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Max's Genuine Italian Food

3B Monson Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LS, England
01892 615665
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is a real gem - as it's name suggests, genuine Italian food, really delicious and a nice atmosphere.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is a real gem - as it's name suggests, genuine Italian food, really delicious and a nice atmosphere.
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English first
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A superb evening of fine dining and great wine. Max was both interesting and informative and the kitchen certainly did us proud. For a true taste of Italy combined with great hospitality you need look no further than this gem in RTW.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Happened upon this hidden gem thanks to Google Maps and I'm so pleased we did. This is a jewel in an desert of identikit chains. Local, family-owned with food made almost in front of you - what is not to like. The prices reflect the care and quality of both staff and food, and the result is more than worth... More

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kent
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This really does feel like the locals' favourite place to eat in a small Italian town. Very cosy and slightly chaotic - which adds to the atmosphere. My children shared a pizza which was very cheesy (in a good way!) and OH and I both went for a pasta dish. I agree that the portions aren't vast but they are... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

A tiny, quite pretty little place near to where we live and we so wished it had been better as we would be regulars. As it was, we found it grossly overpriced. £12 and £13 is a lot to pay for what was essentially a plate of rice and a plate of pasta. The game risotto was flavourless and there... More

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Tunbridge Wells
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a small, comfortable restauarant offering delicious food served by a wonderful host - marvelous. I would have liked a bit more on the plate but then again I am a bit of a glutton :-)

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We have stopped off here several times when we have been visiting Tunbridge Wells and although only relatively small premises the welcome hospitality, and food are not to be missed. Strongly recommend a visit.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have to echo many others on here, went to eat on a drizzly Friday afternoon and on the recommendation of a very good friend who cannot fault them. Although not much to give away the delights from the street once you step inside your transported over to Italy. A small and unfussy menu, they dont do much but what... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Molly and Max are great hosts... Popped in here for a few times for a sandwich and it's never been too much trouble for a tasty affordable belly filler! Yum yum x

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Kent, UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

I've walked past Max's numerous times but somewhat lacking in curb appeal, it's never tempted me in - well what a mistake! I went for lunch with a friend expecting a bog-standard cafe menu but we ended up sharing possibly the tastiest antipasti platter ever! Beautiful selection of Italian meats, cheese, marinated vegetables, olives, bread and lightly dressed salad with... More

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Burwash, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Over the years we have been to most of the restaurants in Tunbridge Wells but Max's is certainly the place we always return to. My husband generally has the lasagne and considers it to be the best he has ever had, and he has tried plenty. I have tried most of the items on the menu and particularly like the... More

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