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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute food coma after an excellent meal tonight, generous portions, so much flavour and excellent service. Very attentive waiting staff, with one convincing me to try one of the main specials….I’m so glad he did! Lovely atmosphere with families, couples and friends enjoying an evening...out.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

...Always enjoyed eating in Havet so we decided to try a takeaway for a friend's birthday ordered through Uber...Never again took much longer than we were told, the food arrived very late and on the back seat of a car (Not in a container just...loose bags) the man was lost we had to find him then he spoke no English so he was unable to call me to find out where we were. The food was stone cold. This was a big order for 9 people. Unfortunately most of the food was unappetising due to being cold and most of the ribs were inedible as they were fatty with very little meat, but apparently this is normal for Havet this was their reply to it ...it is not uncommon that for the lamb ribs to be fatty, this is quiet a fatty cut of meat. (Had I been served these in the restaurant I would if sent them back.) Be aware you pay Uber so Havet are not interested (I called them immediately) finally after many conversations with Ub er they refunded £50 . I did not feel this was enough as most of it went in the bin. I am not prepared to waste anymore time on them so I have to accept it. I just wanted to make people aware.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Me and my family have been coming here since it opened its a great restaurant and amazing atmosphere best turkish by far and lovely staff

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

If you are considering this restaurant DONT!! My wife and I went there on the 14th December. We had a table close to the open kitchen. I watched our food being prepared and placed under the plate warmer ready for the waiter. I was shocked...when a member of the kitchen staff with bare hands picked up my food and ate it! I mentioned this to our waiter and he just looked at us. I went to the kitchen area and the man who ate my food said he was the head chef and was tasting my food. I reminded him that bare fingers is unacceptable and he should never eat a guests food with bare fingers. Heath and hygiene recommends the use of a clean fork or spoon and the put the utensil in the wash. Using bare fingers is an easy way of transferring bacteria. He shouted at me and at no time offered and form of apology. The front of house manager would not raise a concern as he felt he was young and junior at Havet. I left my contact details for the area manager to contact me and as yet no effort has been made. If you are considering visiting this restaurant, think again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Hassan Hassan, General Manager at Havet Turkish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2023

Dear Sir, As you can see form our profile, we have almost 950 reviews, and if you take a careful read through all of them, you will notice we usually do not respond to reviews, however, yours compels me to do so. Please allow me...More

Reviewed 13 December 2023

Amazing customer service and delicious food. I went with my son for lunch to celebrate his birthday. Although the restaurant was very busy, the waiters were very fast and friendly. I truly recommend this place!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Saturday night !!!!!! This food is seriously amazing the service was fast and the waiter who served us was smiling all the time and interact with the tables around . A truly unique experience that will always be remembered. If I didn't live so far...away I would be a regular!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

Havet in Tonbridge is a haven of warmth and charm. The best place for a dinner with friends, family or colleagues.The inviting atmosphere sets the stage for a truly delightful evening. The staff's exceptional customer service is a standout feature, making every guest feel genuinely...welcomed. It's a place where delicious flavours meet attentive service, making it a must-visit in Tonbridge!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

We love Havet! Every celebration its just an excuse to go there. Food always fresh and delicious. We always chose the sharing combos and we always end with leftovers to take away! Id totally recommend lamb and chicken shish and sehriyeli and bulgur as sides!...Their Turkish dessert are dying for! We have always feel very welcome,excellent service and some of them waiters are very funny. It can be a bit loud at times if its very busy but overall a very nice atmosphereMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

In the past I’ve had nothing but praise for Havet, but my opinion has changed somewhat after our recent visit. I get the impression that with a full restaurant they are then taking on too much with deliveroo orders and the staff cant’t cope Service...was dreadfully slow, if we’d had a 3 course meal you’d probably accept how long you were in the restaurant for but we only ordered mains. What was really disappointing was that the supervisor/manager got very defensive about it when we complained and even made the suggestion to our waiter to get the bill for our drinks and cancel the order knowing we were threatening to leave if another ten minutes. This how desperate they were knowing they needed the table back for booked guests that would soon be arriving. We were grateful they squeezed us in as a walk in but once sat down we felt abandoned. All they needed to do after we complained was check on the order and say it’s just going to be a few more minutes (which rather conveniently it was in the end) instead of saying that 30-35 minutes is normal because everything if cooked fresh and showing us the order ticket showing we only ordered 30 minutes ago. That maybe so (it felt longer) but we had been there about an hour by this point and we also ordered some bread and hummus to tie us over so I’m not sure why that wasn’t brought out as requested. I will still say the food was decent as per usual but the service was very disappointing. Perhaps if we go back or for other people thinking of going - go when it is less busy and the service maybe better and the restaurant quieter, it’s terribly noisy in there when it’s operating close to capacity, it’s hard to hold a conversation.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

Visited with friends and kids in October half term. Food was delicious - especially the sticky toffee pudding! The service was very good too. It’s a little pricey now but we really did enjoy the food!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

We recently visited this restaurant to celebrate Nannies and Grandson’s birthdays, a family of 4 adults and 2 young children. We have frequented Havet 3 or 4 times a year as the food and service is excellent and in the past was reasonably priced. But...I am sorry to say that I feel that I have been fleeced. Unfortunately, I did not check my bill before paying and on reviewing I find a ‘suggested’ 10% service charge added apparently because of the size of the party. There are also 3 ‘Extras’ (£13) on the bill which the only extra we can remember was a bowl of chips for the two-year-old. The food and service were excellent, but at £154 for 4 adults and 2 small children whilst two of the party were driving is excessive. We may return as we like the food and atmosphere (noisy), but future visits will be restricted and I will certainly be scrutinising my bill in the future. There are many excellent eateries in the Tonbridge area, Havet is no longer at the top of our list.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Firstly, I do visit here 3-5 times a year. Recently, I have been x3 in the past 2 months for meet ups etc. we usually book a booth if we can get one. On arrival, all happy to greet you. After that it is pretty...much downhill for service! I can’t work out if this is because we are in a booth and forgotten about or just bad service? But since the booths are situated by the waiter’s station, it can’t really be that. They come around very sharp for drinks. Unfortunately, the four of us ordered a bottle of wine, by the time our food order was taken and arrived, we ordered another bottle, as it took so long (good for them). After the main meal we waited over 25 mins for plates to be cleared and then had to wait a further 10 mins or so until we got the attention of a waiter, to order desserts - which had jumped up to between £7-£9. So we didn’t bother. It then took another 20 mins on top to try and catch the eye of a waiter for the bill. This was lunchtime and by no means busy (midweek). The food was great as always, but service is poor. This isn’t just once, seems to always be happening. The friendliness seems to end after the order. They had put a £15 tip/service charge on the bill, which fortunately was spotted before we paid. And no, we did not leave a tip, as every time to us, the service is poor. When you get great staff, you get great tips. Sadly these waiters have all worked in there for a long time, and good service seems to appear on how often you visit!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

I was a little concerned that there wouldn't be many vegetarian options for my daughter and I when we visited Havet in Tonbridge with friends. We decided to go for the Meze options and they were so good. We shared 5 between us, including a...cous cous dish and there was so much food that we took some home with us. Each dish was delicious and beautifully cooked. It's a big restaurant and I imagine when it's full it would have a buzzing atmosphere. We will definitely be back. I would highly recommend the Sosul Patlican (aubergine and peppers in a tomato sauce), Helim Izgara (grilled halloumi) Peynir Borek (feta and spinach filo parcels) and the Humus - all scrumptious.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

The food here is excellent and good value. Great cocktails also ! I like how they give you table water and keep that topped up. Varied menu and available in combos with 1 or 2 sides. We were a party of 6 and all enjoyed...their meals . Would recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

As I told the man the best kebab I ever tasted and I always tell the truth.The only reason wasn't excellent is the loo,decor ok 1 sit down loo and water around near stem on floor. Service good but all male hence reflected in tables...place needs a woman's touch .the little decor little things. Having said that second to none n I'm 51 best kebabs I ever did taste.If the burger was derived from after a long process roast beef;now I've tasted the "where street kebabs "original is from. This place will be known for England's best Turkish if it isn't already. Can't wait to go backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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HAVET TURKISH RESTAURANT, Tonbridge - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Havet Turkish Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4