The Warren Restaurant
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The Warren restaurant, tucked away up a flight of stairs at the top of Tunbridge Wells’ High Street is one of true hidden gems of the town. For the past 18 months it has been quietly redefining dining by producing the most exquisite cuisine with produce sourced from its own 650 acre Crowborough Warren Estate only seven miles away on the edge of the Ashdown Forest.
All the meat, which includes venison, wild boar, lamb, beef and poultry, is reared on the Estate and butchered in-house. Everything else on the weekly changing menu, including the wine, is also sourced as locally and sustainably as possible, and from the sourdough bread and butter to the raisins that go in the buttermilk scones on the High Tea on High menu, everything is made from scratch. Peek behind the scenes into the kitchen and you’ll find a focused hive of creative precision.
Front of house, you’ll receive a warm welcome from the staff eager to share their passion for The Warren, both the estate and the restaurant. The décor is quirky and kitch and brimming with character - you know you’re in for an experience. Although it is dining at its finest, there are no airs and graces and you are encouraged to take your time to enjoy the meal.