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RestaurantsKentTunbridge WellsTN1

survey result

Summary

£85
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “lovely” yet formal ambience, this well-known Regency villa is the town’s best known culinary destination, but has tended to split opinion in recent years; it “seems to have come back to form” of late, winning consistently high ratings this year. In particular, “set lunch is amazing value and always feels like a treat”.

Summary

£92
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A treat, every time”, say fans of this long-established Regency villa, which is well supported for its “beautiful, locally sourced food and a formal but charming atmosphere”. However ratings are dragged down by a sizeable minority who are “disappointed” by its performance generally: “Like Marmite: you love it or you hate it… we are in the latter category…”

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Superb flavours and complex dishes” still inspire many fans of this well-known culinary destination: a Regency villa near the town centre. Reports are a little up-and-down on numerous fronts however, although the most common theme is “service let it down, but the rest was amazing”.

Summary

£74
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Why have Michelin taken a star from Richard Phillips’s well-known Regency villa near the centre – by far the best-known place in town? All reports this year are of “good” or “excellent” cuisine, with the feeling that it’s “on top form” currently. Top Tip – “the set lunch is incredible value for cooking of this complexity and has all the extras you'd expect at evening service.”

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
14, 16
54

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.00 £20.00
SundayLunch £28.00 £35.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 78.00 D only 8
Menu2 59.00 D only 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.00 £28.00 £4.50 £11.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
85 London Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1EA
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm

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