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The Tunbridge Wells Bar & Grill

84 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YB, England
+44 (0)1892522963
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Price range: $50 - $84
Cuisines: Bar, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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 of Kent. Following a complete transformation, the unique property is now a fresh, intimate space where you can enjoy a mid-morning coffee, a leisurely lunch, a relaxed dinner or unwind with a cocktail at the impressive bar. Serving a prodigious menu of eclectic choices from around the world, the restaurant offers a great tasting experience. All dishes, even the bread and ice cream, are freshly prepared and made on the premises by the restaurant's chefs from carefully sourced ingredients. The restaurant also boasts an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs in action at the wood stone oven, and with its warm Mediterranean feel, the south-facing terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a pre or post-dinner drink as well as delicious food al fresco.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Warm and welcoming atmosphere in the restaurant and the outside bar is the best in town. Amazing steak, cooked perfectly.

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London, U.K.
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I previously reviewed the Tunbridge Wells Bar and Grill in March 2012, and gave it a 5* rating. This used to be our favourite venue for a meal out in TW and was where I'd bring all our visitors, but after our recent visit, we won't be going back. Before going in most recently, we checked the menu on the... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My partner and I met some friends who had recommended having a meal at this busy town restaurant. It was quiet initially but soon became busy in the outside restaurant area. We had a good table and the waiter was very attentive. However the first drinks and subsequent orders took atleast 20 minutes to arrive and on one occasion a... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I'd just returned from a trip, was exhausted and just wanted something light for dinner as I didn't have anything in. I walked into the garden, smiled at the bartender and asked him how he was, and got a blank stare and no greeting in response. So I asked for beer, and sat on a stool. I couldn't put my... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We met friends here for a long overdue catch up on a Saturday night. We went to the "outside" bar as our table wasn't ready. Despite having ordered some drinks it seems some regulars get preferential treatment and are happy to queue jump getting theirs first. The place was packed which I'm sure was a good thing for the Bar... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As locals my husband and I eat here very regularly. The food is always reliable(excellent steaks) and despite a fairly high turnover of staff the service always friendly and efficient. The removable roof over the outside area is great for the summer months but this area has a great buzz regardless.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The recent renovation of the place has completely changed my view on it. Whilst the food has always been superb, the new outside area, means that you can go winter/summer for drinks in the evening and the atmosphere is great! Can't wait to go again!

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We live in Tunbridge Wells and ate at the restaurant once in June and once in July. On both occasions the service was absolutely atrocious. 25 minutes the first time to receive our drinks. Sides turned up just as we were finishing our main course. Deserts took so long we ended up leaving. The food is good albeit portions can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have been dining outside under the stars every Saturday night for the past five weeks and the food, service and atmosphere have all been consistently fantastic! We always feel like we've been on holiday because of the great atmosphere and the fact you can dine outside regardless of the weather because of the addition of the sliding roof! We... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

By the time we had finished dinner in the outside BBQ area I had a headache from the music, which got louder over time, and the others diners voice that rose in volume as the music did. Food was average though they do a good coleslaw. Drinks took ages to arrive and we had to ask at least 3 times... More

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