About Us

Hi, we are Margaret and Ian, and we have been running The Secret Pantry in Tenterden having taken over in October 2013. We opened to the public on the 6th December 2013, after two months of putting our own style into the restaurant.


Having lived in France for 15 years, when we returned to the UK we wanted to find a place where we could start a Tea Room, whch was a life long wish of ours. When we found The Secret Pantry we thought it was perfect, and started to to fulfil our wish straight away. 


We are a fully licensed, offering fresh, quality food, with Free Wifi available to all our customers. Whether you just need a quick tea or coffee, a quick bite to eat, or something a bit more, The Secret Panty is sure to have something for everyone. 


We look forward to seeing you at The Secret Pantry, and hope you enjoy the experience, decorations and the food we create.


At The Secret Pantry food is synonymous with freshness, quality and, where possible, locally sourced produce. All our food is freshly cooked and sandwiches made to order. We have daily specials for soups, pies, dishes of the day and desserts.


Afternoon teas are one of our specialities, with freshly baked cakes and scones and delicious finger sandwiches with a choice of fillings. We have also sourced some delicious teas, all our teas are tea leaves, giving a more intense flavour.


We endevour to source as much of our food locally as possible; 


Our meat comes from Marchants of Bethersdem


Fruit and Veg from David Catt & sons


Eggs from A B Holland in Battle


Bread from Rye Bakery


All our cakes are homemade here at The Secret Pantry


From a little further afield our Smoked Salmon and Black pudding is from the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.



We are proud to belong Tenterden Chamber of Commerce. Please visit http://www.tenterdentown.co.uk/ to find out more.

Opening Hours 


4 Manor Row, 100 High Street  



Tel: 01580 766696


As well as our daily menu we also offer daily specials.


Soups of the day


Dishes of the day


There will always be vegetarian options


We are open 7 days a week


Monday - Thursday  9.00 - 16.00

Friday  9.00 - 16.30

Saturday 9.00 -17.00

Sunday   9:15 - 16:00






Afternoon Tea

From 14:30 



Sunday Roast

Last Sunday of each month



We will stay open later when there are events on in the town.


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