Royal Tunbridge Wells – Basil

Basil is a wholefood cafe located in Royal Tunbridge Wells and they have a couple of outlets, with this being the town centre one. There was a free table outside so we went for that, although discovered that there were also a few tables inside as well.

The cake selection inside, which were all very tempting, although perhaps priced towards the higher end of the scale for a cafe.

I wasn’t quite sure what was happening with the salad section, it seemed a bit limited in scope but they might have just been half-way through putting it out. For anyone interested, the options were (i) lightly Curried Slaw with Savoy Cabbage, Fresh Mango & Toasted Almonds, (ii) Quinoa with Avocado, Radish, Baby Cress, Cumin & Lemon and (iii)
Roasted Spiced Carrots with Ginger & Honey, Toasted Pinenuts & Pomegranate Seeds. The service in the cafe was friendly and it was quite a relaxed location, with staff cleaning tables on a regular basis.

I went for the sausage bap, with a soft granary roll and a rich and meaty sausage, so all rather lovely. The cafe prides itself on its wholesome ingredients and this quality seemed to be reflected in the food that I had.

And the latte, which was of a suitably high quality with a rich taste. All in all, this is a pleasant little cafe, all welcoming and comfortable. Perhaps not the cheapest, but the prices weren’t entirely unreasonable and the staff were friendly.