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The Black Dog

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20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PY, England
+44 1892 549543
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Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea

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  • 66
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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Lovely little cafe

Great place, still a bit unknown to some. Do a lovely croque monsieur and great little cakes too. Not much room in their and the bathroom is upstairs so if you are less abled it might be tricky. Otherwise a great spot for lunch in T Wells

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
steph4ne
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great place, still a bit unknown to some. Do a lovely croque monsieur and great little cakes too. Not much room in their and the bathroom is upstairs so if you are less abled it might be tricky. Otherwise a great spot for lunch in T Wells

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Tunbridge Wells, England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here a few times now, usually as part of a group, linked to business, so that's the review I'm offering. Don't get me wrong, the food is good, it's just not as great as I'm always led to believe it is and the times I've been there the waiting staff have always been a bit thin on the... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This morning we had our first trip to The Black dog, and we were pleasantly surprised. The eggs Benedict and poached eggs on sourdough bread were fantastic. The coffee was also the best I've tasted in a long time.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Amazing food at a decent price. Friendly and welcoming staff and customers. Children-friendly as well with high chair & children's menu.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stopped in here recently for some late Saturday breakfast. It was late morning and first impressions were ok - it's not a huge place and there was a queue forming from the counter to the entrance. We had to stand around awkwardly waiting for a table, although we were seated within 10 mins. The menu is relatively short and refreshingly... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very welcoming staff. Nice atmosphere. Very good food for a 'cafe' and the best coffee in tunbridge wells.

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london
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Just discovered this gem in a tunbridge Wells. Really lovely, friendly service and the food was fab. Do venture out of the shopping mall across the road - you'll have a much better experience.

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Tunbridge wells
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4 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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: +44 1892 549543

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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