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“Excellent meal”

The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Southborough
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: British, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Tunbridge Wells Cozy Country Pub & Boutique Lodge with Simply Amazing Food & Drink. There's Something for everyone every day of the week !
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Great food and unobtrusive service. The staff were very helpful, the decoration fitted well. Will definitely be back.

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2 Thank PaulJanka
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Aferreira76, General Manager at The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback following your recent visit.
Hope to see you back soon

Best regards

GM Hand & Sceptre
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Impressive venue, delicious food.”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

My boyfriend and I really like this place, it has a lovely outlook over a cricket pavillion, and the décor is modern and stylish. We like to share a few cocktails in the bar after our meal, as the furniture is super comfy to relax in!

On out last visit, we both tried pigeon, and a veggie risotto, which was scrummy! On previous occasions I have favoured the calves liver, which was cooked to perfection and very tasty. Also worth a mention was the Eton mess, and started of baked camembert (to share).

Highly recommend this place, although it can get busy, and when it does the service can suffer a little, but not enough to complain about.

You will be impressed.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Mollie-Pops
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Service and very good food”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We ate here on Monday Evening and have to say was so surprised. The interior is really warm and lovely on a very snowy winters night and the waiter was very helpful when the wine we ordered wasnt available and recommended an excellent alternative that even met with my husbands approbation (he runs a wine company). The food was good although I was surprised they didnt ask how we wanted the burger cooked and when it came it was excellent very good value but overcooked to our taste. My fishcakes on fennel salad were superb. We raved on teh complimentary bread & oils they were so tasty. They have a good range available and excellent size portions and there was a large table in there having the set menu and that looked amazing value for money - will definitely have the tuna when we go back on Friday. Highly recommended

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank brit2pop
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice friendly atmosphere worth a visit!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have eaten here a few times and also popped in for drinks as a couple and with the family.

Very child and dog friendly in the bar area with lovely log fires in the winter and big patio doors open in the summer onto the terrace overlooking the cricket green. This is however on the other side of a very busy main road into Tunbridge Wells!

The staff are always friendly and on a recent trip managed to rustle up a small cake with a candle as it was our granddaughters birthday as we had made an impromptu stop.

The food is good not spectacular but definitely on the better side with a good range of wines and lagers. They are trying to give healthy options for children with fruit drinks and good selection of kiddies food.

A recent re- curb has made all the difference with warm colours and comfortable chairs that make it seem cosy yet cosmopolitan. Appeals to all ages and caters for such.

Highly recommended and we will continue to be patrons of this establishment for years to come.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Dody100
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London, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Friendly and knowledgeable staff”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I had a steak and it was amazing. It was juicy, and perfectly cooked. Compliments to the chef! Paul was our waiter and recommended some amazing wines. We had difficulty choose, what we`d like to eat, and again he helped us to make up our minds. Lovely dinner!

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Charlotte K
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