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“Just Lovely”

Dunkerley's Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 112 Restaurants in Deal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 5 March 2014

I have always wanted to go to this restaurant, and on Sunday my husband had to work in Deal so he took me to Dunkerley's for lunch. He asked if we could go into the restaurant and was told yes. Unfortunately after buying a bottle of wine he was told there had been a mistake with a booking and therefore was full. We were offered to eat in the bar, although not what he had planned we had a lovely time and met a lovely couple and spent some time chatting with them who reassured us that it this doesn't normally happen. They are regular diners. I must say although this was a little disappointing that we could not dine in the restaurant we both thought the food was some of the best we have ever had. The staff coped admirably and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. We are even looking to stay in the hotel so we can have some more of their wonderful food. Thank you all for a lovely meal. Very highly recommended.

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Thank Julie A
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Took advantage of a sunny day and headed for Deal. Wanted to have lunch near the sea and, thanks to Tripadvisor, avoided the nightmare at the end of the pier and opted for oysters and prawns in Dunkerley's bar. Delicious fresh seafood and friendly service. Very friendly local ladies kept us entertained throughout! A lovely spot.

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Thank BGPLondon
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We ate here on Christmas Eve and enjoyed it so much that we came back for Sunday lunch. The food is hearty traditional with a contemporary twist and the service is excellent without being over fussy. The restaurant is cosy and very well turned out. The bar is spacious and has lovely sea views. Thank you Dunkerley's we look forward to our next visit.

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Thank WendynJohn02
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Taking advantage of Sunday lunch offer [where the menu is the same as normal , but very reasonably priced], we enjoyed delicious food at excellent value.There were several things which I considered rather let down the overall satisfaction There were no condiments on the table ["we season the food adequately and do not encourage additional"] We were only offered [excellent] bread once. However all requests were promptly delivered.Only one small butter dish supplied a table for four, and there was no butter knife.I found it hard to believe that with the roast lamb bought mint sauce was served! The desert of hot fruit crumble was served in a narrow necked glass with custard in a separate small jug. The normal desert spoon supplied was very clumsy, and we thought it would have been much better toserve it in a flat dish with more custard.
Although the restaurant was very busy, we were served courteously and quickly. It was a pity that the details were disappointing. However it would not prevent us returning on a futuere occasion.

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Thank DealnNghtowl
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Whilst in Deal we thought that we would eat here in the evening as we had heard good things. Disappointed sums it up. The food was bland, the oysters had been opened badly (one returned to kitchen and no comment, replacement or discount!) and as there were only 4 tables being used we had to wonder if the main chef took a night off. Not to be recommended on our experience. The only upside is that it was not expensive, despite the attempts to appear upmarket.

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Thank Michael F
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