Welcome to the Candlelite Restaurant

British Mediterranean Cuisine.
We cater for all functions from wedding receptions to a small birthday party.
Special deals available Mon to Sat lunch times only.
Situated at the heart of historic Rochester opposite the visitor centre.

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We have 3 areas front, back and upstairs.
A 42 cover restaurant with a maximum of 26 seats upstairs for private function and parties.
We are open 7 days.



Sauvinon Blanc (Chile)  £18.50

A bright yellow colour with green tints and aromas of gooseberry green bean and passion fruit  

Pinot Grigio (Italy)  £18.95

Appetising and fresh, this is a delicately spicey wine, with zesty undertones and lingering flavour  

Jacobs Creek (Semillion Chardonnay)  £19.50

South Eastern Australia, a crisp refreshing medium body wine with an abundance of lemon and tropical fruit flavour  

Trivento Chardonnay Reserve (Argentina)  £22.95

A wine whose expressive mix of apple and banana aromas are touched off with pleasant vanilla notes. Silky yet fresh sensations make way for a delicate finish  

Sancerre (France)  £28.95

Dry, fresh and well balanced, this full flavoured attractive wine is a constant favourite a superb compliment to any fish dish  

Pouilly Fume (France)  £29.95

When only the best will do, classic top of the range from a well regarded property. Rarely bettered  

House White Wine  Glass £4.75, Bottle £15.50


Alcohol Free White  Glass £4.75, Bottle £15.50



Pinot Grigio Rose Wine (Italy)  £18.50

Completely dry and crisp yet very smooth and gentle on the palate  

Kumala Rose (S.Africa)  £18.50

Modern style of pink made to please almost everyone. Aromas of pomegranate finish partnered with your favourite spicy dish  

House Rose Wine  Glass £4.75, Bottle £15.50


Alcohol Free Rose  Glass £4.75, Bottle £15.50



Merlot  £17.95

A deep ruby colour and aromas of small red fruits  

Cabernet Sauvignon San Andres (Chile)  £19.50

An aromatic expression which is diminished by ripe fruits  

Kumala Shiraz (S.Africa)  £19.75

Packed with blackcurrant flavours and spicy notes  

Jacobs Creek Shiraz (Australia)  £20.75

Smooth easy to drink with raspberry fruit and hint of cherry  

Rioja (Spain)  £20.50

No oak used, a fresher style with enough rusticity to reassure authenticity. Great value  

Chianti 13% (Italy)  £21.25

Great value aged for 2 years resulting in aromas and noses of dried fruits. A fine match for meats and casseroles  

Fleurie (France)  £22.95

Fragrant Bordeaux red wine with bouquet of ripe raspberies and plum. Silky to taste excellent with lamb and vegetable dishes  

Chateauneuf du Pape (France)  £29.95

One of the Rhones finest wines, many different grape varieties goes to make this rich complex yet mellow wine  

Amarone Zardini DOCG 15% (Italy)  £43.95

Wine of royal class. Intense and spicy aromas given by its long aging on oak barrels. Perfect to red meats, game and mature cheese  

House Red Wine  Glass £4.75, Bottle £15.50



Sweet White Wine (Spain)  Glass £4.75, Bottle £15.95

Pale gold, this wine is gentle and sweet in the mouth. Choice for cheese and fruity desserts  

Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois 15% (50cl)  £17.95

Fine aromas of fresh mango and lychee. Lively and rich with a finale of fresh figs. Very sweet  


House Champagne  £43.95


Veuve Clicquote Brut Yellow Label  £76.50

A classic Grande Marque, Highly sought after. Exceptionally gentle but long lasting. A champagne to drink rather than taste  

Pink (Rose) Champagne  £76.50

Stunning new breed of modern Champagne. A Revelation what really good champagne is all about. Incredibly romantic drik made from four different grapes. An affair to remember  

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve  £64.95

A delicate, structured and fruity champagne, offering boundless elegance and finesse  

Asti Sparkling Wine (Italy)  £23.75

Quality Italian sparkling wine, made by top producer all but in limited quantity. Delicious at any time. Lovely and easy to drink  

Prosecco DOC (Italy)  Glass £6.50, Bottle £27.50

A dry, aromatic quality Italian sparkling wine made from the Glera grape. Refreshingly dry with notes of honeycomb along with pleasing apple and peach fruit  

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