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25 April 2014
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Thackeray's

85 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1EA

£42.00 Modern European Kent

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  • Wine: £12.95
  • Champagne: £34.00
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6.30-10.30pm Sun 12N-2.30pm

Square Meal Review of Thackeray's ?

Once the home of writer & satirist William Makepeace Thackeray, the oldest building in Tunbridge Wells looks good with its all-white, New England exterior. Inside, it’s beautifully maintained with glowing lamps, muted colours & exuberantly furnished private rooms – although the place can exude a certain stuffiness. However, Richard Phillips’ modern French cooking deserves its exalted reputation. Hare & ham hock ballottine served with pickled wild mushrooms, quince jelly, baby leeks & toasted sourdough makes for a tantalising starter followed, perhaps, by an assiette of Berkshire pork teamed with pomme purée, braised cabbage, apple compote, ginger & clove jus. Desserts could feature loganberry soufflé with pistachio ice cream, & the cheese list has a fine balance of both British & French specimens. Prices can sting, but the set lunch is a bargain.

Wine List Of The Year

No reason for the green-pen brigade of Tunbridge Wells to be disgusted with the wine list at their local eatery. Thackeray’s has a well-chosen medium-sized list that mixes the well-priced and recognisable with showier offerings to great effect. The highlight of the list is the 30-or-so wines on the Selection pages – all of which are available by the glass.

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  1. Thackeray's

    85 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1EA
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    Chantelle W.

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    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  2. Thackeray's

    85 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1EA
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    Robin H.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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    Essential Details for Thackeray's

    • Address: 85 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1EA
    • Telephone: 01892 511921
    • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6.30-10.30pm Sun 12N-2.30pm
    • Capacities: Private room for 14 people

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