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The Mariners

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15 High Street, Rye TN31 7JF, England
+44 1797 223480
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the idea of this! But is terrible, people often chatting about whilst customers waiting! Not nice ambience to the place cause of the attitudes of people! The customers should be the most important as without them there is no business! Need better training to provide better service! Lots of poor quality food due to inadequate preparation. Unwelcoming atmosphere,... More 

Thank Matt S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place, warm and welcoming, spotlessly clean. Had a cream tea which was delicious. The other cakes on offer looked just as good. Love the concept of the Mariners, employing adults with learning difficulties. Service was first class, thank you.

Thank Shirley C
Sidcup, Kent
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175 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Run by a trust that caters for adults with some degree of learning disability to do meaningful work. We always like to come here and all the staff do their best to please and have a very positive attitude.

1 Thank foxycreature
united Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

we arrived here for lunch at 2.40 and was told that we couldn't have a hot meal as they finish at 2.30!!!!!! we left.

1 Thank whitelogo
Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We visited Rye on the bank holiday weekend when quite by chance there was a jazz festival on. We entered this cafe and sat down at the only available table we were told by an older lady that she hadn't cleared it yet and did not seem very smiley, we ordered our food from a middle aged lady who was... More 

Thank Chris N
United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

excellent service and very good food served by marvellous staff at very reasonable prices staff were very helpful and friendly

Thank 233brian
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We usually try to visit this restaurant whenever we are in Rye. It is operated on the whole my people with learning difficulties. On our visit this time we only ordered tea for two. It was a good strong pot of tea, served very promptly by a polite and helpful young man. Although we did not eat on this occasion,... More 

Thank Janet J
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

What a great little cafe! Part of a charity helping those with learning difficulties we had a fab brekkie and our orders were taken by a great guy who was very attentive and intent on getting our order right. The food was good and quick, the cafe filled with lovely art and items that can be bought, just a great... More 

Thank TheBrownsofMargate
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Went into The Mariners two days in a row this week on a short break to Camber. Enjoyed the happy service from the friendly staff. Would highly recommend. Well worth a visit.

Thank dolittleeliza
Greater London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

The Mariners serves simple home-made food with great charm. We enjoyed good coffee and cakes in the busy restaurant and it looks like a good place for light lunches.

Thank Jenny C

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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
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 High Street, Rye TN31 7JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 223480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?