Look at this platter. What a pile of Italian delights. At Il Vesuvio in Tunbridge Wells they claim to be ‘a corner of Southern Italy in the Garden of England’. I’d have to agree. The atmosphere is as warm as you’d hope for a place named after a smoking Neapolitan volcano. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. They’re bambina-friendly. The food is authentic and they even serve Lacryma Christi, the renowned Vesuvian wine. A couple of solid Sardinian numbers have also made it onto their list.
If you find yourself in Tunbridge Wells with an empty tum, do try Il Vesuvio. They’re at 112 Camden Road, TN1 2QX, telephone 01892 534 420.