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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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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 13
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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
Great value

Typical Italian menu, nicely served and reasonably priced. The restaurant has a good atmosphere with friendly management and staff. All the meals we saw being served looked both good and generous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
peebee43
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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431 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Typical Italian menu, nicely served and reasonably priced. The restaurant has a good atmosphere with friendly management and staff. All the meals we saw being served looked both good and generous.

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Upminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I had my 50 th birthday lunch 28 th March 2015 , upstairs in the resturant We had the whole upstairs , simply Italian caters for all ages we had grandparents and children and parents , the manger Maurice and staff was very accommodating. Could not fault the service and food also picked very reasonable , freshly cooked to order

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Booked a table same day and brought the family for an evening meal. We treated ourselves to 3 courses and wasn't dissapointed. Gorgeous food, excellent friendly service and wasn't overly expensive. Highly recommended.

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Ashford Kent
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

After missing my friends birthday, I decided to take her out for a meal. Decided a nice ride out from Ashford would be a nice idea. Weather was pretty rotten but sun presented itself when we arrived in Rye. I had booked and we were given a warm welcome. We had a wonderful meal, not rushed, very relaxing. Especially the... More 

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Snodland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We have been many times to Simply Italian in Rye Sussex for coffee, and even when they have not been properly open, they have been only too pleased to serve us. So this time we booked a table for that evening at eight o'clock, the service was exemplary, staff were very helpful and the food was very, very nice. I... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant again today. We hadn't,t booked but were made very welcome. Our table was good and the speed of service was excellent despite there being a large party of guests upstairs in the function area of the restaurant. The quality of the food was very good and was served piping hot, which on a chilly day was most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food. Great prices. Brilliant service. ....done for 50 people with no waiting. No problem.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Really popular family friendly Italian with friendly, welcoming staff offering great service. Typical range of Italian favourites plus some more original specials. Scallop dishes delicious.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went to this fabulous restaurant and asked for a kebab.they looked at me and gave me a knowing wink and Bob's yer Uncle...out came a kebab! And what a kebab.I didn't know Italians could make kebabs but they sure can.My partner asked for tapas and they gave her a funny look too.Then.Lo and behold.Out came the tapas.They call this... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Having not booked our favoured choice, for a Saturday lunch, we had to resort to the "Near Me Now" option, and this was handily placed, not only geographically, but also in the ratings. Starters were served, and a mistake was made, so they let us keep it (the calamari), free of charge, and then brought the requested one fairly quickly.... 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 - 27
  • 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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