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modern asian dining & cocktails
asian elegance, culinary bliss, all day
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 9.30am to 11pm
Sunday & Monday 9.30am to 5pm

Nestled in the charming locale of The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kumquat Restaurant is more than just a dining establishment; it’s a manifestation of passion, flavour, and community. Picture this: a cosy ambiance that warmly welcomes you, the clinking of glasses resonating with laughter, and the aromatic symphony of our chefs’ creations. At Kumquat, we pride ourselves on curating an experience that transcends mere dining; it’s an invitation to savour life’s beautiful moments.

Our chefs, inspired by Asian culinary traditions, handpick the finest ingredients to compose dishes that are not just meals but vibrant stories on a plate. From the first bite to the last lingering taste, we aim to create a journey that indulges your senses and etches memories.

But Kumquat is more than a restaurant; it’s a shared love for culinary artistry, a commitment to community, and a dedication to making each visit an exceptional one.

As we stand on the brink of The Times Business Awards, we extend an invitation to become a part of our story. Your vote isn’t just for a name on a list; it’s a nod to the personal touch, the authenticity, and the heart we pour into every aspect of Kumquat.

Join us on this flavourful adventure, and let your vote be a testament to the genuine, personal, and extraordinary experience that is Kumquat Restaurant on The Pantiles.

Some simple instructions on how to complete the voting form.

  • Once you click on the link, you will be taken to the voting page.  You will need to select Food & Drink Hero as the category, then enter your name and email address.
  • Then enter Kumquat Restaurant as the business you are nominating and a small amount of text as to why you are nominating us.
  • You then need to select both check boxes before submitting your vote.

Thank you so much 


“Brunch is an opportunity to be a little naughty – or a lot extravagant – at the table.” – Kit Wohl


"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last." - Robert Louis Stevenson


"Work is the curse of the drinking class" – Oscar Wilde

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Embark on a festive journey with us as we once again curate an unforgettable experience to celebrate Chinese New Year. Building on the resounding success of last year’s events, we are delighted to extend the festivities over two weekends in February: Friday, the 9th, and Saturday, the 10th, as well as the following Friday and Saturday, the 16th & 17th.

Seize the opportunity to join us for an exquisite celebration dinner, where culinary artistry meets tradition. With limited spaces available, we operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your spot by making reservations through our dedicated reservation page – click here to access the page promptly.

Should you have any inquiries or require assistance, our team is at your disposal. Contact us at 01892 487556 or via email at Elevate your Chinese New Year festivities with us, and let the spirit of the occasion unfold in an atmosphere of culinary excellence and joyful celebration.

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Who Are We And What Sets Us Apart?

At the helm of our culinary haven are the accomplished duo, Alex and Virginia Boyd, each boasting extensive careers in the world of hospitality. Kumquat is a fusion of cultures, continents, and life stories, blending the finest ingredients with expert craftsmanship to offer you a harmonious blend of two worlds.

Crafted under the culinary mastery of Chef Patron Alex Boyd, our menu is a testament to the vibrant tapestry of Asian cuisine, inspired by his immersive studies in the culinary epicentre of Hong Kong. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the kitchen—we meticulously source the finest ingredients and curate a diverse selection of expertly handcrafted cocktails, thoughtfully chosen wines, and premium beers.

Whether you're indulging in a multi-course feast or simply savouring a drink and snack, Kumquat's dynamic yet sophisticated ambiance provides the ideal setting for gatherings with friends, family, or business associates. We eagerly anticipate the pleasure of serving you soon, as we invite you to embark on a culinary journey that transcends boundaries and captivates the senses.

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