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“What a find” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basil

Basil
56 St Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
01892 526 422
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Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Italian, Vegetarian, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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273 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 129 cities Reviews in 129 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“What a find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We walked up this road to go into Dame Tartine, but it had closed and was being renovated to be a Bill's, so we popped into this place across the road. What a result, the quiches, salads and cakes look wonderful. Instead of just having a coffee, we decided to have lunch, I tried the sweet potato quiche and butter bean salad. It all tasted really good and filled me up for the rest of the day. I'm sure we will return.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“My favourite ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Never disappoints!

My favourite place to go for lunch or to grab a coffee!! Excellent food and service, simply can't fault it! Delicious cakes, sandwiches and quiches!! Coffee made to perfection too!! Keep up the good work guys! Have become such a regular they know my coffee order when I walk in!! Now that's good service!! Be back very soon to grab my coffee and slice of something yummy too :-)

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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely food but not great service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We went to Basil for tea and cake today but got pulled in by the quiche! As there are no menus on the table we asked our waitress how much the slices of quiche were, to which she told us £2.50-£3. Whilst the quiche was lovely we had a bit of a shock when the bill came and they were actually priced at £5.50. Just would have been nice to be given the correct information from the beginning!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tunbridge Wells
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“Nice Comfortable Sunday Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Thats not very often you say that in Tunbridge wells. Warm cosy, a nice welcome and fresh food. Salads look like they have just been prepared and everything was hot ! Orange Juice, two teas, a coffee, three selection salad, sausage role and a breakfast bagel (yes what a combination) £21…all very nice you couldn't fault it!..Most important thing, good value for money!

The second time we have been there in a couple of weeks. The first time just the same, welcoming and good food and a pleasant atmosphere!…chocolate milkshakes are very tasty.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Back Again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Simply the Best ~ If you have not been in Basil yet and you are reading this review then close your laptop, shut down your Ap, and GO NOW. Enjoy. The food is amazing, as fresh as fresh can be, salads to die for and make you feel good, quiches that say 'Eat me' when you go to choose which one you want to have, thus making it hard not to say 'a piece of every one please'
Coffee is superb, not bitter but smooth and says 'take your time on me' Cake? oh the cake... bees knees. The basis of Basil is Good Food, Excellent Staff who are kind, courteous and down to earth. Prices - great, good value for gorgeous food.
I love Basil, you will too when you go and you will!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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