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56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
+44 1892 526422
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are really friendly.Lovely place to go for afternoon tea.They do really nice salads.Lots of area to show things.Really recommend.Perfect for everyone.Whenever my daughter looks at the cakes her mouth waters

Thank Victoria R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Tunbridge Wells and we found this little place for lunch and we were so pleased we did. The service was quick and the food was lovely. I had the soup of the day which was delicious whilst my partner had one of their many salads along with a sausage roll, so good! Yes it was a... More 

Thank CSxoxo
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Lovely food . great coffee. However very limited seating space. Best to visit weekday lunch for lovely fresh sandwiches and panini

Thank Kate D
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Been to Basil in Lime Hill, same good coffee and food but this one is really tiny upstairs with low ceiling. It actually feels like being in the attic. The stairs is kinda narrow and a little steep. Probably won't go back as not good with claustrophobic spaces.

Thank kikaygonz
Kendal, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here for take out when at a local baby class. The coffee was delicious and the salad bar enabled a healthy lunch at a good price. Cakes looked delicious but I tried to be good and only took the salads. I will be back !!

Thank Jenna L
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to visit at any time. Great coffee, cakes, very pleasant staff and lovely ambience. Good value too.

1 Thank Karen W
Reigate, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Still sitting in here. As I often go to the Tonbridge Basil, which I like a lot, I thought I'll give this one a go too. Unfortunately, I didn't find it as nice. No problem with food & coffee & staff at all, but its premises are hardly as inviting as the Tonbridge one. Rather odd seating area upstairs, with... More 

Thank Vildo
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This a very friendly cafe serving quality food & drink. You can either sit downstairs in the window and watch the world go by or upstairs. The price is good for the quality of food, drink, and service.

Thank steve-rtw
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I like to grab their cakes when possible, they can be a little pricey but the servings are large. They are often very busy so sometimes a slight wait for a table but no more than a couple minutes. Waitresses are quick and attentive and look like Mila Kunis.

Thank Chris D
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had seen very good reviews on this pleasant coffee house.So thought I would give it a try for tea and cake. I selected flapjack with chocolate topping. Oh dear - Chocolate topping was COOKING chocolate a no no with me especially when paying £3.50 per cake. Might try it again - not sure.

Thank joanie555

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 526422

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