The Wife of Bath

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Spanish
The Wife of Bath in Wye, owned and operated by Mark Sargeant, ex right hand man to Gordon Ramsay and owner of multi-award winning restaurant Rocksalt in Folkestone, serves beautiful Northern Spanish inspired dishes, utilizing the fabulous local produce available to us from the surrounding Kent countryside. The main restaurant is complimented by a intimate bar area serving stunning wines, sherries, beers and small plates.

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious dinner here from the 3 course menu to celebrate a birthday. The wine is also reasonably priced and very good. We were staying over in the hotel so also had the pleasure of the most amazing Spanish breakfast the next morning - perfect!

PK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. The set lunch menu was very good value. Would have liked the steak to have been served with some small seasoned potatoes.

CS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Really enjoyed most of the food but the steaks are over rated and over priced . Also the manager needs to develop their ability to come up with solutions when guests give feedback . In my business the customer is always right .
When you are asked ie if the steak was ok and the feedback was fine / no answer it’s a clear indication that things are not quiet right - also when with friends you don’t want to cause a scene / wait another hour for food to come back out .

This small element of our experience ruined the whole night . When spending over £600 I feel it should be perfect .......

L
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been promising a visit for some time as we've been to sister restaurant Rocksalt numerous times.

Very impressed on all levels. Service is excellent, food is of a very high quality with a broad menu and the setting is very pleasing indeed.

Overall a very nice experience.

WC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was quite superb. I have no hesitation in recommending The Wife of Bath to anyone.

H
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a very enjoyable experience. I went with a work function and will be going back with my husband.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First class food for lunch. Service was great. Lovely decor

NO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good restaurant with quality food, but no outstanding dishes. 5 course Tasting menu is very good value at £80. Only downside was the long wait between each course.

SL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow.
Amazing food and service.
We had the 5 course taster menu with the flight of wines and it was delicious. The wines accompanying each course we spot on and complimented the food perfectly.

f
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Couldn't ask for more amiable staff. My friend was running late for our booking which was already at the end of lunch service at 2.30. We were never rushed and enjoyed a relaxing couple of hours with lovely food at tremendously good value on their lunch set menu.....do leave room for the chocolate tart...rich dark and ever so slightly salty...delicious!

RD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service and all else. Couldn't fault it.

W
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed 8 course Tasting Menu with paired wines. Food was superb as were the wines and the service outstanding. Probably our fourth visit to this restaurant and highly recommended.

MC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and lovely food. Recommended for a good evening out

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I booked The Wife of Bath for my partner's birthday during a weekend break as the previous reviews were so good. We were not disappointed! From the moment we arrived, the service was spot-on without being irratating. We chose the 5 course taster menu which was delicious and for someone who is not a "pudding-person", the chocolate torte was stunning. Well worthy of it's 5* rating!

I
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful oasis in a busy life.

NJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable, excellent service, reasonably priced wine list with plenty of wines by the glass and 500cl carafe which seems a sensible size. The promised northern Spanish influence wasn’t particularly evident in the menu which was a little disappointing but a high standard of cooking and presentation.

SM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Spanish food in a beautiful location - a really hidden gem and we will definitely go again

SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent .....
Staff were brilliant and food first class.
Thanks to all.

CO
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Lunch set menu is great value. Really friendly staff too.

SG
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really enjoyable lunch. Excellent food, wine and charming service. Highly recommended

CT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

London’s best quality type food in the middle of Kent ...
Not about quantity, all bout quality and taste.

RW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look, let's keep this simple, it is a great restaurant, with great food, and great people, so friendly, always look forward to going back. I live just a few miles away and feel blessed that we have this much talent on our door step.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was a real experience. Staff was very professional, knowledgable and friendly. Each serving was explained and the accompanying wines were presented with an in depth story of their origin and why it was paired with the dish. Food was outstanding.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a meal. Everything was absolutely wonderful.

T
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for a celebration Sunday lunch 3 hungry men 1 lady. The duck roast potatoes were a huge disappointment .. not crunchy at all ... that’s NOT how you serve roast potatoes with a nearly half empty restaurant .. the rest of the meals were fine .. service very good , but let down hugely by potatoes.

AK
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal amazing staff
Beautiful food.worth every penny.

JP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very pleasant restaurant in a charming small town. The food was good and well conceived in a "Spanish" theme and the service was competent and pleasant.

EG
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was absolutely delicious, every morsel. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back.

T
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall great experience.

Great atmosphere (not sterile but also not too loud) combined with great food (the best Pork chop that I have ever eaten) and friendly service.

Would 100% recommend and will be booking a return visit soon.

PL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Presentation was stunning. There was a varied and interesting menu, even though we only sampled the 3 course lunch menu. Well cooked with lovely fresh ingredients. Our daughter had the kids menu which was refreshing in that she also had an excellent meal with proper food, very reasonably priced. Added to that she loved the carrots which were pureed with a mix of flavours and texture added where she refuses carrots at home so well done!!

KC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely stay- thank you! Great value with stay and 8 course meal package. Nice location / decor. Attentive and welcoming service too. Just a few improvement suggestions, bed was a little too soft for us / wobbly (bed broken and repaired with gaffa tape). Some dishes a little bland for our preference, e.g. tomato dish on taster menu. Breakfast, only one choice from the menu, we’d have liked both continental and something cooked afterwards. After eggs on toast I was still a little hungry. Overall we liked it a lot so thank you!

G
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and always lives up to expectations. Excellent food and friendly professional service.

TS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved the food. Went for the 8 course taster menu. It was superb.

Thank you.

EJ
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were amazing. Not a cheap night out but worth it.

PK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was very tasty, but there was a distinct lack of vegetables. Restaurants need to encourage healthy eating.

SA
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A totally wonderful experience from the moment we arrived to the time of checkout. Lovely room, friendly staff and a beautiful meal. We will be back in the near future.

D
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food aspects were excellent however the only issue with modern restaurants was the lack of materials[Curtains, carpet, drapes]for noise reduction. When full is was quite noisy with conversations.

RW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant many times now and feel so lucky to have a wonderful restaurant so close to home.
The standardard of food and service are so high, I have travelled the world for business and pleasure and this restaurant never ceases to bring a smile, truly engaging people who want to please, so relaxed you never want to leave, cannot wait to go back, long may it continue.

CR
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal, staff were very friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. We will be returning for sure.
Thank you!

AW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would recommend but probably for a special occasion.