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The Black Dog

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PT, England
+44 1892 549543
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Sharpthorne, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I dropped in with my daughter for a lunch. We had fish cakes with a rosti of onions and carrot with tomato and watercress salad. Very delicious. The apple juice and elderflower drink were also very good. Would definitely come here again.

Thank kathy b
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes the coffee is excellent and the food above average however I won't be returning due to the lack of welcome we received. Both of the male staff that I encountered were gloomy and gave the impression that they would rather be anywhere else. The female waitress was much friendlier, I entered in a good mood and left with the... More 

1 Thank Liz B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The Black Dog is the best place in the whole world. This is no exaggeration. I entered tired, hungover, and empty-bellied. I exited reinvigorated and enamoured with the exquisitely-dressed, exceptionally well-mannered and spoon-bendingly beautiful waitress. She had pink hair and a heart of gold. The service was impeccable, the food was flawless. I must admit, I devoured in a rather... More 

Thank Sagging I
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a popular place even at 9.30 on a Sunday morning. Good well priced menu and friendly staff. I hear it is really busy during the week also.

Thank Grapefan
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've been here quite a few times with friends, family and my children. Food fresh, lovely, lots of tempting choices and superb coffee. Highly recommended for breakfast, lunch or jus coffee and cake

Thank Victoria R
Southborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch after shopping. Very tasty open sandwich and my flat white coffee was fantastic. Nice atmosphere Sat on stools at the window watching the world go by. If I had to find negatives it would be that there is limited space between some of the tables and it does get very busy at the weekend.

Thank 999Mr_S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Really, really good coffee and excellent white chocolate brownie cheesecake. Very pleasant and unhurried atmosphere.

Thank Orms01
United Kingdom
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nice to have a place that is reliable in its excellence. They have great staff, a small but very nice menu and daily changing specials. Thee is something for everyone with the added benefit on fantastic coffee.

Thank skg505
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the black dog today to be honest just because it was raining and we didn't want to walk around the town any more looking for a place to lunch. It was a very good thing it was raining at the time we got to the front door, it was a lovely surprise. Such a lovely... More 

Thank Charlottelawrence
East Sussex
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We came for lunch on a Sunday. Just still open. Fab food and coffee. Very chilled vibe as always. We've been coming here for a long time now. Not every month but when we visit Tunbridge Wells it's always my first choice of where to eat. It's consistently delivering quality good food. Keep up the good work x.

Thank 26happycampers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 549543

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?