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The Black Dog

20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PT, England
+44 1892 549543
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming here for a number of years with my family and the quality of food is excellent. Every meal we have ordered has been outstanding. I’m hoping the chefs never leave! I thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank Iamthechocolategirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been in here a few times and love the toasted banana bread which I’ve had more than a few times. Lovely. The chicken and ham club sandwich is also very good. However the chips I was given were undercooked and soggy. It would also...More

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice relaxed atmosphere. Best coffee in TW since Ismael unfortunately shut. Decent selection of food+snacks. Would prefer to visit an independent place like this, rather than line the pockets of the big chains. Gluten free options too.

Thank bob d
Reviewed 2 February 2018

I went in on my own on Christmas Eve and the staff were lovely and seated me on my own (on a large table - no punishment for being a solo diner!) I ordered a flat white and it was so delicious I ordered another...More

Thank Watsonel86
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Called in for a quick coffee. The perfect flat white and my wife loved the hot chocolate too. Monmouth coffee used here plus they also try local boutique blends. Had a shared slice of the Olive oil cake - sounds grim but I was blown...More

Thank johnrjewsbury
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Went for brunch on Tuesday morning with my wife and son. A busy little café who initially seated us at a small table and then offered to re-locate us when a larger table became available. We had the burger and avocado on sour-dough with halloumi....More

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 9 January 2018

What a lovely place to have breakfast. Fantastic coffee and great menu choices. I had the quinoa and ham hock hash with spicy poached eggs and greek yoghurt. My husband had the Mexican style scrambled eggs with chorizo which he really enjoyed. We popped in...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

If you need a good breakfast, this is one of the best. If you need an english breakfast dont go there they dont do it. But if you need small refreshing breaky, well this is the place. A bit pricey but this is good stuff.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

It was our first visit together in the area and I'd thought we'd take advantage of having a late brekkie / brunch in the area. My boyfriend fancied a fry up but to his disappointment they didn't do one. However their coffee here is superb....More

2  Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I visit the black dog on a daily basis for my coffee due to the outstanding taste. If you are a true coffee lover then you will enjoy and appreciate what they do. Valentina is great she is always smiling and a great FOH!!

Thank Demie R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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