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Smoke & Liquor

60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
+44 1634 845270
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Closed Now
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
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1 - 10 of 697 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As huge Topes fans, we were sad it was closing! But we were excited about the new offering as smoke and Liquor. We visited this afternoon and it was very good! Far more relaxed and open all day! The food quality was the same (as...More

Thank JulieDockers
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Superb breakfast excellent ingredients and service that’s my Saturday mornings sorted. The main jewel in Rochester’s culinary crown

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, reasonably priced, great atmosphere! Really enjoyed the meal that me and my wife had, would defiantly recommend!

1  Thank oneplis5t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a couple of beers during the cub scout parade. Had a lovely couple of hours sitting outside with the missus while daughter was walking through the town with the cubs. Lovely relaxing afternoon was had by all.

Thank Martin B
Reviewed April 5, 2018

had the midweek 3 course meal...pidgeon starter only way i can describe taste is blood, way undercooked i didn't like it and like a piece of soft cheese ? with it.. main lamb with vegetables.. lamb way over cooked very thin slices like soft leather,...More

1  Thank gravesend007
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

A very enjoyable Saturday lunch for four of us main course and fabulous cheese board. Two of us had bottomless prosecco the others shared a good bottle of wine. Nothing was too much trouble and they happily sorted out our cheese board prior to our...More

1  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

We recently had lunch here having eaten in the evening in the past. The quaint and quirky premises typify the character of Rochester, and our waitress couldn’t have been more helpful, professional and fun. Food excellent. This has to be one of the best restaurants...More

1  Thank Nigel M
Reviewed March 3, 2018

The snow had run it's course and we were feeling a tad fed up. We booked a table at Topes and from the minute we walked in to the time we paid our bill the service was absolutely brilliant,very friendly nothing too much trouble and...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Having sampled more than my fair share of bottomless prosecco brunch/lunch deals in London it was with great anticipation that I booked up for a local option at Topes. And I was not disappointed! We opted for lunch over brunch on this occasion, and my...More

1  Thank GeeGee333
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

I say 'Best Around' because in Medway there's not much to beat. However, I always base my thoughts on quality of food, service and was it value for money.? Topes hit the button on all counts. A plate smothered in food does not replace good...More

Thank Sabrerattler
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Questions & Answers
May 25, 2018|
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Response from JackieHagan |
I think the reviews are for Topes; it has just changed it's name to Smoke and Liquor, so I guess it'll be a whole different atmosphere and menu...
November 21, 2017|
Response from Carl M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure best check with them We were there till late bit not sure of official time, sorry
November 18, 2017|
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Response from Carl M | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with Topes directly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$67
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 High Street, Rochester ME1 1JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 845270
Smoke & Liquor opens on 30th May 2018. Run by the same team that brought you Topes since 2004, S & L is a fresh, new bar and restaurant with a non-bookable bar area, reservable tables and offers a fantastic range of gin and rum. The menu is a fusion of bowl food, charcoal-fired grilled meat and fish and sharing plates. Unstructured dining with fabulous food.
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