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56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
+44 1892 526422
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“quiche” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (32 reviews)
“salad” (40 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came in for a quick coffee and some food. The food was tasty and I thought it was worth the money. What really bugged me was the staff. Whilst this girl was making my coffee I was looking for a place to sit and...More

Thank gigisenanes
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

My favourite avocado on toast with halloumi seeds and balsamic - fantastic accompanied by a lovely green smoothie. Sadly a couple came in with a 2 year old glued to her iPad at full volume watching Peppa Pig. Couldn't see it but could damn well...More

Thank libbz18
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The food is always excellent and can thoroughly recommend eating here. It does get very busy as it is only a small place, but the staff are always so friendly. We was greated by a lovely girl called Lauren who served us and made sure...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Come here for coffee at least twice a week! Friendly staff and nice atmosphere...good coffee too! Cakes are homemade and DIVINE! Recommend the brownies. Went here for lunch twice and expected it to be pleasant and then BAM! It was AMAZING! I had the quiche...More

Thank DanniCross
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Love this bistro. Lovely fresh food and delightful waitresses and all at a reasonable prices. The atmosphere is pleasant and all not far from the Victoria centre

Thank francis1952
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very good coffee, very friendly staff. Would particularly recommend the bacon/cheese/tomato breakfast bap thing. Delicious and very filling - great way to start the day.

Thank sambooker
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Basil is always busy, for good reason. The cakes are fantastic, the salad selection is very unusual and very tasty. We had breakfast this time from a good selection on the menu. It can get noisy as there aren't many soft furnishings to baffle the...More

Thank wendyandfam
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I go to Basil a lot, it is a lovely place for a quick cuppa or to meet a friend. The cakes are yummy although I would really like more than a gluten free brownie as my daughter is GF and gets fed up with...More

1  Thank SCD732
Reviewed 26 October 2017

All we wanted was a quick bite to eat and a hot drink. We decided to sit outside. The waitress gave us menus. She had not returned 10 minutes later. I went inside to find her chatting with others. Not good. We left and went...More

Thank crazymaddancer
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Do like a bit of Basil at the weekend when we have the chance but there was a woman serving today who was not welcoming or interested in our custom compared to the usual friendly Saturday staff. Cake, toasties and coffee v good as usual...More

Thank libbz18
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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