Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Tunbridge Wells
Hardens guides have spent 29 years compiling reviews of the best Tunbridge Wells restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 26 restaurants in Tunbridge Wells and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Tunbridge Wells restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. The Beacon Kitchen British, Modern restaurant in Tunbridge Wells Tea Garden Lane - TN3
“So much love has gone into the design and décor of this Victorian pub you can’t help feeling like country gentry when dining here!” – this Arts & Crafts house is part of Pete Cornwell’s ‘I’ll Be Mother’ group and fans say that “the food is perfectly good posh pub fayre… but the big deal is the pub itself” (with its wonderful views, it also operates as a wedding venue).
2. Thackeray’s French restaurant in Tunbridge Wells 85 London Rd - TN1
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 this year. In particular, “set lunch is amazing value and always feels like a treat”.
3. Sankey's The Old Fishmarket Fish & seafood restaurant in Tunbridge Wells 19 The Upper Pantiles - TN2
This small-scale outpost of the local Sankey’s empire is a “good all-rounder in a handy location” – the old Fishmarket venue in The Pantiles – serving a fair range of oysters, fruits de mer and shellfish, plus Kent sparkling wines, Champagnes and beers. It’s “no-nonsense” but “excellent”.
4. Hotel du Vin & Bistro British, Modern restaurant in Tunbridge Wells Crescent Road - TN1
“For a thoroughly enjoyable traditional afternoon tea (HdV certainly make an occasion of this British tradition)”, or “a very good full English”, this fine-looking mansion still wins praise. However, more serious dining from its French bistro menu, as supported by its trademark wine list, attracted too little commentary for a rating this year.
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The Beacon Kitchen
Sankey's The Old Fishmarket
The Black Pig
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
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