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Thackerays

85 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EA
This excellent restaurant was once the home of William Makepeace Thackeray. The comfortable airy dining room has crisp napery and modern artwork - defying its 17th century origins.

Starters might include the likes of 'Pan-fried Escalope of Foie Gras with a Roasted Potato Cake, Caramelised Apples and a Sweet Wine and Chive Sauce'; 'Pan fried Scallops with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto' or Roulade of Smoked Salmon with a tian of Devon Crab'.

Mains perhaps 'Gloucester Old Spot 'four ways' with Black Pudding a Spiced Red Wine jus'; 'Poached Monkfish in Barolo Wine' or 'Fillet of Steak roast in a Wild Mushroom and Herb Crust'.

Finish with 'Fig Tart flavoured with Vanilla and Lemon '; 'Rhubarb and White Peach Mousse' or 'Raspberry Soufflé with Raspberry Sorbet'. Dishes are beautifully presented.

They have a very pleasant 'Japanese' terrace for outside eating.

Other Details

  • Food Style: Modern French
  • Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.30, set L from £16.95 (2 courses), £18.95 (3 courses); Sun £28.50 (2 courses); mains £24 to £29
  • Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.30-22.30; Set D from £24.50 (2 courses) to £69.00; mains £24 to £29
  • Seats: 70, plus 30 outside
  • Wine: An interesting wine list kicks off at around the £20, and about 20 varieties by the glass
  • Children's portions: Yes
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
  • Nearest station: Tunbridge Wells Rail
  • Directions: On the right hand side of the hill leaving Tunbridge Wells towards Southborough and London - see the map at the top of the page
  • Parking: NCP at bottom of hill, street parking during the evening
  • Closed: D Sun; all Mon
  • Air conditioned
  • Outside eating

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Contact Details

Tel: 01892-511921
Address: 85 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EA