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The Kent Tapas Company (formerly The Bench)

Units A & B, The Courtyard @ Mersham Le Hatch, Hythe Road, Ashford, United Kingdom, TN25 6NH
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Open Sunday - Thursday 11am - 11pm
Open Friday - Saturday 11am - 12am

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

About The Kent Tapas Company (formerly The Bench)

The Bench 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 Sunday, 14 October 2018

Amazing place !

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Great atmosphere, great service, great selection of drinks and most of all, great food! Me and my partner had a lovely evening here on a Saturday night for our anniversary. Highly recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

We love the way the menu changes throughout the year, it makes it for an interesting visit, and we think the experience improves every time. The quality and presentation of the food is exceptional.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

It was an enjoyable evening. I just found the staff a little unfriendly

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

There are two male serving staff that are always excellent and the food is always delicious

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

Absolutely superb. David who served us all evening was really knowledgeable and excellent we could not fault it. We are going back with friends in two weeks and also booked for the New Years eve party.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Superb meal, my dad said “one of the best he has ever had” Thank you for a lovely lunch and afternoon

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Fabulous food & service, our south African waiter was lovely, we've been quite a few times now & never been disappointed!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Really lovely evening, food delicious and the wine selection is fabulous.l We enjoyed it so much we are going to book our Christmas social in December to come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Absolutely lovely place. Staff couldn’t do enough. I will thoroughly recommend you to anyone. Xx

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Had another lovely meal/evening at The Kent Tapas Company. Food was as scrumptious as always. Looking forward to our next meal up there.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Excellent service and food - great evening at a great restaurant

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Great food, cocktails & service.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Lovely food, nice staff and not bad price!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Food was nice but service was rather slow and overall it’s fairly pricey.

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Visited On Friday, 31 August 2018

Faultless service, drinks and food the best atmosphere around...highly recommend!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

Absolutely brilliant, had 24 of us for lunch and service and food were just impeccable. I can not rate this venue highly enough.

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Visited On Monday, 27 August 2018

Brought my father here this time...he loved it !! Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

Brilliant service quick and very friendly 😀

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

This is first time we been for the roast and as always it was fantastic. The roast was very nice and staff as friendly as ever.

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Visited On Friday, 24 August 2018

Most of the food was lovely my friends thought the chicken breast dish was too peppery and couldn't eat it and also the pork belly was like mush.They advised the waiter and he immediately took it off the bill for them.The service was great. Would definitely come back.

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Visited On Monday, 20 August 2018

Beautiful food and cocktails can't wait to go back

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Service exceptional, cocktails fantastic. However generally I felt the price was a little expensive.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Every bite is a delight. The taste and quality is unsurpassed in my experience.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

We had a lovely meal for our anniversary at The Bench and we would recommend anyone to book. We were going thinking that, as it was Tapas, the portions wouldn’t be that big, but we were really pleasantly surprised at how much food you got for your money. We were so full after! We were so full that we couldn’t manage a dessert, however after our meal the waiter brought out an amazing dessert board which read “Anniversary” in white chocolate with a yummy chocolate moose and strawberries included - and they had done it for us as a complimentary gift! We couldn’t have been happier with our meal - delicious food, lovely setting and amazing service. We will definitely be coming back soon and bringing our friends. Couldn’t recommend more!

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