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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, 16 December 2018

Very yummy roast dinner. Loved the sharing board. Was the perfect amount of food and very tasty all round.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Amazing food! Great staff and lovely atmosphere! I’ve only eaten here a couple of times but it’s always been great

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

The food was amazing as always ! A great Xmas menu mixing tapas as a starter and turkey for mains. All I would suggest is rather than desserts offer an alternative of a cheese board for us that prefer a savoury end .

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

A really lovely feel to the place when you walk in. Excellent service and food nothing to much trouble for the staff.My friend wanted to take rest of her meal home was packed into a container so this could happen. Friendly atmosphere and a vast choice of wines. Only thing to add is soft drinks on draught. instead of expensive bottles. 11/10 for everything. Well done Chef, well done staff. I’ll be back definitely.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Absolutely superb in every respect . Would 100% recommend giving the Kent Tapas Company a try . We were a party of eleven and everyone said they would return .

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Great evening ,excellent quality of food and service . Nothing was too much trouble and our guests with dietary requirements were more than catered for. We had a fabulous time , thank you .

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Wonderful food and wonderful staff! My favourite place to dine with friends

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

The food was delicious, as always, and the service was great! Superb family Sunday lunch! A very big thank you to all the staff...

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Great tasting food and excellent service

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

I tried this last month as a table of 4 and came back for a second visit as the food was superb. High recommend. Would visit again once the menu is refreshed. Love the serve yourself wine bar!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Most dishes about 8-9 pound were good value for money. Think the higher prices plates were not worth the extra cost. Otherwise a fantastic and enjoyable evening with great staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

What a lovely location, beautiful ambience of low lighting old courtyard quirkiness, amazing food and great customer service from staff. I had a party of over 40 guests and the Bench went out of their way to make my birthday special including live music.Thank you all for making my day so lovely. I know many of my guests commented on how nice the food was and that they would definitely come back. Thank you once again staff. Gabrielle Bleidorn

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

We had a fantastic afternoon, fantastic wine, great tapas and the service was very good

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Fabulous Sunday lunch, staff are always friendly and attentive. We come for Tapas too which is also lovely but pricey so a treat only or would come more

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

My second visit, just to confirm it was as delicious as the first time. And it was.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

We ordered 11 tapas dishes between the four of us and it was plenty, each dish was delicious and the wine and service topped it off. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Lovely evening. Limited menu compared with other tapas we've tried. Great gin and tonics but we waited for 25 minutes for a drink I guess they was a shortage of staff on duty. We were seated at the rear of the restaurant (near the loos) and I think the atmosphere nearer the bar area would have been nicer. Overall a really good experience and we will return.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

We love it there 😍

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

We found the staff very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. And the food was great

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Very enjoyable meal as always

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

10/10 on all levels... Thank you for a great birthday meal

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

As discussed with your staff on the evening and I am sure they will agree, we did not receive the service or quality of food that I have come to expect from an evening in your restaurant. Service was slow, the quality and presentation of the food we were served was very poor!! This said your staff did adjust our bill to compensate, however on reflection I am now of the opinion that we still paid quite a bit more for what we were served than it was worth. we have used the Bench a number of times, not sure if or when we will come back after this!!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

Nice evening good food good staff will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Bench is one of our favourite restaurants! Every time we visit, the food is superb and the staff are amazing - so friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Not to sure about the broccoli tapas dish and the potatoes bravas lacked flavour and seasoning. The squid was amazing as was the desert platter.

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