the boardroom

from cafe nucleus rochester


social fine dining in the heart of rochester

The boardroom from Cafe Nucleus Rochester


the boardroom

from café nucleus rochester

Always believe something wonderful is about to happen and when it does celebrate with us at Café Nucleus Rochester. Experience unparalleled fine dinning in one of Rochester’s grandest rooms.

Our head chef Tom, creates a culinary journey to Asia and back to Kent to create stunning plates from some of the best seasonal British produce. The Boardroom reflects the finer things in life, a slower pace to the hustle and bustle of modern living. Being in the slow lane doesn’t mean you need to compromise, in fact it allows you to sit back and savour the finest ingredients, while indulging in the atmosphere of bygone era. 

Located on the historic Rochester High Street, just meters from the Rochester Bridge. Nearest parking is on the Esplanade.

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stylish,sophisticated & always welcoming

the boardroom

One of Rochester’s grandest rooms awaits your arrival, from the soft pastel tones of the dusty pink chairs to our beautiful British designed and manufactured chandelier  ‘the urchin’, every detail matters.

The Grade II listed Conservancy Building in Rochester High Street was built in 1909 and originally used as offices for the Medway Conservancy Board before serving as an annexe to the Guildhall Museum. Fast forward to 2018 and the building was purchased by the Halpern Charitable Foundation and renamed the Halpern Conservancy Board Building, which is now home to Café Nucleus Rochester.

The evening restaurant demonstrates our passion for British and Kentish ingredients from traceable origins with an oriental accent, our chefs work with our entire supply chain to ensure we source the finest produce and ingredients from trusted and traceable origins.

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international flavours

culinary tradition

We combine elements of different culinary traditions that originate from different countries, With our field to plate concept to bring a British fusion.

Tom, our head chef in Rochester, Join’s us from Wolf Gang Puck’s The Cut at 45 Park Lane – part of the Dorchester Collection. Tom brings a breadth of knowledge from working his way up in London, Coworth Park, Ascot and cooking in Los Angeles and Maui, Hawaii. Taking his inspiration from Thomas Keller and his California restaurant French Laundry,  Tom’s philosophy is regardless of position in the kitchen, a passion for food is essential!

Typically our chefs come to us with a background and experience in fine dining, allowing us to create a fusion of flavours with a European accent through our daytime and an oriental and Kentish accent to our evening menus.

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the london buzz without the train

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Experience the buzz of the up town without the train. Café Nucleus Rochester offer a truly unique experience in the evening from our bar menu to extensive fine wines list, there is something for everyone.

We have a saying at Café Nucleus, “Provenance is everything” and it’s certainly is at the heart of everything do. Our philosophy is to ensure we work with our entire supply chain to deliver the very best produce from field to table. Sustainability is core, wherever possible we source from farms and suppliers based in Kent, we work with over 40 small farm and suppliers showcasing beautiful ingredients.

Our regularly changing bar menu showcases the very best seasonal ingredients showcasing the very finest Kentish ingredients, from our award-winning steaks from Court Farm, Halling – only 4.9 miles from Café Nucleus Rochester to our asian influenced dishes.

See why we are the talk of the town and enjoy an evening in one of Rochester’s most beautiful settings.

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Join us for a truly memorable dining experience in some of Medway’s most spectacular settings. An experience that celebrates the diversity of our wonderful Kentish produce cooked with imagination and passion.

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We take reservations for dinner. To make a reservation, please call us at 01634 406971


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