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Manakamana Gurkha

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Nepalese, Asian
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31 Church Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JT, England
+44 1892 527834
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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217 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really tasty, well flavoured food with quite a few original dishes. Was slightly annoying that some dishes were off the menu and the service was slow at times.

Thank brenhell
Ashford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Manakamana for a meal prior to seeing a a how at the Trinity Theatre. The restaurant is small & quite basically decorated. However, the food & service are really very good, & make this charming eateries well worth a visit. The menu offers a wide range of choices, & those we chose were delicious. We're fans of Gurkha... More 

Thank David B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little restaurant just off the town centre. The service was great, the food excellent and I thought it was very good value. There were a few dishes I hadn't seen before, and I tried some of the Gurkha specialities and they were delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes this sort of... More 

Thank elmshart
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am currently working in the local area and tried to visit this restaurant yesterday. I really love Nepalese food but they had a message in the window saying that they "will be open tomorrow". So I tried again today but they are still closed with the same message "we will be open tomorrow" with no date to say when... More 

Thank Chris R
Tunbridge Wells
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great service, lovely setting, lovely food for a good price, something different to other restaurants in Tunbridge Wells.

Thank SmileyTunbridgeWells
Romsey, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We fancied something different & this is. Nepalese food & what felt like a traditional warm welcome, proved as our party expanded to 6 & they were happy to help. The food was good & the Pinot was fine. I think they might struggle with quick service when over half full as it appeared only one waitress, but the service... More 

Thank Ian H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Impeccable service by a lovely lady and really mouth-watering food - tender and bursting with flavour. We asked for recommendations when choosing and the four of us were delighted with the meal we were served comprising a range of varied dishes. We left full but not feeling overfed. I am already looking forward to a return visit. I really recommend... More 

Thank Rafeym1
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Another fabulous meal at the Gurkha. Such a treat to have such well prepared and cooked Nepalese food. The flavours are delicious. We had garlic naan, dhal, chicken dishes, poppadums, rice and potato dish. Can't recommend enough for freshly cooked food-if you enjoy tasty food you really should try eating here!

Thank Jskab
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I went here last July, only now writing a review because I feel the poorly rated comments about length of waiting time unjustified. The reason it takes a little longer than most curry houses is because it is cooked from scratch. We had a excellent meal, fantastic flavours. My main criticism is they need to get a better fan extraction... More 

Thank rachaelbishop
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Oh dear! 1 waitress, 1 chef come waiter to about 24 people in the restaurant. 12 of us in one group. We had preordered our meals but still had to wait ages to get anything and then only got about half what we ordered turned up. Most of what we had was quite nice but they're not up to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Nepalese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Church Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 527834

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?