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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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Tuesday
Closed
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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 172
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Simply lovely!

My partner and I ate here during Rye Bay Scallop Week and are so pleased we did. We had the Scallop Bash menu which consisted of 6 courses, 5 of which were scallops cooked in various ways. Great food, great place and great service. Will definitely recommend to the guests we have stay in our beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Dean N
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London, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I ate here during Rye Bay Scallop Week and are so pleased we did. We had the Scallop Bash menu which consisted of 6 courses, 5 of which were scallops cooked in various ways. Great food, great place and great service. Will definitely recommend to the guests we have stay in our beach house.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Fabulous combination of food and wine. Enjoyed all the courses and the wine to go with it. Thankyou!

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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I really like restaurants with short menus, usually everything is carefully cooked. This is a charming (but tiny so book!) establishment where four of us had an excellent meal. I can particularly recommend the current lamb dish, totally mouthwatering. Wine list is similarly small but very carefully chosen. Sadly, although three people had dover sole, which two pronounced delicious, the... More 

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Maidstone
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited on a quiet Sunday lunchtime in February. The service was excellent. We were offered the most beautiful focaccia whilst waiting (and this was topped up). The onion soup was the most delicious I have ever tried as was the pigeon breast. For the mains we had a venison cottage pie which was equally full of flavour. We ordered... More 

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Walton on Thames
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Dined with a group of 8 friends here on Saturday evening whilst spending a overnight stay in Rye. Had already booked so not sure how far in advance you might need to book. Not the best of exteriors but do not be deceived by this. Could not fault anything. Food and Service excellent. The young waiter who helped serve our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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67 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had booked in advance for a Saturday lunch. Never having been to Rye before we were not sure of where to go, on reflection we could not have chosen better. As this is not in the centre of the town I think it is over looked, we were the only diners in there and they could have cancelled our... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We ate here this evening. Outstanding food, excellent service. Absolute attention to detail. We had to check the bill as we were amazed it was so reasonable after the food we had eaten. Recommended to everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I heard about the Landgate through word of mouth. It was my birthday on the 20,Nov and decided to spend the weekend in Rye and visit the Landgate with two friends. Loved the location, with the castle gates at the top of the road adding to the romance of the quaint houses with very small doors. Once in we were... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

my husband and I had a lovely romantic evening at Landgate Bistro to celebrate. The staff were warm and friendly so we immediately felt welcome and we were given a nice seat in the window. The food selection was minimal but all sounded delicious so it was difficult to choose. We ended up going for the special 'wild boar week'... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A small group of friends and I dined at the bistro yesterday after our long day trip in Rye. We thankfully booked the first evening slot in advance as the restaurant was getting quite busy from around 7:30pm. The staff was attentive, cordial and down to earth. I ordered the leek&roquefort tart as a starter and the lamb as a... 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: British, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?