Skip to main content
Watch the full video Fine Dining in Tunbridge Wells
Fine Dining in Tunbridge Wells

Following the Government Covid-19 announcement on February 22nd
Thackeray’s will be re-opening outside dining from 5th May and inside dining from 19th May 2021.

Please use the book now button to make your reservation

We very much look forward to re-opening our doors and welcoming all our guests in a safe and comfortable environment.

To contact us please  e-mail at: reservations@thackerays-restaurant.co.uk

Thank-you for all your support during this challenging time, please stay safe and take care of each other.

Best wishes Richard


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.

Opening Times

Wednesday to Saturday, Lunch midday to 5pm (last orders 2.30pm), Dinner 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Sunday Lunch midday to 3pm

Historic & characterful
Historic & characterful
Warm, charming, friendly
Warm, charming, friendly