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The Bistro at Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The Bistro at Salomons Estate

4.6
4.6
90 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Set amongst the glorious countryside, we’ve got all the finest and freshest ingredients right on our doorstep. It’s why our selected menus are varied, tasty and a little quirky. Join us for a relaxed and friendly dining experience with a difference.

Salomons Estate doing what we do best - don't miss out!

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Wed 12:00–22:00 Bar Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01892 515152
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Salomons Pub & Dining Rooms can cater for Private Events and large Functions of 20 + Guests - please email reception@salomons-estate.com
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Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Experience a British tradition at Salomons Estate with our delicious afternoon tea, served in our main manor house, overlooking the beautiful grounds. Indulge in a variety of savoury treats and our delightful homemade scones served with Cornish clotted cream and preserves. Then conclude your experience by enjoying a selection of sweet delectable delights.
    Afternoon Tea photo
  • Sunday Lunch

    £10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    8 Sept 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
    Enjoy a delicious roast dinner at Salomons Estate. Whether it’s a family get-together, a celebration, or simply an excuse to indulge, you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Salomons Estate. £10 deposit per person taken upon booking, full cost of Sunday lunch as below: 2 courses: £27.50 3 courses: £31.50
    Sunday Lunch photo

What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

90 Reviews
  1. AlisonB

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Tasty Afternoon Tea with good choice of teas. Had to ask for additional jam and cream for the scones but staff very attentive.

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  2. SamanthaC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous food and great service.. all at a very good price. This is always feels like such a special venue to visit and the food is really top notch, cooked wonderfully and also stunningly presented. I am fussy with my roast dinners and this is perfect for Sunday lunch!

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  3. Rebecca

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I decided to take my friend for Sunday lunch and had booked the previous day. Overall the food was good but when we arrived we could see that there were plenty of tables for two available but were show 3 settings that I would never have picked and I was told that the other tables were not available to us, which annoyed me slightly. They need to move the maitre d’ stand away from the tables (there is room to) as we had a constant flow of people standing next to us waiting to be seated

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  4. Jimbob

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service, very nice food and a lovely setting. Asked for wholemeal bread on all sandwiches when booked which was arranged. Conservatory was fairly busy when we arrived at 1530 but after an hour, it was nice and quiet. Finished with a walk around the picturesque grounds.

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  5. SusanM

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us went for a cream tea it was very good value and a lovely view from our table.

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  6. kellyt

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic afternoon tea at Salomons , friendly staff, food was delicious and lots of it , very attentive staff, checking if we needed anything. Setting is lovely, amazing views of the grounds in conservatory, Shout out to Jackie ,who made it extra special for us.

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  7. Michi

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very Good service Ambiance OK excellent value would recoomend

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  8. AndrewM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early had a drinks before we were seated. Staff friendly. The food was excellent. Had drinks after the meal in the sitting room area. Enjoyed our visit.

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  9. MickR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very nice experience, food very good, lovely waitress, we were the only couple having the afternoon tea. So we felt like vip guests.

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  10. ChristopherK

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was our wedding anniversary and enjoyed our time here - unfortunately we were the only couple there so atmosphere was limited. However the staff were great and very attentive which made up for it. It was great value for money and would go again and I would recommend it to everyone.

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  11. GeorginaC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent afternoon tea & great service, very friendly staff

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  12. Alexie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting for a family meal and the food was delicious!

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  13. SelenI

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The cream tea was lovely, the scones were very tasty. Considering there were only three tables, the service was a little slow, we then has to go up to the bar to ask as no one had come to ask if we needed anything.

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  14. Foodlovertoo

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We were recommended to come here by friends who were dining with us They had beeb before and had a delicious dinner including smoked salmon. We arrived to find the room empty Only one other diner came in all the time were there. The menu was was very disappointing with little choice and uninspiring. For the main course there were two types of burger, one meat and one veggie, scampi and chips and pork belly. Two desserts, chocolate brownie and a raspberry semi freddo cheesecake which our friend ordered and was frozen solid. The choice of drinks was limited too We ordered two different burgers and two portions of scampi and chips which were OK but unexciting. The meat burger was hard to chew. The cheeseboard was a redeeming factor and our waitress was friendly and helpful but we received no apology for the slow service. We waited ages for the food in each course to arrive but probably not as long as the other diner waited for his. We were staying onsite and this was supposed to be a special dinner but that it definitely was not. What has gone wrong?

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  15. Denden

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A quietly hidden gem surrounded by beautiful woodland and gardens. Free parking and free entry to walk around the estate's gardens and also the rooms! Drinks and food were reasonably priced considering the location and ambience. Well worth a visit.

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  16. Kay8

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon tea. Fantastic selection of freshly made treats.

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  17. TonyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was polite, freindly and professional, food was excelent quality and outstanding value. The extrenal park setting was almost majical. All round a lovely experiance

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  18. CiaraS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    What a beautiful setting. So calm and serene with lovely, friendly staff. We had lunch and took part in a lovely Easter egg hunt here on Easter Sunday and really enjoyed ourselves. The staff on the front desk and in the restaurant were very accommodating and considerate and our children were made to feel very welcome too. Can’t wait to return.

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  19. Clairey

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely family Easter Sunday lunch at David Salomons Estate yesterday. The food was delicious, the service by staff excellent and the restaurant very peaceful in a beautiful room. We took a stroll after lunch around the fabulous grounds in the sunshine. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

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  20. NeveM

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such attentive waiter who took great care of us. He made our visit so enjoyable.

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  21. SamanthaC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a pleasure to dine here, excellent quality food and great service. Such a lovely experience in a wonderful setting and always feel so looked after.

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  22. HollyC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely impeccable service, I took my mum here for Mother's Day. Food was delicious, and very well presented. Surprisingly very good value for the quality. View over the grounds was breathtaking, a nice added bonus. Will visit again 10/10

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  23. MariaC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Fantastic service and food/drinks.

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  24. LauraT

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience and was made to feel very special,comfortable and looked after during our visit. Food and drinks came swiftly and were delish! Navin our waiter was so attentive funny and friendly to us and everyone around us, a great asset to solomons team! we will definitely return and recommend in the future.

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  25. SarahD

    Kent

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great. We were unfortunately served out of date butter, but they apologised and gave us our first round of drinks for free. The potatoes were slightly over cooked but still tasty. We are getting married here in May 2024 and think our experience on Sunday is a good sign! We will return for dining again.

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  26. Steve1

    Kent

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Older, traditional setting as you'd expect in a period house. Enjoyable and relaxed. Very good Sunday lunch.

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  27. KirstyL

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding and couldn't do enough for us. He really made the experience.

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  28. TimK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Nice food at an excellent price and in great surroundings. The only downside was the service. Great waiter but it took ages for food to appear once the order was placed. nearly 2 hours for a two course meal for four people. Luckily we were in no rush but if you are on a deadline then beware. Maybe it was a staffing issue but given that it was only maybe 15% capacity I think service would have collapsed altogether if any more people turned up without bookings.

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  29. itsme

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    Nice room. Museum is cool grounds are beautiful and staff were good. Food just doesn’t do the surroundings justice. Over cooked chicken and burger. Real shame.

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  30. MarkF

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic visit and food, trip down memory lane as Salomons is where we had our wedding reception 20 yrs ago. Great time on our 20th wedding anniversary

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  31. MLANA

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Just bear in mind that the venue may have been booked for a Wedding & your lunch and/or evening dining experience may be moved to the museum side, which is not as enjoyable as the main dining area.

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  32. Colg

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting for a 60th wedding anniversary . Food was lovely off the main menue and the service was fantastic . We sat in the conservatory which was a little hot but we were brought fans so it cooled down . Lovely to go for a stroll to the lake before lunch and visit the museum . I would say it was a perfect place for a meal or even a chat and a coffee with friends

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  33. Yaro

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No surprises: exactly what you'd expect from such place. Keep up a good work

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  34. Steve

    Kent

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    First time here.....beautiful setting, but conservatory where we sat was run down, chipped paintwork, broken skirting, dirty windows, and cheap fairy lights/plastic vine drooping down windows obscuring the view. Food was acceptable, service was very poor......waited at the bar for a while before a young lad appeared and having booked we were told to sit where we wanted, to grab a menu and come back to order drinks and the meal, which was odd given the setting. Subsequently other couples and groups were seated by another more friendly waiter, brought menus, and their orders taken so felt we were treated badly. When we finished our meal our so called waiter told us rudely to pay at the bar before we left whilst other tables paid at their tables. Very disappointed.....such a shame. Avoid!!!

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  35. Janet

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Very limited choice of food. Location of restaurant nice.

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  36. JenF

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    There was a wedding on. We were not told and were put in a small room and were then forgotten we had to find someone four times to get service.

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  37. sarahj

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went back to this venue as it is where we got married 25 years ago I would still to this day recommend this fantastic venue for any special occasion . We had a lovely roast dinner which was huge but very tasty . The staff were brilliant very friendly and couldn’t do enough. Well worth a visit the grounds are fantastic .

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  38. AmyJ

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great service. Professional attitude from staff. Would highly recommend.

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  39. Brain

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Salomons is only a 10 minute walk from my house but I do not think about going to it because I thought it mainly just caters for weddings. I'm really glad I did visit the food was really good and reasonably priced compared to other places nearby. The main thing is the setting though, it was a lovely sunny and the views from the terrace are amazing. I'm really quite surprised there were so few people there, it seems to be a secret, they really should promote it more.

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  40. Oaklodgeoldies

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable and relaxing lunch. Lovely view and excellent service.

    The Bistro at Salomons EstateResponded on 16 May 2022

    Dear Oaklodgeoldies, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave The Pub & Dining Rooms a review. I am delighted to hear that you had excellent service and a relaxing lunch. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Lily Spencer Group Marketing Manager

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Bistro at Salomons Estate is rated 4.6 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

The Bistro at Salomons Estate does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Bistro at Salomons Estate

Salomons Estate, Broomhill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TG

Additional information

  • Area
    Tunbridge Wells
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Wed 12:00–22:00 Bar Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Salomons Estate comprises of over 200 free parking spaces
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    01892 515152
  • Private party facilities
    Salomons Pub & Dining Rooms can cater for Private Events and large Functions of 20 + Guests - please email reception@salomons-estate.com
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