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US$7 - US$71
European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just like to say how much my husband and I enjoyed the food served here, with particular excellent service by our waitress "Katie". Katie went that extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our 1st time out and about for some time. Thank you, we...will be back xxMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location in the heart of the town and the centre of the High Street with the background of the castle and the cathedral. Te building reminds of the Crooked House, all angles and slantings but if you feel like sitting outside, there's a nice...a nice shaded area. Good coffee and I recommend the orange and almond polenta cakeMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended Staff very friendly Food was amazing Will def be rebooking to come back Hidden gem in Rochester Thanks guys

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on the off chance for lunch today Never been before. We had belly pork and crispy seaweed and would highly recommend it it was delicious. The staff were attentive but not over powering. And we will certainly be visiting again.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 3, 2021

What could be more delightful than sitting under the cherry trees at the Cheese Room Botanicals, just off Rochester High Street, with the cathedral behind us and tucking into a lunch of sourdough toasties? Perfect bank holiday treat, as the cherry blossom swirled around us...like confetti.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed December 8, 2020

Came in to build a couple of hampers for Christmas presents, second year running. Staff are so friendly and helpful that even a cheese novice like myself can build something delicious for friends and family. Absolutely fantastic. Will be back next year.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 7, 2020 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch with my partner, there was a great array of options and the quality of the food felt as though it had increased from last time (it wasn't bad before!) Lovely atmosphere and staff, great to see them thriving in uncertain times.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 1, 2020

After a long day carrying out errands and DIY tasks yesterday, my husband suggested we take a relaxing evening off of our usual house renovation routines and instead treat ourselves to a cheese board and a large selection of gins. Of course I was in...agreement with him and we ventured down into the historic town of Rochester. As we weaved through consistent odes to Dickens and cobbled streets, the wind blew us in the direction of Cheese Room Botanicals. As we entered, the staff welcomed us warmly, whilst being dressed up in Halloween themed costumes... To cut a long story short, the cheese was great - everything you want from cheese really and a bit more too. The alcohol was perfection - it really hit the spot. The barman however (who was dressed in a bloody surgeon's outfit and had contouring make up on that looked particularly professional) was outstanding. What an asset to the team, he must add some real spirit to a shift!! I did not catch his name but I hope his efforts were acknowledged... possibly in the form of winning bottle of champagne...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

Stopped here for pre dinner drinks and olives, which were super tasty. Delighted to see the new name as The Cheese room is one of our favourite places in the high street but due to social distancing no longer possible to sit at the bar....If the menu is along the same lines as cheese room then you can’t go wrong as always delicious. We sat outside and staff were very attentive and friendly. Thank you to Julie the owner for going out of your way to get our chutney as we know you were very busy. Will definitely be back to eat here and very soon .More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 17, 2020

The atmosphere of the place is really nice and the food was tasty! I had a goat's cheese tortilla and my boyfriend had a veggie toasty and we really enjoyed both. Also very much recommend the cakes! We had a chocolate and banana cake which...was fantastic!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Hi Tracey This question has come through to me at S and L, rather than Trip Advisor. I’m not sure how you get in touch with them directly, but TA is a web site we don’t manage. I’m not sure when you came in as I can’t find a... More
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Response from kentishcabbie | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seen this request and you may already know the answer but just incase you don’t here it is. The restaurant and as far as I know the same owners have been at this site for more than 30 years. Food has always been... More
November 21, 2017|
Response from carlm729 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure best check with them We were there till late bit not sure of official time, sorry
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The Cheese Room Botanicals is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5