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Fine Dining in Tunbridge Wells

Following the Government Covid-19 Lock Down announcement
Thackeray’s will now be closed until such time these change and we can re-open .

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

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

Richard, Gary and Pat


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 4pm (last orders 2.30pm), Dinner 6pm to 10pm (last orders 8.30pm)

Sunday Lunch midday to 3pm

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