The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells

4.6
3282 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 makes 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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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GP18
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening
The Ivy restaurant did not disappoint
Always perfect food and an exquisite experience
Lovey waiting staff

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening. We were celebrating our 10yr anniversary and they went the extra mile and kindly gave us a free desert.

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AndyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambience! Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch nice buzzy atmosphere the restaurant has a nice feel to it.

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Annie
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Just love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, everything about The Ivy Tunbridge Wells ❤️

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HayleyO
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

It was loud on the night we visited, mostly due to a very loud gentleman near to our table. The food was good but not exceptional although I did receive a birthday dessert which was kind.

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SamuelB
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food and excellent waiting staff

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant experience as always. Thanks very much, hope to come again soon

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Reggie
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was not great but service and ambience was very good

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Sweetpea1
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meet and greet at reception was very friendly and efficient. I asked for the window seat when I booked but apparently they're only 2 tables of 4. Put in the corner which was fine and comfortable. A/c was a bit cool!
Staff were very efficient and friendly. The table d'hote menu was good and varied. My meal was excellent. Thank you - we'll be back!

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Admiral
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Without fail we had another superb lunch at The Ivy - super meal with friends, attentive very pleasant staff in the most attractive and vibrant surroundings. Next time The Ivy at Tower Bridge will have the pleasure of our company !

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vipdavidc
Kent
64 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening had by all

JM
JohnM
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a good experience and the food was top notch

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LINN
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Over all our vist was good, however our fish was dry and over cooked but everything else was fine.

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HG59
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious but the drinks and the desserts are the stars. Great service. Best to book, though.

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LouiseT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Very disappointing after having had good experiences in the past. Long wait for pre dinner drinks - in fact the starters and our bottle of wine arrived before we got them, despite us complaining when we ordered our food. The “special” of turbot, which was the most expensive thing on the menu, was flavourless. We went for my husband’s birthday and won’t be rushing back.

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vipCandyK
Kent
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Ivy is consistently good, the food is amazing and the staff is superb.

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TinTin
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really nice lunch, the food was excellent and the service was perfect.

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NZShearer
London
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food and location is always good in my experience. What I'm usually a bit disappointed in hasn't changed either which is with one or two exceptions, surly staff. Don't know why this is. Easy to rectify though.

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Aimeed
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to The Ivy last night for my parents wedding anniversary. The service and food was exemplary. Two really lovely touches were glasses of Prosecco to celebrate Freedom day and the other was two Choux buns for my parents! Thanks to all the team for a fantastic evening. We will be back!

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JulieL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic meal the waiter was very attentive and gave time for decisions to be made. From time we entered the restaurant we felt comfortable and relaxed. A great place for high end dining.

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DomC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the service excellent. Lovely ambience and decor. Always feels like a treat!

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Loretta
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Molly and Hony fab, polite courteous and friendly , thank you

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Summer
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Lovely restaurant and atmosphere. However, although the meal was pleasant enough my sea bream was unfortunately over cooked. Service was on the slow side, and waits in between courses could have been shorter.
The warning about being charged £20 per person on my credit card, requested at time of booking, for a non arrival within 24 hours and the 5 min window for arrival is unfortunate, as is a staff member coming outside after our meal to tell us to “move on” despite us being on the pavement esp given no one was entering nor leaving The Ivy.

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vipdavidc
Kent
64 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great as always breakfast was a big hit with family waitress needed more training

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Beckerooney
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was one minor hiccup which was that initially they couldn't find the booking. It was quickly remedied and we were seated at a lovely table.
The outstanding service from our waitress, Patricia, really did make all the difference. She was the perfect balance of enthusiastic, friendly and professional.
I actually asked her her name so I could write this review but also managed to have a brief word with the manager as we were leaving because he happened to be passing. Staff like Patricia don't coma along every day and I believe need to be well looked after so they don't leave. I was pleased to hear that she had just been promoted!
Thankyou for a perfect evening 😊

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GrahamR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, nice surroundings, excellent polite staff and great service. Good cocktails

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ChristyD
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, lovely cocktails and polite helpful staff

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Lou1972
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Hi - we had the breakfast and the eggs royale and my daughters pancakes were just not warm enough. This is the second time I have been for breakfast there and experienced the same result.

The service was good, however they still forgot to order my second coffee.

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LouiseJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Food was ok… nothing outstanding but acceptable. Very clean. Prompt friendly service throughout.

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carolineW
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, good waitress service ambiance amazing

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vipalge
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food in a cool environment

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JackieI
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and atmosphere- busy but not overcrowded- service amazing would definitely go back

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ChristineB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous afternoon tea - you won’t be disappointed

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely Saturday afternoon lunch . Loved the arancini starter and a non alcoholic movie star martini. My friend receive a birthday profiterole with candle.. fabulous service and attention to detail. TRM

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NikkiT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite food, exceptional service, excellent menu choices and good value for money

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VanessaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great breakfast - delicious and hot- service was impeccable. Good value too! 5 star experience!

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MrsS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I had to ask for hot milk for coffee and jam for toast. On each occasion we waited for a long time.

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NickL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good restaurant with great ambiance. Service was excellent

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EmmaO
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect evening, delicious food, great atmosphere.

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The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells is rated 4.6 stars by 3282 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 reservations at the moment.