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Tuscan Kitchen Rye

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8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB , England
+44 1797 223269
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Tuscan Kitchen is an intimate restaurant which specialises in Tuscan...
The Tuscan Kitchen is an intimate restaurant which specialises in Tuscan cuisine but also features food from other regions of Italy. The menu changes regularly and there is an extensive wine list to suit all tastes and budgets. Booking is advisable. A recent refurbishment means that we now have more seating overlooking our courtyard to accommodate larger groups. The Tuscan Kitchen was taken over by Lucy and Gerry Avena in September 2013.
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 306
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    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
A Pleasant Evening

This was our second visit to the Tuscan Kitchen and we found the food as good as it had been previously. The highlight for me was the hake served stuffed on a potato cake - a fine combination. My wife had a sea bass which was excellent and the restaurant varied the cooking to accommodate her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Tony W
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Manerbe, Normandy
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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392 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Manerbe, Normandy
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the Tuscan Kitchen and we found the food as good as it had been previously. The highlight for me was the hake served stuffed on a potato cake - a fine combination. My wife had a sea bass which was excellent and the restaurant varied the cooking to accommodate her preferences. I have only... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Using a Travelzoo voucher 4 of us went here on a Thursday evening. The staff were attentive and friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed , and the food was excellent. Sometimes , when I use a voucher I think ' well it was good for the reduced price of the voucher, but not for full price'...that is'nt the case here, I... More 

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hastings
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

went it for a birthday meal, what a little gem, cant believe we live in the next town and didn't know about it- thanks to Travel Zoo we do now! The restaurant is beautifully old, a perfect setting for what was a truly delightful meal. The flavours that were in each dish were just fantastically harmonised, really delicious. The service... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Perfect in every way! Firstly, the menu offered a lovely selection of Italian cuisine, from bruschetta with Tuscan salami to spaghetti, handmade by the Tuscan chefs themselves. I opted for the prawn starter and the seabass main which were cooked and presented to perfection! You could taste the freshness of the ingredients in every mouthful. For dessert I chose the... More 

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Ash, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Having visited before I thought this restaurant couldn't get any better.....how wrong I was. The evening started with a delicious Aperol spritz which took me right back to the lovely holiday I had in Italy. The scallops I had as a starter where cooked to perfection and my main course of Tagliatelle (homemade) was lovely. My husband had the Romney... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My wife and I went to the Tuscan a few weeks ago whilst visiting Rye based on recommendations from others on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. The restaurant itself is in a beautiful listed building and has a very relaxing decor. We were greeted with smiles instantly on arrival and felt very looked after by the staff. They made... More 

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leeds
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were a little unorganised and hadn't found anywhere, so took the only available table which was at 9:30, I took this as a good sign that they were so full. The starters were ok, nothing special, but not awful. However, the main courses were literally in edible. I was recommended the mushroom tagliatelle, which was so salty we couldn't... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited Tuscan kitchen again last night. Service was first class. Food was superb. Birthday celebration.

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EAST SUSSEX
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was able to have what I like from proper Italian restaurants. A veal steak cooked exactly as I wanted it. My husband had the clams and loved them. We were very well looked after

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Brighton
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

i booked this restaurant based on it's reputation on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. It was fully booked on the Saturday we visited and the atmosphere was cosy. There are plenty of staff and the service was very efficient. The food was lovely and so was the wine. Very friendly owner who made a nice fuss of my mum on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 223269

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 44 - 67
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Tuscan Kitchen is an intimate restaurant which specialises in Tuscan cuisine but also features food from other regions of Italy. The menu changes regularly and there is an extensive wine list to suit all tastes and budgets. Booking is advisable. A recent refurbishment means that we now have more seating overlooking our courtyard to accommodate larger groups. The Tuscan Kitchen was taken over by Lucy and Gerry Avena in September 2013.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?