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Landgate Bistro

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French, British, Bistro
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5-6 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH, England
(01797) 222829
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely bistro

Don't be fooled by the simple decor of this fantastic little local bistro. The food is accomplished and authentic, featuring mostly locally sourced ingredient with some exotic touches (yuzu marshmallows anyone?). Service was impeccable with a reasonably priced yet carefully curated wine list. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Kath F
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Don't be fooled by the simple decor of this fantastic little local bistro. The food is accomplished and authentic, featuring mostly locally sourced ingredient with some exotic touches (yuzu marshmallows anyone?). Service was impeccable with a reasonably priced yet carefully curated wine list. This place is obviously run with great care and attention to detail, and a very good chef.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant from the trip advisor reviews, and were not disappointed. A great menu, beautifully presented and well cooked. Would definitely book again on our next visit to Rye.

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folkestone
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We saw this bistro listed in our new copy of the GFG2015. We've passed the front before and never ventured in...but the listing got us through the door, and we weren't disappointed. The whole place is a very pleasant combination of care and precision, and that never becomes uncomfortably formal. The food, service, and environment are each prefectly matched. The... More 

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South East
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A pleasant small restaurant in Rye that has an interesting menu and very good service. It has a very good wine selection at a sensible price. The menu is small but with many local ingredients. Only disappointment was the Dover Sole was over cooked.

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was quiet when we went for Saturday lunch - lucky us. The service was exceptional - knowledgeable, encouraging and a "just that right level" of friendliness from our server. The food, too, was wonderful. Faultless!

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Crowborough
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

In Rye for Jazz and Blues Festival. Have eaten in most of the more well known restaurants but after looking at Trip Advisor decided to try the Landgate Bistro. Glad we did as meal was excellent. My wife had the Pigeon Breast followed by Lemon Sole. Portion size good and she told me to do a review. I had wild... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have been in Rye for three nights and eaten in a different restaurants each night. This is by far the best! Excellent food, atmosphere, service and value! The Landgate Bistro is beyond the end of the High Street but the extra few paces are well worth it! If you are eating out in Rye you must go here!

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London, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We wanted to give this local a try and had low expectations but we were wrong. Positives Food is excellent, not just excellent for Rye, it would be excellent in London as well. We had scallops and squid salad for starters and both had sole for main. The sole was expertly cooked with lovely flavours and great potatoes and veg... More 

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Camber, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

lovely Sunday lunch. food and wine superb, service attentive but not intrusive. Ambience in the restaurant lovely. No noisy children a blessing. will definitely return.

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Portsmouth, UK
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Knowing that we'd be in Rye over the saturday evening we opted to make a reservation at the Landgate Bistro based on reviews on TA. We knew that it would be special as we'd stopped for a pre dinner drink at the pub opposite and received plenty of recommendations for the food choices available. It was quite a warm evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-6 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: (01797) 222829

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, British, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?