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The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells

4.4
4.4
6600 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 74 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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

Experiences

  • The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells Afternoon Tea

    £34.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Beautifully presented in a three-tied stand and served with your choice of tea or coffee, The Ivy Afternoon Tea includes an assortment of freshly baked scones with rich clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, and dainty cakes and tarts, crafted with the finest ingredients. *Prices are subject to change.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells Afternoon Tea photo
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    4 Jan - 8 Nov 2024
    Available Monday to Wednesday 11:30 to close and Thursday to Friday 11:30 to 6:30 pm. Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu photo
  • Father's Day

    £29.50 per person

    16 Jun 2024 only
    Celebrate your father figure with our Father's Day special menu. Dine on two courses for £29.50 or three for £34.50 and enjoy seasonal dishes alongside Ivy classics and an exclusive Father’s Day dessert, from 11:30am.
    Father's Day photo

What 6,600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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6,600 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstandingly pleasant and helpful waitress, who even helped me with a glitch on my iphone. No complaints, except that I may have eaten rather more than I planned..

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  2. SusanM

    East Sussex

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My guest is hard of hearing and they seated us very considerately x

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  3. KaronH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary meal. Wow. An amazing meal. Everything was perfect

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  4. Derek

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extreamly good food and service. It’s always consistently good!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious afternoon tea with a good choice of sandwiches and cakes.

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  6. NickyW

    Kent

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    No bacon on the special breakfast. Very disappointing!
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Nicky, Were sorry to hear that you're disappointed with you most recent visit! Its a shame this was not mentioned to your server on the day as its an easy fix. We are also sorry to hear that you feel our set breakfast is not good value for money at £15.95 for pastries, a drink and either a vegetarian or English breakfast. We do hope that you'll give us another opportunity to provide you with a better experience next time around

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  7. PeterS

    East Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, equally great food selection and we will definitely be returning. Great experience
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Peter, thank you for such a lovely review! We look forward to having you back soon

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  8. DawnE

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of out sirloin steaks was inedible and had to be sent back twice. To be fair the staff dealt with it really well and professionally. And the other four meals were good,
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Dawn, Thanks for your honest feedback, we're glad the issue was corrected on the day and we do hope to see you again soon

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food as always. Service was a little lacking at the end. We got given dessert menus and then not asked if we actually wanted one. We asked for the bill in the end and while that was being done we then got asked. Bit late really. We did however receive a lovely little dessert with happy anniversary on it which was a nice touch.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 4 days ago
    Hi, thanks for your honest comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our surprise profiterole though. We do hope to see you again very soon

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening, the food was delicious, although we find the menu never really changes, the wine was expensive for an average wine .

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  11. RosalieV

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is superb- so friendly, colourful and welcoming. The staff were all excellent and caring and attentive- not only our lovely and very efficient waitress but also the receptionist staff, helping us get a nice table, taxi afterwards etc The food was the best we have had yet at The Ivy and our friend’s birthday was celebrated with a special , delicious chocolate ‘bombe’. Our guests were gourmets from France and so it was important they enjoyed the food and The Ivy didn’t let us down!
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Rosalie, thank you for such a wonderful review! We will pass your kind comments onto our team and we look forwrad to seeing you again soon for the next special event

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  12. Alfie

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super service and lovely atmosphere . The food was delicious accompanied with good wine and cocktails
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Alfie, Thank you for your high star review!! We look forward to seeing you again for more cocktails

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  13. JosephN

    Kent

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been reluctant to submit a review, given that the visit to The Ivy, Tunbridge Wells was a birthday treat. It feels like complaining about a present and that is not a pleasant experience. To be honest it was all a very average event. I can only really describe my afternoon tea birthday treat as being somewhat similar to a visit to a Little Chef. The restaurant was deserted, as were the tables outside on the pavement. We asked if we could have our tea outside but were denied this, the reason being lost in translation. We then asked if we could have a table by the window. It was a lovely, sunny day. This was also denied. We were lead to the back of the restaurant and amidst a sea of tables we were placed within three feet of the only other diners. Immediately adjacent to them! We were uncomfortable and clearly so were they! Ridiculous placement given the scarcity of other diners. We were served our tea in a very basic and utilitarian manner which cannot be applauded or criticised. Again, very Little Chef, but I was paying £80.00 including a compulsory service charge. More than twice the price of the excellent competition. It left a feeling that we had made the afternoon easier for the staff. “This place would be fantastic if we could get rid of the customers.” Fawlty Towers?”
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Joseph, we are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us. Afternoon tea takes up a lot of space an cannot be comfortably enjoyed on our outside tables which is why we advise against it. We also have no tables for two in a window which is why you were given one of our lovely corner seats as the next best alternative, we apologise that this was not explained more clearly on the day. Some of our larger tables are specifically requested to allow space for high chairs and wheel chairs, so we do apologise that we were unable to accommodate you this time around. We would also like to add that the service charge is always optional and is down to our guest discretion. We do hope that you'll give us another opportunity to provide you with a more enjoyable experience next time around

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special Birthday lunch. Nice welcome, great food and service. The restaurant was busy for a Wednesday lunch service but a very nice atmosphere. Most enjoyable.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, the staff we very attentive and the ambiance was very pleasant.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a most enjoyable experience, the service being excellent.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Rose wine was not cold. The offer booked was not recognised (we ate a la carte in the end). Otherwise, it was nice.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 14 May 2024
    Hi, Which offer are you referring to? Some are not available at the weekend unfortunately. Thank you for your kind comment and we do hope to see you again soon

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  18. PatriciaL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was beautifully presented but there could have been more clotted cream & jam with he scones. The same amount for 2 was given to one person (we were 3 at tea)
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 14 May 2024
    Hi Patricia, we offer free refills on jams and cream, all you need to do is ask! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  19. CamBird

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed an unhurried, delicious breakfast at The Ivy Tunbridge Wells yesterday. The menu had plenty of tasty options and our table was well placed both to chat and to people-watch. Importantly, the service was excellent throughout from a welcoming, professional team. Highly recommended.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 10 May 2024
    Hello, we are so glad to see that you had a lovely time with us at breakfast. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time with are team. We hope to see you again!

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  20. MarH8

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a bad day for them where everything went wrong
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 10 May 2024
    Hello, we apologise that the service was not up to the standard that we strive for. We do hope you will give us another chance!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal and were surprised how reasonable it was. The staff were all very good and our waiter was first class.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 14 May 2024
    Hi, thank you for your kind comments about our team. We'll see you again very soon!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely lovely time at The Ivy. We were asked if it was a special occasion and we said we had just got married! The service was perfect, nothing too much trouble and not at all rushed. All the food was presented beautifully and was delicious, we had brunch. I had eggs royale with smoked salmon and it was amazing. A short time afterwards they presented us with a gorgeous chocolate choir bun dessert for sharing with congratulations on it which was a really lovely touch and made our day!! Highly recommend The Ivy Tunbridge Wells.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 10 May 2024
    Hello, we are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us on such a special day. We are glad to hear that the food and service was up to the standard we strive for. We hope to see you again soon!

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  23. HG59

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bar’s the star. Started with a strawberry/rhubarb Bellini and finished with a chocolate/cherry martini. Wonderful. Everything in between was great too.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 7 May 2024
    Hi, Thank you for your recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again soon for more of our cocktails!

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  24. JustMe

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is pretty consistent with all branches of the Ivy - the Sunday roast was a little disappointing, why ask how you would like the beef cooked if it is all served well done and when asked reply that 'they cannot cater for individual tastes' ? Service was quite slow - particularly drinks and the initial taking of our order.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 7 May 2024
    Hi, thank you for your feedback. Our roast beef is offered pink or cooked through, we're sorry that you were unhappy with how it came out on the day. We do hope that you'll give us another opportunity to provide you with a better experience next time around!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was using my Mother’s Day gift voucher and I was very disappointed to be asked to pay more money because the prices had gone up! I have told a lot of people about this experience as I did not expect it to happen anywhere, especially in an establishment such as The Ivy 😩
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 7 May 2024
    Hi, we're so sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, we are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution. Unfortunately we have very little control over the company prices or vouchers purchased outside of our restaurant. We do hope that this did not stop you from enjoying your overall dining experience with us.

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  26. DeborahM

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a champagne cream tea gift as a birthday treat
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 7 May 2024
    Hi Deborah! Thank you for your high star rating, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed our cream tea! We look forward to seeing you again very soon

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  27. TJCAN

    Kent

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time we've dined at the Tunbridge Wells Ivy & we'll certainly come again. Overall it was a memorable experience. My only criticism is that our starters appeared too quickly. I'd only drunk a third of my gin & tonic when they arrived.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 7 May 2024
    Hi, Thanks for your honest comments, we'll take your constructive feedback onboard. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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  28. ShaunW

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday and were looked after beautifully, food, champagne, and ambience were perfect!! Thank you to the whole team at The Ivy, T Wells for making our day so enjoyable and memorable. 😊 We will be back for more very soon.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 7 May 2024
    Hi Shaun, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We'll pass your comments onto the team! Have a fabulous day!

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  29. christopherr

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food quality was disappointing, I had the chicken and had no taste, it was also very dry, the basil pesto was far too strong on the rocket salad, and the waiter was far too loud, he filled my glass up with wine to the top so I had about 1/2 pint of wine in my glass, and poured it like he was pouring water. Such a shame that one person can ruin it for the rest of them.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great 25 anniversary dinner. The waitress looked after us beautifully. And the anniversary present desert was a lovely touch.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 7 May 2024
    Thanks for choosing us to celebrate such a lovely occasion! We do look forward to seeing you again very soon for the next celebration

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been here on several occasions before & its usually been OK if always overpriced. On this trip they had no Shepperd's Pie, absolutely ridiculous as its there signature dish & they should never allow this to run out, its not rocket science to make it. Instead we had Rin Eye Steaks. These were incredibly fatty even for rib eye, I was able to eat about 20% of what was on my plate. I mentioned this to the waiter who said that they had had a lot of complaints about the Rib Eye tonight, however no discount was made to the bill. £36 for an inedible steak made me leave feeling ripped off. Unlikely to return for a long while.

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  32. Norling

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service. Cote de Rhone excellent Surprised that we had to pay extra for chips with the not cheap steaks.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 29 April 2024
    Hello, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that overall you had a great experience with us. We hope that you visit us again!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were overcharged by £50 which we didn’t notice until later that evening. I called the Ivy and they were going to call back to refund the mistake but we have heard nothing since. Not impressed.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 7 May 2024
    Hi, due to GDPR, unfortunately we cannot issue refunds over the phone. We believe your issue has since been resolved. We appreciate your co-operation with us and thank you for your honest feedback. We do hope you'll put this visit down to simple human error and give us the opportunity to provide you with a better experience next time around

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  34. RosalieV

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful and exciting interior and ambiance with attentive service and an interesting menu.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 29 April 2024
    Hello Rosalie, we are so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are happy to hear that the team were attentive and that you were well looked after. We hope to see you again!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My partner and myself received a warm Welcome and were shown to our table. We had afternoon tea. The food was very good with a selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones. Personally a few too many sweet things for my taste as I would have preferred more of their very nice sandwiches. Service on the top up of tea was a little slow. Overall nice restaurant and nice staff and good food
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 29 April 2024
    Hello, we are so happy to hear you had a lovely experience with us! We do hope that you will visit us again.

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  36. Clawmax21

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely brunch and had window seat as requested. Unfortunately it seemed that the waiting staff forgot we were there so had to ask 3 times for service ( no knives for croissants, breakfast plates not cleared, weren’t asked if we wanted more tea or drinks). Disappointing service overall, which was not our past experience
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 29 April 2024
    Hello, thank you for taking your time to let us know how we did on the day. We do apologise that the service you received on the day was not up to the standard that we strive for. We take all comments onboard so that we can improve and we hope this does not deter you from visiting us again.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    There’s a nightclub below and the table and chair vibrate while you eat. The fish wasn’t cooked which was deducted from the bill. Such a shame as would never go back now.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 14 May 2024
    Hi, we're so sorry that your expectations weren't met this time around, although we are glad to hear that the mistake was corrected on the night. We hope that you'll give us another opportunity to provide you with a better experience perhaps on a week day so not to be disturbed by the neighbors.

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  38. JamesG

    Kent

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to The Ivy and are treated so kindly by all the team there. The food was delicious as always too!
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 29 April 2024
    Hello James! Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with our team and that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a birthday lunch we came to The Ivy and had a wonderful experience. My daughters had never been before and as a family we had such a lovely couple of hours. The food and service were outstanding and we will be back very soon.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 29 April 2024
    Hello, we are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We are glad that we could make your daughters first time visiting a lovely experience. We look forward to seeing you again!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and friendly staff, let down by an annoying set-meal menu structure and well-presented but disappointing main courses. With respect to the set-meal structure, the two-course version no longer offers the choice of starter and main or main and desert, which is frequently found with many other establishments. As my wife never has a starter, but always a desert, she therefore had to choose her meal from the à la carte menu. So one star deducted for this. Two further stars were deducted for the main courses. Considering our delightfully presented and tasty starters (my daughter and myself) and ultimately my dessert, we all felt let down by the main courses. My wife and I both had a surprisingly-average "classic" shepherd's pie, accompanied by a gravy that disappointingly reminded us in so many ways of the type we both experienced at school. If it did indeed contain red wine as alleged by the menu, then we both certainly couldn't taste it. Our daughter, for whose birthday we'd booked the meal, was equally disappointed with her lobster languine, expecting a much better sensory experience for the price. However, she was delighted with the, unexpected to her, birthday surprise which followed. This Ivy touch rounded off the meal nicely.
    The Ivy Royal Tunbridge WellsResponded on 29 April 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that not everything was up to the standards that we strive for. Your comments have been passed on to the relevant teams. We are happy to hear that we were able to end your evening with a nice surprise. We do hope this will not deter you from visiting us again!

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

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  • Area
    Tunbridge Wells
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–22:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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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