Fodor's Expert Review Thackeray's

$$$$ Royal Tunbridge Wells French Fodor's Choice

Once the home of Victorian novelist William Makepeace Thackeray, this mid-17th-century tile-hung house is now an elegant restaurant known for creative French cuisine. The fixed-price, three-course menu changes daily but often lists such dishes as poached monkfish tail with celeriac fondant, or beef fillet with hay-roasted carrots. If you really want to splurge, try the seven-course "Menu Exceptionnel" (£78 per person, plus £55 per person for wine pairing, or £98 for pairing with the best wines in the house).

French Historical Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

85 London Rd.
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent  TN1 1EA, England


Known For:
  • Fine dining
  • Extravagant wine list
  • Creative French cooking
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and last wk in Dec. No dinner Sun.

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