Royal Tunbridge Wells is one of my favourite places to shop and eat. It has a big Fenwick's that houses fabulous makeup and shoes, I can happily while away a few hours in this store.
On my last visit to Tunbridge Wells after a hard days shopping, I spotted Cau restaurant, which has only recently opened. Cau is the sister restaurant of my favourite Gaucho Grill. The menu is from Argentina and I knew it had to be the place for dinner given the wonderful meals I have had in Gaucho Grills.
The inside decor is cool with a wonderful sky effect as a ceiling and cloud lights above a silver wine bar. The restaurant is set over two floors with a spiral staircase.
The menu offers small plates, to start which are great for sharing. Mains offered are steaks, burgers, salads and chicken.
We opted for some small plates to share to start ...
The belly of pork tempura is delicious but huge I am very glad I am sharing as this is a main in its self.
The tempura of smoked beef was yummy, great flavour and I would have happily eaten it all. Ok I possibly had more than my equal share, but I just couldn't resist.
The fillet of rump is delicious. It melts in your mouth as a good steak should and the chimichurri marinade is an excellent addition.
The 260 gram rump is delicious with a smokiness from the grill that is really flavoursome. The addition of green peas with shallots, mint and a little fresh chilli was a good call.
Overall a lovely restaurant and considering its newness excellent attentive service without being overbearing. We will definitely be back.
Not based in Tunbridge Wells, don't worry they have restaurants in Cambridge, Guildford, Blackheath, Kingston and Amsterdam.
99-101 Mount Pleasant Road,
TN1 1QGTel no: 01892 528 456