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85 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1EA, England
+44 1892 511921
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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Tunbridge Wells
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41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful caring service, food good, could have been better. Roast served with boring veg, also expect crispy roast potatoes but fondant were served - very nice but not as good as roast - fresh and crispy. But all is forgiven because the service was so very good - can't wait for my next visit. Tunbridge Wells needs Thackerays, where else?

Thank Daisy B
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited yesterday with friends that were treating us to lunch, I'd never been before but the couple whom we went with were regulars and are always raving about this place! And I can now see why. We were given a very warm welcome. We decided to order from the lunchtime menu, the food was outstanding and so tasty, and... More 

Thank KentBimbo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely evening in really nice surroundings being looked after by first class staff. People think it might be expensive but it really isn't when all is considered.

Thank John V
West Sussex
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I have been here so many times- we loved it. We have taken so many friends and family here as well. Sadly the last 2 times we've been here we have been served olives to accompany our aperitifs. Our local pub serves better! We sent back our first ever dish only 2 weeks ago. The menu is... More 

1 Thank tobysimone
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the three course lunch menu at Thackeray's earlier today and were very impressed. The food, wine and service were all first class and the lunch proved extremely good value for money for the quality on offer. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone who enjoys their food and wine.

Thank George H
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thackery's was booked for my wife's 50th birthday on the 27th October for lunch with 2 friends to kick start a busy weekend of celebrations. We chose the tasting menu with wine paring for the 4 of us. Although the food was adequate, the wine was first class. However the service was a disgrace to the point the head waiter... More 

5 Thank Simon C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday dinner, not offered wine list or shown bottle of wine or to taste. Two diners left their meals half eaten but left unquestioned why.

1 Thank emchaps
South East England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival we were shown to the table alongside the only other 2 diners . Tables very close, so much so the lady joined in our conversation ! As usual in good restaurants the 4 of us went for the tasting menu with accompanying wines. Sadly our heavily accented waiter was very hard to understand and knew nothing about the... More 

Thank DeniseKent
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been eating at Thackeray's for over 20years...always amazing. Everything about the food, staff, service, surroundings keeps me returning.

2 Thank Helen5622
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked and went to this restaurant lunch. The building was historic and had a beautiful atmosphere. The rooms were small however had a really friendly feeling and the tables were not at all crushed but well spaced out. The menu had something for everyone and the food was delicious. The staff were also all friendly and attentive.

1 Thank Hilary C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$63
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 511921
This one-time home of the author of Vanity Fair in spa town Tunbridge Wells is one of the most charming restaurants in England. An enchanting atmosphere pervades two gloriously elegant dining rooms overlooking the green. The food is equally beguiling. Co-proprietor and former head chef at MPW’s Criterion Richard Phillips serves an intelligent, technically-perfect Modern French menu that’s infinitely worth travelling for - you won’t be able to prepare food like this at home.

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