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Crescent Road | Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY, England (Formerly Hotel Du Vin)
+44 1892 526455
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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I lunch at HDV about three times a year and it is usually a real treat. Today as always the ambience was perfect (on the sunny terrace) and the waiting staff were charming and helpful. However the food was definitely not up to standard. My friend's salad was clumsily presented and apparently tasteless. My salad was quite tasty but the... More 

Thank jubbly100
Greater London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch to celebrate a special birthday. Went to the bar first ordered Champagne which though elegantly served took too long to arrive.Food orders were taken in the bar after handing out menus at the sme time as the drink arrival which gives a hint of impatience.The restaurant benefitted by the replacement of those awful chairs that used... More 

Thank John t
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went for dinner here. Started with cocktails in the bar, which were fine. Went through to dinner and I had a beef carpaccio which was also fine but would have benefited from a few capers scattered about. For some reason the capaccio was served with a small scotch egg, which was a nice enough bite, but totally out of... More 

Thank daniel b
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

we visited on Saturday 15th april for our family easter celebration, 8 of us were disappointed by the poor cooking and long delays between first and main courses. all food was overdone and mostly cold on arrival. the staff although numerous didn't appear to care very much about our experience. we were given a discount of £100 after complaining. The... More 

Thank Lisa B
Quenington, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a delicious dinner which started with a selection of 4 artisan breads. The Fixed price menu is limited to a few choices at each course, but the qualty is still good. The a la carte has a wide range of options to suit all tastes. The food arrived well presented and each course was delicious. The service was... More 

Thank Jdmd2015
Windsor, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Enjoyed pre-theatre drinks in the cocktail lounge before the performance at The Assembly Hall oposite the hotel. Very pleasant surroundings and professional staff. Drinks a little expensive but not for the venue.

Thank Doctor194790
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Started our evening in the bar which was good. Good service drinks and nibbles.Went through to the restaurant which was very hot asked for a/c to be put on, no a/c and the windows were stuck shut!! We had a very annoying waiter he kept joining in our conversation he did not offer us bread and liked to chat to... More 

Thank GinaK353
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, this was clearly going to be a great evening. Very welcoming and attentive from the start. All food was superb, the chateaubriand was certainly the highlight and we were very well looked after by our waiter, Andrew. Will definitely be back.

Thank Susswall
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Nice setting and comfortable lounge. Service was efficient. The afternoon tea proved a disappointment for all despite the long explanation about the patisserie chef making all the cakes especially to order. Didn't feel special at at all. The dry slabs of gluten free bread and scones were difficult to swallow. Plain cucumber, plain ham and tomato with onion were the... More 

Thank Diddlydancer
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Just as I was deciding to take a few friends out to celebrate my Birthday, I received an e-mail with an offer for the above. This seemed to fit the bill! I booked late- the day before- as no slots were available on-line for my chosen time. Quibbles would be that the lady who met me said she had just... More 

Thank david f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$70
European, British, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Road | Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY, England (Formerly Hotel Du Vin)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 526455
Elegant yet informal, the Hotel du Vin restaurant serves premium French bistro-style cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. Subtle starters and bold mains sit alongside an outstanding wine list, as well as a choice of spirits and local beers. Leather and dark stained wood fill the interior, with an inviting bar area providing the perfect evening meeting point.

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