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Carey's Seafood & Steak Bar

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Wharehouse 3 Heritage Centre, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7DB, England
01797 224783
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A real Seafood restaurant

My wife and I decided to have a day out in Rye and to enjoy some local produce for lunch. Carey's had it all fresh fish and locally sourced lamb. The starters of scallops and whitebait were wonderfully presented and the portion size wax sufficient. Our main courses of Baked fillet of cod and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Tim N
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Kent
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

While walking past we decided to have lunch here, but as soon as we opened the door it looked like a gruby pub, tables close together and it just did not feel like a nice place to enjoy a fish lunch. Having said that we were in, we probably should have turned around, we selected from the lamianted plastic menu... More 

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U.K.
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We arrived at about six thirty without a reservation. We were offered either a table after eight o'clock or one that was booked for later in the evening butwhch meant we would have to be out by eight o clock so we chose to do that. Our meal was excellent, service was excellent, fast and efficient and the staff looked... More 

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Dorset
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had two really enjoyable meals here. Lovely choice of food, especially the seafood, all beautifully cooked. Friendly efficient service. Thoroughly recommend.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I decided to have a day out in Rye and to enjoy some local produce for lunch. Carey's had it all fresh fish and locally sourced lamb. The starters of scallops and whitebait were wonderfully presented and the portion size wax sufficient. Our main courses of Baked fillet of cod and whole plaice were equally very tasty.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I visited Careys in September 2014 and even though it was on the canal, I went for the fresh local lamb instead of fish, which they're known for . I also had the Bailey's Crème Brûlée which was divine. It's a really friendly, cosy, warm venue with lots of wooden pew style seating and plenty of areas for large groups,... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Decided to go in for lunch after exploring Rye. Scallops and mussels lovely and my wife had sole. Very pleased with the lunch and the bill reasonable. Will return if in Rye again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Boyfriend was working near by, so we chanced it as we noticed the lovely exterior as we were driving past. Service was friendly but was told to pick a table, not shown to our seats. Partner ordered whitebait with side salad to start. Was a salad with whitebait on the side and had a garnish of hair. I had the... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Found this charming little restaurant. Food was great and priced right Staff very friendly. Definately go back if ever in Rye

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Herefordshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Alright, it was a wet Thursday night and I was only one of 8 people eating. It was Rye scallop month so opted for scallops and mussels on asparagus (13 gbp) which was nicely presented though smothered in a creamy sauce which was tasty but overwhelmed what I should have been tasting which was a shame. Service a bit patchy... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Came for the scallops festival and we enjoyed their scallops, mussels and seabass. Will come back in may

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wharehouse 3 Heritage Centre, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: 01797 224783

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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