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Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel, Deal, Kent

Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel

4.2
4.2
225 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Come and enjoy our warm hospitality in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Renowned for our fresh, local seafood we are dedicated to serving mouth-watering cuisine, enhanced by an extensive choice of fine wines, from classic French varieties to exciting discoveries from the new world. Dunkerley's now boasts a wonderful terrace where you can soak up the sunshine and take in the sea air. Sit back and let the world go by whilst enjoying a casual beer, coffee, a glass of wine, maybe even an afternoon cream tea or some fantastic food from our bistro menu.

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Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Fish, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Fri, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01304 375016

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Deal

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Deal Train Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

Menu

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What 225 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kent

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  1. G

    Goggy

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a lovely experience, food was delicious and good prices. Staff were very pleasant and helped us with our requirements. We will certainly be back

  2. EL

    EdwardL

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The steak was good, cooked to order and tender. My wife’s sea bass was over cooked and tough. The bread was just chunks of white and brown bread - very plain. The vegetable portions were small. When charging premium prices, then the food has to be good and the portions adequate. It did not live up to the prices. With some improvements this could be a good restaurant but right now there are better restaurants in Deal.

  3. D

    Dunno

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    A dead atmosphere with little interest from waitresses..At 8.30 pm ( we had arrived at 7 pm) we were the only ones left and the waitresses had already set up all the tables ,except ours! ,for breakfast.A bit like the works canteen. BUT the visit was partly redeemed by the beautifully cooked Dover Sole

  4. RH

    RichardH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing stay for my fiancé birthday, everything was amazing from start to finish

  5. P

    Penelope

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Deal is not a mecca for fine dining. Dunkerley's is one of the better restaurants in our opinion. It is also one of the only restaurants open on Sunday evenings. We enjoyed yesterday's meal. The service was very good, as was the food: locally sourced and well prepared. Our guest enjoyed the sea view. A rather loud couple at the next table spoiled the ambience slightly, but normally this is a pleasant and peaceful venue which we are happy to recommend.

  6. N

    Nooo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Felt had to wait a good while for food to come out. The lamb was dry and the fondant potatoe was hard. So there fore charging £25 was too much. Have paid less in victuals and food tasted amazing..sorry The lighting was dull and the tables were bare with no candles etc

  7. KF

    KellyF

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and lovely atmosphere. Felt very lucky to get a table by the window with the beautiful sea view

  8. IB

    IanB5150

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    all dishes were excellent as was breakfast. Great location and friendly team

  9. T

    Trish132

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We was staying at the hotel for the night so obvious choice was to eat there. Glad we did 😊

  10. JH

    JaneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The main courses were lovely but the portion sizes were small, especially given the price.

  11. SW

    SuzanneW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the best meal of our vacation. Flavors were great along with presentation and service.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    Good was excellent service was the same

  13. A

    Alisoncraig

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Dunkerleys is a favourite restaurant in Deal. It is comfortable and friendly. The cooking is perhaps not cutting edge, but it is excellent quality, and the wine is extremely well chosen and good value.

  14. E

    Eric

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    I've been dining here on and off for the past 5 years and the quality of the food and wine has been excellent. Unfortunately last night was slightly disappointing. My partner's Dover sole was a very small fish for the price charged. The ambience to the room was ruined when a table of golfers appeared and became noisy, raucous and dismissive of the other diners. For God's sake Dunkerleys, put people like this in a private room away from the other diners.

  15. NC

    NickC

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Excellent dover sole - beautifully cooked and fresh. Quirky things they could improve ... balance in mixed vegetables (way too heavy on new pots - which were overcooked, and not enough greens - which were fab). Four scallops out of shell is a little mean for £10+!!

  16. JM

    JulesyMac

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, friendly and efficient service. Can’t recommend highly enough.

  17. JP

    JohnP

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Scallops were amazing and one pudding was a disaster. Lemon tart pastry was hard and undercooked - nobody should put chocolate with lemon. Really good wine list.

  18. RJ

    RosemarieJ

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal here to celebrate a 70th birthday. The staff were friendly and helpful. The fish dishes tasted great and my friend said her lamb was very tender.

  19. LW

    LarryW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Friendly service, good wine. Draft beer. Slightly disappointed with my meal personally. Ordered the goats cheese and walnut salad. But explained I was allegic to viniger so salad dressing a possible problem. So could I have mayonnaise. Goats cheese come on a form of bread circles, and a bed of salad leafs that appeared to have came straight from a packet. No walnuts in sight. Had to request walnuts and mayonnaise which came in sachets that which we had problems opening. Some we could not at all. Rediculas for a nice hotel. Everyone else enjoyed their meals. Ice-cream delicious. A good night.

  20. AB

    AnthonyB

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Shelf by our table was dirty Service very slow long wait for starters 1 starter very small Vegetable serving for 2 was more like for 1/2 a person Food was cold Staff seemed to think we were from out of town (we are locals) Other tables seem to get preferential treatment Staff attitude very poor no greeting

  21. TR

    TonyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had smoked salmon to start followed by cod and chips and ended up with the cheese board. The smoked salmon was outstanding, the cod was white and fresh and the cheeseboard generous. The service was friendly and efficient. The bill was reasonable. We will be back!

  22. NC

    NicholasC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely fish dishes. Excellent location and all round service.

  23. j

    juneywoo

    Essex

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Lovely Fresh Fish, both my husband and I had delicious fish main courses. cooked to perfection and plenty of fresh veg to accompany the meal. I asked for extra potatoes which was no problem and at no extra cost. The staff are super friendly and professional. Deserts were yummy too. I had lemon tart and my hubby had brulee both home made and really nice. Only downfall was the decor a bit dated and 70's. however the music was bang on... some great tunes Would highly recommend a visit

  24. J

    James

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    A bit quirky, but the food particularly the fish was excellent.

  25. SH

    SarahH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food absolutely fantastic, and such good value. Service a little slow, but we were in no rush. Little atmosphere in the booth seating area, and a little cold

  26. E

    Eddo

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Dunkerley's is a bit of a Curate's egg. On the positive side, the quality of cooking was good, my Dover Sole was perfectly cooked, from our trawl of the restaurants in Deal they have the best cheese board both in variety and value and the mark up on their wine list is very reasonable. The problem comes from the menu. There is an extensive bar menu but the a la carte menu in the dining room is very short indeed. We asked if we could have a starter from the bar menu to be told "of course". I would not have known about a bar menu if I had not seen it on the internet. The restaurant menu needs to be completely rewritten, giving the customer the full range of options available and expanding the description of dishes available. For example for a Dover Sole in the Bar you were told its weight, no such information on the restaurant menu but it is charged £5 more!! Service was fine but when I came to pay the bill by card I was offered a choice of gratuities starting at 15% and going up to 30%. Yes, there was a custom offer but the implication is that this place thinks it is better than it is. 30% gratuity????

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3

    Am genuinely disappointed. Ate here three Saturday lunches ago with a full restaurant menu, which was great. Today only the Bistro menu was available which wasn't great. Id informed Gluten Free ahead of time but they had to microwave frozen bread for me - awful. Everything was rushed and felt like they wanted us gone. This was a birthday meal for my partner who hasnt been before and I actually feel guilty

  28. GP

    GaryP

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Unfortunately the restaurant is overpriced without having the service to go with it and the salt and pepper sea bass was oily, bland and not very nice. A pet hate is when you get 1 pot if vegetables to two people so you get 3 broccoli, 3 asparagus which were over cooked, red cabbage too sweet and a few other bits. No salt on the table as you had to ask for it, so by the time I received it I had practically finished, a dirty glass with lipstick marks on it and when changed, was also dirty. The price of the fish was on par with the Savoy in London and Scott’s in Mayfair, however the service was not great. Ordered Gluten free bread 4 days before and was told there was none for my wife but he was happy to serve me half a slice. If restaurants want to charge the high price range then you need to have the service. Another problem was that a member of the table next to us got fish and chips from the bar menu which was apparently ‘not allowed in the al a carte fine dining’ and fir me it doesn’t matter if you are regular guests or not, you play by the same rules. This unfortunately is on our never to return list.

  29. DS

    DavidS

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    After being a regular customer the service was slow and the food wasn't good The menu didn't have a good selection so we will not be going back again in the future

  30. RD

    RichardD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good and friendly service. The food was first class. A very nice evening.

  31. JS

    JoanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We decided to visit Dunkerely’s on Friday evening for a family meal (2 adults and 2 teens). It was absolutely super and we couldn’t believe we hadn’t tried it before now. We were given the most beautiful round table by the window in the restaurant with a view out to sea and were able to choose from both the bar and a la carte menus. The herring, smoked salmon (starters) and skate fillet in brown butter (main) were all fabulous choices and very good value. All were cooked perfectly and the range of food on offer (including fresh pasta vegetarian mains) meant all 4 of us could choose exactly what we wanted. The house champagne by the glass was delicious (and very reasonably priced). Overall a fantastic evening with lovely service. We can’t wait to return (hopefully to the same table)!

  32. AW

    AndrewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can highly recommend. Food was great. Really fresh. Nice wine and great service

  33. KB

    KevinB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Not asked for coats Spoon not given with soup General lack of attentiveness Not told what courses were But overall satisfactory experience Would visit again for eg Sunday lunch

  34. LJ

    LizzieJ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favourite restaurants in Deal. Right on the front so you eat looking out over the pier and the sea. Wonderfully cooked fish dishes and great home made ice cream.

  35. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Greeted with a walm welcome. Service was good despite the restaurant being very busy. The food was excellent too, definitely recommend going here.

  36. S

    Stella

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked Dunkerley’s for what we knew would be an excellent and repairing post New Year dinner. Our table of 4 chose widely from the menu. It didn’t disappoint, everything was delicious. Great service. This restaurant is comfortingly dependable, which is why it has been a family favourite for years.

  37. AB

    AnnB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the Christmas party menu which had good choices and was excellent value. Service was excellent

  38. RP

    RobertP

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Been to the restaurant a few times and the food and hospitality is always good. We enjoyed a three course festive menu and it didn't disappoint. Value for money.

  39. EJ

    ElaineJ

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, great menu. Sea views and value for money

  40. NM

    NicholasM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were surprised and pleased to have option of Christmas food! And crackers! One of us had turkey and Christmas pudding…very nice although neither of us are keen on gravy. Gravy on the side would have been preferred. I particularly enjoyed my pudding of Chocolate terrine, ginger ice cream and preserved (?) orange. Staff friendly, attentive. Perfect.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks

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Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel

19 Beach Street Deal, Kent CT14 7AH

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Deal

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Fri, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Fish, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Deal Train Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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