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The Drawingroom

Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
+44 1494 791691
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (19 reviews)
“carrot cake” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
Jamaican, Cafe, International, British, Arabic, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere in the Drawing Room is truly magical and enchanting. The music nights show casing emerging talent are amazing with great food. I want to keep this place for myself but it is too good and you need to experience it.

Thank pat c
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Pat, thank you, how kind..I do hope to see you here again soon...so very glad you connected with this place..xr

Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a delicious brunch with my elderly mum on Saturday and it was delightful - the place oozes warmth and serenity, almost cathartic (and there's a word I've never used to describe a cafe before!). Sitting in the sunny courtyard, amongst lots of...More

Thank snoozie-sue
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

...and you came back, thank you...what aa delightful sight you made.xr

Reviewed April 20, 2018

I've only ever had a coffee and a slice of tart or cake here which were good. The décor and atmosphere is a little bit of quirkiness mixed with traditional English hippy tea room. In good weather it's nice to sit outside at a table...More

Thank Larry H
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

HI Larry, thank you for taking the time to comment...I do hope you will return and thank you for the ppl who will read your words and seek us out!...be well r

Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

A spectacular place; truly special, came to see Nigel Mazlyn Jones, and was greeted by Richard, the owner who made us feel very welcome. I read previous reviews saying that it’s a magical place and I couldn’t agree more! Enchanting lights and a picturesque relaxing...More

Thank charlie h
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Sir, such a generous and kind thing to write and share, thank you...I do look forward to seeing you again soon soon soon..xxr

Reviewed February 25, 2018

Had never heard of the place before Friday evening, but there was an artist playing there I really wanted to see play live on the Saturday, managed to reserve some last minute places. I invited a couple of friends to join me. Richard, the owner,...More

1  Thank Andrew R
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Andrew, well wow, thank you, (still trying to work out where you were sitting/who are you) what a fabulous account of your evening...and thank you, you so totally got what we do..sometimes the gigs are sold out weeks in advance, sometimes not..if you knew that...More

Reviewed February 12, 2018

Went to the drawing room on Sunday and had a lovely time. I have read several reviews re. portion size being small, All three of us had the 5 cheese toastie and whilst it wasn't the largest, it was so rich and tasty I can...More

Thank Lisa L
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Hi Lisa, thank you, how very kind. There is a chapter in the book, 'The Prophet' by Khalil Gibran, where he speaks of work, and it it is that as we all work, the mighty Oak and humble mouse; therefore what is important is 'how'...More

Reviewed January 31, 2018

I went to the Drawing Room for the first time on Saturday evening for their live music event and was blown away on many levels. Firstly, I loved the intimacy and uniqueness of the setting. And I felt honoured to be welcomed so whole heartedly...More

1  Thank Annette C
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

well wow...what can I say...you experienced exactly what I had intended for you...and then you managed to capture and write such the most lovely account of your evening...thank you for making an taking the time to write, in this busy world, such kind words...thank you,...More

Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous and calming atmosphere! Wet and soggy Mum and myself stopped for some mulled wine and carrot cake - both scrummy! The dog made herself at home on another guests lap and was offered dog biscuits so she also entirely approved! The upstairs...More

Thank Laura T
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

oh how kind, you took the time to write...thank you..looking forward to seeing you again..xr

Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Looked very inviting and quirky so decided to stop and sit outside for breakfast - BIG mistake!! Coffee was like dish water and the food was one of the worst breakfasts I have ever had ... powdered eggs, re-heated sausage and bacon that looked like...More

Thank noosey100
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Dearest Noosey, you may find this confusing; your food came from a different eatery next door, and you sat outside their premises in Francis yard, which is Drawingroom land. It's not the first time it has happened, so I am sorry this has been your...More

Reviewed October 7, 2017

A lovely, relaxing couple of hours spent with friends at The Drawingroom this afternoon, just what the doctor ordered. Friendly young staff, plenty of tapas dishes, a good selection of excellent local beers, enjoyed in a 16th century timber framed building set in a cobbled...More

Thank CPSChris66
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Oops, I seem to have missed this from October! How rude! forgive me..and how kind of you to write...not just a simple line, but your experience too, bless you, thank you..xr

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David B
April 1, 2018|
Response from DrCaretaker | Property representative |
sorry, late reply, did not see this until now, and sorry, we were closed..thank you for thinking of us..xr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Chesham
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 791691
  • E-mail
We're ten years old, we've evolved along the way...you can see this video from 2008 youtu.be/_0GQ_Tx_Pxw which tells part of the story...and more has happened since. So, come, stay with us a while and experience your own Drawingroom moment!
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