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The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells

4.5
4.5
4740 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

Set just a few minute’s walk from the idyllic and iconic Pantiles Georgian colonnade, The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells offers sophisticated and friendly all-day dining to local residents and visitors alike.
Located on the bustling High Street of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the restaurant make for an ideal spot to enjoy an accessible all-encompassing menu, serving British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.

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Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:30–22:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01892 240700

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Area

    Tunbridge Wells

  • Parking Details

    Torrington Car Park,Vale Ave, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DJ (4 min walk from the car park) Tunbridge Wells Main station Car Park, Mount Pleasant TN1 1UL (4 min from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Tunbridge Wells train station, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1BT (4 min walk from the station)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 4,740 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  • Kent

    Most Booked

  • Tunbridge Wells

    Most Booked

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  1. GW

    GeoffW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night. Great food and service. My wife had a fantastic birthday. Thanks

  2. LO

    LenaO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Charlie our waiter looked after us very well throughout. It was a bit odd that we were offered tables in two extreme corners of the restaurant, one at the door and the other at the till, yet many other tables were available in main body of space. We were then seated in more central location, after requesting to be.

  3. EA

    ElizabethA

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Friendly welcome and professional and friendly service throughout our visit which makes the whole dinner experience a positive one. Good food from a varied menu with plenty of choice. Great atmosphere and room between tables.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening celebrating a friends birthday. Charlie our waitress was very friendly and helpful, very good knowledge about the dishes and Happy to take photos of us all.

  5. SG

    SusanG

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I never miss an opportunity to visit the ivy, whether breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, it’s a must.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good food and very friendly service

  7. JK

    JaneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The evening was to celebrate a very special birthday and was made even more special by the superb service offered by your staff, combined with a menu of excellent, delicious food. My thanks to the chef and to all your lovely staff, for an evening to remember.

  8. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Disappointed with food... had been previously and the food had been great. This time ... not so and then felt expensive for what it was!

  9. MP

    MaxineP

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    I was disappointed to discover a very large splinter of wood in my bread. The manager came and kept interrupting us to say she was reporting and then to take details on an iPad whilst we were trying to have our meal. Then only offered to not charge us for the bread. We felt it was rather poor and not what one would expect from The Ivy.

  10. J

    Jacob

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This was one of the best lunches we had during our holidays in the UK

  11. TB

    TammyB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great night out for our Mummies and Daughters get together !

  12. JD

    JuliaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Overal was good but service lacking particularly when compared to previous experience. we were left waiting as if forgotten for an uncomfortable amount of time before ordering wine, then a further delay for food order to be taken. There was also a lack of flexibility when asking for a vegetable (broccoli) to be swapped out for an alternative. I was told that portions are counted out per dish and it was not possible . This unfortunately blew away the illusion of a bistro and conjured up images of food plated up and pinged in the microwave.

  13. HG

    HelenG

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    We had a nice brunch, but missed the lovely pastry treat normally offered when celebrating a occasion - it was my husbands birthday. Otherwise, everything else was as yummy as normal

  14. S

    Scottthelot

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great friendly atmosphere, very busy but efficient service. Good food, great cocktails, overall great experience would highly recommend a visit.

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Scottthelot, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Ivy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  15. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    once again great evening well looked after nice food& wine good table we all had a great time staff looked after us well many thanks

  16. LS

    LindsayS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was yet another relatively perfect night out at The Ivy! The food was just amazing, and attention to detail was constant, as was staff presence. Any obstacles were very quickly overcome - and it was just a wonderful way to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday! I will go back and back and then go back again...

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi LindsayS, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Ivy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. ‘We’re so pleased that your brother in law celebrated birthday at the the ivy Tunbridge Wells.

  17. H

    Herdys

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    It was such a shame being our anniversary staff location excellent.food horrid . tepid overcooked .chips seemed have been cooked early and left on the side . 😞

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Herdys, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and we’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. We would like to reassure you that we take all feedback on board to improve our guest experience and we hope you’ll join us again soon to restore your faith in us.

  18. J

    John

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and good service at each visit. Rib eye on the bone very good.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Table wasn’t ready for booked time - had to wait 20 mins. Once meal was underway, waitress kept telling us how long we had left at the table, also ignoring the fact that we had been seated late. When bill came, we were charged for food we didn’t order - staff eventually took it off our bill but were rude throughout. This is the third Ivy we’ve been to after London and Brighton - the service at Tunbridge Wells is so poor compared to other branches that we won’t be coming back

  20. G

    Girlsat

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Amazing food, service poor, we had to keep asking for things they forgot, they were busy but not rushed off feet (staff were standing around) bill was wrong, and £20 service chqrge was added!

  21. DA

    DerekA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, incredible food. The blood orange margaritas were on another level and the black bee honey cheesecake was the best dessert I have ever eaten. Will be back for sure!

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi DerekA Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Ivy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon

  22. PS

    PeterS

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience from start to finish - amazing service and delicious food. Will definitely be coming back!

  23. CK

    ChristianK

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening! Thank you for making our wedding anniversary special x

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Christian, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Ivy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.‘We’re so pleased you celebrated your wedding anniversary at the the ivy Tunbridge Wells

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good food & service. Ivy was full, got lighter later in the afternoon. I enjoyed my experience very much. MB

  25. ST

    SarahT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    One of our orders was wrong, there was no apology, it was almost a problem because we asked for it to be rectified. We thought we were being offered a complimentary coffee for the mistake, which we was charged for. Very poor service.

  26. L

    Lenny

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A birthday treat. Excellent friendly service

  27. DR

    DavidR

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a long and cheerful lunch. It was not cheap, but the only significant complaint was that Anne’s ‘Apple and grape salad’ starter was nearly all solid chunks of very hearty lettuce, with little evidence of the other components.

  28. BH

    BenH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyable. Wonderful atmosphere and very attentive service. Great value!

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi BenH, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Ivy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  29. WH

    WendyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful resturant. The food was out of this world. It was so good I had 3 courses and then coffee. Our waitress was very professional, friendly and smiled all night. I have visited a few ivy's but I must say this one is one of the best. You must try the ivy royal.

  30. a

    agamemnon

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A birthday celebration was made special and memorable by an excellent meal in lively surroundings, and by extremely good service from all the team and Luis in particular. Highly recommended.

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Agamemnon, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Ivy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  31. l

    lucyo

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Service was fantastic as always. The food js just not great, the menu pretty much never changes. I could’ve cooked better at home.

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Lucyo , Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and we’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience regarding food quality. We would like to reassure you that we take all feedback on board to improve our guest experience and we hope you’ll join us again soon to restore your faith in us.

  32. K

    Kentfoodie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Great food and amazing GF option - service was lacking a little food came over and nobody took our order for tea and had to ask a few times. Considering it’s afternoon TEA this was a bit strange but great value great food only service could have been a bit more attentive. Staff just standing around chatting not a great impression.

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Kentfoodie, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and we’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. We would like to reassure you that we take all feedback on board to improve our guest experience and we hope you’ll join us again soon to restore your faith in us.

  33. AW

    AnthonyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really good experience. Staff were attentive, food was great and the restaurant really well appointed. Would definitely recommend it.

    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 2 days ago

    Hi AnthonyW Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Ivy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon

  34. AW

    AshW

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit and definitely not the last. Service was excellent as was the food and ambience.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal and service. I love the The Ivy

  36. RS

    RSAG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good experience but very disappointed that when booking I specifically mentioned that it was a meal out for my wife’s birthday. Sadly your staff made no mention of this and offered nothing to assist in the celebration. Such a shame, I expected more from a company with a good reputation. This is something that you should urgently review, a meal at the ivy is considered to be a exciting experience at a luxury restaurant.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely decor - fairly quiet as it was a Tuesday lunch. Staff not as attentive as they could be, considering the price / reputation - especially as it was so quiet. However, they were polite, accommodating and friendly. Food was spectacular - scallops, steak tartare, duck curry, Creme brûlée and white chocolate cheesecake. Cocktails were delicious - and I loved that there was an exciting / sophisticated non-alcoholic options too.

  38. PC

    PeterC

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Ivy is always good and come highly recommended. Service and food was excellent.

  39. DT

    DinerT

    London

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    E only had one course but the steak tartare was exceptional and the service excellent. Great place and very relaxed

  40. ES

    EmmaS

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time at this restaurant lovely staff and very attentive, beautiful decor and the food was of a very high standard, we not hassled to rush or leave. I would definitely return for the champagne afternoon tea.

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells

46-50 High Street Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1XF

Additional information

  • Area

    Tunbridge Wells

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:30–22:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Torrington Car Park,Vale Ave, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DJ (4 min walk from the car park) Tunbridge Wells Main station Car Park, Mount Pleasant TN1 1UL (4 min from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Tunbridge Wells train station, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1BT (4 min walk from the station)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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