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"Experience and savour a true slice of British history"

 As Time Goes By In Rochester 

388 High Street, Rochester. Kent. ME1 1DJ

Vintage tea room. 

01634 272860

Traditional British Food 

Breakfast, Lunch including a 

homemade "vintage dish of the day" and Afternoon Tea.  

There really is something for everyone on the menu, 

from the classic cream tea for one served with one of our seasonal artisan jams,

homemade ice-creams (with jelly if desired!) or our 

vintage High or Savoury Tea for two, three. four or more.

We use redescovered recipes from our grandmothers kitchens, 

and serve homemade cakes. scones and biscuits. 

Unique Vintage Setting

Situated in historic Rochester High Street, Kent. 

The 1940's ambience of the tea room and its location 

creates the perfect atmosphere for a memorable birthday afternoon tea party, anniversary, special day with a best friend or just eating out.

Loose tea's, vintage teapots, china, music and decor.

Even the waitresses look nippy but dont worry........

you wont have to bring your ration book!

We have three spacious vintage rooms including a potential 

1940's dance floor if needed and we welcome 

small to medium sized groups including hen parties, birthdays, 

wedding receptions, corperate functions and funerals 

as we are able to section off a room or rooms for private hire. 

Ideal for larger parties of 20 to 50 people approximately.

We offer afternoon tea or a hot/cold vintage buffet. 

Artisan Jams, Pickles and Preserves

At As Time Goes By In Rochester we serve a selection of homemade seasonal jams, pickles and preserves.  Jars are also available to purchase at the tea room to enjoy at home or give as a gift.  We use traditional cooking methods and wild fruits from Kent whenever possible & produce from local suppliers.

Gift vouchers are also sold in the tea room upon request.