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.

Special Evening Menu

Menus and Prices are subject to change without notice.
Served Mon - Thur evening times 6pm-9.30pm only.
2 courses for £17.95
3 courses for £20.95


Fresh Homemade Soup of the day  

with bread  

Warm mackerel  

in tossed salad with beetroot  

Sauteed mushrooms  

garlic shallots, herbs, parmesan, vegetable spring roll  

Fresh asparagus parma ham, poached egg  


Linguini pasta with mussels (moules marinier)  

garlic, shallots, tomatoes, chilli, parsley  

Chicken liver pate  

cognac parfait onion marmalade warm toast  

Grilled goats cheese  

with beetroot walnuts and tossed salad  

Fresh mozzarella  

sweet vine tomato virgin oil warm mini butter toast  

Calamari fritti and White bait  

with tartar sauce, lemon wedge, chilli  

Prawn cocktail  

mary rose prawns on crispy salad  


Stewed lamb shank  

mild mint sauce mash potato and steamed vegetables  

Steak lamb and ale pie  

with warm parsley king Edward mash  

Grilled Chicken and smoked bacon  

with fresh salad and crispy onion  

Picked mushroom risotto  

with beans, peas, fresh herbs and grated parmesan  

Goats cheese fresh salad  

grapes sweet plum tomatoes balsamic syrup  

Lambs liver  

with sauteed onions, bacon, steamed mix vegetables  

Salmon fillet  

plum vintage port sauce, beetroot, tossed salad, with honey mustard dressing  

Barbary duck leg  

slow braised in game jus, carrot, butternut puree  

Slow roasted Kentish honey pork belly  

with cabbage + bacon, crackling, homemade fries  

Traditional fresh cod home cut chips  

with tartar sauce, mushy peas and lemon  

Matured Ribeye Steak 8oz  

grilled, peppercorn, garlic, rosemary sauce, sauteed beans and baton carrots served with home-chipped potatoes (supplement £5.00) 


Sticky toffee pudding  

with vanilla ice cream  

Crepe suzette  

bananas, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream  

Bread and butter pudding  

creme anglaise vanilla ice cream  

Roast Plums  

in port and clotted cream  

Creme brulee almond macaroons  


Apple crumble  

with creme anglaise, ice cream  

Chocolate truffle torte  

with mint ice cream  

Churros warm doughnut sticks  

with chocolate raspberry dipper  

Choice of ice creams  

Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate  


Lemon or Mango  



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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