The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells

4.5
3068 reviews
£26 to £40
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.
What 3068 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaJ
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute superb food and service.
Highly recommend.

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TimW
London
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service levels high, great food and value for money outstanding!! You know what you are going to get in an Ivy and its first class everytime!

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RomayneG
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch with delicious food and drink in a fantastic setting with excellent service.

DC
DebbieC
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant
Lovely table and super attentive waitress
Food divine
Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to the ivy t Wells

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Ella
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt like I was in london without having to go all the way! Was interesting food and the vegan menu was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening celebrating my 60th birthday with our friends. Food was lovely. Waitress was very attentive but not overbearing. Thank you for a lovely evening

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DawnS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening as always, staff friendly and so attentive, food amazing, service just right.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was lovely and the service from staff was 5 star

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 18 months apart, the team met for a lunch. Service great, food delicious, it was the perfect place for a bit of a celebration and chatty catch up

JH
JoanneH
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, fantastic food and lovely restaurant to go to.

SF
SteveF
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Gf menu not available had to rely on staff knowing so would not visit again

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vipSuzieT
Kent
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing but we do find the drinks and deserts overpriced

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UnaK
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal for my sister's birthday. Staff were so friendly,great service and the food was delicious

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SimonW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended friendly helpful and attentive staff. Food was delicious.

PS
PaulS
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have dined here on a number of occasions, and it has been wonderful each time. This is the second time having brunch. Had the pancakes…they were amazing! Absolutely stuffed! I cant fault any aspect of our experience except one minor quibble…we weren’t able to book a table for four for a later date as they were fully booked. So not such a bad quibble really.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service5ambience2

One of the staff members behind the bar was heard swearing

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Rambo
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went here for our first dinner out after lockdown. The staff were very attentive and really enjoyed the experience. And great cocktails. Would go again.

KG
KerryG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Felt great to be back and really buzzy.
Was busy and table turnaround was quite speedy.
Good covid checks.
Staff lovely as always.
Would have liked a choice of tables as booked so long ago, don’t really like being next to toilets and have had better tables in the past for 4 people.

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vipClaireC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating at the Ivy.... brilliant atmosphere, great food and very welcoming staff

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ElaineD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely Anniversary meal . Amazing service our lovely waitress was so attentive. Food was beautiful.
Decor needs updating . Whilst we understand it was Art Deco in some areas the whole place could do with an upgrade . Nevertheless we thoroughly enjoyed our meal . We will definitely return .

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Jode
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Love the Ivy chains never disappoint

JA
JoAnna
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was second time here in two weeks. Absolutely love the place. Thank you

AC
AnC123
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Greeted cooly, were told we couldn’t have dessert and after lunch cocktails because we only had 25 minutes left of our booking, fish cake was bland and whilst I was in the toilet they told my party that they really just have the table back now and booted them out onto the pavement. I came out wondering where everyone had gone. Appreciate that we had booked a 2 hour cover but the place was half empty and we’d spent over £200 on a meal. Just not impressed, surly yo themselves staff, food ok but nothing special and overpriced for what it is. I’d sooner go to Bill’s their service is always excellent and the food just as good as The Ivy. Shame

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RachelP
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always. First time having brunch at The Ivy and will be going back. Very reasonably priced and staff attentive.

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PeterG
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic decor,ambience.Staff so professional & attentive

TF
vipTonysFavourite
London
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food as usual, but evening spoilt by excessive noise in main restaurant. Some diners were standing and talking loudly to diners at another table. This really should not be allowed given current restrictions.

GM
GregM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The only negative was the unwelcome muzack, which only served to make table talk difficult.

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GrandpaOneLove
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten several times pre first lockdown.
The new staff and menu additions were outstanding.
A wonderful long lazy afternoon lunch with our grandson was just perfect.
Many thanks to the team for creating such a wonderful ambience,welcome & service we will be back !

JE
JohnE
Kent
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i had a lovely lunch. We were served by Hani. Exceptional service. The Ivy is our favourite restaurant. We are going back soon

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LucyS
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with the service there and the food was amazing

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RobertB
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been here before, we both had a great evening and enjoyed the food, ambiance and indeed to service!! We will be back but my better half will pay next time! 😀

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SueO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely celebration meal , good food and ambience

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NW123
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal food excellent, difficult to hear due to not enough soft furnishings in the main dining area, lovely a quiet in the smaller dining area where we were seated on our second visit but we were only 4

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TenWom
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service. Lovely decor and relaxed atmosphere. Took dietary requirements into consideration. Very good food. Enjoyed our visit.

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GerriS
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. A surprise birthday cake made it special

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Joannes
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good atmosphere and service but expensive for what you get

RK
RichardK
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our “go to” restaurant for a special occasion and it never fails to please at all levels. My only wish is that they added a couple of “Specials” to the menus because we have now eaten our way through all the really exciting dishes on the menus.

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AnthonyN
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Ivy is by far the best restaurant for miles around Tunbridge Wells. The ambience and service is outstanding; the creative environment and attentive staff make for a wonderful dining experience. The food is excellent and very competitively priced, representing good value for money and the wine and cocktail list is also excellent. We tried the non alcoholic cocktails which were surprisingly good. My only suggestion for improvement is that the menu would benefit from a few more changes from time to time, perhaps additional daily specials. I recently had the shepherd's pie which was wonderful, on previous occasions, I have stuck with the lobster linguini, again wonderful.
My reason for only giving 4 stars for Overall and Food, instead of 5 is that there is always areas for improvement. I guess, I am anxious that The Ivy thrives, it is too much of a gem to lose, so I'd encourage the team to strive to maintain the highest standards they already have, and not let them drift as other local restaurants have. Then we can enjoy The Ivy for years to come.

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JadeK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been in twice in one week now. Once for our anniversary and once for a friends birthday. Both times were brilliant. Our server Patricia both times was amazing, very helpful with allergy’s and made both the evenings very fun. I highly the Ivy.

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The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells is rated 4.5 stars by 3068 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.