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“Pleasant but not special”
Review of Strada

Strada
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of the charming town of Tunbridge Wells, Strada continues to serve authentic Italian food in modern and stylish surroundings. The restaurant has an open kitchen that serves up freshly prepared dishes such as grilled meat and fish dishes, fresh pastas, risottos and pizzas theatrically spun by hand. Strada Tunbridge Wells is a part of the well-known group of contemporary Italian restaurants located on the high street serving good quality, simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest seasonal produce available.
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Great position in town but a word of warning before you rush to take a table outside like in the pictures on this site. The restaurant is on a 45 degree hill (or so it feels and so one person is sitting leaning forward all the time in case they overbalance and tip back down the hill.

Frendly staff greeted us at the door and took us upstairs (even though there seemed to be several empty tables downstairs. We met our waitress soon after who did not seem as talkative as the door greeter but was efficient. We had a reasonable meal and all seemed satisfied when we left.

Toilets in this restaurant are all upstairs which may be a thing to consider. We were upstairs so had a bit of traffic too and from the toilets and I even helped one old lady who was struggling up the stairs. to get to them.

We had announced when booking that it was my sons birthday and even the door greeter mentioned it but there were no extras offered by way of candle or even mention throughout the meal which may be a plus point for some people but somewhat disappointed us. A small acknowledgement to make a boys day would not have gone a miss.

We are quite spolied for choice in Tunbridge Wells for average good places just to have a meal out of an evening and nothing which occured on our visit was bad it just did nothing to really entice us to come back which in this economy is surely something they should be doing.

shame!

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Thank Nick D
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I hadn't been to a Stada before and wasn't really sure what to expect, but assumed it would be similar to a lot of other similar chains - although these can vary greatly by location. We had lunch at the Tunbridge Wells branch of Strada last week and I have to say, we all thought the food was very good; the seared tuna was cooked to perfection and the risottos (we ordered a scallop and leek one and a spicy sausage one) were very tasty. All in all, an excellent lunch, I'd definitely return.

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Thank Niki46
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Just went for a meal at Strada in Tunbridge Wells with my son and wife. We used a 2-for-1 main meal voucher. All the main courses seemed low on expensive ingredients - the primary ones to attract you to that course - for example - Scallop Risotto - two very finely sliced small scallops sitting atop a bed of rice and leaks etc. Panchetta almost invisible in two other dishes - virtually none.

I wonder if they make the main courses smaller during the week and also if they know or suspect people are using the vouchers. We still spent £34.80 even after the 2-for-1 offer and a reduction of £4.80 because I complained about the size of my "main" course, the Scallop risotto, which was then topped up with more leaks and rice but not scallops!

Very disappointed with Strada - won't be going back there - had to fill up on cake at home afterwards!

Service was also poor - slow and unfriendly.

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Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Strada @ Tunbridge Wells consistently delivers standards of the highest order. From the welcome you receive, the good selection of wine and the variety of food on offer. All presented and cooked
to perfection. All this topped off by staff that have stayed with the Restaurant over a long period and a Manager that works extremely hard to please all it's customers. If you are looking for an inexpensive meal of good quality in pleasant surroundings - this venue is certainly highly recommended.

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Thank ivydon
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Strada Tunbridge Wells provided an outstanding meal and the service was the best we have experienced in a long time. Our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, polite and cheery. We were two Aussies touring wirh UK friends and were unanimous in our praise. Would not hesitate to return.

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Thank Eric H
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