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1-3 Lime Hill Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LJ, England
+44 1892 541566
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“quiche” (49 reviews)
“salads” (42 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-3 Lime Hill Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LJ, England
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

An excellent tea & coffee shop with an appealing menu and a range of cakes for all tastes, top cleanliness and very friendly and helpful staff, the ideal place to take a break from shopping or visiting the town.

1  Thank GEKcamberley
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Ok food, expensive, convenient part of town. So many people available to serve. They all stand around chatting and you have to ask to be served. It has always been the case, so shouldn't be surprised. Food takes ages to be delivered. Even just a...More

1  Thank Betty B
Reviewed August 4, 2016

The last two times I visited it had run out of the dairy free cake option - when available delicious. Downside is the tables are squeezed in so a bit uncomfortable especially when busy

1  Thank ElaineTheresa
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful home made food: nice quiches, salads, sausage rolls... Don't forget to keep some space for deserts as the cakes are amazing. Friendly staff. I really like it. Superbes plats faits maison: de belles quiches, salades et bons feuilletés à la saucisse... Gardez un peu...More

Thank Nina F
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Delicious salads and quiche. Great Bakewell tart. Would have been even better served warm with some clotted cream, but still very yummy. Service a little fraught and didn't flow well. However would not stop us going back. Staff lovely though.

Thank tfhhitbpa
Reviewed June 30, 2016

It is great that so many cafes & restaurants cater well for Vegans these days. This was no exception. Am pleased to recomend this place, especially for groups of mixed dietry requiremenmts

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We've lived in Tunbridge Wells for a few years and Basil is one our favourite places to grab lunch. Ignore Bill's opposite (and the other chain restaurants!) and try and grab a table at Basil for the most amazing -and healthy- salads, quiches, sausage rolls,...More

3  Thank Martin M
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Huge fan of the flans. Salads that are imaginative and generous. If you have room, try the cakes. Really, really good quality food served in slightly cramped surroundings. However, this all comes at a cost. A slice of flan and mixed salad will cost you...More

1  Thank hanskraay
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Have lunch here frequently and it is always delicious. It's perfect as everyday they change their salad and quiche selection. The variations they do on the filo pastry is definitely my favourite and the salads are always delicious. The chocolate topped flapjack is also amazing!...More

1  Thank yarp0874
Reviewed May 14, 2016

We go here for lunch on a regular basis on Saturdays. Although we usually have to wait for a table the wait is short and well worth it. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. We usually have panini's and digestive cake. The panini's are...More

2  Thank SarahandJenny35
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Lime Hill Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 541566