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Pulpito-The Spanish Tapas Bar & Kitchen

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12-14 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PT, England
+44 1892 525565
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 577 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving at 7.30 on a Saturday evening, it was disappointing to be greeted with the news that three dishes were already off the menu! However, the food was fine. We had two seafood dishes, two meat dishes and two vegetable dishes. All were good, with the highlight being the pickled octopus which was really good. Spanish donuts to finish and... More 

1 Thank Dave R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pulpito is a pleasant Tapas Bar with some great tapas dishes including the most amazing grilled octopus, although in my view the portion could be more generous, it leaves you wanting more!

Thank Sophie O
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I've enjoyed many meals at Pulpito. The wine is always good, not too pricy, and the food is authentic - naturally tasty! The portions aren't huge, being a tapas bar, but don't order too much as the food is quite rich. The staff are friendly and welcoming; I'd recommend this restaurant for a mid-afternoon lunch. Perfect.

Thank Erin S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I have been here once before, but didn't think much of it, but was swayed by my friends wanting to go. So, okay, give everything at least one more chance. What did I get - a big lump of hard plastic in my albondigas! Of course, accidents do happen and mistakes are made, but it is the way you handle... More 

4 Thank SusanSzan
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Popped in for a quick bite to each at lunchtime and was very pleasantly surprised. I've been to other 'tapas' places in TW and compared to here they can't describe themselves as a tapas destination in my opinion. The food is delicious and the service is superb, love it when you can have a conversation with the staff, especially dish... More 

Thank OriginalJimska
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This simple, uncluttered restaurant doesn't have to try too hard. It provides an authentic Spanish experience and the delicious food speaks for itself. It is very easy to get carried away by ordering more food than is necessary as the Tapas dishes are a good size and better than many I have tried. The best thing to do is to... More 

Thank Tony B
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Dinner here for 3 one Saturday night - usual choices on menu and all dishes OK from memory though nothing exceptional. Service OK.

Thank Andrew2001
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

¿Qué se puede decir? Thoroughly enjoyed a terrific meal on a Friday evening with the family. The place was busy to say the least - forget your tête à tête (or cabeza a cabeza) - loud voices are a requirement. Volume aside, our selections of dishes were one of the best ranges of tapas that we've had in the UK.... More 

Thank GBtasteful
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled across the restaurant whilst walking through Tunbridge. It looked inviting and the menu looked exciting. The dishes were cooked well and tasted great. The staff were friendly and not too invasive, allowing us to have a quiet relaxed meal. Next time we visit Tunbridge Wells we will be back

1 Thank DannyLatty
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Birthday dinner for 5 adult members of the family. Very welcoming & friendly staff, great food and good drinks selection. Loved the spicy pulled pork, the crispy pork belly, the scallops and the baby squid. The homemade ice creams made quite an impression and the White chocolate cheesecake was light & tasty. Will definitely return and recommend you give it... More 

2 Thank MarcoPoloUK999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 22
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-14 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 525565
We are a Spanish Tapas bar and kitchen in Tunbridge Wells offering authentic, fresh, well cooked food using good quality ingredients made from scratch on the premises. Where possible we will use locally produced ingredients to provide a fresh approach to tapas with a menu that reflects this.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?