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Tuscan Kitchen Rye

8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB , England
+44 1797 223269
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Ranked #5 of 69 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $68
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant surprise to stumble upon the Tuscan Kitchen whilst visiting Rye. Simple Italian food cooked to order. Fresh bread, delicious pasta and excellent wines. We'll be back.

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Ash, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

what a lovely restaurant .... had the pleasure of been there on new years eve everything was perfect. booked again for next year and we will visit well before that. thankyou

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Rye, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Shish Kebab! Ooooh la la ! This place is fabulous. It's just like being in Tuscany but it's in Rye.The food is Tuscan.The people that run it are Tuscan and the wine is Tuscan.The plates are Tuscan and even the crockery and glassware is Tuscan.It's all very very Tuscan.I love is cos I love Tuscany and Tuscan food and wine.Go... More 

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Kent, England
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is the 2nd New Years Eve spent at the Tuscan Kitchen. Superb evening ~ started at 8pm with a glass of Prosecco and canapes. This was then followed by a starter and then pasta. Then it was onto a fish dish (sea bass) followed by a lamb dish all with 2 excellent bottles of wine (1 red & 1... More 

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This years New years eve gala was exceptional. The food was amazing with Scallops and Tiger prawns with black crostino and asparagus cream, Tortelli, (flavoured with basil and filled with smoked aubergine in a lobster sauce ( my favourite ), beautiful tender lamb ( local) , sea bass, a refreshing lemon sorbet and a dessert out of this world (sweet... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Wonderful fresh food, with a couple of vegetarian choices. Wine list though not cheap, was very good. Service was impeccable. Apple pie highly recommended!

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UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was quite empty on arrival at 7:15 but soon filled up with many returning customers judging by the way they were warmly greeted by the staff. Good honest fare, well priced, and the homemade bread was to die for! Not haute cuisine, but then it's not trying to pretend to be.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wonderfully cooked, fresh, authentic food coupled with attentive Italian service. The pasta is freshly made and the puddings are huge.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Some reviewers have said this is the best Tuscan restaurant outside Tuscany. Personally, I've been to lots of restaurants in Tuscany and the Tuscan Kitchen in Rye is better than all of them. My wife, friends and I were big fans of the previous owners work at this restaurant and were a little trepidatious about the change of ownership. We... More 

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Ash, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

had a family dinner at the tuscan veal chop was amazing so was the home made ravioli warm bread on arrival..... lovely touch will be back.

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Additional Information about Tuscan Kitchen Rye

Address: 8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB , England
Phone Number: +44 1797 223269
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
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
Average Prices: USD 45 - 68
Cuisine: Italian

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