The Kent Tapas Company (formerly The Bench)

Units A & B, The Courtyard @ Mersham, Le HatchHythe Road, Ashford, New Zealand, United Kingdom, TN25 6NH
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Open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 11pm

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  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Kent Tapas Company (formerly The Bench)

The Kent Tapas Company is an exciting Wine & Tapas Bar in the the historic Courtyard @ Mersham Le Hatch serving up to 48 Wines by the Glass to compliment some of the finest Tapas Kent has to offer!

Cuisine: Tapas
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Really delicious food, there’s something for everyone and it’s seriously good quality! The service was exceptional, the waiting staff are really friendly. I’ll definitely be returning and would recommend to anyone.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Loved it. Outstanding. Exceeded expectations. Hope to be back soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

The service we received was very good and efficient, food was of excellent quality and just enough for the number of people we had, and you had the opportunity to order more if needed.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Excellent food and a good selection

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Whilst the food was great, it was very over-priced for what we had. £29.95 per person was very expensive as we didn’t actually order that much food for it it be worth that much. The atmosphere was not great - I haven’t been to this restaurant for a while but it has never been as quiet as it was when we visited this week. The service was quick and the staff were friendly, however we felt as a group that the staff were trying to let get rid of us quite quickly once we’d finished eating as every 10 minutes we were asked if we wanted anything else and although we kept saying we were ok, we kept being asked - to the point where the bill was almost handed to us without us actually asking. By that point we were so sick of being asked, we paid and left quickly. Can’t say we will be returning anytime soon i’m afraid.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

First visit and definitely won't be the last. Loved it.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Mark, Thank you for another delicious meal and we will no doubt be seeing you again soon. Many thanks, Kevin

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Super food!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Both food and drink menu somewhat limited, especially the beers. Quality very good but more choice needed

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Excellent wine, atmosphere and service

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Mark, Sorry to have to say but the service on Sunday was not up to the usual high standard. The new waitress's knowledge was poor, their service was also very slow. We waited for over half an hour after we had finished our mains before being asked if we had in fact 'finished' despite the new girls having walked past us several times. The desert platter was a little different than usual. Therefore, it would have been nice if we were told what the new items were instead of it just being dumped on the table?

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Everything was perfect.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

This was our first visit. The food was amazing and we will definitely be coming back!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Excellent every time we go.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Very good in last minute to allocate vegetarian and gluten free meal for special meals. Thanks! Great place for small party gathering!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Lovely Saturday lunch. Wasn’t very busy when we first arrived (it was chucking it down with rain just after a heatwave) so would love to visit again on a busier evening perhaps and check out the atmosphere when it’s busier. Lovely food, very generous portions and good service.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

As always, food outstanding. Service was attentive and welcoming although staff were stretched on a busy evening. Compromising on staff can lead to a less than seamless experience. This is not a complaint but constructive advice. Loved the new waitress!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Lovely food and drinks. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Brilliant service, Amazing food, never lets us down

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Very good meal and friendly efficient service. Thoroughly recommend.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Food and service was amazing! Highly recommend :)

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

The offers advertised on the website were not available on the night, so rvuce was poor as we kept being disturbed a very 10 minutes asking if we were OK, more drinks, anything else, to finally have our table wiped in front of us with a dirty cloth and starting taking our salt and pepper pots, so despite it being 21:20 and the restaurant being very quiet, we got the message, paid up and left.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Lovely light lunch on a beautiful sunny day. Excellent house wine.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

My favourite restaurant to eat at! The most gorgeous food

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Excellent food,drink & service. No improvement necessary. Keep up the good work!!

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