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The Tunbridge Wells Bar & Grill

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Bar, British, Grill
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84 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YB, England
01892 522 963
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Tunbridge Wells Bar & Grill is located in a prime location on the High...
The Tunbridge Wells Bar & Grill is located in a prime location on the High Street in the heart of this fashionable area. Following a complete transformation, our unique property is a fresh, intimate space where guests can enjoy a mid-morning coffee, a leisurely lunch, a relaxed dinner or unwind with a cocktail at the impressive bar. A state of the art retractable roof provides outdoor dining all year long, rain or shine. Ingredient provenance is key to us. We're about classic and inspired seasonal cooking, amazing steaks and brilliant cocktails to match. We only serve 100% British beef naturally reared on farms selected by us. Our chefs traveled to Memphis to learn the best barbecue techniques to bring back to our kitchens. We're cooking over charcoal on an amazing theatre grill and wood burning oven, putting a big focus on marinating, rubbing and slow cooking with our latest menu. Fantastic food and service, every time you visit us.
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 97
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mouth watering food.

I visited The bar and grill last night (Sunday) with a friend. Our starters of tempura prawns and Thai fish cakes were wonderful. We both opted for Fillet steak which was cooked to perfection. Delicious cocktails and very attentive service. I have had a few hit and miss meals here in the past but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
FoodIsMyFriend86
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I visited The bar and grill last night (Sunday) with a friend. Our starters of tempura prawns and Thai fish cakes were wonderful. We both opted for Fillet steak which was cooked to perfection. Delicious cocktails and very attentive service. I have had a few hit and miss meals here in the past but last night was perfect and left... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I've been a regular customer and black card holder here for 2 years, and I have to say this place has gone seriously downhill. There is a big problem with the toilets today, and it's been this way for 2 weeks without being resolved....absolutely stinks! Surely you would just take a hit and pay for a 24hr plumber?? This place... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Met some friends here today and thought okay has it improved in the last couple of months. The drinks are nice but what is wrong with the toilets? It stinks in there and apparently it cannot be fixed?

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Tunbridge Wells, UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here for a birthday meal for about 16 people. They couldn't fit us in the outside space so we had a big table inside. Unfortunately this was by the door and I had to keep my coat on throughout the meal as it was so cold with people coming in and out having cigarettes. I had to get up... More 

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New York City, New York
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357 reviews 357 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a huge restaurant and I can't help but think....how successful it would be with some real staff training. Food was average. Service was disinterested. I was part of a group and my friends continuously go there when in the area. I will try to avoid a revisit. My ribs were fine. My fries were cold. My waiter looked... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My partner and myself eat at the restaurant on 22/03/2015 , and had the Sunday roast that had been recommended to us, the service and quality of the food were excellent, we choose the Roast Lamb which is very well present on a board for you to share, my only criticism is the start price of the wine we choose... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The service was attentive, knowledgable and friendly. All the food was delicious in a cool and chilled out atmosphere. I had a chilli squid salad and my friend had garlic scallops to start with. Our ribeye steaks were cooked to our request and very tasty. I would definitely go back.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We are lunch in the covered patio area. This area has a great atmosphere. Relaxed and cool!! The food was very good. I really enjoyed the squid starter for the spice and heat of the squid complimented by the tang insets of the noodles and salad. The False Bay Sauvignon Blanc was a treat. Service was slow, they seemed understaffed!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

The Grill is always a fantastic dining experience! My husband and I went here for my birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was exceptional and the waiters were attentive and friendly. Highly recommend for a special evening! X

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We keep going back to the TW Bar and Grill, never really sure why. The service is always terrible, the staff are more interested in their own appearance than serving the diners. I sent a letter to head office some months ago after yet another bad experience and never got a reply! However, went back last night for supper, there's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: 01892 522 963

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 74
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

The Tunbridge Wells Bar & Grill is located in a prime location on the High Street in the heart of this fashionable area. Following a complete transformation, our unique property is a fresh, intimate space where guests can enjoy a mid-morning coffee, a leisurely lunch, a relaxed dinner or unwind with a cocktail at the impressive bar. A state of the art retractable roof provides outdoor dining all year long, rain or shine. Ingredient provenance is key to us. We're about classic and inspired seasonal cooking, amazing steaks and brilliant cocktails to match. We only serve 100% British beef naturally reared on farms selected by us. Our chefs traveled to Memphis to learn the best barbecue techniques to bring back to our kitchens. We're cooking over charcoal on an amazing theatre grill and wood burning oven, putting a big focus on marinating, rubbing and slow cooking with our latest menu. Fantastic food and service, every time you visit us.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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