet meal with my wife . Could not have found better . The moment we stepped in the greeting was wonderful . Dining area is pleasant and the staff friendly and attentive. And then the best bit , the food , absolutely fantastic from start to finish . Superb value for money , will become a regular I'm sure .
4 of us came here for the first time after seeing the "3 courses for £15.50" deal. Nice decor and lighting. Very quiet for a Fri night, with gentle background music playing. Menu for the 3 course deal was limited but we all enjoyed what we had. My main course of salmon served with a chorizo and lentil stew was fantastic and the ham hock starter was good too. A decent wine list, and we enjoyed the chilian sauvignon blanc. Service was reasonable. Price very reasonable!
Staff attentive. Especially liked the happy hour before 6.30 pm. Food reasonable for the price.
Regular visitors to this establishment and once again not disappointed. Excellent Lamb Rump washed down with a very pleasant Chilean Pinot Noir. Great value for money.nm
We came for our wedding anniversary, the staff were so friendly and made an effort to make sure we always had drinks and were checking how our food was. The food was absolutely delicious and gave you plenty of choice on the menu. I would definitely recommended this restaurant to anyone as its one of th nicest places I've been too in the Medway area.
Quiet, with excellent staff and a lovely atmosphere. The Food is excellent and the choices are more than adequate, including for our vegetarian guest. An excellent choice of wines is also available.
Very well recommended
This is the first time we have been to the Roffen and the experience was very pleasant. We originally booked into the restaurant using open table but got a call from the manager explaining there was a large function taking place in the restaurant that was likely to be vocal (hen-night) and gave us the option of eating in the brasserie. We took this option and had an enjoyable night. Excellent food, with good portion sizes and very attentive staff. A nice venue, we'll definitely return.
The food and service were the high standard we have come to expect. What I particularly like is that, in addition to the main menu which changes monthly, you can order from the bistro menu and also have a starter as a main.
First visit for Sunday lunch,food good. And good value.staff very pleasant.place looks a bit drab during. The day,have eaten here at night and the ambience is much better.overall a good meal and its nice not to be rushed
While they were a touch surprised to see non-members at a private members club, The Roffen were happy to accommodate us in their dining area. We'd booked early on a midweek evening, and were, in fact, the only diners at the time. Nevertheless, our host (who was also working the bar), went out of her way to make us feel welcome.
My dining partner and I ordered from the three-course set menu, and agree without hesitation that everything relating to the food itself was fantastic- the portion size, presentation and preparation were all extremely good. My duck a l'orange main was probably the best I've ever tasted, succulent and with sufficient sauce to provide flavour without overkill.
I'm happy to recommend the location very highly.
I booked the wine and dine which is excellent value and a comprehensive menu was given. The choice is not restrictive and you can choose from a The Bistro or restaurant menu or mix from both, I love the idea of an old school pudding which is changed along with the menus each month. The ambiance is wonderful for such a large building and a cosy restaurant. Our waitress Jane was very helpful and explained all the various options, the house wine which we had white and was very nice considering it was free whilst eating as part of the deal. The food was exceptional the swordfish steak and chocolate soufflé was perfection. We are not members as that was not required and we will be back.
The welcome was great and the atmosphere was lovely and relaxed. The food however, was a little mediocre. my fish was dry and the roasted vegetables unrecognisable because they were overcooked. Other than that our evening was great.
I booked this for a group of friends and we all found the food to be excellent and the service was everything it should be
The meal was superb, and the table service most welcoming. We were very disappointed with the surroundings though, the whole place looked dated and 'very tired' looking. Could do with a good make-over.
This is our 4th time in the Roffen. We ordered the set menu with unlimited wine for my sister-in-law's birthday. Outstanding value for money. Food was very good. Service was great. Very friendly and accommodating staff as my sis-in-law has gluten allergy. Will recommend the Roffen anytime.
We visited the restaurant to celebrate two birthdays and an anniversary on Friday 30th September. we were all very impressed with the ambience, the meal we could not fault, we all agreed that it was very good value for money and the service was excellent, a wonderful evening enjoyed by all *
The food was fabulous just like a good home cooked roast. Plenty of food to the point we didn't feel Hungary again until the following day. Would highly recommend you give it a try. We will certainly be back again.
You never let us down. Another great meal. Would highly recommend to others. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.
Excellent value, great food and the wine just keeps flowing while you are eating. A favourite place for us to dine.