The Warren

4.4
547 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The restaurant is an extension of the Crowborough Estate, which holds Sussex Cattle, Goats, Wild Boar, Pigs, Fallow Deer, Geese which the restaurant draws on for it's menus. Given such provenance, the menu is a blend of Traditional and Contemporary British, occasionally inspired by other cuisines; Nettle gnocchi for example or poached oyster wild wild boar chorizo.

Owner is eclectic Martin Haymes with a passion for hospitality and nature!
We are also available for private hire: Weddings, Parties, Wakes and Family Celebrations.

Please contact our general manager Magdalena who will be very happy to take your details, bespoke menus and provide a quote.

Whether with friends, colleagues or your someone special, join us for lunch, a celebration, fantastic Sunday Roast or a glass of bubbles and light snack on our terrace. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 547 people are saying
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IanB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a superb meal at the Warren last night. The Cote de Boeuf was excellent, the staff were friendly and attentive- special thanks to Olivier and we would highly recommend a visit here. An excellent wine list and it is a nice feature that the majority of the menu is sourced locally from the Crowborough Warren Estate.

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ChrisA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb evening out. Great hosts, exemplar food and wine. Highly recommended.

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Berry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very friendly staff and the food and drinks were lovely. The atmosphere was just right, giving a sense of occasion. We’ll definitely be back

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johome
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

roast was average and service was slow. Disappointing as my prior visit was much better.

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Nikki
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at The Warren. Honestly, the service here is first class and the food is delicious. Would heartily recommend.

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GrahamH
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this venue and it was a magnificent experience in all ways. We will definitely return to try other menu items.
Recommend to anyone wanting a great meal, ambience good wine . Don’t be in a hurry, this is not a quick meal.

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NicholasM
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly what a bit of a shock that when it came to settling up it was found that we could not use our Amex card as we had always done in the . This was put down to an error with the new card machine. I await with interest.

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JamesG
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch with our girls. The food and service were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience. Four of us for dinner with my two mini dachshunds.
Food was delicious with a great menu and staff were friendly and efficient.
Couldn’t ask for more.

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BriW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The staff and service was wonderful. The restaurant itself is very pretty and well laid out.The food was nice, but a bit underwhelming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

* chose to eat on a Sat afternoon
* abysmal driving around Tonbridge Wells started the visit of on a poor footing
* disliked the steep stairs to the rest [there is a stairlift]
* once seated, service was good
* Really enjoyed the food
*,GREAT deserts
* a good restaurant which [if I can bear the traffic] I will revisit

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TruskaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food & service.
Delicious!
Can’t recommend this gem enough.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous. Great service, lovely friendly people. Food was delicious too. Overall a great experience and evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend here for a celebratory dinner and boy were we not disappointed. Food was first rate, service was excellent and general ambience was delightful, a real treat. I’ll happily recommend to friends to come to this wonderful restaurant and I look forward to returning in the future.

EK
EmanuelK
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

72nd Birthday surprise for my wife.
Immediately when we arrived we were informed there was a wedding party on the next table, approx 14 guests which was no problem to us at all.
Then we were told by the waiter that service would be a little slower than normal, and we accepted within reason.
However, we arrived at the restaurant at 7. 10 pm for 7.15 booking. Whilst waiting we were given bread and butter. We were also given a small narrow glass of a coriander and cream mixture. No spoon was supplied and we noted on the next table a gentleman was using a knife to scoop it out.!
The first course starter was served to us at around 8. 20 pm, the empty plates were also not removed for at least half hour. The main meal arrived approx nearly one hour later. During the whole period of time no one served the wine to us. We could go on, and on, But in a nutshell, the restaurant fell below what we reasonably expected and according to their dining literature.
Finally, it is the first time in our regular dining out in over 50 years that my husband requested the optional service charge to be removed from our bill.
Unfortunately, it was our worse dining out experience ever.

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JSkent
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely anniversary meal. Attentive staff and fabulous food. Great atmosphere. Totally recommend

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davidg
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Not the experience I was looking forward to. Very dissapointing on many levels.

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BritT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The meal was mediocre at best. The muscles were good and the bread and butter was good. The lamb dinner was over priced. It was over cooked and quite fatty. To top it off they charged 2£ for PPE! Over 18 months of Covid not had that charge before. Just to add the staff weren't all wearing masks and were just small bottles of sanitizer on the table. Just a bit of a stretch that they charge that.

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TimW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding, extremely impressed with everything about our evening.

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vipHorse
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for meat and drink. Nice venue and service, and great estate to table approach.

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vipBromleyOne
London
120 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We wanted good food near the station. The Warren delivered excellent food from a quirky, unusual and slightly mysterious menu. Once we grasped what to order each dish turned out to be delicious. Well cooked mussels. Pigeon breast salad. Cote de boeuf. Clafoutis. All presented cheerfully but precisely in a cosy corner of a fascinating building . Good wines too. Not cheap but well worth paying for an unusual experience.

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Margz
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and wine and a fun evening. Recommend The Warren for a special night out.

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MichaelH
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great welcome, very friendly and efficient service, great food.

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GarethM
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely feel to the place. Great staff and good valve food. The wine was expensive

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BRIANH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Probably one of the best dining experience I have had in south east!
Brilliant staff, brilliant food only disappointment is not enough rocket on the carpaccio.

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LouB
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Wonderful experience. Great food and service

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vipDanR
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place for a relaxing dinner in centre of TWells

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Sunday roast set menu is fantastic quality and value!

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bn3163
London
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delightful interior and friendly service. We had the charcouterie, battered haddock, tuna and macarons. All delicious . Surprisingly good value. Massive portions. Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Warren. The food was outstanding and the staff were great. Not rushed at all & everything cooked to perfection. Great atmosphere and quirky surroundings. We will be back.

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable, service backed by expertly judged cooking. We had a superbly executed French classic, Cote de Boeuf, and drank a luscious Sedlescombe red from East Sussex. The people of Tunbridge Wells are very lucky!

JH
JamesH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good service and excellent food - second time there and will definitely go back when next in town

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YvonneC
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been a few years ago and knew it was good so decided to go with 2 close friends we had not seen for 2 years.
It was wonderful. Service was excellent and great advice and suggestions on sauces etc to accompany dishes.
All the food was amazing. The beef carpaccio was so thinly sliced it melted in your mouth. The Cote de beouff so tender and succulent. But pork chop, lamb and other started were a joy.
Very happy and would highly recommend for a lovely location in which to enjoy superb local produce cooked and prepared with love and great taste.

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Aaron
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The venue and staff were very good. Food fell a little short with respect to mains. We had the Sunday Roast. Whilst it was generally ok, it didn’t appear to be cooked to medium at best - it was definitely over done. The Yorkshire’s weren’t too flash either. A lot of gastro-pubs would hands down beat the offering at the price point.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food very good. Waiters forgot about us for iver 45 mins. Would have better rating from us if this had not happened.

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ChantalM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good portion size, good service, enjoyed our meal.

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LauraFoley
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, food and friendly staff. A fabulous dining experience in the mosy beautiful venue.

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SallyA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A first-class restaurant, serving exceptional-quality food, but in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit!

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BotN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant: French classics with a twist, great cellar and great service. You get what you pay for!

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OIOISAVLOY
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very very good throughout. Food, wine, service, ambience.... Will definitely revisit.

FAQs

The Warren is rated 4.4 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.