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La Dolce Vita

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The George and Dragon | School Hill, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DQ, England
+44 1892 890277
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Excellent Food, Attentive Service

We visited La Dolce Vita on Saturday night. It's situated in the old George & Dragon Pub. Some remnants of the pub experience remain and the investment in conversion to a restaurant has been moderate. However, the staff were excellent and attentive, and the food delicious. I would definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
simonfea
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Otford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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English first
Kent, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This restaurant serves excellent food but there is no atmosphere . The pianist is doing is best to create a background but the front of house is not engaging with customers at all , leaving you with an uninspiring evening . By 9.30 the restaurant is empty , shame because the food is delicious .

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Otford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited La Dolce Vita on Saturday night. It's situated in the old George & Dragon Pub. Some remnants of the pub experience remain and the investment in conversion to a restaurant has been moderate. However, the staff were excellent and attentive, and the food delicious. I would definitely recommend a visit here. One minor point for the management, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Last minute decision to book a table for four. Fantastic food, excellent service and reasonably priced. This restaurant has restored my faith in eating out ! Without a doubt, will be visiting again very soon.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Wow what can I say we visited last night for the first time and will definetely be back. Food was fantastic, staff were great ambiance was perfect, not modern but who wants to eat at a resturant with no caracter!!! The steak diane cooked at the table was fantanstic. Can't wait to visit again

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I had heard lots of great things about this restaurant, and I was not disappointed when we came her for supper last Saturday. The food was outstanding, the service was very friendly and charming, wine delicious. It has an old-world charm in a way, quite a hushed atmosphere to start with, but a man playing the piano really made the... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I booked for a party of seven to celebrate my mothers birthday based upon the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Six of us chose from the 2 course £15 lunch menu and one a main course only from the a la carte all of which were delicious. We all also had deserts and again they were... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Interesting evening at La Dolce Vita. Could not fault the service or staff at all. Very friendly and welcoming, everything arrived in good time and was well presented. Menu is a little limited and perhaps a rather dated. Not the widest choice and it is all those dishes you have seen on every Italian restaurant you have ever been to.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were a party of 15 and visited La Dolce Vita yesterday for lunch which we do each month in various pubs and restaurants in and around Kent & the Sussex borders. The food was excellent, the service very attentive, great value for money, beautiful white table cloths, OK the decor is not trendy but they have their priorities right... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The reviews drew me here...and absolutely did the place justice... Lovely outdoor space beside the river (albeit a little stagnant under the bridge)... herbs growing beside... And inside, nicely rustic with wooden beams, and we were lucky on the Saturday evening to have a live musician and singer playing beautiful, atmosphere songs. Waiters and owners very friendly, attentive...and the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We visited for my husbands 50th lunch celebration. We were greeted with friendly faces and a warm atmosphere. The staff were extremely helpful, knowledgeable about ingredients and dishes. The wine was chilled to perfection. My husband had the fillet steak which was cooked at the table, adding a wonderful touch. My mother in law had the fresh fish and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The George and Dragon | School Hill, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 890277

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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