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Sankey's

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39 Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AA, England
+44 1892 511422
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time we had visited Sankeys and we'll definitely be returning. What a wonderful menu! Had planned to have seafood platter but couldn't believe how good the set menu was so went for that as we planned to come next day. Only disappointment was it was shut on Sunday and Monday (understandably so as the fish is so fresh &... More 

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Thank Angela W
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been told Sankeys were doing a Sunday lunch. I had the fish and chips, my other half the roast. Not only was it served beautifully, but both looked absolutely amazing. Excellent value for money and food which in unparalleled locally. Really great and helpful staff too. Really can't recommend enough!

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Godalming
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard good things about Sankeys but had not been until Saturday night. They really have got everything right. The food was delicious, the restaurant is very chilled and the waiting staff were excellent ( especially Nicky ) I absolutely loved this place and will go back again and again.

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Thank Alex M
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the most amazing Sunday Roast at Sankey's on a Sunday! Just wanted to specifically put in some praise for our waiter Jack who was the funniest most pleasant waiter we've had in any bar or restaurant in a long time! Couldn't do enough for us! Please put in our thanks to him! Food was absolutely delicious and will definitely... More 

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Thank Amyi23travel
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great evening, interesting seafood menu. Well presented, great tasting and pleasant waiting staff. Highly recommend as one of the better restaurants in the area.

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Thank Benc001
MSankey, Manager at Sankey's, responded to this review

HI, Thank you so much for coming to visit our restaurant on Fireworks night. The town was very busy indeed so we are delighted that you chose to eat with us. Kind Regards Matthew More 

Sussex
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service and an outstanding meal. The lobster was perfect and 100% fresh. One of the best meals we have had for many a month.

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Thank Sussexwanderers1234
MSankey, Manager at Sankey's, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review of our restaurant. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Lobster. Kind Regards Matthew More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived for lunch at 1.20. The brasserie downstairs was almost empty. We had an hour before our car parking expired which has always been plenty of time. When we arrived we were asked by a dark haired waitress, with poor English and even worse social skills whether we had booked. This seemed a little unnecessary given the two thirds... More 

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Thank Anne M
MSankey, Manager at Sankey's, responded to this review

Hi Anne, Thank you for posting your feedback regarding your recent visit to our restaurant. I apologise that for various reasons your visit was not up to expectations. I have read your review carefully and feel that a few errors on our part here have snowballed here. One of the things that causes almost 99% of tragic visits to restaurants... More 

London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Sankeys has been on my list for years to pay a visit and have to say the Seabass was exceptional as was the plate of food overall - served good and hot and a good portion. It's a slightly odd place on arrival tho - you have to venture down a dingy staircase, past the Ladies toilet before you arrive... More 

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Thank ivydon
MSankey, Manager at Sankey's, responded to this review

HI Ivydon, Thank you for taking the time to post feedback from your recent visit to our restaurant. We are always looking at how we can improve the customer experience and feedback like yours helps us greatly. The restaurant is housed in the old cellars of the Victorian building so access is via the former workers access so we are... More 

Turners Hill, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited Sankey's today for lunch - the Lobster in particular was outstanding and superior to the Lobster I had a month ago at La Coupole in Paris, the famous seafood place in Montparnasse! We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, made even more memorable by the outstanding service we received from Jack. I hope you will pass on my comments to... More 

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Thank Marguerite637
MSankey, Manager at Sankey's, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for coming to visit us on Sunday. What an acclaim, we know our Lobsters are good, but thats really great to hear. Plus by eating a lobster with us you have also put one back into the Cornish seas via The National Lobster Hatchery. Its Buy One Set One Free! I have passed on your... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice meal here last night - however it wasn't perfect. I chose the smoked haddock and prawn mornay - but there were no prawns! For dessert we had lemon meringue pie with seasonable fruits but it arrived without the fruits and we had to ask for them. As the restaurant was only about a third full... More 

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Thank Jenwre
MSankey, Manager at Sankey's, responded to this review

Hi Jenre, Thank you for your genuine feedback. The guys clearly tripped up a few times with your table. This is nor normal and I can only apologise. Our teams are all human and all our dishes are created in house and at the time of ordering. But this is no excuse. If you get in touch Id love to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 511422

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?