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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.

Many years since I last went. Why did I wait so long? A wonderful evening. Food and drinks delicious. Great service. Highly recommended.

Amina Bevacqua 11 March 2017
from Heathfield

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Praised by renowned critics Giles Coren and Jay Rayner, 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

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Customer reviews for Thackeray's

4.5 (((() (based on 233 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (163)
  • lunch (154)
  • luxury (124)
  • romantic (115)
  • private dining (99)
  • value (51)
  • business (39)
  • large parties (33)
  • al fresco (23)
  • entertainment (19)
  • trendy (14)
  • views (10)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Michael Bates from Wadhurst

    Thoroughly enjoyable experience for a special occasion. Meal and wine excellent. Atmosphere very welcoming. Service attentive but not overbearing.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by David Heilbron from London

    A faboulois two course lunch . The food was of the highest class , the service was very good with the manager being especially attentive. You were happy to move my elderly Mum and I to a quieter table . A lovely experience and incidentally very good value .

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Mark Jones from Manchester

    Excellent meal all round , would definitely return

  • ((((* 14 March 2017 by Grant Powell from Forest Row

    Excellent fine dining experience - good service

  • ((((( 11 March 2017 by Amina Bevacqua from Heathfield

    Many years since I last went. Why did I wait so long? A wonderful evening. Food and drinks delicious. Great service. Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 10 March 2017 by Michael Polkinghorne from Tunbridge Wells

    As always, a very pleasant experience

  • ((((( 9 March 2017 by Samantha B from East Sussex

    Another fabulous meal at Thackerays. It is fast becoming my favourite restaurant. Never fails to disappoint with imaginative dishes to cover all tastes. The chocolate marquise is to die for and I am not (unusually) a chocolate lover in the true sense. I often find its too rich, but this balance was perfect. Heaven! The 2 or 3 course deals are an absolute bargain.

  • ((((( 6 March 2017 by Wendy Ramsden-board from Warlingham

    Thackeray's is consistently excellent. The food is beautifully presented, varied, and refined. The service is unpretentious and gracious.

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Phil Cooling from Forest Row

    The staff, always very important to get the right balance between attentive and being a nuisance, your staff get it spot on. It is a dinning experience as the food is always different and very good, Starter crab dish maybe a little more crab, Sea bass A1, to my son surprises the jelly and ice cream was he's star of the show.

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Caroline Clay from Tonbridge

    Excellent food and perfect service - all round thoroughly nice experience

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