Forming part of the elegant Tunbridge Wells Retreat hotel, Al Portico is a fantastic and very stylish little Italian restaurant. Formerly known as the Smart & Simple Hotel, the Tunbridge Wells Retreat is a lovely family run establishment located in the heart of the picturesque Kentish town of Tunbridge Wells.
Just a short walk from the attractive town centre with its upmarket shopping facilities and moments from the main train station, this lovely establishment offers a fantastic dining option in the Al Portico restaurant.
The Italian name gives guests a strong hint as to the kind of food served at the restaurant and the focus of the menu lies on the cuisine from the north of Italy. Keeping things simple and ensuring that all dishes are utterly fresh and of the best quality possible, the menu isn’t too long but offers a range of delectable dishes to choose from.
Tuck into tasty fresh calamari which have been deep fried with a golden batter or enjoy a classic dish of mussels in a tomato sauce to start with. The fresh pasta dishes are superb and include a rather lovely homemade fiocchi filled with pears and Gorgonzola and topped with a rich creamy sauce. As for the mains, sea bass with mozzarella and courgettes and rib eye steak with a choice of side are just two of the tempting options.
Al Portico is an elegant dining room decked out in stylish browns and creams. Chic furnishings and wooden floors add to the contemporary style whilst well-dressed staff provide a fantastic service at all times.
Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available on Bank Holidays or Celebration Days including, but not limitied to, Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Mothering Sunday, etc.