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The Grist Mill, The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
01797 226024
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The simply Italian family is set in a Lovely 17th century mill! We have 2...
The simply Italian family is set in a Lovely 17th century mill! We have 2 floors in the main restaurant and yes it looks Italian as well! We alo have a great garden if you enjoy alfresco eating! Serving pizza and pasta and lots of specials! Very children friendly we love families we do so ome and be part of our family too! Let Maurice and all the family take care of and feed you while enjoying our lovely town of rye! Ciaoooooooo see you soon
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 217
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    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent welcome, service and food

Our hotel booked us in for the Saturday night as they eat here themselves often. Excellent friendly welcome and service. Food selection was amazing and so tasty. We had two courses with wine for under £50.00. Staff constantly available to serve and speedily moving around but always had time to stop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
NottinghamRed
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Solihull
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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410 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Solihull
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Our hotel booked us in for the Saturday night as they eat here themselves often. Excellent friendly welcome and service. Food selection was amazing and so tasty. We had two courses with wine for under £50.00. Staff constantly available to serve and speedily moving around but always had time to stop and chat and assist with your food selection. Would... More 

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Warlingham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Were from south London. We go to Hastings / rye quite often. This place is a favourite of ours. Loverly food, very reasonable prices, attentive polite staff. A whole 3 corse meal for two including wine for just over £50. Cant go wrong. Keep a few quid in your pocket for a tip they do deserve it. We forgot a... More 

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Kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Really nice restaurant. I went here with my fiancé for a midweek evening meal and we weren't disappointed. The food was really tasty, well presented and served quickly. The antipasto vedura sharing plate was really fresh and full of flavour. The mains were brought out soon after we finished this and the waitress was always available and attentive, even in... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very welcoming for families, service with a smile and one of the few places open all day. Seafood selection could improve as they are very close to the coast, pizza was crispy and delicious.

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Coulsdon, Surrey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

First time we have sat inside as usually in Rye in the Summer. Lovely cosy atmosphere and staff very friendly. Always love the food here. Thank you.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
639 helpful votes 639 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Hi Folks, If you find this review of help, please click the helpful green tab at the end. Thanks. Dined here on Valentines night and were so pleased that we did ! Despite it being very busy, our pre booked table awaited us. The service was charming, friendly and timely. The whole ambience of the Restaurant was lovely. We shared... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We managed to get a table at the last minute on valentines day evening. The service was good and staff friendly. Food was good, came out quickly and was very hot and tasty. Would def come back again one day.

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Kent
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to Sinply Italian for a pre-cinema supper. We were warmly welcomed and offered a choice of tables (we had not pre booked as we arrived at 4.30pm so the restaurant wasn't busy.) The food was excellent - fresh, authentic and well cooked. Attractively presented and the food kept its heat on the warm plates throughout the meal. Great... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Chose a one night break in Rye for my birthday as neither of us had been before and had heard it was beautiful,(it didn't disappoint.) stayed at the lovely Willow Tree house(,a 2 minute walk away-see separate review) Had looked online for good restaurants and Simply Italian had consistently good reviews for good reason.Was glad we had booked before we... More 

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Kent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Called in without a reservation on a Friday night. Welcomed in and sat at a table with its legs at each corner, yes that's where they should be but this made it very difficult to get in or out of the table due to the compact nature of the tables and chairs in the area we were seated in. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Grist Mill, The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: 01797 226024

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating

Description

The simply Italian family is set in a Lovely 17th century mill! We have 2 floors in the main restaurant and yes it looks Italian as well! We alo have a great garden if you enjoy alfresco eating! Serving pizza and pasta and lots of specials! Very children friendly we love families we do so ome and be part of our family too! Let Maurice and all the family take care of and feed you while enjoying our lovely town of rye! Ciaoooooooo see you soon

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