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The Warren, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The Warren

4.4
4.4
651 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Welcome to The Warren Restaurant, an extension of The Crowborough Estate, holding stock of Sussex Cattle, Boer Goats, Fallow deer, and Wild boar amongst others which the restaurant draws on for its menu. Given the provenance, the kitchen predominantly cooks British food, occasionally dipping into other cuisines to provide a vehicle for flavours – nettle gnocchi for example, or poached oyster with wild boar chorizo.

WE wanted a unique fun and informal restaurant, to offer their Crowborough Estate’s produce from. When the site of the renowned Signor Franco’s became available, with those iconic arched windows of its orangery and glorious terrace overlooking the Spa town, the stage was set.
Please email us contact@thewarren.restaurant
(our call line & online booking system will reopen from 1st August)


Your Sincerely
Magdalena & Martin



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2 people

21:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Wild Game, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–14:30 Wed–Sun 18:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Phone number

    01892 328191

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Andras Roflics

  • Catering

    Despite it being a tough year for all we have remained busy with exciting renovations to our restaurant and The Warren estate, we have revamped our outside terrace by adding a weatherproof covering and a cosy heater so it can be enjoyed in all types of English weather! The team have also been connecting with the community by producing meals for our local charity St. Matthews Larder. This has lifted the team’s spirit and their drive to return to cooking with a passion and we cannot wait the welcome back our beloved guests. We have been busy preparing our new menu which will be heavily influenced by our very own produce still plus many innovative vegan dishes. Expect to see our famous Rhea egg! Our game stalker will be aiding the appearance of deer, rabbit and pigeon and wild nettles, elder flower...We have also added Crowborough Downsview vineyard to our list so quality local produce is still at the forefront of our ethos! We look forward to seeing you all back!

  • Private party facilities

    For private events enquiries, please contact Magdalena contact@thewarren.restaurant

  • Area

    Tunbridge Wells

  • Parking Details

    Public parking opposite the train station and next to Hoopers

  • Public Transit

    2 minutes walking distance from Tunbridge Wells train station.<br /><br><br />1 minute walking distance from Mount Pleasant Road bus stops (opp. train station)

  • Entertainment

    Our resident pianist Caroline James complements your dining experience by playing music in a variety of styles on Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Lunch Set Menu

    £22.95 per person

    30 Jul - 30 Aug 2022
    Starters Chicken liver parfait, balsamic onion marmalade, brioche & seasoned butter Chorizo, fresh bread, piccalilli, cornichons, dried figs & hen egg Plant based feta salad, beetroot, pear, apple, hazelnuts & almonds (Vegan) Mains 6 oz sirloin steak, new potatoes, caramelised shallots, roasted peppers & peppercorn sauce Shetland Mussels choice of 4: marinière, à la crème, Normande or Brighton Blue cheese; seasonal salad and Kentish potato chips King oyster mushrooms, cauliflower & almond purée, chilli sauce (Vegan) Puddings Fruit punch with seasonal berries, Elderflower sorbet & sparkling wine Eton mess, strawberry, raspberry, meringue & whipped cream Affogato, Frangelico, hazelnut ice cream, Nespresso coffee, chocolate Honeycomb (Vegan)

What 651 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Notable Wine List

  • Kent

    Special Occasions

  • Tunbridge Wells

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food ….
  2. KJ

    KateJakeman

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Staff were lovely but the food and decor was outdated and there was a lack of ambience. We went on a date night but it felt a bit soulless and we just wanted to finish and get out to go to a bar. Feel a bit crappy saying that as the staff were as friendly as anything, but also wish we’d have seen a more honest review before going. I’m my opinion, the whole place needs a good clean and a declutter and a lick of paint. Food okay (although hubby’s steak was great apparently) x
  3. MM

    MrsMayfair

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This was the worst meal I’ve had in years. I had coconut prawns to start which tasted of nothing, the whole dish bland. My don had oysters which were not on ice and not chilled ugh I then had the lamb which was tasteless mush with vouscousz Awful and tasted horrible. My son had fillet steak which was supposed to be medium. It was so rare it could have walked out. Whole meal gross They took lamb off menu because I complained. Big deal still £120 for glorified pub food.
  4. E

    Edward

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good. We’re recommending it to anyone who will listen
  5. MG

    MarkG

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We took lunch at the Warren during our shopping trip to Tunbridge Wells. The food was great and the service was excellent. Food was served in a bright and airy conservatory above the shops below. It's air conditioned so it was quite comfortable in the hot summer sun. The restaurant has a pleasing interior with quirky furniture and additions. In conclusion, a great independent restaurant to eat and relax in.
  6. FC

    FreddyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really like the warren . Food is great and the manager a good guy. Been twice in two weeks and both times left very pleased
  7. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was fine. Nothing particularly special. I wouldn’t rush back.
  8. MA

    MarkA

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant nice setting great service. However the food was good not great.
  9. JE

    JuneE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb attentive service made for enjoyable experience in a very attractive space. Food looked and tasted wonderful. All felt very fresh and seasonal. We had the place to ourselves on a hot sunny lunchtime, but the air con kept the room comfortable. Worth a visit!
  10. PJ

    PeterJM

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice welcome, pleasant ambience, small but imaginative menu. Their basic white wine was a very pleasant vin de table, a bit pricey. Our snails and mussels were both excellent, as were the duck breast and salad nicoise - outstanding seared tuna steak. Having already spent £120 before discount, we did not explore dessert.
  11. JM

    JenniferM

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food washed down with luscious wine. Definitely my favourite restaurant within a 20 mile radius at least.
  12. CF

    CatherineF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food made from good quality, locally sourced ingredients. And lovely service. It was very clear both chef and front of house care about guests enjoying their food.
  13. AD

    AdrianaD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Ref my food...the steak was very hard...I could not eat it. I asked to change the knife...but the knife was not the problem..as i found out was the meat. So, looking for a good supplier and been careful with the choice are needed. Despite of that... I loved the experience and ambience. I am going back.
  14. c

    christopherr

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Unfortunately for us the restaurant had a party of 15 seated which made the noise level so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. The group in their defence weren’t a rowdy group but when everybody is talking over each other it echoed in that part of the restaurant, in the end we had to move to another table to finish our meal somewhere quieter. It would have been polite of the restaurant if they had warned us instead to seating us next to them. Having said all that, we will definitely go back there.
  15. A

    Annie

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable special Father’s Day Sunday lunch. Excellent food, wine and service. Only reason for giving a four out of five on noise was that we had one very loud spoken gentleman behind us. The team were very happy to look after my daughters suitcase during lunch which was much appreciated. Thank you
  16. AO

    AliceO

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Staff were amazing and accommodating. Whilst the food was generally tasty, we weren’t blown away by it and for the price we were expecting better.
  17. E

    Elizabeth

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant with a wonderful ambience, great service and delicious food.
  18. A

    Alistair

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    For the cost, a great restaurant. Had a very enjoyable evening. Recommended.
  19. S

    Steve

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lunchtime menu is superb value, the desserts were divine.
  20. LC

    LadyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu, food was well presented and tasty. We were looked after very well.
  21. SP

    StewartP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We popped in for lunch recently to check out the Warren in anticipation of having our Wedding meal there later in the year. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly and were eager to show us around and talk about our plans. The ambiance of the place is like no other, it is eccentric, quirky and fun. Considering the calibre of the food it is also very reasonably priced. I had a vegetarian main course consisting of king oyster mushrooms and cauliflower. It was amazing, flavours I didn't even know you could get out of such a vegetarian dish. Fantastic, and highly looking to coming back later in the year to celebrate our wedding!
  22. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Lovely evening. Very friendly staff
  23. D

    Dee65

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food good but having requested no garlic due to an allergy I couldn’t actually eat half my dinner then we were charged incorrectly on the wine shame as overall good food
  24. MH

    MikeH

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was mostly good, but very pricey for what it was. My main was lukewarm at best, they forgot to give us our bottle of wine and the food/drinks didn’t always come in the right order.
  25. m

    martha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a joy to have such an extraordinary restaurant in Tunbridge Wells. The decor is not like any other, the food is imaginative and the service is gracious. We loved the very garlicky Dorset snails. The comfit of duck was the plumpest, most succulent ever and the lamb could be cut with a fork. But really outstanding is the lovely Magdalena - who creates the most potent cocktails and just makes everything so much fun.
  26. DK

    DanielleK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening, service and food exceeded expectations as always
  27. JB

    JasminB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was great. We celebrated our son’s 16th bday on June 3! Great food and the staff were all fantastic in dealing with my requests. The manager Magdalena made sure that my son’s bday is worth remembering. They sang and provided a happy bday plate with candle of macaron and salted caramel pudding. My son was sooo happy and delighted. Will dine again. And will recommend to friends!
  28. GK

    GinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always loved the Warren, the staff are so lovely and friendly, the food is delicious and the service is excellent. It was a joint birthday for my partner and I and we brought along our 5 year old and 4 month old and it was memorable
  29. GC

    GeekyC

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Can’t fault the Warren. Perfect chateaubriand and wonderful service.
  30. EM

    EMsv

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall was a good evening. The fillet steaks were both overcooked which we wouldn’t expect for the price. We would have stayed for an extra drink after our meal, however, a gentleman at another table ordered Moules which smelt horrendous. I love moules but the smell was rancid, There was no way we could sit there in the smell. I really hope the man wasn’t poorly after eating them.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience … we go to The Warren regularly and really enjoy the warm welcome, fresh baked bread and the menu that changes in line with seasonal ingredients. Ask to sit in the conservatory to get a nice view over the high street. Highly recommended
  32. c

    charlesb

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food is good but the decor of the restaurant is really not to our liking. Bronze walls and chandeliers and just looked rather bizarre. Service was good but let down by obvious irritation when the repeat enquiries about whether we wanted cocktails were declined.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    food standard is not in parallel with the price range in this restaurant
  34. K

    Kate

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening at The Warren. Lovely food and super ambiance.
  35. GR

    GarethR

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely venue and great service. Quieter than usual but always an excellent venue and meal. Highly recommended.
  36. CS

    CatS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The Warren, always delicious food, drink and ambience. The staff are so attentive and polite.
  37. ST

    SuzieT

    Kent

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Our visit to the Warren as a mixed bag. The general manager of engaging outside to have drinks before a meal. It kind of went downhill after that we were offered bread to start and animals bush which were lovely we both had prawns to start they would like rubber bullets, awful! Also both had a lamb for main meal. Although I quite enjoyed it the lamb was very rare and my husband can’t eat it like that. The coffee was quite bitter and my husbands dessert was very average. We won’t be rushing back
  38. TS

    TSML

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited The Warren for the first time on a cycle ride through the area and the quality of the food, service and ambience well exceeded our expectations. Starting out with complimentary bread and a "shot" of a chilled asparagus soup was delightful and so refreshing. Entrees for both of us were delicious - the king prawns with finely diced tomatoes & crispy tiny croutons was particularly outstanding. Both of us had lamb as our mains and it was again cooked to perfection. A smokey babaganoush went very well with the lamb and was a creative addition to the vegetables. I would return to The Warren just to try the rhubarb soufflé again which was simply Michelin star quality. Light fluffy, highly risen and served with poached fruit on the side and a sorbet. Superb. The whole service team were super friendly and efficient also. The "conservatory" setting of the restaurant is very light and airy and stylish. Overall, I'd highly recommend The Warren - our experience was stellar all round.
  39. KL

    KellyL

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Really disappointing. The food was well below average. We booked this place because of the Michelin guide recommendation but my local pub is far better. Wouldn’t recommend.
  40. MC

    MCdiner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Lovely venue, excellent food and friendly, prompt service. Thank you - we will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Warren is rated 4.4 stars by 651 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Warren

5A High St, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1UL

Additional information

  • Area

    Tunbridge Wells

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–14:30 Wed–Sun 18:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Wild Game, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public parking opposite the train station and next to Hoopers

  • Public Transit

    2 minutes walking distance from Tunbridge Wells train station.1 minute walking distance from Mount Pleasant Road bus stops (opp. train station)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andras Roflics

  • Entertainment

    Our resident pianist Caroline James complements your dining experience by playing music in a variety of styles on Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    01892 328191

  • Catering

    Despite it being a tough year for all we have remained busy with exciting renovations to our restaurant and The Warren estate, we have revamped our outside terrace by adding a weatherproof covering and a cosy heater so it can be enjoyed in all types of English weather! The team have also been connecting with the community by producing meals for our local charity St. Matthews Larder. This has lifted the team’s spirit and their drive to return to cooking with a passion and we cannot wait the welcome back our beloved guests. We have been busy preparing our new menu which will be heavily influenced by our very own produce still plus many innovative vegan dishes. Expect to see our famous Rhea egg! Our game stalker will be aiding the appearance of deer, rabbit and pigeon and wild nettles, elder flower...We have also added Crowborough Downsview vineyard to our list so quality local produce is still at the forefront of our ethos! We look forward to seeing you all back!

  • Private party facilities

    For private events enquiries, please contact Magdalena contact@thewarren.restaurant

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