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Landgate Bistro

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British, Bistro
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5-6 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH, England
(01797) 222829
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 184
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Quality every time

I have been eating at the Landgate on and off now for about a year and thought I should write a long overdue review. From business lunches with colleagues to quiet dinners with my wife I have never had a bad meal from there homemade breads to there amazing Romney marsh lamb and let's not forget... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Richard B
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been eating at the Landgate on and off now for about a year and thought I should write a long overdue review. From business lunches with colleagues to quiet dinners with my wife I have never had a bad meal from there homemade breads to there amazing Romney marsh lamb and let's not forget there chocolate soufflé 😘.... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A special occasion demands a very special dining experience. The occasion? A gathering of friends who hadn't seen each other for ages...plus...two of the friends had just celebrated (big) birthdays...plus...two of the friends had recently made the big move from London to the coast. So...no pressure on a restaurant we had never visited before. But we needn't have worried. Far... More 

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crete
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A lovely meal we both enjoyed it very much. the whole dinning experience was first rate. super food and great staff.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Decided to eat at the Landgate after a couple of days in Rye and so glad we did great food, I started with the salt and pepper squid which was delicious, followed by cannon of rabbit perfectly cooked, and I finished with the apricot and pistachio nut tart, a glass of dessert wine went perfectly with this and the bottle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We enjoyed a Sunday lunch, with superb scallops, a tad too wet fishcake, beef roast and rabbit. Menu proposes nicely different dishes, which are all very tasteful, showing the care the chef puts in the dishes. I definitely recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had an excellent meal here. And unlike the other reviews, we found the service charming. All in all a lovely evening. By far the best meal we have had in the area. Highly recommended.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Good menu, with local produce, and interesting dishes. Friendly staff and lively atmosphere. Lovely old artefacts and tables add a quirky feel.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Landgate offers a pretty classy menu for small digs in town, with some real haute quirks at bistro prices, to which I was very much a fan. The welcome was excellent - the homemade sourdough delicious, but why serve butter on a rock? It was a nightmare to get off it! Better a butter dish. My starter - squid... More 

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This little bistro is a nice place to eat, but just falls short of better. The drink and food menu is locally sourced where possible which is a great start. The menu and price is aspirational, but just doesn't quite tick all the boxes. The one lady service is efficient, friendly and knowledgeable...excellent. The home made bread I found heavy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend! The wine was very good to wash down the incredibly tasty poached Dover sole. We also enjoyed the cheeses for desert which finished our meal perfectly (or maybe it was the prosecco)?!

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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: British, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?