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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 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in a while a go now whilst out shopping. What a great 'pop in' it was too, we were not hungry at first but we were when we smelt the deliciousness inside. We had a breakfast stack - bacon, avocado, roasted tomato,baby spinach with feta. My god that is so good, I could have eaten twice! The coffee... More 

Thank Linda M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very tasty healthy fresh breakfast, chose a potato & mushroom hash with half an avocado on top - so so tasty 👍🏻 coffee is good, atmosphere is calm. Nice cakes available, service is very pleasant.. I'll be a regular here!

Thank Bonny R
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe/bistro, however you want to call it. Went there for late Saturday breakfast and couldn't have picked a better place. Lovely deco, friendly staff and excellent food. Even a simple cup of tea was exquisite. Highly recommend it especially if you like fresh, locally sourced food.

Thank magdalena f
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extensive healthy menu - great place for brunch and wonderful taste in serving quality coffee (Monmouth). Get here early or be prepared to wait for a table - a very good sign!

Thank Eyeospy
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was full and usually is, probably because the food is generally ok. However meals are not consistent I.e. The same meal for two people can vary in ingredients and quantity. The real problem with this place is the shambolic and desperately slow service. The food isn't worth the frustration

1 Thank ageunknown
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee, sat on the bench at the front of the cafe watching the world go by. Great service and a perfect coffee. Served with a smile. Will be back for more!!

Thank SazaSalter
Sharpthorne, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I dropped in with my daughter for a lunch. We had fish cakes with a rosti of onions and carrot with tomato and watercress salad. Very delicious. The apple juice and elderflower drink were also very good. Would definitely come here again.

Thank kathy b
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Yes the coffee is excellent and the food above average however I won't be returning due to the lack of welcome we received. Both of the male staff that I encountered were gloomy and gave the impression that they would rather be anywhere else. The female waitress was much friendlier, I entered in a good mood and left with the... More 

2 Thank Liz B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The Black Dog is the best place in the whole world. This is no exaggeration. I entered tired, hungover, and empty-bellied. I exited reinvigorated and enamoured with the exquisitely-dressed, exceptionally well-mannered and spoon-bendingly beautiful waitress. She had pink hair and a heart of gold. The service was impeccable, the food was flawless. I must admit, I devoured in a rather... More 

Thank Sagging I
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a popular place even at 9.30 on a Sunday morning. Good well priced menu and friendly staff. I hear it is really busy during the week also.

Thank Grapefan

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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
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?