The Rock Lodge

4.5
80 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
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kimw
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Starters came out with the mains. But food was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice restaurant, lovely big portions on the Sunday roast

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NdianeD
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lacking atmosphere upstairs and despite asking twice the lights were not dimmed. Limited menu for a vegetarian, other dishes unavailable.
Strict Covid rules in place which was good, however the attitude of the ‘security lady’ wasn’t pleasant.
Last orders at 9pm for 10pm close was a little early.
Food was ok, nothing special.
Online ordering was confusing at first, and destroys any customer service, though the girls who served food were really friendly.
Luckily it wasn’t over priced, so not all bad!

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very helpful staff.

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KerryG
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for 6 people & 1 dog Saturday evening,We were very well looked after. The decor & ambience was great as was the food.Our dog also enjoyed a generous bowl of chicken!!!! Would definitely recommend & will definitely revisit when back in whitstable.

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DominikaJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday Roast ! The best in town. We are back next week x

JM
JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, friendly staff, excellent value for money.

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AdrianS
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good meal. Everyone had a good time. Food well prepared

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Tracey
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely family meal,with our dog.
Bit disappointed that Mussels weren't on the menu that evening.
Our dog was made to feel very welcome, and was even given her own chicken meal ( lovely gesture )
Amazing atmosphere, and even more amazing attentive bar staff.
Would definitely recommend The Rock Lodge.

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MaxineW
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roast dinners were amazing massive portions and yummy food the ambience is really lovely looking forward to dining in here again very soon!

JM
JaneM
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, Sunday roast was amazing. Will be visiting again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really friendly place, we had a really nice relaxed evening. Would go again.

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Alex
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.
Surprisingly great and good value for money.

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KerryS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place .. food and service great . Lovely friendly staff and great music would definitely recommend. 😊😊

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mikel
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service ok , staff could do with being a bit happier, but ok

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GarryJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fantastic,especially the roast😊staff very helpful and friendly..lovely relaxed atmosphere 👍would definitely recommend

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1yummymummy
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here on a Saturday evening with 6 friends - obviously at the moment there aren't many restaurants that will sit a table of six together, so this was our main reason for choosing the Rock Lodge.
The pictures of the restaurant also looked very inviting and reminiscent of an Alpine ski lodge - unfortunately, we were sat on the ground floor at a window table - my choice as the alternative was downstairs and the temperatures that weekend were in the 30s - but I believe - that is where you would get the real 'Alpine Ski Lodge' feel.
Sadly, there wasn't any live music due to Covid - we knew this before we went, but I imagine that really brings the place alive!
Overall, the food was good - 3 of us had 'Catch of the Day' which was mackerel - delicious, but disappointing rose wine. The staff were lovely, very friendly and accommodating.

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Jennifer
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great customer service, very attentive and helpful.. food was ok. Burger bun was too small for the burger and salad. But it tasted nice, good portions too.
Clean, tables sanitised after customers left. Good music not too loud. Nice

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GemmaF
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most helpful and friendly staff
Nothing too much trouble
Yummy food
Thanks we will be back

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Lindyloo
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Sunday lunch. Friendly staff.
Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommend.

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JulieR
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We used the app which I believe is new. There were a few teething problems nowhere to ask for a wedge of lime, couldn't order a splash of mixer or a spirit without a mixer.
The first courses were lovely. We ordered burgers for our main course, but unfortunately we couldn't cut the base of the bun, not sure if the knifes weren't sharp enough or the buns were too hard. However the plates although modern, were too small for a burger.
Staff were lovely and helped us with every issue we had.

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JuliaW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked last minute for Sunday lunch. We have been before and return because the Sunday launch is second to none. From the meat to the plentiful vegetables. Superbly cooked and highly recommend. We love that we can walk our dog then eat a Sunday Lunch. A lot of restaurants could learn from the Rock Lodge. Have to say Service was great too. Will be back!

JW
JWTBee
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for Sunday Lunch which was delicious & huge portions.Unfortunately they didn't have any other Main Courses available so our wives/Partners were forced to have 2 starters instead which wasn't good.The atmosphere was fine & the service excellent! Such a shame about the lack of Main Courses.

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SuzieB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really did enjoy our food especially my husband dish which is mussels with Thai green curry sauce and the place is quite cozy in the upstairs dining room.

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CBandMBWhitstablelove
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

lovely time. food and music fab
Will be back again

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Both wife and I decided to give The Rock Lodge a go after some great reviews and we were not disappointed, the friendliness of the staff and quality of the food and beer was exceptional followed by Blues music (Thursday night) which is not my particular taste of genre in music but it certainly got my foot tapping away to the beat.

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CarlaB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for a meal with another couple and will definitely be back, loved it. Highly recommend, next time we’re going back with a bigger group of us lol. Make sure you eat upstairs rather than downstairs though, the decor and feel of the place is lovely, after you’ve eaten, go downstairs and finish off the night with a boogie!

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Chag
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable roast dinners. I had the chicken and my fellow diners had the beef. The meat in both cases was cooked beautifully. Lovely roast potatoes. Good sized portions. Only reason I didn’t give five stars was that they had run out of orange juice (not the end of the world by any means). Will definitely go again.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the wife and I thought The Rock Lodge is a bit different to most restaurants, starting from the decor and then the friendly and attentive staff who all seem happy and proud of their place of work. They all being good friends with the young owner really sticks out. He should be proud of his achievements. The Sunday roast dinner was fabulous and feeding our dog was a big bonus. What a good idea to have a menu for the dog - she loved your gravy. All the best to you all and when visiting again we’ll be in.

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EmmaK
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Turned up and it was closed, tried to call and no answer, was left out in the cold trying to find somewhere to eat

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AndyD
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, value for money and great for taking your dogs too as they will also do a doggy bowl foc, excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with everything from food to pleasant food manager

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here a couple of times previously and this time we had the Sunday roast - one beef, one chicken.

Really enjoyed it, good food, lots of it and as usual the staff were great. It’s becoming a must visit place when in Whitstable

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pennyE
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the Alpine Décor. Food was very tasty and good sized portions & good value. Enjoyed and looking forward to our next visit.

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TimC
Kent
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food & entertainment - Exceptional value

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tassmemory
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As long as you get upstairs for the food and drinks served at the table, before the music starts, your fine, after then if you weren't there for the music, time to go asap, food was excellent though and waitresses were brilliant

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LizT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequented the Rock Lodge with family & friends usually for the live bands but gave a Sunday afternoon a go, so glad we did the sharing roast was superb and the atmosphere

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MrsC
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing roast dinner! We had 2 sharers between 4 of us and it was all so lovely.

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susanr
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing range of dishes. Don't think chef knows what Piri Piri chicken is. Never experienced what was served. Chicken was far too spicy.

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FelineFan
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here, but I am sure we will definitely be back.
Amazingly friendly welcome, which continued throughout the meal.
The food was amazing and excellent value for money.
Fabulous surroundings and ambience.
Just need an excuse to go back now!

FAQs

The Rock Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 80 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 reservations at the moment.