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The Old Rock Shop Bistro

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10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
+44 1263 511926
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found it by chance, but pleasantly surprised by the quality and choice of fare on offer. The baked goods looked appetising, but we just wanted a light lunch, so had one of the filled jacket potatoes. Had a large pot of tea for two which was nice and strong. Sat in the front part of the bistro which was busy,... More 

1 Thank Andrew F
Baldock, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really lovely cup of tea with home made sausage roll and apricot tart. Yet tart would have benefited from a little cream, but it was very tasty and not overly sweet.

Thank Chris K
Shepperton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit The Old Rock Bistro several times on every visit to Cromer because the coffees are brilliant and the food is delicious. We usually have a crab baguette and latte but it was so cold when we visited that the home made soup and crusty bread seemed to be in big demand.

Thank DaveatThamesdale
Norwich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to visit friends in Cromer. Popped into this cafe. Very good homemade soup. My friend had the cheese baked potato. Both hot and well served. Ideal place to get out of the rain or rest your feet. Far better than the average cafe. And also good cakes.

Thank Lo L
Cromer, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a cold day in Cromer, although warmer than much of East Anglia and most places in mainland England. It's lunchtime. A hot soup is just what's required and the Bistro rises to the occasion magnificently. With a paper cup of satisfactory size, a lid and an offered spoon, both cups fitted the paper bag, v nicely. Reasonable price, good... More 

1 Thank Mr J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The best dressed crab salad- and they gave us gluten free toast too. Pleasant staff, great food, good service!

Thank Beth H
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Came across this place in the rain and glad we did. Good coffee and scone, which was very filling. Everything was spick and span. Obviously used by locals which is always a good sign.

1 Thank travelbug90
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch having read the great reviews of this bistro. Had the crab baguette which was delicious. The meat was excellent and the bread was very well cooked. Also had the homemade brownie which was very tasty. A great experience topped by very good service.

Thank stockdale83
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful wonderful crab salad, excellent service helpful owner and staff. Wish I lived nearer. But Cromer folk on the pier is a good excuse

Thank TVRmike
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best cafes in Cromer. Warm and friendly staff. We both had sausage rolls that were straight out of the oven and they were amazing. Lovely cup of coffee. Always worth a visit.

Thank tj2802

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hamilton Road, Cromer NR27 9HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Cromer
  • Phone Number: +44 1263 511926
Locally owned and managed. Located in the North Norfolk coastal town of Cromer. We source local produce where available and present the finished dishes for reasonable prices.

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