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Simply Italian

The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
+44 1797 226024
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (189 reviews)
“garlic bread” (26 reviews)
“carbonara” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My rigatoni putanesca was delicious, and my daughter liked her lasagne. Great atmosphere, friendly people.

Thank Jo N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant for lunch today (20/7). We were greeted with a smile by the waitress. For starters, four of us shared a garlic, mozzarella, and red onion bread. It was delicious! For main, three of us had the same chicken dish, and one...More

2  Thank louie193
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch and never had such a bad service in my whole life! I never felt so unwelcome and never seen such rude waitress. Imediatly after sitting down I had to leave this place. Avoid it at all costs.More

Thank Pedro B
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

WORST POSSIBLE GUEST EVER I don't even bother to look at mi reviews on here anymore if I'm honest. But I have to reply to you! You absolute rude and spiteful human being! You just walked in to my beautiful home sat yourself down at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner here one Wednesday night. We had booked a table over the phone but when we arrived there was some confusion between the members of staff about whether or not a table was available. Eventually we were shown to...More

1  Thank HillyinHerts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wandering through Rye looking for dinner options we saw people queuing at the door which is always a good sign. It was immediately apparent the place was buzzing and we booked in for an hour later. The old mill has been fitted out really well...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for two on a busy Friday night and although all members of staff were rushing around they were all very friendly and checked we were okay before getting seated outside in their little courtyard as we requested. Our orders were quickly...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant yesterday evening for dinner. We had pre-booked yet our table wasn’t ready when we arrived. We didn’t actually have to wait long and were seated and drinks ordered. The meal was OK, disappointing lasagne and not piping hot and we had...More

1  Thank lesley b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch today and had the worst Carbonara of my life even made with cotto ham! Not even bacon as stated on the menu... also way to much double cream and not much eggs.. also be careful when ordering special item that are not on...More

2  Thank Marco B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never having visited Simply Italian before we were unsure of portions. We ordered a starter to share and it was huge, too much for me but nonetheless tasty and very freshly made. Then along came our main meal, sadly something I have never done and...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really glad we chose to eat here, the food I had seafood spaghetti which was so fresh & tasty. My husband had wild mushroom & chicken risotto again very good. Staff were lovely and we sat in their garden area which was fab as with...More

Thank janwine
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Questions & Answers
Vicky M
February 7, 2018|
Response from Simplymarc | Property representative |
Apologies for delay. Yes we have wheel chair access but toilets are upstairs. Also for anyone reading this please call us with any questions that you may have. We are a traditional Italian restaraunt and behind the times... More
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Simplymarc | Property representative |
Hiya Vicky apologies for late reply! I'm so sorry we are a traditional Italian restaraunt and in the process of updating our menu. As for vegan choices we are very accommodation and we can cook or prepare anything with the... More
April 16, 2017|
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Response from Simplymarc | Property representative |
Yes we do! From 12 and last orders into kitchen are 10pm. Thanks for maybe choosing us! Big hug LOVE&PIZZA on Easter sunday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 226024
  • E-mail
The simply Italian family is set in a Lovely 17th century mill! We have 2 floors in the main restaurant and yes it looks Italian as well! We alo have a great garden if you enjoy alfresco eating! Serving pizza and pasta and lots of specials! Very children friendly we love families we do so ome and be part of our family too! Let Maurice and all the family take care of and feed you while enjoying our lovely town of rye! Ciaoooooooo see you soon
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