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85 London Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1EA

(((() French
Main course: £25
Food spend: £45
Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 -22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30.

Fabulous food and service
Had great bottle of Lebanese wine.

Alison Jupp 16 February 2017
from Royal Tunbridge Wells

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Praised by renowned critics Giles Coren and Jay Rayner and awarded a sought after Michelin star, Thackeray’s Tunbridge Wells serves fine French food in the former home of the novelist William Makepeace Thackeray. Built in the traditional Kentish style, the 17th-century building provides a unique setting for the flavour-packed modern French menu.

Created by head chef Richard Phillips, the Thackeray’s menu changes regularly to offer local and seasonal ingredients at their best. With each dish exquisitely presented, expect the likes of pot roasted mallard duck with a reduced sherry glaze, or the rich roasted loin of venison with sautéed foie gras, potato fondant, butternut squash, honey-glazed parsnip and a dark chocolate and juniper jus.

Desserts at Thackeray’s restaurant are every bit as imaginative. Savour the bitter chocolate and clementine jaffa cake with clementine gel and poached kumquats, or the Italian lime torte with lemongrass and black pepper crumble, lime leaf syrup, almond sponge and bay leaf ice cream.

Boasting a Japanese terrace for al fresco dining, Thackeray’s Kent offers fine dining in a historic tranquil setting. Tunbridge Wells town centre is a short walk away.


85 London Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1EA

Contact +44 1892511921

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Customer reviews for Thackeray's

4.5 (((() (based on 218 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (150)
  • lunch (143)
  • luxury (117)
  • romantic (107)
  • private dining (93)
  • value (48)
  • business (36)
  • large parties (30)
  • al fresco (22)
  • entertainment (17)
  • trendy (13)
  • views (9)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • child friendly (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Alison Jupp from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Fabulous food and service
    Had great bottle of Lebanese wine.

  • ((((( 11 February 2017 by David Scott from Wadhurst

    Delicious food,attentive but not obtrusive service

  • ((((( 10 February 2017 by Charlie Winder from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Another great gastro experience at one of best restaurants in area !!

  • ((((* 10 February 2017 by Steve Brown from Tonbridge

    Food was superb! Very tasty, beautifully presented. Friendly service.

  • ((((* 8 February 2017 by Alan O'brien from Woking

    No I am not writing stuff.

  • ((((* 8 February 2017 by Sarah Judd from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Service good and unobtrusive, food quality good and choice sufficient for a lunchtime meal. Very pleasant surroundings

  • (((** 6 February 2017 by Mike Owen from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Food ok but not spectacular for the eye watering bill

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by David Wilson from Rochester

    Very nice, just what you would expect from a top of the range establishment.

  • ((((* 1 February 2017 by Dawn Gadd from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    wonderful amuse bouche soup reduction, excellent starter of foie gras mousse and brioche toast, main course impressive served on oversized plate but sole fillets slightly bland on top of a large amount of under seasoned spiralled veg, bisque sauce on the side excellent. good cheese and wine selection, waiter nice chap kept dropping cutlery and forgot to pour the wine, overall ambience very good.

  • (((** 29 January 2017 by Andreas Lesseps from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    limited menu

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