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Tuscan Rye

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8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 223269
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down the best place to eat in Rye and in the surrounding area. The Tuscan gets everything right; the food is amazing, the service is warm and friendly and the intention is clearly focused on quality and substance. We ate on a busy Saturday evening and every dish was perfect. I had the veal as a main and it... More 

Thank JellyJSmith
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

truly enjoyable experience, lovely genuinely tasty tuscan flavours, a real jewel in the Rye crown, complimenti a Franco e Jen....

Thank Catherine L
Hastings, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated our joint birthdays and were not disappointed. The food unbeatable, the service both friendly and efficient. Excellent advice on wine from Jen. Everything was relaxing and special, despite it being Rye's bonfire night and the town heaving.

Thank KennyG72
Esher, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I cannot over-emphasise just how good this restaurant is. We were around 16 in total and visited on a Thursday night. The owners run this place brilliantly. Service was great and the food and wine kept coming. You will never leave this place hungry. Dishes upon dishes of antiapasti, pasta, fish, beef and other delights were brought out. We simply... More 

Thank vince c
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

You may not be tempted into this restaurant from the outside but do try and eat there as food is superb! It really is good Italian cooking, pasta was lovely as were all our meals. Desserts yummy too! The staff were very pleasant and made an effort to engage our young grandson and suggested food he might like. It was... More 

Thank a j
Solihull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Sunday evening meal with my family didn't disappoint. Beautifully presented, tasty food. Delicious. After a long drive down from Solihull, it was the perfect introduction to our 3 day visit to Rye. It was "Wild Boar" week, but we couldn't ignore the porcini ravioli, the steak with truffle and cream sauce or the amazing rack of lamb. A lovely, cosy... More 

Thank Rootyb
Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed just round the corner at the Standard and walked up towards the church and came a food this inviting place. Very simple very special food. Charming couple - he is the Florentine and the chef and he really knows how to cook. We had a truffly tortellini and a rack of lamb with mint and a bottle of house... More 

Thank Tim F
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We have eaten here a few times (book early as it's hard to get a table!) and the food has always been excellent. The staff are lovely too and it's has a great atmosphere, just what you would expect from a neighbourhood Italian.

Thank ch1556
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

... not that we've tried all of the others but who needs to when perfection awaits! Another lovely, intimate evening spent with splendid food, wine, service and good friends. The Tuscan was full last Friday (as always) and how Franco manages to produce such wonderful fare, for so many, is a mystery. We were a party of five and all... More 

Thank June T
Sutton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Just visited the tuscan again, with a 'wild boar week' set menu. Well all I can say is the food is fit for a king, totally amazing menu put together and cooked by the amazing chef Franco. Front of house, the ever welcoming and delightful Jen and her wonderful staff. If you want fast food, you are probably best advised... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $51
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?