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French bistro food and a monster wine list

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

A Grade II listed Georgian mansion is home to HdV's operation in Tunbridge Wells and the enormous wine lists remain an integral part of the attraction of this hotel chain. The cooking continues on a solid French bistro basis, offering scallops in sauce vièrge, or chicken liver parfait on sourdough toast, to start, then sole meunière with brown shrimps, pedigree 28-day aged rib-eye with skinny chips and textbook béarnaise, or the more obviously Anglo comfort-food likes of 'shepherd's pie' made with duck. Vegetarian mains include parsnip and beetroot Tatin, or spelt risotto with chanterelles. To close, treacle tart is a moistly satisfying rendition, served with clotted-cream ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner: 25 December
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Jimmy Worrall

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30: 150
  • Wines by the glass: 30

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 84
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: NCP

Getting here

Follow town centre to main junction of Mount Pleasant Road and Crescent Road/Church Road. Hotel 150 yards on right just past Phillips House.

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Tunbridge Wells
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