The Wife of Bath

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
515 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Modern European
The Wife of Bath in Wye is a historic restaurant with rooms which was first opened in 1962 and has long held an excellent reputation around Kent. There is an intimate bar area, a beautiful main dining room and five exquisite guest rooms.

Owned and operated by the team behind the multi-award winning Rocksalt restaurant in Folkestone, The Wife of Bath is proud to offer the highest standards of food and service.

Mark Sargeant - ex right hand man to Gordon Ramsay - has put together an exciting menu celebrating a broad range of modern English and European cuisine, utilising the fabulous local and seasonal produce from the surrounding Kent countryside.
What 515 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SG
StevieG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We sat down at 7pm so not the busy period. Service was attentive, professional and friendly. Food was very good from a varied menu. The wine and champagne excellent. We are local so will of course visit again.

AB
AndreaB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great, service great, ambiance too stark and lacked warmth. Main courses quite pricey.

NS
NikkiS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food & exceptional service. Our waitress was information, attentive & knowledgeable. The food was absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to return.....except next time I’ll have the tasting menu with wine pairing as that looks delicious.

c
caldeypuffin
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

enjoyed a lovely three course lunch where each course was a delight to look at and eat!
Real attention to detail and pleasant , relaxed service and ambiance.

A
Agathos
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The dining room is a delight, in the charming village of Wye. Service was meticulous. The wine list is thoughtful and not over-priced and our chosen Rhone was superb.
However, the 'Sunday menu' was totally the wrong choice for this excellent Spanish-themed restaurant, which we value and have been to many times before, though not on a Sunday.
Thin slices of perfectly roast sirloin, crispy roast King Edward potatoes, Yorkshire pudding cooked in the meat juices around the bone . . . it was definitely not! The cauliflower in a blue-cheese sauce was very good, as was the carrot soup - all beautifully presented and served. The panacotta dessert was lovely but not the semi-raw rhubarb with it.
Go to the Wife of Bath for its wonderful, imaginative tapas, but never on a Sunday!

RH
RowanH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was fantastic. The food was delicious and the wine had been carefully curated to balance out all of the flavours.

Highly highly recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends, arrived 12.30, left 4ish - food was great and wine exceptional. Oz Shiraz.
Can’t wait to be able to go again.

h
hamishc
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cuisine and thoughtful service. Sufficiently different and interesting menu. Not rushed and good space between tables for privacy. Friendly but professional. Not cheap but fair value.

m
manokent
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The meal was good quality and it is a very nice place. It’s not cheap - our meal cost us north of £60 each - but bog standard meals in a pub in the area can cost £30 and leave you feeling you could have cooked better staying at home. This meal I definitely could not have cooked at home.

HP
HannahP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff where very accommodating and friendly, I have a milk intolerance and they made sure they said everything on the menu that I could have all the way down to dessert and what they would recommend and nothing was ever too much. the food was amazing, the halibet was absolutely incredible. the atmosphere was relaxed but beautifully decorated. Have recommended to family already.

G
Gabi
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best food in the area, perfect service. Absolutely love it :-)

RA
RACHAELU
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was really lovely with a wide range of food and flavours. The service was great and we could not fault it; really helpful and friendly team. Thanks for a lovely evening.

LC
LucyC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Staff really lovely, welcoming professional, knowledgeable, and very smiley. Atmosphere relaxed and lovely surroundings. The food was presented really nicely we enjoyed the starter and main but the clematis gataux although looked exquisite did not taste of clematine at all, it looked as though it would be lemony but on taste as a bit of a disappointment. But other than that lovely lunch thank you

CL
CarolineL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is my 2nd visit. We had a lovely time and the food was delicious although not as good as my visit at the beginning of December. Our waitress was wonderful and provided a top class service. The passion fruit souffle was out of this world, the pork belly was average.
I would still highly recommend. £120 for lunch for 3, no wine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service.

BM
BrianM
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Looked after very well but party had variable comments on the food and value thereof rating generally at 7 out of 10. Probably would not return.

C
Challock2
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We met our friends for lunch, the food, service was good. My friend banged his head in the gentlemen toilets which slightly marred the occasion. Signs were in place on the second beam, but was easily missed.

AB
AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite Mother Nature cutting the power off a few times the Chef managed to keep everything going / well done! Beautiful plates of food and excellent service. Well done team.

LK
LisaK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a voucher for Christmas to visit this wonderful restaurant. Decided to book for valentines evening - it was a perfect choice!
From the moment we entered the restaurant to leaving it was 1st class. We both had the 5 course taster menu - one being vegetarian. Food was absolutely beautiful and the staff were all amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be returning very soon!

c
christianw
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely surroundings, excellent service and the meal was superb.

S
Sturry1
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed our lunch at the Wife of Bath. Your staff were forgiving about our late arrival, occasioned by problems with parking. We came by separate vehicles and we both found the car park full. Surprising as the restaurant was not. The space is very tight and we both found it more difficult to leave, than enter (as indeed did the person in front of me). If this is normal, then guests should be advised to park in Wye Village, rather than as the restaurant.
We chose the menu of the day, and the food was excellent, washed down by a nice dry Prosecco. The poached Hake was particularly memorable.
Service was attentive, but not unduly so. The background music was slightly intrusive, at this volume, I would have preferred Mozart or Telemann.
Overall, we enjoyed ourselves and will certainly return when another special occasion beckons.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. So hard to choose from the menu as I always want every dish but what ever you choose is creative and well done.

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was attentive but not over. It was busy yet intermit. We will be returning.

P
Ptarmigan
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

very nice quality restaurant. good food, ambience and service. would not put anyone off going there for a special occasion

SR
StephenR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a really nice meal, we will be back.
The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and professional I couldn't fault it at all.

c
cosi
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent and well presented. Staff were friendly and assertive.
Would not hesitate to book again.

c
cityrow
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My wife and I had a pleasant meal here but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the set lunch menu which I didn’t find to be good value. On the day we went it was very average and I had expected more.

Can’t fault the service though and it’s a nice place to sit.

Bread is amazing!

L
Londonlassie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely meal which considering end of bin wine offer and quality of food, was extremely value for money! Francesca I think was our waitress and should be commended for her exceptional and friendly service throughout.

EM
ElaineM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I found the food to be over priced for the standard received. The main dish was extremely salty and in today's life style salt should not be a main ingredient. The starters were lovely, and the extra little tasters were a nice added bonus. The bread and home made butter was also good bread slightly over cooked. Staff were amazing and very helpful. Sparkly wine not quite chilled enough.

LG
LukeG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, lovely food in a countryside setting. Service is amazing too.

NG
NickG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal at Saturday lunch time. Wines by 50cl carafe. 3 course lunch, g&t and 2 x 50cl carafes £115. Great friendly service

LH
LizzieH
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Revisiting The Wife of Bath after 60 years. Recognised very little, but a really lovely experience.
I don't look the same either!

ME
MartinE
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant lunch. Attentive staff, modern surroundings. Think noise levels could be quite high if fully booked, but overall a good experience.

VW
VWinz1
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful venue, the staff were very helpful and friendly we had such a great time the food was amazing. We will definitely be back

S
Stephen
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round and we have never had a bad experience there.

PR
PeteR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Brilliant food and service. Appalling noise level noted by us and two other tables which made us leave early. A shame.

T
Tamanegi
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with friendly staff and good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the service even better. Highly recommended

SB
StephenB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the dishes we had were very tasty and finely prepared. Great attention to detail . The service was also very attentive.

J
Jules
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We brought some friends with us for lunch. They had never eaten at the Wife of Bath. They were very impressed. The food and presentation was excellent, as it always is. I have never had a bad, or even average experience at this restaurant. It is always fantastic.

FAQs

The Wife of Bath is rated 4.6 stars by 515 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.