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85 London Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1EA

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

Consistently top class in every respect

Charlie 28 October 2017
from London

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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

Contact +44 1892511921

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Customer reviews for Thackeray's

4.5 (((() (based on 304 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (210)
  • lunch (206)
  • luxury (156)
  • romantic (142)
  • private dining (127)
  • value (69)
  • business (54)
  • large parties (37)
  • al fresco (28)
  • entertainment (22)
  • trendy (21)
  • views (13)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • breakfast (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • ((((( 2 November 2017 by Lorraine from Crockham Hill

    We enjoyed an excellent lunch with friends, at Thackeray’s on Wednesday. We really could not find fault at any level. The food was exceptionally good with super wine pairings, the setting was lovely and we all felt it was excellent value for money. We all had the ham hock Terrine to start which was delicious, the halibut was probably the best I have ever eaten and our friends said the same about the venison. Most amazing was the apricot soufflé. Stunning!

  • ((((( 28 October 2017 by Charlie from London

    Consistently top class in every respect

  • ((((* 25 October 2017 by Ryan from Brighton

    Great tasty food and well presented. Desert was amazing.

  • ((((( 22 October 2017 by Julian from Ashford

    Superb venue, service and finest food.

  • ((((( 21 October 2017 by Clare from Tunbridge Wells

    Food and service was outstanding. One minor thing, a waiter accidentally spilt some wine on my friend, a few splashes on a dark coloured jumper so no lasting damage. However a gesture such as a complimentary drink or more heartfelt apology wouldn't have gone amiss.

  • ((((( 12 October 2017 by Mrs from Tunbridge Wells

    Delicious food well presented, interesting wine list and good service.

  • ((((( 9 October 2017 by Kennth from LEWES

    The overall ambience and service was excellent. The food was excellently served and presented to appeal both to the eye as well as to the taste buds. The starter smoked chicken was outstanding as was the baked apricot soufflé. An excellent and balanced wine list to appeal to all tastes and pockets. All in all, an excellent venue in which to celebrate my 79th birthday.

  • ((((( 5 October 2017 by Colin from Tunbridge Wells

    We have had several meals over several years including private dinners, business meals, and celebratory dinners and lunches. All have been excellent experiences and the latest one was to celebrate my wife birthday with their mid week special lunch menu and it didn't disappoint.

  • ((((( 8 September 2017 by Craig from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Great food. The best meal we have had in as long as we can remember. Loved the tomato jelly and wasabi mouse. My wife loved the desert souffle.

  • ((((( 7 September 2017 by Abigail from Orpington

    The food, service & restaurant were great! I would definitely recommend the place to family & friends.

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