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The Black Dog

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Australian
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20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PY, England
+44 1892 549543
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee is great (both standard + best decaf I've had in a very long time). Stylish, modern interior. Good range of fresh baked cakes & (e.g. orange and cake, lemon and blueberry friands, chocolate brownie...). Not quite the range you have in Basil or Juliet's, but a great alternative if you're looking for somewhere with a slightly different vibe/off... More 

Thank Robyn P
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife took me to the Black Dog for Saturday morning breakfast. What a great choice. I had a full English Aussi style. Fantastic food, quality ingredients served fresh and beautifully cooked. The coffee was particularly good. Thank you.

Thank Malcolm56Crowborough
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I say it's difficult to find fault, but I think the only fault is that at peak times it can be tricky to get a table because everyone wants to be here! The food, the service, the laid back ambience, the price. Everything is spot on here. A genuinely interesting menu. Our go-to café in Tunbridge Wells.

Thank Nicholas G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I can't criticise the coffee, the food is very good, the staff can be somewhat indelicate especially if you sit at the end beat the kitchen, however I just don't get it. I feel as if I have entered a bizarre private club where parents with children are the predominant members. It's a coffee shop that should be relaxed but... More 

1 Thank j-curv
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great little cafe serving good food and delicious coffee. Really nice ambiance and good service. Staff really take pride in their produce.

Thank GardenCitySea
Rye, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Waking down the street we went in attracted by the character of the place. Run by some iozzies from Melbourne, the food was simple and perfect/ We co;d not have hoped for better. We'll certainly return when back in TW

Thank Jean-Paul88
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a late lunch whilst visiting the area for the day. Lovely warm atmosphere with professional and attentive staff. Both my partner and I had the smashed avacado with pancetta and poached egg; both of us thought it was gorgeous (and I am a fusspot!). Very fresh and very tasty. Lovely cakes to finish also. Wish there was a... More 

Thank cassiefrmn
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Was working for a week in the area. Thoroughly enjoyed this little brunch place and went three times. The menu is amazing and the cappachinos are brilliant. The staff were professional and friendly. You can tell the people are very conscious about the quality of the product. I would highly recommend.

Thank KatieN445
Caterham, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Popped in for lunch during the week. It was very busy, always a good sign. Vey interesting menu, lots of variety and lots of different stuff. The fish cakes were excellent as well as the pulled pork with apple sauce and pickled red cabbage. Cake were delicious, although not a great deal of choice for those who can't eat nuts.... More 

Thank Hairyworf1
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I have been for breakfast here on a Saturday with a group of friends. The staff are welcoming and friendly and the food is always freshly prepared, healthy and delicious. I had the breakfast stack which was excellent and definitely recommended.

Thank Nicola G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?