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Thackeray's the Tunbridge Wells Michelin starred restaurant is set back on a green off the main London Road in the quaint Kentish spa town of Tunbridge Wells. Thackeray's occupies a Grade II-listed building of ancient floorboards and low ceilings.

Widely recognised as one the best restaurants in Kent, Thackeray’s - which gained a Michelin star in its first year of operation and currently holds three AA rosettes for its culinary expertise – is located in the home of 19th century writer and satirist William Makepeace Thackeray.

Richard Phillips, chef and co-proprietor, offers fine French cuisine, an elegant atmosphere and stunning surroundings to provide the ultimate dining experience. Moreover, he uses the best and freshest local ingredients where possible in his unique menus.

The house’s all white New England exterior is matched by its luxurious interior, with two low-ceilinged private dining rooms, a lounge with thrown chairs, and a candlelit gold leaf bar. Diners can also enjoy a tranquil environment and a taste of the orient in the outside Japanese terrace garden.

Thackeray's Reviews

"Located in the centre of the spa town of Tunbridge Wells. The grade II listed buliding has stunning interiors and superlative food, wine and service that help create the magical and memorable dining experience." Giles Coren The Saturday Times

"Thackeray's is one of the most charming and stimulating restaurants I have seen outside London. The youth of those involved belies the professionalism with which it is run. The greeting is warm, the atmosphere enchanting whilst the food sparkles with flavour." Terry Durack The Independent on Sunday

"There is a clear, culinary intelligence at work here that understands how ingredients work together" Jay Rayner The Observer Magazine

* Bar
* Alfresco dining
* Two private dining rooms
* Japanese terrace garden
* Vegetarian menu
* Gluten-free menu
* Chef’s Tasting menu
* Function menu
* Canape menu
* Sunday menu
* Market menu
* Extensive wine list
* Nearby parking
* RestaurantLine: 0845 056 3929

Kent Restaurant Awards 2009 - Winner
The Best Gourmet Restaurant
Thackeray's - Tunbridge Wells


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Menu Chefs Tasting Menu 
Menu Menu Du Jour 
Menu Sample Sunday Lunch 
Menu Desserts 
Menu Main Courses 
Menu Starters 
Menu Gluten Free Menu 
Menu Vegetarian Menu 
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Thackerays - Tunbridge Wells Reviews



"Great food and lovely surroundings."
Odette who dined at Thackeray's in 2009


"The menu selection and range of wines at Thackeray's is superb. The combination of dishes across the courses demonstrates a fabulous understanding of how the individual flavours evolve throughout the meal to offer a wonderful dining experience."


"Because the whole experience of dining at Thakerys is truly memorable."


"The food at Thackeray's is simply beautiful, and when you add the ambience and service a visit to this restaurant is truly memorable."


"Service, quality, price... All added up to an excellent evening at Thackeray's!"


"Outstanding quality of food at Thackeray's."


"Thackeray's: Loved it all!"


"Thackeray's - Tunbridge Wells: Consistently well-presented, imaginatively created, delicious food. Service is superb - a really special occasion every time!"


"Thackeray's - Tunbridge Wells: The people are very attentive and the food is delightful."


"A brilliant Sunday afternoon spent on Thackerays Japanese Terrace. Good company. Cool jazz. Fine wine. Delightful service. Superb food. And the bill was a lot less than I was expecting."
Mark L - who dined at Thackerays in June 2010


"Had a superb lunch here last Saturday. Earliest table available was 1.30, as place was jammed. Market menu at £18 is excellent value. My belly pork main with diced pig's trooet and black puddin was to die for. Perfect"
Pam @ Thackerays in Tunbridge Wells - January 2011



Opening Times:

Mon: Closed on Mondays 
Tue: L 12.00 - 2.30 D 6.30 - 10.30 
Wed: L 12.00 - 2.30 D 6.30 - 10.30 
Thu: L 12.00 - 2.30 D 6.30 - 10.30 
Fri: L 12.00 - 2.30 D 6.30 - 10.30 
Sat: L 12.00 - 2.30 D 6.30 - 10.30 
Sun: Lunch 12.00 - 2.30 


Thackerays - Closed on Sunday nights and Mondays.


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