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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Saturday, 07 December 2019

Food is always nice

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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

Best Sunday roast I’ve had in a long time, greet service lovely cosy atmosphere

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 December 2019

We were a large party on a Wednesday night and chose the Unlimited Tapas option. It's very unusual for a restaurant to triumph not only in quality but also in quantity - the food seemed to keep coming until the point at which we could eat not a single thing more. And it was absolutely delicious. The service was spot on. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Love this place for a Sunday roast. Best one around, with amazing starters and desert to top it all off.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Great friendly service. Amazing food lots of choices to try something new. A good social restaurant to share foods and enjoy company with friends and family.

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

Lovely venue and the food was amazing! Definitely the best tapas I’ve ever had and the sharing dessert platter was pretty tasty too! Good service and good food!

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Lovely food & good service as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

The food was delicious and the range of options was very good for a Christmas menu and we had a few allergies too, which were catered for really well. Service was very good and attentive without being over the top, overall really lovely evening.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Excellent food and excellent service

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Great food, love it here and would highly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

We really enjoyed out visit, the wine machine was great! The only thing that let the food down was that the vegetables and cauliflower cheese was so over cooked that it was mushy and lots all of it flavour. Everything else was perfect

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Celebrating a birthday, would definitely come again

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Had an excellent Sunday Lunch at The Bench. Food was cooked as it should be. Waiting team were very friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

Delicious food, service is always excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Very attentive staff and delicious food

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Fantastic service and the best food!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

We have booked with you 4 times now & are always happy with everything so no doubt we will return again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

We were a party of 13, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed our evening, would highly recommend The Bench to one and all. The atmosphere, food and service were excellent.the manager and waiting staff were very attentive, took great care with explaining the menu to avoid any nut allergy problem.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

A wonderful 2 course roast lunch and dessert. Excellent service and food. They coped perfectly with a table for 15. Obviously we had booked in advance! I will definitely be returning (again).

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Sunday set menu, have spoons to serve from sharing platter. Think about adding cheese and crackers to the set Sunday menu for diabetics.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

We were returning customers, having had really good previous experiences. However, on this occasion we were completely let down and will likely not return again. Our drink order was taken and then “forgotten” so there was a delay in us receiving our drinks. Then we had the sharing roast. This has massively gone downhill since previous visits. The potatoes now appear to be the frozen type. The food was bland. The meat was tasteless and dry. We had about half a carrot between us. Very poor. The sharing pudding was much nicer though. There were lots of new staff and I kept hearing a man, who possibly was a manager, or at least a more experienced person, kept apologising to guests for the new staff errors. Which I know are to be expected, but there were A LOT of them and it made the whole service very poor. Very sad to see what used to be such a good quality restaurant has now gone to poor quality food and poor service.

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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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