Welcome to Thackeray's
Thackeray’s is a restaurant in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. At Thackeray’s we offer a relaxed form of fine dining free from pretension, applying classic European culinary philosophies to modern dishes. We believe strongly in the importance of provenance, and for that reason use the highest quality local produce wherever possible. We believe in creativity, when applied with consistently high standards and exquisite attention to detail. And finally we endeavour to provide a warm atmosphere with friendly, attentive and knowledgeable service.
Our setting is fairly unique. The building, a former residence of author William Makepeace Thackeray, is more than 300 years old and is a virtual work of art itself. Odd angles, sloped ceilings and off-kilter stairways make it feel almost like something from a fantasy world. It sits just off London Road, among a cluster of traditional-style English villas, and overlooks the open grassy common.
We are not an exclusive restaurant and have no desire to be one. For that reason we offer a wide variety of menus, from our daily set lunch menu, to our indulgent Chef’s tasting menu. Our Head Chef, Patrick Hill uses his immense knowledge, passion and creativity to craft ever-changing, seasonal menus to inspire and delight all tastes.
LUNCH: 12.00pm – 2.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday
DINNER: 6.30pm – 10.30pm, Tuesday – Saturday
We offer a wide variety of dishes & menus, including our daily two or three course lunch menu or 5 choice dinner menu showcasing the best local produce available. Or for something a little more indulgent, try our Chef's gourmet tasting menu.
We welcome functions, parties and corporate events at Thackeray's from breakfast meetings to wedding parties. Allow us to cater for your group in our decadent private rooms or for larger groups we can offer an exclusive takeover of the restaurant.
Join us in one of our unique bar areas for an award-winning cocktail. Our terrace is a favourite among our regular customers, with regular live music and dinner and drinks served outside while the weather lets us.
at Thackeray's we truly believe in celebrating special occasions. Click on the picture to see our events page
Please contact the restaurant directly for more information about forthcoming events.