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“Best tapas in Tunbridge Wells”

Pulpito-The Spanish Tapas Bar & Kitchen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $23
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a Spanish Tapas bar and kitchen in Tunbridge Wells offering authentic, fresh, well cooked food using good quality ingredients made from scratch on the premises. Where possible we will use locally produced ingredients to provide a fresh approach to tapas with a menu that reflects this.
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best tapas in Tunbridge Wells”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We went for a meal before seeing Milton Jones at the Assembly Rooms, we were welcomed as we arrived and given a good table away from the door, the waitress brought our wine with some bread and oil and left us to peruse the menu. We had a selection of tapas dishes and all were very authentic and tasty, we started with 3 dishes and after a pause had 4 more. This is the best tapas we have had in Kent and I would recommend it to anyone who likes real spanish food. The Argentinian waitress was very helpful and could not do more to make you feel at ease and adds to the enjoyment of the experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Diprose
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PulpitoTW, Manager at Pulpito-The Spanish Tapas Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best tapas in a while”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Me and my partner came here for a lunch following Valentines day and were pleasently surprised!

Food: The food choices were broad and it was hard picking just three selections each. We set on three thinking that was a good amount and could order more if needed. Food arrived as and when it was made and eachj pot was as delicious as the last. 6 between two left us both very full.

Service: Was quick, attentive and as service should be.

Atmosphere: The whole restaurant was nice and relaxed and a real mix of people which I always find lovely! There was a table with a baby enjoying all the tapas given to him, older couples, younger couples and a few friends.

I will defo be coming back to try some of the options we didnt have before but will certainly be getting another helping of pork belly with quince aioli mmmm

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank KBexW
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PulpitoTW, Manager at Pulpito-The Spanish Tapas Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
We're glad to hear you enjoyed! I have to agree with you the pork belly is really delicious! Hope we can see you again soon!
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Authentic, great tasting food!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Just back from lunch at pulpito tapas bar which is on Camden road in tunbridge wells! This was the first time we had visited this restaurant and we certainly weren't disappointed! The staff were extremely friendly and couldn't have done more for us! Bread and oil is provided on arrival and you are not hassled at all for orders! The staff are more than happy to help you when choosing and can explain any dishes! We had around 6 dishes between three of us which was more than enough and each dish was delicious! I can't recommend this place enough having been to many tapas bars in both England and Spain this is the closest to authentic Spanish cuisine! Definitely give it a go!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Cheltenhamfoodseeker
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PulpitoTW, Manager at Pulpito-The Spanish Tapas Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon.
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous new Tapas Bar”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Have been to Pulpito's three times since they opened last year. The food is very fresh and authentic and there is a big range to choose from. We are two vegetarians and two meat eaters and ordered 10 tapas between us, which was more than enough. Another vote for the churros! We will be back again soon!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Ailso5
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PulpitoTW, Manager at Pulpito-The Spanish Tapas Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Tunbridge Wells
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3 reviews
“Tapas with a difference”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Great tapas food, not your average potatas bravas (sp.) etc... Also great service - went here for a group Christmas get together and they'd made a real effort with the table decor etc... It's not the cheapest, especially the drinks, but this is because the wine is all good (no horrible house wines) and I believe the food is locally sourced and good quality. Strongly recommend!

Visited December 2012
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