Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel

4.2
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112 reviews
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£25 and under
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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.
What 112 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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4.3
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neilp
Kent
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Overall it was just about OK. We both had scallops to start which were well cooked and very tasty. For mains, my wife had skate which was fine and which she enjoyed. However I had another fish - can't remember if it was hake or halibut - which sadly was overcooked and dry as a result.
But the service was good and we had a nice table (albeit with a stained tablecloth) overlooking the front

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Main course took nearly an hour to appear. We were placed at the back of an empty room and told it was fully booked so could not move. The room was still empty when we left.

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LizK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a delicious lunch which was extremely good value and brilliant service can’t wait to go again

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Wallace
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience2

Poor service. Dirty table cloth. Food took 1 hour 40 mins. Wasn’t offered dessert, coffee or any additional drinks, although was given a free drink once someone realised we’d been waiting so long.

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ShereeM
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food service was brilliant. All
Staff were very polite and attentive. Will visit again soon

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MarkC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, service and value. We had the restaurant to ourselves which helped.

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AndrewB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always an amazing experience we are going again soon.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Stayed at the kings Head pub so thought we would try the restaurant next door. Really good choice, thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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Sweary
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was great never had a bad meal yet

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KateF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We visited on a Saturday evening, the restaurant is a bit old fashioned, but the service was excellent. They gave us small taster dishes (soup and then a raspberry ice) before our meal which was a nice touch! The food we ordered was good, but not exceptional.

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Hugo
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I am really disappointed to report that Dunkerleys restaurant has gone right down in my estimation. I have dined there before and have had excellent food and service and so it was a natural choice for my 60th birthday lunch. All three of us had the peppered steaks but the cuts of meat were very poor. My steak was tough and my wife's steak had to be sent back as it was inedible. Also the staff looked miserable - no enthusiasm and not a smile between them.

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RobB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

We were recommended to Dunkerley's by a friend - he was right! The meal we enjoyed in the Restaurant was excellent and the two waiters looking after us were knowledgeable and most pleasant. Our accommodation, whilst comfortable was rather tired and in need of some refurbishment. Nonetheless, we will happily return.

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Satya
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Oysters and duck fabulous. However hake overcooked and inedible. Although I left pretty much all of the hake and told the waitress it was over cooked she made no comment and just took my plate of uneaten fish away. Not impressed.

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heatherr
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely Sunday lunch with family and friends. Staff very nice, especially Dan. Food very good.
Will be back.

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AbiC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing from start to finish.
Food was delicious... from the homemade bread to amuse bouche to the happy birthday plate written in chocolate with truffles at the end (totally unexpected). The scallops and sea bass were outstanding.
Great service from all staff.
Great value too!

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Hawkeye
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

A good meal very small portions. Loverly Restaurant profession staff.

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Pixie76
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time doing at Dunkerleys and definitely not our last. Despite being rammed on Bank Holiday, the food and service were faultless. Excellent value for money.

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seabreeze
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The set meal was cheap and we understand why - extremely poor quality. Scallops were not fresh and it was just basic canteen food.

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AmandaB
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We would definitely go to the restaurant here again,
We all really enjoyed it, it was superb!!
We went for my partner's birthday ! Just perfect!
Then went in the bar mext morning for breakfast which was also very nice.

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alanh
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The hotel has a good feel to it. We enjoyed the fish meals, and the wine prices were sensible.
Breakfast system needs looking at. Why take the coffee cups away to fill them? Just give the customer a cafetiere..?
We would still use Dunkerley's again.

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neilp
Kent
20 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience1

The service was ok although we had to wait an unacceptably long time for our cold sweets
My stater of pigeon breast was over cooked and leathery and sat in a dark gloutenous sauce
We both had fish for a main and both were over cooked and mushy
We have eaten here before and enjoyed it so hopefully this was a one-off

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GillianC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

celebrated my partners 80th birthday here. booked into the restaurant specially, got a good table, service was very good, prices good. Additional bonus of a demi tasse of soup prior to our meal,chefs compliments, which was the best we had ever tasted (recipe please) starters good, followed by a sorbet, also free, and main course which was very good. Wine was excellent and a good price. only fault I can find is they asked if we wanted water and we said yes, thinking you should always get a jug of water in a first class restaurant, however it was, I think £3.75 ! as they brought us a bottle. the chap on the next table asked for a jug of tap water with ice (free of course) Silly mistake on our part so look out for this trick future diners. Having said this the whole experience was really nice and we did return a few days later and had a meal in the bistro.

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RobertW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

this ticked all the boxes. A class act. To be recommended.

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RogerP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, nice ambiance, friendly staff. Good value for a top class meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal and very nice friendly service. Would definitely go again

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nickyf
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Experience fine dining without breaking the bank. Delicious food and attentive friendly staff. Can highly recommend.

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MelissaW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We really enjoyed the food at Dunkerleys. Three of chose the same starter and mains. The scallops were perfectly cooked and delicious. The hake was very tasty too with nicely cooked vegetables. We liked the touch of being given a soup and sorbet gratis. The staff were pleasant and overall we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The value was very good as we chose from Chefs choice menu

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RussP
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive service and excellent food, with complimentary amuse bouche and palette cleanser (sorbet)

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Dpark1701
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of 6 were very well looked after by the team, making sure that we had a very enjoyable dining experience. The menu covered all options and catered for gluten free, which was very handy. Food quality was exceptional.

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DavidD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, excellent service and pleasant surroundings.

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ChrisL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

If you dine at this restaurant, I strongly suggest you ask for a quiet table on the lower level. The upper level dining space is very noisy and detracts significantly from the enjoyment of the meal.

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BrianP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked a table to celebrate my investiture with my family and friend and all I can say the experience was a perfect ending to a perfect day . My heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Dunkerlys for your excellent food and first rate service.

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johnc
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Dunkerley's a while ago, the food, ambiance, staff were excellent. It was the same on Sunday, the restaurant was packed, the staff were very good, attentive at all times. Will come again.

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DanielleS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to Dunkerleys on Sunday. The weather and the view from our table were magnificent, and the service was exemplary. The roast lamb was delicious too. We shall certainly be back! Thank you Dunkerleys.

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RebeccaW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Review of restsurant- Amazing food (and I am picky) and very reasonable price for type food served. Service was amazing- not rushed, lovely and quiet I would definately go again and reccomend. Didnt stay at hotel so can not review

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4Star
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious. Great to eat fresh fish at the coast. Have eaten in the past from bar menu in the summer. Chose to eat in the restaurant. Staff very friendly. Food cooked well.

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MichelleB
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal and service was excellent, as always.

The choices on the Valentines menu was very good and the food was great.

Our request for a window table was no problem.

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PaulineM
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s night ❤️

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NikM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and great staff we would happily recommend to others. We will be eating here more often!

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AnnP
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, but quite expensive. House white sadly could have been colder and crisper to compliment the fish. Hotel very comfortable , breakfast excellent.

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