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Manakamana Gurkha

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Nepalese
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31 Church Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JT, England
+44 1892 527834
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The restaurant itself is pretty basic and could do with a bit of a makeover. But who cares when the food is as good as it is here. All very reasonably priced and every dish we had was excellent. A good mix of dishes too so lots for people who might think the food would be similar to a curry... More 

Thank MetalPigeon
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I've eaten hear for years. It used to be called the Hymalayan Gurka. The food iand service is always superb. Dont' miss the Daal! Nan breads as melt in the mouth delicious. This is the best restaurant in Tunbridge Wells in my honest opinion. It is also a restaurant where one feels relaxed.

Thank stargate128
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday evening takeaway. Always great food every time we go. We asked about going on a weekday lunchtime and they said if you phone in advance to book they would make sure they were open which is great to know. Such lovely service and food cooked freshly for you to order. Our favourite restaurant in Tunbridge Wells.

Thank Jskab
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237 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Really tasty, well flavoured food with quite a few original dishes. Was slightly annoying that some dishes were off the menu and the service was slow at times.

Thank brenhell
Ashford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Manakamana for a meal prior to seeing a a how at the Trinity Theatre. The restaurant is small & quite basically decorated. However, the food & service are really very good, & make this charming eateries well worth a visit. The menu offers a wide range of choices, & those we chose were delicious. We're fans of Gurkha... More 

Thank David B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a great little restaurant just off the town centre. The service was great, the food excellent and I thought it was very good value. There were a few dishes I hadn't seen before, and I tried some of the Gurkha specialities and they were delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes this sort of... More 

Thank elmshart
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I am currently working in the local area and tried to visit this restaurant yesterday. I really love Nepalese food but they had a message in the window saying that they "will be open tomorrow". So I tried again today but they are still closed with the same message "we will be open tomorrow" with no date to say when... More 

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Tunbridge Wells
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great service, lovely setting, lovely food for a good price, something different to other restaurants in Tunbridge Wells.

Thank SmileyTunbridgeWells
Romsey, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We fancied something different & this is. Nepalese food & what felt like a traditional warm welcome, proved as our party expanded to 6 & they were happy to help. The food was good & the Pinot was fine. I think they might struggle with quick service when over half full as it appeared only one waitress, but the service... More 

Thank Ian H
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Impeccable service by a lovely lady and really mouth-watering food - tender and bursting with flavour. We asked for recommendations when choosing and the four of us were delighted with the meal we were served comprising a range of varied dishes. We left full but not feeling overfed. I am already looking forward to a return visit. I really recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Nepalese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Church Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 527834

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?