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The Black Dog

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20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PY, England
01892 549 543
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best coffee

The black dog serves the best coffee I have ever tasted in GB. Their breakfasts are delicious, especially the eggs Benedict. The service could do with a bit more of a smile but is forgiven because the coffee is so good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
emma m
,
Tunbridge wells
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tunbridge wells
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The black dog serves the best coffee I have ever tasted in GB. Their breakfasts are delicious, especially the eggs Benedict. The service could do with a bit more of a smile but is forgiven because the coffee is so good.

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Tonbridge
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Looks like a good cosy place to eat from outside, good coffee and choice of food on the menu. I went for the burger, with high expectations after reading good reviews. The bun was small, cheap, cold and stodgy,like it may have come out of packet. The meat was fine, the chips were very poor and cooked from frozen. Very... More 

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Kent
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my niece for lunch to The Black Dog and it turned out to be the perfect choice. Our hot chocolates were spot on - not too sweet and not so hot that you couldn't drink them straightaway. My niece's ham and cheese toastie was "lush" (her words!) and I had the homemade burger and chips. Honestly, it was... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stopped in here this morning for some breakfast. First impressions were... Busy! Clearly a popular spot but as it's pretty small there isn't a lot of room to wait for your table. To be fair we were told it would be a five min wait and a few tables quickly became available. We ordered a couple of coffees and sat... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My husband and I love this little place and have watched it grow in popularity over the past few years. It's a delightfully quirky little cafe style place with a contemporary feel. It's tiny and feels cosy and inviting. The window bar is a great place to watch the world go by and drink one of their coffees which are... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The food is great, and the coffee fantastic. One of the best breakfasts in Tunbridge Wells. It is quite small though, so can be difficult to get a table. Best to get there early to avoid disappointment!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped in here by chance but what a find! Wish I lived in Tunbridge Wells so I could frequent more often. The coffee is some of the best I've had in the UK and the breakfasts will not disappoint any Australian who longs for a good brekky and not just your bog standard English Breakfast. Had 4 coffees and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We are regulars here. Good food, consistently done well at very reasonable prices. Very lovely coffee and home made cakes. Especially recommend their breakfasts - how do they make simple scrambled eggs so good? And as for the mushrooms...

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great selection of delicious loose leaf teas served in pots which provide 2 and a half cups for only £1.80! I had a mushroom bruschetta which was absolutely fantastic and my friend had the soup of the day which she said was delicious. We all had a white chocolate brownie which I enjoyed but the texture was more like shortbread... More 

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Tunbridge Wells
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A favourite place for a freshly cooked breakfast and proper, fresh pot of tea. Always bustling at the weekend. Little bit slow with the drinks which came after the food. But still a great cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: 01892 549 543

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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