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85 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1EA, England
+44 1892 511921
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
85 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1EA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perfect on all fronts. Very smart, friendly place but not stuffy or pretentious like some high end restaurants. Food was faultless and there was plenty to eat, nobody felt hungry afterwards (a la carte dinner menu) Staff was excellent, very friendly and chatty but not...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had lunch at Thackerays several times over the past 3 years and never cease to be amazed at the superb food and value for money. We have not had a bad experience, the staff have been friendly and helpful and the ambience pleasant....More

Thank wsxtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful lunch the service was excellent, Great menu and wine list, Very attentive staff, highly recommended

Thank PB_Sussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends for Sunday lunch and dined in one of their upstairs private dining rooms. I have eaten at Thackeray’s several time before. There is no doubt that Thackeray’s is the only restaurant to offer true fine dining in Tunbridge’s Wells. Consequently they know...More

1  Thank travel_racoon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lunch was booked as part of a family day out partly for some business activity for one member. The atmosphere in the restaurant was warm and friendly, the same can be said for the service. It would be difficult to fault the meal both...More

Thank JonP248
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for our daughter's 30th birthday. When I arrived the Maitre d' was unaware that two of our guests were already seated inspite of me asking him twice. When I ordered my main course I said that we liked lots of gravy - he...More

Thank Rusty27
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Massive compliments to Thackeray’s for the fantastic evening we had for 16 upstairs in their private room. We were lucky enough to have the full bar area for our party and then excellent food and service over a delicious dinner. They made the organisation easy...More

Thank hardtopleasegb
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant ! My first time to visit and I cannot believe I have missed this one. Clearly this is top top quality and in great demand. The food is top class and superb; from presentation to flavour to perfection. Immaculate attentive service....More

Thank Kenyantraveller1
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Arrival very poor. The maitre d' managed to avoid any eye contact and managed to get someone to show us to our table with speaking to us. We even wondered if our booking had gone wrong. We were seated, deciding what to eat when the...More

4  Thank Bill_and_Sue
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were invited as guests of some very good friends so I hesitate to say anything to spoil the fact that we had a really lovely evening with them. However, the service at this restaurant on the evening we were there was not up to...More

1  Thank Jo T
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25 February 2017|
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Response from travel_racoon | Reviewed this property |
They do not. Surprising to say the least, for a restaurant of this standard.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$67
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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