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“Not As We Remembered It” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The George Grill

The George Grill
98 High Street, Rye TN31 7JT, England
+44 1797 222114
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Ranked #35 of 68 Restaurants in Rye
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: Grill, Tea Room
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The George Grill and our bar, The George Tap, are temples of all day dining, serving a modern European menu with a sunny, Mediterranean slant. At the heart of the kitchen is a Josper wood-charcoal grill, where our kitchen team, led by Robert Wright fast-cook seafood just caught from Rye Bay, local meats and vegetables. The George Tap offers a large range of wine by the glass, including those from vineyards in East Sussex and Kent.
Surrey, England
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“Not As We Remembered It”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

It's been nearly two years since we last visited, and there have been a few changes to the decor. In the past, we've always eaten in the bar, but half of this area is now taken over by tables set up for the Grill. There are now just five large tables for the bar area.

We also thought prices were up on before (£5.50 for one cafetiere and one tea). We had planned to have lunch here, but at nearly £15 for a portion of fish and chips we decided against this, went down to the Strand and got some from the takeaway to take back to our holiday accommodation (two portions was cheaper than £15, and it was very good).

This has become one of the trendy places to visit in Rye, and I do wonder if they're cashing in on this by these inflated prices.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester
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“Fantastic, wil visit again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Came here for a family pre-Xmas meal out. Pleasantly surprised by menu costs, seemed very reasonable considering comparable costs in steak restaurants.

We liked that the menu was slightly unusual and the service was impeccable.

Atmosphere was pleasant and overall very friendly.

Highly recommend.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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“A superb fixed price menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is a wonderfully atmospheric restaurant in the fabulous George Hotel in Rye.
We ate from the fixed price, 3 course menu and all diners found the food exceptional. I had scallops followed by sea bass fillet and a sweet of apple and rhubarb crumble. Apart from a lack of seasoning for my main the food was excellent.
The service was first class and wine advice most helpful. We rounded the meal off with well kept Harvey's in the bar. A thoroughly superb evening!

Visited December 2012
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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“Faultless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

It's always nice to see top quality service and food preparation on my travels and this place had it. They get everything right. Nice decor, Good maitre d', great waitress, who complimented me on my choice of wine (bless). Short order menu but from what I could see and what I chose really good. The fillet steak (£22) was as good as I have tasted anywhere. Desserts are even better although sadly not necessary. Highly recommended.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lydd, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

We went as a group of six for a family meal. We had not been for a wile but still found the food to be excellent and there's a great atmosphere.
I have rated rooms as average as we did not stay only visited for the evening.
We love this place well worth a visit.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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