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85 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1EA, England
+44 1892 511921
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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85 London Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1EA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Thackeray's for her birthday. The staff were great, attentive and charming. The food was delicious and quite inventive, without being wacky. We really enjoyed it, thanks!

1  Thank J1ngleby
Thackerays, Owner at Thackeray's, responded to this review

Thank-you for you kind words. We look forward to welcoming you to Thackerays again in the future

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only wish there could be a ticking/clicking box which had GOOD. Having dined here now twice I am forced to tick AVERAGE. The restaurant lovers, the great and good of TW will read my comments and think I am from another food planet....well so...More

Thank NATinTW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a couple of months since we last visited and Alex, the new Maître d'hôtel, has settled in well. Equally, the new chef, Patrick Hill, is stamping his mark on the menu now that Shane has moved on to The Salutation. Choosing from the...More

Thackerays, Manager at Thackeray's, responded to this review

Thank-you for the comments. Pat has settled back at Thackeray's very very well and newly styled menu is very well balanced and his kitchen team are executing the Thackeray's food as well has it has ever been. This week marks the launch of the new...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great setting and nice atmosphere. Attentive service and a nice menu, with both a la cart and 2 or 3 course fixed. Great wine list. Chicken & sweetcorn Ballotine, lemon sole , lamb , Cod, beef all excellent. If we are in Tunbridge Wells...More

Thank thecoopersCheshireUK
Thackerays, Manager at Thackeray's, responded to this review

Thank-you for your great feedback on Thackeray's. We look forward ot welcoming you again when back in the area. Our Terrace is now open so you could try our Al Fresco Dining during the summer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as you walk towards the place you know you are going somewhere special and it is going to cost you..... but will it be worth it? I always find myself checking my appearance and putting my shoulders back as I walk in, but...More

Thank julia b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for pleasant surroundings, good service and excellent food and had been advised that Thackeray's would deliver on all of theses. On the first two there is no doubt this was the case. with the food it was well presented...More

Thank Willysailor
Thackerays, Owner at Thackeray's, responded to this review

Thank-you for your feedback Each of our dishes are designed by my head chef Patrick Hill, tested and tasted by myself prior to going onto any of the menu's, and we are very proud to say these are executed consistently by our very experienced kitchen...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we had a wonderful meal at Thackerays. The food and service was excellent and for food of this quality such good value for money. We visited on Saturday lunchtime and had the set menu. My husband said all three of his courses were...More

Thank Bromleyfoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked Thakerays for an evening out on my step daughters 18th birthday, mid week on a Wednesday. I not say it was my daughters 18th birthday. It's pretty standard these days to ask if it's a special occasion when booking over the phone. What...More

3  Thank JulietteKU
Thackerays, Manager at Thackeray's, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read about the experience that you had back in May 2016. I'm not sure why it has taken 1 year to come onto this website. We will certainly look into the issues that you have raised. You will be pleased...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having moved to Kent it has taken us three years to visit Thackeray's, which is a well known upmarket restaurant in Tunbridge Wells. So I booked a table for an anniversary dinner with my wife and here's the summary. It's a nice venue. The house...More

1  Thank RGTLondon
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We went to Thakeray's for a Friday lunch having intended to go for quite a time but not quite made it. It had been a long time since our last visit. It was not bad but certainly did not match its reputation. The biggest disappointment...More

1  Thank Mascot1
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Does this restaurant accept american express?
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Response from Robert D | Reviewed this property |
sorry I didn't notice but my Spanish visa electron was accepted.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 39 - US$ 65
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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • 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.