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The Black Dog

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PT, England
+44 1892 549543
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here quite a few times with friends, family and my children. Food fresh, lovely, lots of tempting choices and superb coffee. Highly recommended for breakfast, lunch or jus coffee and cake

Thank Victoria R
Southborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch after shopping. Very tasty open sandwich and my flat white coffee was fantastic. Nice atmosphere Sat on stools at the window watching the world go by. If I had to find negatives it would be that there is limited space between some of the tables and it does get very busy at the weekend.

Thank 999Mr_S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Really, really good coffee and excellent white chocolate brownie cheesecake. Very pleasant and unhurried atmosphere.

Thank Orms01
United Kingdom
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nice to have a place that is reliable in its excellence. They have great staff, a small but very nice menu and daily changing specials. Thee is something for everyone with the added benefit on fantastic coffee.

Thank skg505
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the black dog today to be honest just because it was raining and we didn't want to walk around the town any more looking for a place to lunch. It was a very good thing it was raining at the time we got to the front door, it was a lovely surprise. Such a lovely... More 

Thank Charlottelawrence
East Sussex
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We came for lunch on a Sunday. Just still open. Fab food and coffee. Very chilled vibe as always. We've been coming here for a long time now. Not every month but when we visit Tunbridge Wells it's always my first choice of where to eat. It's consistently delivering quality good food. Keep up the good work x.

Thank 26happycampers
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Would have to say the best coffee in Tunbridge Wells . So good I had a second along with a little cake . Great start to Saturday shopping ( have a feeling it has an Aussie Host / Owner ) not sure but love the name and fit out inside .

Thank intragnatigers
Albufeira, Portugal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been for a while and had forgotten how grumpy - almost rude the owner/manager is. Food very nice but shame we didn't get any kind of welcome - no hint of a smile . Will stick with bicycle cafe from now on

Thank 512babs
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch and I had parsnip and ginger soup with the most amazing bread! Was superb and less than £5 which was a fine price. Would definitely be coming back here as would love to try more from the menu.

Thank Betts95
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

By far the best coffee in Tunbridge Wells. Food is ok, too, but far too healthy, for my liking. Nice atmosphere as well.

Thank agfoxx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 549543

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?