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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Dynamic modern cooking in a rejuvenated pub

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Brothers Chris and James Tanner have transformed a closed-down pub into a dynamic, splendidly refurbished contemporary restaurant. Dishes that are squarely in the modern manner might include a starter of seared scallops, wafer-thin cauliflower slices, pine nuts and raisins in curry oil, which might presage a main course of deftly crackled pork belly accompanied by goats' cheese fondue and pickled mushrooms. An alternative route might be via chicken liver parfait with candied walnuts and pear jelly to smoked haddock risotto with leeks and a poached egg in grain mustard sauce. Finish with chocolate ganache with a liquid caramel centre (à la Rolo), served with salted popcorn and milk sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st week in January
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: C and J Tanner, Bobby Brown

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 23
  • Wines over £30: 15
  • Wines by the glass: 25

Price guide

  • Starter from 5.95
  • Main course from13.50
  • Dessert from5.95
  • Tasting menu from45
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 64
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 64

Getting here

From A26 London Road, take B2176 Bidborough Ridge. 0.9 miles to restaurant

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Tonbridge
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