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Tuscan Rye

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8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 223269
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We could have been in San Gimignano! The wine was fresh from their and a good price. The food was so beautifully cooked. I had the veal to start (delicious) and a special tartufo beef to follow; so good. You benefit from the enthusiastic owners who do all they can to make a memorable meal. And great value for money... More 

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

Dear bobbayley, Thank you for taking the time to write on Trip Advisor. It makes me very proud when a customer compares our food and wine to that you find in San Gimignano, this is something we strive for. I am truly pleased you enjoyed your meal and hope we will be seeing you again in the near future. Kindest... More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a booking for 3 people for lunch on Sunday, 24 July. Everything from arrival to departure was perfect. This beautiful 1475 period restaurant provided us with a seating area near a window so that we saw a wedding party being led by the Town Crier - what fun! The staff were very attentive with out water glasses continuously... More 

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Thank 36uplands
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear 36uplands, Thank you for your feedback. I am very pleased to read your warm recommendation of Tuscan Rye following your recent visit. On behalf of the team I would like to thank you for these very kind comments, in particular your mention of the attentive service. I look forward to welcoming you again to Tuscan Rye on a future... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting this restaurant for the first time after meaning to for years – all I can say is that our very high expectations were totally surpassed. As well as being completely charming, Jen and Franco's love for tasty, authentic and unpretentious food is a delight. We loved everything we tried (and we tried A LOT). Put yourself in their hands,... More 

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Thank Damon M
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear Damon, Thank you for choosing Tuscan Rye to celebrate your special day. I am delighted to hear we surpassed your expectations and you enjoyed your lunch with us. I am thrilled to read such kind words about our food! We work very hard to create the best dishes and friendly service. It is wonderful to read reviews such as... More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went back to this place because the woman of the house, perhaps married to the chef, had been extremely patient and kind to a young woman on the autistic spectrum. The fact that the food was excellent , The service good and the surroundings very pleasant, clearly helped! Charm, good manners and excellent food exist here.

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Thank imelda2016
The Tuscan R, Manager at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear imelda2016, Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit both my wife and I really appreciate your kind words. It was lovely to have you dining with us again, always a pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest regards Franco More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful - people in the party that had never been there before (they travelled some distance for the night) were that impressed they are/intend returning. Great night.

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2 Thank stephanie546
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie546, Thank you for visiting with friends and people from far away. I am pleased to read your kind comments. We hope we will be welcoming you back in the very near future. Kindest regards Franco and Jen More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 6 couples all from different parts of England who have an annual reunion in different locations. It as worth coming to Rye for this restaurant alone! Simple but delicious range of food, staff were very friendly and accommodating. If in Rye again it will be a must.

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

Dear MichaelBX, Thank you for choosing Tuscan Rye to host your annual reunion and leaving your lovely comments. We work very hard trying to create the right balance of delicious food, friendly atmosphere and service, so it is always rewarding to hear we are doing it well. I am delighted to hear that we met your expectations and that you... More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Rye for the weekend and pre booked a Tuscan Family Meal and our expectations were surpassed. It made a change not to choose your meal and be served four courses that impressed us all. The welcome we received from Jen, and the service all evening was perfect. The restaurant was completely full yet the timing and cooking could... More 

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Thank Bob A
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear Bob A Thank you for leaving such a lovely feedback on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your "family style" dinner with us and that you will be returning to try more of our dishes. Marchesi di Frescobaldi Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina "Nipozzano Riserva" is one of our many outstanding Tuscan wines, you made a... More 

essex
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a truly wonderful place this is. We were a family of 8 with 2 vegetarians. The place had a lovely buzz to it and we were mad to feel very welcome. Food is very fresh and flavoursome, we could almost believe we were in Italy! I would highly recommend in fact I would say it's a must do

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

Dear Elledan Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comments. We really are overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and delighted you appreciated what we have to offer. We have some new starters to the team, so I am confident that your next visit will be even better! Kindest regards Franco More 

Kent UK
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had the pleasure of eating at The Tuscan several times since Jen and Franco returned and am quite astounded at the previous review. Nothing could be further from the truth. I can honestly say that last night we had another wonderful meal.

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

Dear Moontyger, Thank you for visiting Tuscan Rye and taking the time to write your feedback on Trip Advisor. As a returning customer, we are delighted you enjoyed your meal.We have been working very hard since reopening in February and therefore it is always great to read feedback such as this. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!... More 

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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure where to start...... Grimm is an overstatement food 1/10 service1/10 surroundings 10/10 table0/10 generous 1 star ime not that horrible to give zero....... Needs to improve greatly on customer service and food and treat complaints as constructive critisism and not attacks personally please read my other reviews ime always honest and give credit where due but this was....... More 

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Thank johnnyola1
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Rye, responded to this review

Dear Johnnyola1, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I dare say your previous review was removed by Trip Advisor. The sad irony is we were closed on your visit in November. The former occupiers ceased trading. Presumably you wish to deter people as a little strange to post this now (June). I confess that I read your... 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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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