RestaurantsKentTunbridge WellsTN1

survey result

Summary

£100
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perhaps the most luxurious restaurant in Tunbridge Wells” – this “very smart Regency villa where [W.M.] Thackeray lived” provides a “very attractive” location for a meal; and is also praised for its “lovely, finely pitched service”. But while Patrick Hill’s well-regarded cuisine continues to win praise, there was also the odd reporter this year who felt it was “technically fine but with some over-fussy dishes that didn’t let the good-quality ingredients fully shine”.

Summary

£93
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “beautifully cooked and presented” meals from chef Patrick Hill are a good match for their smart setting in this Regency villa, named after the Victorian novelist who once called it home. A “good wine list at reasonable prices” and “excellent service” complete the offer, ensuring a “lovely time” for all who eat here.

Summary

£92
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Diners “always feel special” at this well-established Regency villa, whose “upmarket food and ambience” make it “excellent for both business and special occasions” (and where regulars are “never disappointed with the set lunch”).

Summary

£85
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “lovely” yet formal ambience, this well-known Regency villa is the town’s best known culinary destination, but has tended to split opinion in recent years; it “seems to have come back to form” of late, winning consistently high ratings last year. In particular, “set lunch is amazing value and always feels like a treat”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
14, 16
No dress code
54

Thackeray’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Thackeray’s Restaurant in TN1, Tunbridge Wells by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Thackeray’s restaurant.
Richard M
Reliable as ever. ...
Reviewed 1 months, 4 days ago

"Reliable as ever. "

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Pat C
Overall a very good experience. ...
Reviewed 10 months, 14 days ago

"Overall a very good experience. "

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A N
Probably the most luxurious restaurant in t...
Reviewed 11 months, 29 days ago

"Probably the most luxurious restaurant in the Tunbridge Wells area with lovely, finely-pitched service and a very attractive building - but the food fails to live up to this, technically fine but with some over-fussy, confused dishes that fail to let what seem to be good quality ingredients really shine fully."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.00 £36.00 £8.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
85 London Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1EA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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