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Ambrette Restaurant at Rye

24 High Street, Rye TN31 7JF, England
01797 222043
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Ranked #10 of 66 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wow! A fantastic find. We tried the three-course Lunch Menu which is offered at an excellent value price of £19.95 but which is available at the ridiculously cheap price of £10.95 for the over-60’s (one of the few advantages of being elderly)! The dining room was tastefully decorated, the tables were set with linen table cloths and napkins, the young... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went at a lunch time 4th September using set menu ,exceptional tastes in all courses ,tried my wife's dishes which were also a unique tasting experience . Service was spot on attentive but allowing lots of relaxing time. Time and thought has gone into all the food and spice blend producing some of the best food I have ever experienced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

When you first enter the door there is an obvious lack of Atmosphere with bright lights and an overwhelming silence. Someway through our meal as an afterthought maybe a pleasant background music began to circulate the room. The service was not bad although varied greately dependent on the member of staff present at the time and would definitely benefit from... More

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Hamstreet
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Having read some recent reviews I am pleased to report that the management team at the Ambrette must be learning the lessons and improving the service as service for our visit was generally good. Particularly quick to arrange our drinks on arrival and explain the menu choices with only one error during the evening (forgetting the water ordered). Food was... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We love the Ambrette in Margate so whilst we were staying in nearby Camber we thought we'd try the Rye restaurant - we were not disappointed. The food is beautiful, unlike any other Indian restaurant you'd go to. Fine dining, a la carte style not an overwhelming choice but I like that. It didn't disappoint the only reason I didn't... More

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Bromley
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

So, firstly this is a restaurant that serves very good fusion deconstructed Indian food. It's not a high street "normal" Indian so if you are expecting a vindaloo you will probably (as others have said) find the food bland. My wife and I were not, we ordered the tasting menu (great value at £45 for 10 courses) and we're not... More

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Innovative take on Indian food. Very good combination of flavours and lots of 'freebies' between courses. Service is quite leisurely, not a problem for me/us but some might find it a little slow. The restaurant is spread over two separate rooms - I thought the atmosphere a little sterile. Very good value for money (assuming you don't choose a bottle... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Brilliant cooking and presentation of local produce with Indian flavours Try the tasting menu - we had the matching wines, but the subtlety evaded me and I'd order a beer and a big muscular red if doing it again

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UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

All a bit disorganised. We pre-booked yet an hour in to the meal got a call to see if we were still dining there! Restaurant was not full at any time we were there, yet they turned away 3 or 4 couples looking for a table. Service felt rushed from the start and staff poorly trained (would have been OK... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

First visit to this restaurant was a great experience. So hard to choose from all the tempting options. Starters, mains, deserts and lots of little extras were all beautifully spiced and tasty. Service was attentive and very helpful. Bill was very reasonable. A very special place, can't ain't to go back.

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