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Tuscan Rye

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8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 223269
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Returned here after coming a few years ago and it was every bit as good. Great to see that Franco & Jenny have returned ably assisted by the ever youthful Ciro. The food was amazing! We had a great selection of Antipasti followed by perfect Pasta, then fabulous King Prawns & delicious strips of Fillet Steak. All washed down with... More 

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Thank Neil H
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear Neil H, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased to hear of your return custom. We agree, we are very luck to have Ciro and enjoy his presence as much as our customers do. It is always rewarding to read a positive review such as this. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.... More 

Hove
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband had booked a table for my birthday Sunday 21st August. The restaurant was absolutely charming. The ambience was just perfect. There was an old rustic charm along candlelight dotted around. The owners Jen and Franco were very attentive and were both a pleasure to meet. My husband had the lamb and I had the steak which were cooked... More 

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1 Thank HelenaHove
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear HelenaHove, Thank you so much for your delightful review on Tripadvisor. It is a great accolade when guests choose to celebrate special occasions with us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and found the food and service worthy of your Birthday celebration. I look forward to welcoming you both back again soon on your... More 

northiam
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely superb lunch as always. Great food and service, the only place to go for any special occasion. Or for any other reason. 😊

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2 Thank kingnorthiam
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear kingnorthiam, Thank you very much indeed for your review and effusive compliments - truly a delight to read and share with the team. I do hope we are able to welcome you back time and time again. Kindest regards Franco More 

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Early supper was a delight. They were fully booked and the staff bent over backwards to accomodate us. We enjoyed ourselves immensley. The food and wine were superb what a find. Tuscany is known to us as we are both artists and have painted many landscapes over the years. My Carpaccio di Pesce was the best I have ever tasted... More 

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1 Thank seanc0nnery
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear seanc0nnery, Thank you for your recent visit. I am so happy we were able to accommodate you without booking. I am also pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that you will be returning for another visit. As a good restauranteur it is my duty to respond and adapt to the needs of my guests.... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin! On arrival we were greeted by Jen and her team with warm smiles and shown to our table, once at the table bread and water arrived immediately along with the drinks menu. Any questions were answered with complete confidence and understanding from our waiters which made us feel very comfortable and relaxed in the setting, we had... More 

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The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear 44henryw, Thank you for visiting TuscanRye and leaving your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. We are pleased to have Tom and Michael on our team and I am sure they will be gratified to hear that you enjoyed their recommendations. We look forward to having you back with us soon. Kindest Franco More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly I think it's important to say how fantastic the team were. Great service, friendly and attentive. That's the reason there are two stars. I found the food disappointing. Maybe we came on a bad night, but it seemed a bit plain. There didn't appear to be any flavour in my dish. I try not to be too hard on... More 

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1 Thank dan2345
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear Dan2345, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. Whilst I am pleased some parts of your visit were fantastic such as the service, I am downhearted to hear you found the food you ate to be plain and in your opinion your meal did not live up to it's name. We are not shy from hearty... More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited to celebrate our wedding anniversary whilst in Rye. The owner was so friendly and accompanying staff very helpful. The food was delicious , first time we have ever had crispy veg, hope to try and copy at home. Such a wonderful find only wish we lived nearer to try some of the other delightful dishes. Thank you for... More 

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1 Thank Jackie W
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear Jackie W, Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your special day and time with us. Our staff work very hard to create the atmosphere that you have described, so thank you for appreciating how attentive they were. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

LONDON
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's lovely to be greeted on your first visit by the co-owner Jen who immediately mentioned the conversation we had when booking - a lovely personal touch. Food was good Italian fare. They went the extra mile by providing my convalescing husband with something which wasn't on he menu - not easy to do when your restaurant is full. The... More 

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1 Thank LondonAnnabella
The Tuscan R, Manager at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear LondonAnabella, Thank you for leaving such a lovely feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We pride ourselves on our food and service so it is always great to hear we are doing it right. Glad to hear the crispy vegetables were lovely we will certainly increase the portion size. I hope that... More 

Sandy, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked Sunday lunch with friends. Absolutely fantastic. We all had starters, pasta and antipasto. The antipasto is huge and delicious. We all went for steak, soft and divine, with some gorgeous side dishes. We squeezed in some puddings, a bottle of wine and a few beers, all for about £35 per person. Service was flawless.

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1 Thank Becs2wilson
The Tuscan R, Manager at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear Becs2wilson, Thank you for the five stars and lovely comments. We are so pleased that you and your friends had a nice lunch with us. I hope it was the first of many more to come. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kindest regards Franco and Jen More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another wonderful evening at the Tuscan. It is simply a joy to visit, Jen makes you feel so welcome and, as ever, Franco's cooking is beyond compare, we just wonder how he manages to produce such delicious and varied fare but he never disappoints and this week he produced sublime suckling pig! The man is a genius. Washed down with... More 

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1 Thank June T
The Tuscan R, Manager at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear June T, Thank you for visiting Tuscan Rye and posting your comments on Tripadvisor. We work very hard to make sure we deliver the best food and service we can and it's great to hear such wonderful feedback. We can't wait to welcome you back for another visit!! Kindest regards Franco and Jen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $53
Cuisine
Italian
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 223269
Description
A must visit, former owners and founders return to Rye. Florentine chef Franco and Jen take you straight back to a day in Tuscany. Whether you want a moment to relax or stay and linger, they welcome you to their home and kitchen. Recipes past down generations from the pages of an old family book to savour and enjoy. Wine is as important as food here and there is an extensive list of Tuscan region wines. Lion Street is tucked away leading to St Mary's Church in the heart of Rye.

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