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Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel

4.2
4.2
182 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 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Fish

  • 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, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Deal

  • Public Transit

    Deal Train Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Waiting staff wear masks

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 182 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
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

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  1. S

    Sidney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a very enjoyable evening, the food was excellent and the staff couldn’t do enough to make our evening rememberable. We will definitely be going back there.

  2. LM

    LorriM

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience1

    Needs a complete makeover. Everything so dated including food!

  3. JK

    JoanneK

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, food excellent and staff as brilliant as ever. Really enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon

  4. JS

    JeremyS

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience2

    Excellent, well-cooked dinner, but service a little indifferent. The Dover Sole and filet steak were great. Reasonably priced wine list is pretty good too. No issues with the food at all; just needs a bit of zip in the service.

  5. NS

    NigelS

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    my wife's birthday, she loves seafood and the chef didn't disappoint. food of the highest standard, staff friendly, professional and friendly

  6. A

    Ashy

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from the staff and great food, will dine here again

  7. WD

    WarrenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A very nice meal with attentive waiting staff. We will return

  8. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a really enjoyable meal with friends.. the staff very helpful with friendly service , food good and reasonably priced.. what more can one ask

  9. A

    Anniversary52

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    The overall impression was that the decor was rather dated and in need of an update. The restaurant is attached to the bar area although quite separate but there were only two young men serving both areas. They were dressed for the bar not for a pricey restaurant. There was a lack of attention to detail with the service at the table. The food was excellent but overall a disappointing evening in the restaurant.

  10. JN

    JN215

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Fabulous meal, great service and great value for money. Dunkerley’s needs updating for it to be given a 5 star review as it is very tired looking.

  11. b

    bernardb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    the salad with the garlic prawns was awful-very bitter and very plain My medium rare fillet as more on the medium side but nevertheless quite nice as were the veg

  12. SK

    SharonK

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very friendly and attentive, food was great, facilities very clean. Cost made this somewhere that we would go as a treat, but definitely worth the money 😀

  13. D

    Dingo

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and great food. We really enjoyed our meal. Well done!

  14. NB

    NicolaB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The starters were very good, we weren’t told that they didn’t have the mussels when given the menu so disappointed. But the plaice was excellent. Overall we thought a bit pricey.

  15. NC

    NicholasC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Friendly and efficient service. We all enjoyed our meals - I had scallops and dover sole - wonderful!

  16. AR

    AngelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our fish and vegetables were delicious. Lovely bread and my tart tatin was lovely.

  17. AO

    AmyO

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Lovely food, the Dover Sole was superb. Plenty of seafood dishes and even a couple of vegetarian options.

  18. A

    Amie

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great service & very helpful! Thank you. Will definitely be returning!

  19. AB

    AndrewB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is amazing, the staff are friendly, the service is great, the food is just perfect, you could not ask for more.

  20. A

    Anandamands

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic restaurant at the heart of Deal. Bar is open and airy. Restaurant better for evenings rather than lunch due to flies constantly bombarding tables in windows in hot sun so can be a bit stuffy in there but food superb and really good value with the Deal Card!

  21. CF

    ChrisF

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The main dishes were excellent in both quantity and content. We had to ask for the display/bistro menu as well as a la carte was a bit slim. White wine by the glass was way too warm and the starter of scallops was £12 for nearly three scallops! (Two full size, one runt). Asparagus had run out for the starter but then appeared on the rather extensive and very nice selection of seasonal veg.

  22. N

    Nickyjd

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a very enjoyable evening, food choice was from a small menu but covered everything. Very tasty pork belly served with a lovely English white wine. Service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive, we left feeling comfortably full and having had a really nice time. Will definitely be back.

  23. SJ

    StepJJ

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and value for money It was a very busy night because of a carnival but service was still efficient

  24. DJ

    DavidJ

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A very pleasant meal of oysters and sea bass, with a decent crisp white wine.

  25. KH

    KayH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed the food friend I was with said wine could have been colder Was surprised to get table as when phoned previous day they said you could not book because of golf week Glad we tried following night will return again

  26. TN

    TriciaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    An excellent dinner, perfectly cooked and presented. Lovely freshly baked bread brought to table with our drinks was delicious too. All staff were friendly and efficient.

  27. b

    bryonyd

    Birmingham

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Extremely disappointed , had a fabulous meal here in 2018 and naively thought it would be the same when I returned . Considering it classes itself as a Fish Restaurant the fish ordered ( Halibut & Seabass ) was not edible , the Halibut smelt strong and sour , and the Sea bass was reheated and oily ( almost like it had been in a frying pan with sunflower oil ) The rice served with halbert was straight from the microwave , warm on the outside and stone cold on the inside with a watery residue swimming around the plate . The main meals were not eaten , we asked for our bill and left.

  28. PA

    PAULT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was lovely as is normal when we have eaten there

  29. SW

    ShirleyW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere and great staff Tom very attentive

  30. SL

    ShirleyL

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Friendly helpful staff . Great food good value . By a roundabout but not really noticeable.

  31. KT

    KeithT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food excellent service ,menu could be a bit more extensive, more desserts and starters.

  32. T

    Twizzle

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    During my stay in Deal I dined at 7 different restaurants and Dunkerleys was without doubt the best. Lovely welcome and very comfortable table and seats with a seaview. Could not fault the food - we had scallops followed by halibut. Perfectly cooked and the vegetables with the haddock were to die for - unusual variety and the seasoning was a highlight. Waitress was charming and we didn't feel at all rushed - we arrived at 8.00 p.m. and didn't leave until 10.30! I would have no hesitation in recommending.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff and food

  34. L

    Lobster

    Kent

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good service from waiting staff. Good varied menu. Food well cooked .

  35. N

    Ness

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    No COVID screens or two meter distancing between tables which made us uncomfortable. 3 of our group were gluten free which they didn’t cater for!!

  36. CG

    ClaireG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely stunning food.. 💯 recommend Dunklerleys restaurant

  37. KA

    KeithA

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent fish restaurant, we had seabass, complemented with egg fried rice, vegetables and a lovely juice. Service was excellent!

  38. m

    mandyb

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Very helpful, friendly staff. A lovely selection of dishes on the menu.

  39. CM

    ClaireM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first outing since Lockdown 1 and it was a wonderful way to go back out into the world. Thank you Ian for a great evening

  40. SA

    SarahA

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A joy to be able to return to one of our favourite places to dine after shielding for most of the last 15 months. The food, ambience and service was as good as always and the COVID safe arrangements faultless. A wonderful experience, and on my birthday too!

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Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 182 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel

19 Beach Street Deal, Kent CT14 7AH

  • 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

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Public Transit

    Deal Train Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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