We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
+44 1892 526422
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (22 reviews)
“cakes” (30 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (103)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to Basil a lot, it is a lovely place for a quick cuppa or to meet a friend. The cakes are yummy although I would really like more than a gluten free brownie as my daughter is GF and gets fed up with...More

1  Thank SCD732
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All we wanted was a quick bite to eat and a hot drink. We decided to sit outside. The waitress gave us menus. She had not returned 10 minutes later. I went inside to find her chatting with others. Not good. We left and went...More

Thank crazymaddancer
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Do like a bit of Basil at the weekend when we have the chance but there was a woman serving today who was not welcoming or interested in our custom compared to the usual friendly Saturday staff. Cake, toasties and coffee v good as usual...More

Thank libbz18
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We order our business /meeting lunches from here and without exception they are delicious and different. All the items offered are freshly prepared, particular highlight being stuffed croissants

Thank cliffandjules
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Really nice salads and sandwiches. Fantasy cakes. Nice out door dining also. Very nice helpful staff and nice location. Would recommend

Thank dicko282003
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The staff are really friendly.Lovely place to go for afternoon tea.They do really nice salads.Lots of area to show things.Really recommend.Perfect for everyone.Whenever my daughter looks at the cakes her mouth waters

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Tunbridge Wells and we found this little place for lunch and we were so pleased we did. The service was quick and the food was lovely. I had the soup of the day which was delicious whilst my partner had one...More

Thank CSxoxo
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Lovely food . great coffee. However very limited seating space. Best to visit weekday lunch for lovely fresh sandwiches and panini

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Been to Basil in Lime Hill, same good coffee and food but this one is really tiny upstairs with low ceiling. It actually feels like being in the attic. The stairs is kinda narrow and a little steep. Probably won't go back as not good...More

Thank kikaygonz
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here for take out when at a local baby class. The coffee was delicious and the salad bar enabled a healthy lunch at a good price. Cakes looked delicious but I tried to be good and only took the salads. I will be...More

Thank Jenna L
Nearby Restaurants
Water Margin
40 reviews
.59 km away
Saint John's Yard
112 reviews
.06 km away
La Cosa Nostra Cafe
37 reviews
.09 km away
29 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Calverley Grounds
99 reviews
1.25 km away
Assembly Hall Theatre
116 reviews
.98 km away
Trinity Theatre
45 reviews
.93 km away
Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
21 reviews
.93 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Basil staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 526422
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing