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The Imperial Restaurant

29 London Road, Southborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 0PB, England
+44 1892 514135
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (30 reviews)
“fish stew” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
29 London Road, Southborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 0PB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kids ordered baby pizzas but got full sized which was a bonus! Proper pizza with thick, hand-pulled dough. It is very popular looking around the inn but there are plenty of other options if that's not your thing. The chicken and mushroom pie i had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matt P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience we had. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and welcoming. The chef is super talented, the Zuppa de Pesce or Fish Stew was absolutely brilliant! I could eat this everyday and still want more. I can’t wait to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dionysia489
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never left a review before. This was FANTASTIC. Probably the best Mussels I have ever had and it’s something I have eaten all over Europe my wife’s and daughters meals were equally good and the starters excellent. Beers great and good choice of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent service. Lovely food. Friendly staff. Great beer. We will definitely be back again. Thanks for putting up with all of us.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Relax282478
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Great service, amazing food, lovely atmosphere. A real gem lies beneath the unassuming exterior. Authentic Italian food. The apple donuts are a must have!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MrsMreviews
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Failing to realise it was bonfire night and not wanting to leave our small dog alone at home we asked if she could come with us and sit under the table. No problem! Portions generous as ever, fantastic and strong flavours. My only concern is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ahughf
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

They let us have a buffet lunch at my Hen party, between 2 activities. Food was timely, authentic Italian and lots of it! Everything I tried was very nice! Especially the arancini balls & pizza! Keep up the good work :)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Silkysecret
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

It was a family birthday and we used the upstairs function room for a celebratory meal for twelve. It made it a wonderful occasion. The first course were plates of mixed starters, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, olives, mixed meats, stuffed salami etc. Our main...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Johnwpf
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We come here every so often and returned this evening for another fine meal. A pub with a difference, Italian food from an Italian owner & staff. Good value and food that satisfies, home cooked and very tasty. The place is dog friendly, has parking...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank aekemp
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Great pub, bar staff always happy, friendly and helpful. Food is great, it's now our go to pub in the area. Bar is well stocked and they have some great wines ! Not fine dining but good food at a good price.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wizzer61
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Yes they are dog friendly and have a large garden too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 London Road, Southborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 0PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Southborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 514135
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