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Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel

4.2
4.2
190 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, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30
    Mon–Fri, Sun 18:00–21:30
    Sat 18:00–22:00
    Sun 12:00–15:00

  • 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Waiting staff wear masks

Menu

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What 190 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Healthy

  • Kent

    Scenic View

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. PB

    PattiB

    Kent

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I had read great reviews of the restaurant. On entering it all looked a bit old fashioned But the service and the food was excellent. I had duck breast with cherries. Was simply divine. My husband had skate and said it was the best he’s ever had. Highly recommend a visit.

  7. MB

    MickB

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Booked for the fish menu but ended up having the Christmas menu!! It was a great choice, The food was perfect. Hot, Fresh and very tasty. I would recommend!

  8. RS

    RachelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous evening out for a small Christmas get together for very dear friends. Loved it. Thank you.

  9. S

    Sidney

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    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.

  10. LM

    LorriM

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience1

    Needs a complete makeover. Everything so dated including food!

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. NS

    NigelS

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. LH

    LindaH

    Kent

    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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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 😀

  21. D

    Dingo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  22. NB

    NicolaB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    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.

  23. NC

    NicholasC

    New York Area

    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!

  24. AR

    AngelaR

    Kent

    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.

  25. AO

    AmyO

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 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.

  26. A

    Amie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. CF

    ChrisF

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.

  30. N

    Nickyjd

    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.

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. TN

    TriciaN

    Kent

    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.

  35. 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.

  36. PA

    PAULT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was lovely as is normal when we have eaten there

  37. SW

    ShirleyW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere and great staff Tom very attentive

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

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Dunkerley’s Restaurant & Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 190 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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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 12:00–14:30
    Mon–Fri, Sun 18:00–21:30
    Sat 18:00–22:00
    Sun 12:00–15:00

  • 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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