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SMOQE, Rochester

Get your taste buds line dancing with the Americana-inspired flavours of these artisan burgers and ribs - served up from this restaurant in Rochester. Smokey, authentic and side-steppin', lip-smackin' good...

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If you love the taste of an authentic smoked burger and ribs then you’ll love this family-run restaurant – built on a deep-seated love of food and celebrating the way shared flavours and experiences can make joyous memories.

After owner, Clare and her family, travelled extensively in the USA the idea behind SMOQE was born. The result is their restaurant in Rochester that incorporates that unmistakable smoked BBQ flavour into all their dishes and forms the foundation of their SMOQE’d Rub and House sauces.

The handmade, artisan burgers include choices like The Grim Reaper – with 4 oz beef patty, Tennessee bun, House or Hot-House sauce, gem lettuce, tomato, Applewood smoked cheese and Smoqe’n streaky bacon. Or there’s the vegan options of Smoqe’d Jackfruit or Onion Bhaji.

All their recipes come with a memory attached and are thoroughly researched and tested by the whole family before they make it onto the SMOQE menu. From achieving the right mix of prime beef cuts in the patties to perfecting the method of how they’re cooked, if they don’t recreate the memories, they don’t make the cut.

Each dish is designed to taste divine and bring a joyous Americana feeling to the table… Comforting and delicious food that leaves you wanting more – combined with their distinctive SMOQE’d flavour. Lip-smackin’ goooood.

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172 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1EX
01634 553 010

Opening hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 5-10pm
Thursday: 5-10pm
Friday: 12-10pm
Saturday: 12-10pm
Sunday: 12-6pm

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