Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Thackeray's

On Sunday a group of four of us decided to try Sunday Lunch at the Michelin starred restaurant Thackeray's. The restaurant is located in Tunbridge Wells and is a little hard to find so use the directions on the website. There is also no parking here, there are loads of side roads around with free weekend parking but be prepared to squeeze into a space and walk a little.

Thackeray's is located in a really cute looking cottage with a lovely entrance way. The restaurant is light and airy with large windows. The staff are all amazing and very helpful. They mixed up who was having which dish a few times but that is a really minor complaint. The Sunday Lunch menu is varied and reasonably priced at £29.95 per person for three courses. There is a tasting menu but it must be pre booked and is far more expensive.

The restaurant entrance

For starter we tried the cannelloni of Lobster with a Whiskey mousse and tomato jelly terrine, the ham hock and also a salmon dish with teriyaki quails eggs. Everything was delicious including the three different homemade breads that were offered (focaccia, butter milk and wholegrain). We were offered bread on several occasions so don't be afraid to have a little more. There was also a little amuse bouche, which was a crisp with different items on top all with a unique flavour.

Terrine
 
Salmon

Lobster

Amuse Bouche
 
For the main course we experienced the beef sirloin and all the trimmings with a side of roast potatoes. This was by far the biggest dish so if you are super hungry maybe give this one a go! I ordered the chicken, which was super succulent and came with rolled up courgette and wild mushrooms. Finally the cod was also tried, which looked beautiful on the plate.

Roast Beef

Cod

Chicken

For dessert the table went for the warm chocolate espuma, which was quite a large portion and is similar to a chocolate mousse. I went for the lemon drizzle cake with coconut ice cream that was divine and the final dessert we tried was a panna cotta. We were also presented with a treasure chest of petit fours that was a lovely touch.

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Treasure Chest

Petit Fours

All of the food was delicious, everyone cleared their plates and there was nothing we didn't like. We were all pleasantly full from our three courses and not in the slightest bit over stuffed. I would thoroughly recommend Sunday lunch here as it's a great way to enjoy Michelin starred cuisine at a very reasonable price. There was a variety of wines from affordable through to very expensive both by the glass and the bottle. A few different beers were on offer as well. With service charge the bill was just under £90 per couple and this included two glasses of white wine, two glasses of beer, two coffees and a side of roast potatoes.