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The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells

4.5
4.5
5097 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 30 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • One last fling with Summer

    £25.50 per person

    28 Aug - 29 Aug 2022
    Join us between 28th – 29th August for a limited-edition set menu alongside a complimentary ‘Augustus Spritz’ cocktail courtesy of our friends at Whitley Neill. Enjoy two courses for £25.50 or three courses for £29.50. When dining from our limited-edition menu, you’ll get to choose from your favourites such as Buffalo Mozzarella, Pan-fried Salmon, Frozen Berries and the Chocolate Bombe. Our ‘One Last Fling’ menu is available to pre-booked guests only.
  • The Ivy Christmas Set Dining Experience

    £55.00 per person

    28 Nov - 30 Dec 2022
    Join us at The Ivy for a dining experience like no other. Feast on festive dishes including Goose & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Christmas Pudding. Guests will also receive a Christmas cracker to celebrate with a bang. Tables of 7 guests or more will be required to dine off this festive menu rather than the al la carte menu.

What 5,097 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  • Kent

    Most Booked

  • Tunbridge Wells

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Jonnie

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    For me the ambient noise level was far too high and I had to strain to listen to my guest even though he was very close.
  2. k

    katiec

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a special occasion. The restaurant were really generous and accommodating to our 3 A level students who were celebrating their results.
  3. SD

    SaraD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very well looked after, lovely menu, food delicious, in a professional yet relaxed way! Extra treat for our birthday girl! Thank you!
  4. CT

    CherryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal at The Ivy, Tunbridge Wells yesterday for my granddaughter's 18th. A really nice touch was that as she had just passed her A-levels, The Ivy gave her a glass of prosecco. In addition, because it was her birthday they also gave her a complimentary dessert! Very much appreciated, as was the whole meal, wonderful flavours and excellent service from the young lady that served us with a smile. Can't wait to return, always an enjoyable experience.
  5. g

    goldilocks

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really nice restaurant and excellent service. The food was very good and we had the set lunch menu which we thought was very good value
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    No one on reception Attendant ignored our table request Long wait to be served with others in before us served first After that it was as usual a good experience.
  7. BV

    BillyV

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience at the Ivy Tunbridge Wells as usual. Thank you very much, we’ll be back!!
  8. ES

    EmmaS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have an amazing time here great menu great ambience great staff !!
  9. D

    Den101

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food for breakfast - service very good .
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at the Ivy were extremely accommodating over my dietary requirements and preferences. I had a very enjoyable dinner as expected.
  11. TM

    TonyMcL

    Kent

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great relaxed atmosphere here. The drinks were good, my wife had a mocktail and I had the house lager as the one I chose had sold out, but it was a lovely flavour. Straight into the main course with a caesar salad for me and my wife fancied 2 starters as a main. Finishing with sorbets each, the food was great! Flavours are spot on! Service was attentive but not too much. Value was very good!
  12. RH

    RitchieH

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    My eggs and pastries were over cooked
  13. d

    dawnr

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    excellant food and service .Love the Ivy as it always hits the spot.Shame we sat at the back and the nighclub down stairs had drum and bass pumping through towards the end of the meal. Shame
  14. LT

    LauraT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    We was rather disappointed with the service at tunbridge wells and doubt we will return anytime soon. We was happily greated however by a polite and happy host who told us our table wasn't quite ready which we didn't mind so sat at the bar for around 10 minutes. The waitresses there after where so miserable and rude no service with a smile given atal which made us all feel very uncomfortable throughout. The drinks and deserts were delishious but even so we left swiftly due to the odd unfriendly atmosphere of the staff around us. such a shame as it was a special occasion for us all.
  15. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, good atmosphere. Wine very over priced and we had to keep asking for our glasses to be refilled.
  16. HL

    HappyLondoner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, like all of the Ivy’s. Staff were great. Food lovely.
  17. VH

    VickiH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We were placed in the "side room" bit which was extremely hot. I saw three ladies fanning themselves and I myself asked if the air conditioning could be ramped up but was told it was already on maximum. It clearly wasn't working. Service on the whole was good although there were a couple of occasions where our food came out of the kitchen and was stood by the waiter's station as he was elsewhere. My husband's starter was sat there for five minutes. When we had finished our meal we had to stack our own plates as they were not removed for quite some time. I usually love the Ivy but this was one of our worst visits.
  18. TH

    TomH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, was exceptional and would also like to say that the service at our table was friendly and fantastic, if that could be passed on to them, it would be greatly appreciated.
  19. MA

    MarkA

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Starters were great tempura prawns first rate with a nice kick scollops great as always fish and chips is another staple very good I tried the Milianse Chicken no great slightly tougher than I expected maybe touch over beaten nice truffle chips finished with profiles rolls they are super drinks we’re great as ever service first rate we love the IVY tried a new dish not one of my favourites but fine I try something else next time it was good size just not to my taste I still recommend the Zia bay
  20. G

    tonyG

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food service and ambiance well worth it
  21. b

    beverleyy

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot recommend the The Ivy Tunbridge Wells enough! had brunch with friends on Saturday 13th (Table 10) our waitress sorry should of got her name was lovely, helpful and friendly - thank you for looking after us :) I have had breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and now brunch, food is always fantastic and staff are always helpful, that's why i keep coming back :) Keep up the good - thanks to everyone, yes I will be back
  22. JO

    JOhnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very bustling and lively environment. Good service. Helpful good natured and friendly staff. Excellent food
  23. JE

    JohnEwart

    Kent

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most enjoyable evening at the Ivy. Service was excellent as well as the food, wine and ambience. Will certainly be returning soon.
  24. D

    Dills

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, noisey at first but this levelled out. Very good surroundings
  25. G

    Gina

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two of out party were coeliacs and from past experiences from other places this had resulted in disappointment but not here. The afternoon was amazing for us all.I cannot fault the food and service at all. Totally fabulous!
  26. KC

    KimC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere in The Ivy, Tunbridge Wells. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Service seemed a little rushed initially. I personally didn’t like the floor being swept about our feet, whilst we were still seated but my husband didn’t mind. Would definitely recommend to others.
  27. T

    Troy

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Booked the restaurant for a birthday lunch having been before. Very disappointed with the service. Waitress standing by the service station 3 meters away whilst we sat with empty plates waiting to be cleared. Also, ordered a Pernod as an aperitif and caused some consternation amongst staff - big conflab by the bar with the Manager and two others. Eventually after 10 minutes it arrived - no ice ; no water to accompany it. Had to ask for these and wait a further 10 minutes. Our food was good no complaints here, but you have to question the organisation of staff of which there were plenty but there is obviously a training need in terms of the drink portfolio. We assumed that the guy in the checked suit was the Manager but he certainly didn't seem to be leading his team from the front rather it was a case of management by walking about but not taking anything in. Given our experience I will certainly think twice about going back to this branch of the Ivy which is a shame because it is right on our doorstep. Finally, a further let down was the birthday treat brought to our table after the desserts - a choux bun filled with chocolate ganache and cream and topped with chocolate sauce. Looked delicious but the choux bun was dry and stale. Took the gloss off the whole well intentioned gesture!
  28. SM

    SarahM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful lunch for daughter’s 13th birthday. The staff made her feel very special.
  29. r

    remaproo

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Food was very good & as a nice touch they gave my wife a small birthday cake. However this was not the Ivy I have experienced at other places. The staff were disinterested & verging on rude .Not what you expect at The Ivy. We went there for a special lunch & apart from the food we would probably have been better treated at a cafe down the road, Have been to the London & provincial Ivy restaurants many times but this is the worst. No Ivy experience here.
  30. MB

    MrsBrins

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch, really friendly and helpful staff, not rushed at all, great atmosphere and lovely decor.
  31. TG

    TheGolfer

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy Tunbridge Wells has been consistently good in food quality, service and atmosphere. It’s refreshing to return to a restaurant with maintained high standards.
  32. DD

    DennisDmenace

    East Sussex

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Please review your wine pricing it is far too expensive. Some wines such as Chianti and Primotivo are way overpriced. Generally wine mark ups are x 3 retail, but most of yours are x 4 and some x 5 making them way overpriced. However, your house wines are value for money.
  33. BM

    BenM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food (crispy duck/watermelon salad was amazing), excellent service. Highly recommend.
  34. VM

    VictoriaandMimi

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely afternoon tea at The Ivy, Tunbridge Wells. Excellent staff and service! Particularly enjoyed the warm scones, strawberry milkshake and many teas. Thank you very much!
  35. A

    Angelac

    Kent

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious champagne afternoon tea, lovely to have a choice of rose and regular champagne. Excellent service. Only disappointment was not being allowed to have a window table as requested and as I had on my previous visit. We were seated in the main walkway opposite the bar and near the entrance so was quite busy and noisy. The reason for not being offered a window table was due to a staff meeting being held in that area and all tables around it were out of use due to this.
  36. DS

    DerekS

    Kent

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A pleasant afternoon with friends
  37. m

    mandyd

    Kent

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Great food service. The only quibble was my husband wanted fillet steak wasn't on the menu. But alternative always brilliant.
  38. DB

    DebbieB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my husband had a lovely evening at the ivy in 10th August. Very friendly staff. Good choice of food which did not disappoint such nice cocktails too We will definitely go back again
  39. l

    lynn

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Lovely food, great service, delightful environment. Thank you
  40. B

    Barts

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Bad service from miserable staff. Drinks overpriced and food quality not up to The Ivy usual standard

FAQs

The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells is rated 4.5 stars by 5097 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
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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