A sunny London morning in March. Do I get on with the decorating or do we run away. We chose the latter & headed to Dunkerley's because I'd read (here) that the seafood was good.
When I rang to enquire it was clear they were very quiet so we booked a principal room overlooking the sea with spa bath for two nights at a very reasonable £130 per night including the set meal which in itself was priced at about £30 per head. The true price for the room with breakfast was about £140/150 per night so this was a bargain.
In retrospect though I wouldn't have been happy paying that price for the room. Maybe £120 would be more realistic.
However the staff are helpful, friendly and polite and the breakfast staff quite brightened up the morning. And talking of breakfasts, these were very good indeed with quality produce well cooked & presented.
The set price evening meal was also pretty good and obviously popular with the locals. Oysters, lobster and fresh local fish dishes were all on that menu and there's a further bistro menu for more general fare.
I think perhaps Dunkerley's suffers from a mild personality disorder because it doesn't quite know what it's meant to be. A restaurant with rooms or a hotel with restaurant. This is borne out by the bill for accommodation headed Dunkerley's Restaurant.
No matter it was a pleasant break in the early spring at a fair price. PS. Just behind the restaurant/hotel is a typical 1950's sweetshop where you can buy your old favourites by the quarter!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dunkerleys Seafood Restaurant & Hotel on Deal seafront is highly commended & offers a warm & friendly welcome to its visitors; an award-winning restaurant with comfortable en-suite bedrooms; six with sea views, some with spa baths, all with modern HD TVs & wi-fi for computer access. A perfect retreat for golfers, businessmen, walkers & families alike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunkerley`s Restaurant Hotel Deal
- Dunkerley's Restaurant And Hotel Deal, Kent