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Basil

56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
+44 1892 526422
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (32 reviews)
“quiche” (22 reviews)
“cake” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are really friendly.Lovely place to go for afternoon tea.They do really nice salads.Lots of area to show things.Really recommend.Perfect for everyone.Whenever my daughter looks at the cakes her mouth waters

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Tunbridge Wells and we found this little place for lunch and we were so pleased we did. The service was quick and the food was lovely. I had the soup of the day which was delicious whilst my partner had one...More

Thank CSxoxo
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Lovely food . great coffee. However very limited seating space. Best to visit weekday lunch for lovely fresh sandwiches and panini

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Been to Basil in Lime Hill, same good coffee and food but this one is really tiny upstairs with low ceiling. It actually feels like being in the attic. The stairs is kinda narrow and a little steep. Probably won't go back as not good...More

Thank kikaygonz
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here for take out when at a local baby class. The coffee was delicious and the salad bar enabled a healthy lunch at a good price. Cakes looked delicious but I tried to be good and only took the salads. I will be...More

Thank Jenna L
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to visit at any time. Great coffee, cakes, very pleasant staff and lovely ambience. Good value too.

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Still sitting in here. As I often go to the Tonbridge Basil, which I like a lot, I thought I'll give this one a go too. Unfortunately, I didn't find it as nice. No problem with food & coffee & staff at all, but its...More

Thank Vildo
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This a very friendly cafe serving quality food & drink. You can either sit downstairs in the window and watch the world go by or upstairs. The price is good for the quality of food, drink, and service.

Thank steve-rtw
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I like to grab their cakes when possible, they can be a little pricey but the servings are large. They are often very busy so sometimes a slight wait for a table but no more than a couple minutes. Waitresses are quick and attentive and...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had seen very good reviews on this pleasant coffee house.So thought I would give it a try for tea and cake. I selected flapjack with chocolate topping. Oh dear - Chocolate topping was COOKING chocolate a no no with me especially when paying £3.50...More

Thank joanie555
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 526422
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