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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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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after visiting the annual New Years Day Fireworks in 2017. It was very popular that night however despite only one cute lad serving we were served quickly and easily able to get a seat. This is a short walk from the seafront and in the town centre. Great range of cakes and pastries and drinks. A pleasant refreshment... More 

Thank Matt H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, handled our request for extra mayo with no problem. Cool atmosphere, with bright orange walls and great coffee.

Thank wanderinwonder2016
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly efficient staff. Had a glorious Cheese & Marmite toastie. Have a good selection of cakes and good coffee. The cheese scones were awesome.

Thank OwainMx
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been back here for years but glad we did as we were nearby. As soon as you come in its lovely and warm. More plus points the friendly polite young lad took my order at the counter. I had the best cheese sandwich ever. The bread was so fresh, the Latte delicious and the Corrie chicken great. We... More 

1 Thank HoggyLondon
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

From the advert and recommendation (after all #2in Cromer) nipped in for Cromer crab sandwich BUT Cromer crabs are seasonal ! And we are now out of season. But the coronation chicken baguette and the bacon, Brie and cranberry baguette made up for it. GREAT, friendly, helpful and certainly welcoming, busy but space for us, the food choice came fresh... More 

Thank vianalky1950
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Our favourite location for a snack in Cromer. Lovely food, especially the sausage rolls & cakes. Good value for money & quaint surroundings.

Thank JanetElizabethSmith
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Always good selection of food. Very tasty and good value for money. Excellent home baking and very good choices. Staff are very polite always

Thank Louise M
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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
Shepperton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

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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$12
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
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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