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About The Poet at Matfield
We believe that your dining experience with us starts the moment you walk through the door. A friendly greeting from our front of house team, led by co-owner Andy Urbanek and manager Katy Cruickshank.
The Poet offers a vast election of craft gins, handpicked wines and quirky cocktails. Chef Patron Petrus Madutlela and his team, endeavours to temp our customers with an imaginative array of contemporary British food cooked to order, sourced from the freshest, local produce. Our celebrity chef competed on Masterchef: The Professionals and was Judge of South African TV show "The Ultimate Braai Master."
Matfield, Kent TN12 7JH
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:00
Friday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bus stop The Standings Cross: 267 Hawkhurst, 268
Hawkhurst, 6 Tunbridge Wells
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
The Poet at Matfield Ratings and Reviews
Very pleasantly surprised - and a bit upset that we had not discovered this restaurant before, which we did through OpenTable, which shall now use more often to identify good restaurants! service could not have been better and the food was delicious, lovely and some unexpected tastes.
We could not fault the food or service , and definitely worth the trip , some of the best food I have tasted in a long while , well done to all concerned, particularly grateful to the chefs participation in explain recipes , fascinating , this young man has such a love for his profession .
We have visited the Poet on several occasions in the past and have always had a warm welcome. The food, drink, attentiveness of all the staff and overall ambience is what keeps us coming back for what is always a special experience. This Saturday's visit was no different and we thank all of you at the Poet for helping us celebrate our good news in fine fashion!
We had booked the Poet for the first time after hearing rave reviews and we weren't disappointed. The food was amazing, and the service was fantastic. Couldn't fault a single thing! After lunch we then sat on the sofas by the fire for a coffee which was lovely. Would highly recommend.
We had heard positive things about The Poet, so we were keen to try it out.
It went beyond our expectations, it was the best meal we've had in the area
and that includes all the restaurants in Tunbridge Wells.
Very interesting menu with West End innovation, great attentive, but not suffocating, service. We will become regulars.
I visited the Poet at Matfield for the first time on New Years Day for lunch with my family. We weren't sure what to expect -and we were really delighted with our choice. We enjoyed our starters (particularly the smoked salmon with horseradish cream and the pea soup ), and our mains (a very good roasted cauliflower as a vegetarian option, and a great pork dish). The desserts were our favourite part of the meal - we shared a pannacotta with sorbet and a buttermilk parfait - great flavours.
We would happily return!
Had lunch here on Boxing Day. Needed a vegetarian, gluten-free option and there was one available on the menu. Brilliant. Food is of a very high quality. Service is efficient and friendly. Surroundings are great. A lovely country pub with very good quality food and drink. Great gin too!
This was my first Christmas lunch in a restaurant. I knew I would not be disappointed as I eat fairly often at The Poet, Matfield.
One thing I like is that there is no music, so it is possible to have a conversation. The restaurant was packed as it was Christmas Day. The food was exquisite. Absolutely everything we ate was superb, from the amuse bouche to the coffee and mince pie, although we had to remind them for those.
The staff were brilliant. Tirelessly making our day special with no break for themselves.
Circumstances dictated this year that our family Christmas Day celebrations would be on Boxing Day so I would recommend it to anyone as a very special occasion.
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