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15 High Street, Rye TN31 7JF, England
+44 (0)1797 223480 ‎
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and value for money

My husband and I visited the café yesterday and was very impressed by the service and quality of the food. It is run by the adults with learning difficulties. Great idea and every town should have one. 100 per cent would recommend it. All staff were doing a great job.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the café yesterday and was very impressed by the service and quality of the food. It is run by the adults with learning difficulties. Great idea and every town should have one. 100 per cent would recommend it. All staff were doing a great job.

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Thank ruthgKent
Honiton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My family visited The Mariners on 20 September. We have been to Rye many times after visiting my brother who lives in Lydd and have always had fish and chips by the harbour. That is no longer an option for us as my other brother has been recently diagnosed with coeliacs so we checked out the eateries in town for... More 

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Thank janice m
London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went into this tea shop for a little afternoon snack. No warm and friendly greeting, in fact we were ignored and three other tables served before us that had arrived after us, and its not a huge place that you wouldnt notice! When I asked to order we were told by a very unfriendly manageress that they would get... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

On a short break in Rye, one evening we didn't feel like going for a posh meal at a restaurant, so what better than a traditional fish and chip restaurant? This was one of the best fish and chips we have had. The medium cod was substantial and the batter fresh and crisp. The chips were also fresh. Guys at... More 

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Thank Alistair E
London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you want home-baked cakes and old fashioned, just so service then this is the place for you. They also serve light meals and breakfasts all to good standards. I love the ethos behind the place and you should be patient with your waiting staff as they take their jobs seriously.

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Thank Christine g
Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Set in the old historic centre of Rye, we came upon here by chance. It was a pretty depressing day weather wise when we are on our hollies, so the chance to have a cooked breakfast here was welcome. Not only was the food tasty, but it has a great ethos employing people with learning difficulties as part of the... More 

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Thank TravellersontheTyne
New Romney, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

3.15 Tried 5 different places for a sandwich or light snack 3 had stopped serving (In the middle of a bank holiday) one had run out of bread. {There is a shop just down the road) We the came across the Mariners, small little cafe very clean. We both ordered ploughmans. Very well presdented and served. 2 small rolls big... More 

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Thank Norman237
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This cafe/restaurant is staffed with young people with learning difficulties along with an able bodied helping hand. Katie our waitress was very obliging and very anxious to please and despite a slight variation of my wife's order compared with the menu Katie rose to the challenge most successfully. Our freshly cooked order was delivered promptly and well presented. The quality... More 

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Thank oldcyclist704
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Mariners is in a great town and did some excellent food for our visit; the standard menu is quotidian cafe fare you'll find up and down shore towns - sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cream teas, etc. etc. The daily specials come into their own - I had home made gammon, leek and mushroom pie, and the shortcrust pastry was beautiful... More 

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Thank PeteHarris
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We were asked to sit at a table in a corner despite having to navigate with a push chair in tight spaces. Asked for a high chair and then got one ourselves, moving tables in the process to one that was able to fit a high chair. No help or assistance from staff, I asked if there was somewhere safe... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 High Street, Rye TN31 7JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1797 223480 ‎

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  • Cuisine: British

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