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The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells

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4.5
4701 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 93 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 4,701 people are saying

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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

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  • Tunbridge Wells

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  1. ES

    EmmaS

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. KJ

    KarrieJB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely surroundings with excellent waiter service. Food delicious. Definitely will go again it was a unique pleasant dining experience.

  3. MK

    MartinK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Short notice booking for birthday dinner. Very nice place and food up to Ivy standards. Lovely ambiance and not max packed like the Ivy in the City. Very nice indeed

  4. TB

    TonyB

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Bland signature dish. When sar at bar after dinner the drinkers servers were quite unprofessional, messing around, throwing drinks bottles noisily in to bins etc, quite distracting for such a venue. I woild recommend and return.

  5. DF

    DavidF

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Restaurant is identical to the one in Covent Garden, with the same menus and a very similar look. Very busy particularly with 'ladies who lunch'. Quite noisy so not a particularly relaxing atmosphere. Food and service up to usual standard.

  6. LY

    LisaY

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely setting attentive staff and varied menu food was outstanding and presentation exceptional

  7. S

    Sally

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fabulous afternoon at The Ivy celebrating my 50th.. amazing cocktail at the bar before moving to our table. Lovely ambience, great service, really delicious food (but was just warm.. not as hot as it could have been.. but didn’t spoil things).. really great place for a special occasion.. so relaxed and special..

  8. JT

    JennyT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, amazing service! The waitress was so attentive and helpful. I even received a complimentary profiterole with a candle as it was my birthday! Can also highly recommend the Unicorn cocktail!

  9. SB

    SallyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    The both the tables for 6 are right by the service counters, bar and kitchen which is most uncomfortable for diners who constantly have waiting staff passing behind them and the space is very limited

  10. JW

    JW333

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed a delightful breakfast; the food was delicious and the service attentive yet unobtrusive.

  11. C

    Claur

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Very soggy fish batter. Almost seemed uncooked. Sent food back and when replaced there was one fresh crunchy battered fish and the second one was still soggy with wet fish inside. Chewy chips (suggesting pre-cooked and just kept warm for long periods). Generally not great. Demanded it get taken off the bill. Everyone else’s food was average. Shepherd’s pie and curry frankly nothing to write home about. Staff were sweet enough but bent down very low to speak to us - too close for comfort - so we had to complain about that too. What’s happened to The Ivy restaurants???

  12. P

    Paul

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent night, food and service. Great for special occasion

  13. JG

    JamesG

    Kent

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Ivy Tunbridge Wells is always an amazing place for any occasion. The food is delicious and the service is second to none! I would highly recommend it.

  14. RD

    RachelD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food delicious, setting attractive and comfortable. Service from our waiter was particularly attentive, but not in any way intrusive and just what you always hope for. Top marks!

  15. M

    Mikbat

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a very pleasant lunch to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Staff were attentive and responded quickly to any additional requests. Meal was very tasty with an excellent and varied menu to choose from. Wine menu also provide plenty of choice and was of good quality. A most enjoyable lunch. Roll on next year!

  16. M

    Madeleine

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Wonderful attention to details by Luis. Lunch was very good and the service was friendly and courteous.

  17. RB

    RebeccaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    We love the ivy but when we went yesterday did feel their food portions were a little bit too small.

  18. VO

    VeronicaO

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Welcoming and friendly staff. Great food and lovely evening overall. It was our Silver Wedding Anniversary and they made the evening very special.

  19. B

    Buzz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Booked a table for 4 for afternoon tea and we were given a very small table that barely fit drinks on let alone anything else. The service took a very long time and when we asked got anything (drinks menu etc) it was like a chore. The restaurant was quite empty at the point in time (3pm) and for some reason the management decided to conduct an interview at the end of the bar, right next to us, even though there was a lot of space in other parts of the restaurant. When my 1 year old child made a noise (we chose a not busy time, so as not to disturb anyone as we did have children with us) the manager that was conducting the interview right next to our table loudly said “urgh noisy child!” This left us feeling very unwelcome, when the service had already been poor. It’s a really shame because every other time we had visited this Ivy, we had received great service and the children were made to feel very welcome. I don’t think we will be visiting again.

  20. LH

    LucyH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently good, the new Korean chicken main is very good. It was my Mum’s birthday and they brought out a little cake for her with a candle.

  21. IW

    IsaW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had a great time at the Ivy for tea for two. Friendly, quiet. Food was good. Service was welcoming. This was on Monday around 3PM so not crowded.

  22. MS

    MikeS

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    Service very disappointing, confusing waiting staff no personality from one waiting staff (female) Little acknowledgement when questioning I had been seated for 15/20 mins and not been offered a drink. No one followed up delivery of the food to check everything was satisfactory. All in all poor experience which is disappointing as we have often used various Ivy venues but this was the poorest and felt not value for money spent. Going forward if we want to dine at the Ivy we will restrict it to the original

  23. CL

    CLnPF

    London

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Great decor and beautiful setting. Few of the eggs were over poached. Waitress was good but service could have been slightly quicker.

  24. 6

    657483829405

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding meal as usual with excellent service. We had the cheese soufflé and steak tartare for a starters and fillet and rib eye for mains - all excellent food. Lovely cocktails and wine too.

  25. MA

    MarkA

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely evening at the Ivy fantastic attentive staff very tasty cocktails the salt pepper squid was fantastic great size portion big succulent prawns in the prawn cocktail fish and chips were superb really succulent they even made me a large profiteer roll for my birthday best I have ever had it was a lovely evening we will be back soon

  26. TC

    TimC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We really enjoyed our visit - the service was excellent.

  27. JM

    JulieM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second visit Enjoyed everything Food is very nice and flavoursome Staff helpful and couldn’t do enough

  28. CA

    CaroleA

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    Unfortunately 2 of the party unwell all night. Both had the Duck curry. Phoned this morning to tell the Ivy. No manager available to speak to hence the poor ratings. Such a shame as great vibe and lovely surroundings.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    The food was nice enough but the service from behind to end was very disappointing.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I booked afternoon tea for my wife’s birthday and we were totally spoiled by the wonderful staff and management,everything was perfect and they even done a birthday surprise cake for my wife,she was totally surprised and overwhelmed, we are looking forward to our next visit,. Many thanks to you all ,

  31. PK

    PierreK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The second occasion we have dined at 'The Ivy' and we were not disappointed. The noise level was high though, absorbent ceiling panels would help to dampen it down.

  32. JF

    JoanneF

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just fantastic. I asked in advance for an easy access table for my mother in law (who is 88). They gave us a great table and she had a wonderful time. The food was great. The staff were lovely, friendly and obliging. We so appreciated the extra care and attention since my MIL is elderly and pretty deaf. We were all able to have a super lunch together. The food was great. The experience was excellent. We were really looked after. Can’t praise the staff highly enough.

  33. DH

    DebraH

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience2

    The food ( afternoon tea) was very good, but the service not so good. 3 times we asked for fresh tea which didn't arrive. There were lots of staff and few customers so not run off there feet. We spoke to the manager who offered us complimentary champagne which we declined as we were not drinking alcohol. The manager then gave us one of the afternoon teas free of charge.

  34. LM

    LeoM

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    The service was very slow and the AC was very cold.

  35. SS

    SheilaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Afternoon Tea was amazing! The scones were the best we've ever had, very light and not too big and everything was very flavorsome. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. I would certainly recommend The Ivy.

  36. CO

    ChristineO

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had a really nice meal. Staff went above and beyond. Shall defiantly go again

  37. SK

    SylviaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A special Place for special occasions or just a nice place to eat. Fulfils most expectations! Always great service and excellent food. Would highly recommend and I do!

  38. r

    richardb

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good food, good service; very busy, very noisy; food good value, drinks expensive for lunch.

  39. AP

    AlanP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Send your male staff who are waiting on the tables, to Marylebone Ivy for training. They are a pretty glum bunch - in Marylebone they are smiling and joking all the time - a delight. In contrast all the ladies were charming and delightful, informative and helpful. Need I say more……

  40. C

    Coutinho

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food in such a gorgeous setting. The service was professional.

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The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells is rated 4.5 stars by 4701 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 93 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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