Halpern Conservancy Board Building, 15A High Street, Rochester, ME1 1PY

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At the award-winning Café Nucleus Rochester a warm welcome awaits. The continental café restaurant is set in one of Rochester’s grandest buildings, it offers a unique experience unrivalled.

Winners of the 2021 Hospitality Business of the year and 2020 Café of the year for the Taste of Kent awards, Café Nucleus Rochester is a unique venue for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks. Whether you sit downstairs amongst the hustle and bustle of the café, to forget yourself in the grandeur of the Boardroom or relive a past holiday in the garden, Café Nucleus Rochester is the perfect location whatever the weather. There really isn't anything else in town like Café Nucleus! 

A coffee isn’t just a coffee… At Café Nucleus it’s an experience! From field, boat, herd or flock we at Café Nucleus work with our suppliers and our supply chain to ensure we deliver the very best produce from traceable origins. Working with local suppliers we source some fantastic products from Luscombe Organic drinks in rural Devon to Kentish milk from Hinxden Farm Dairy.
Evening dining in Rochester's grandest dining rooms (in our humble opnion)  the boardroom is a must!  Every Friday & Saturday evening the crispy white linen sets the scene, an intimate exclusive setting, with only 7 tables enjoy an evening of dining in a setting unrivalled.

Every Friday & Saturday evening our head chef, Stuart Tyler creates an exciting menu using the very best in-season Kentish produce. We work directly with small farms and suppliers to deliver the very best in-season Kentish and beyond produce. We are proud to source our steak from Hole Park Farm, Tenterden. Every single ingredient is carefully carted to create a truly exciting dining experience, with plenty of classical dishes to choose from. 

Our Prix Fixe menu changes every 6 weeks, allowing our kitchen to work with the finest in season produce, offering a true taste of Ken throughout the harvests.

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Halpern Conservancy Board Building, 15A High Street, Rochester, ME1 1PY
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Opening hours
Monday9:15 am‑5 pm
Tuesday9:15 am‑5 pm
Wednesday9:15 am‑5 pm
Thursday9:15 am‑5 pm
Friday9:15 am‑6 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday9:15 am‑6 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday9:15 am‑5 pm

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