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Landgate Bistro

#12 of 80 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5-6 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH, England
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate an evening meal there, whilst in Rye. This is really good fine eating without any fuss. We had (between us) mint and pea sourp and lamb shank, and mushroom served with toast and guinea fowl. The bistro was clean and modern, the service was good and not intrusive, the food was fabulous and the wine was very good... More 

Thank Joshua B
Surbiton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a warm Welcome from the new manager. We had scallops, fish cakes, marsh lamb, cheesecake and raspberry creme brûlée and all were sublime, as good a quality as a Michelin star restaurant and not at all pretentious or silly small portions! Some reviews I read said it was pricey but we had 3 courses and wine for two for... More 

Thank eley8
London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this weekend for about the tenth time. Food was spectacular again. My wife and I both had the venison carpaccio and the lamb cooked three ways. Great cooking and a lovely cheese board to follow. A nice bottle of Chilean sauvignon blanc washed it down nicely. £40 a head with anice tip. Great quality, great price and nice... More 

Thank Fatbobslim
Sussex, England
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210 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the Landgate Bistro for Saturday lunch in early October after some online research. We were able to find parking at a nearby carpark. The street the restaurant is located on isn't the prettiest, but is within very easy walking distance of the historic centre. There were two other tables occupied. Service was mostly good. A nice welcome, and... More 

Thank SussexCpl
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

5 old friends visiting Rye for the weekend to catch up. This dinner was a highlight - the staff were fabulous, great ambience and the food was divine! I had the lamb which was prepared 3 ways on the plate. We had the table in the front window which was separate from the rest of the restaurant and made it... More 

Thank LLou1961
Worthing, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here for our wedding anniversary and were throroughly delighted. We both had the local salt marsh lamb, and we stunned when it turned up (within less than 15 minutes!) It was not just lamb, but four different cuts - each delicious: - one delicate lamb chop - 1 slice of rolled lamb - a ramekin of diced lamb in... More 

Thank Mark-and-Sue-Sussex
Ketton, England
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263 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Landgate Bistro is a delightful, medium-sized restaurant, just outside the medieval part of Rye, but within walking distance of good places to stay such as the Mermaid Inn. We were there on a Wednesday night and most of the tables were full from just after 1915, when we arrived, to later when we left. Therefore, if you want to enjoy... More 

Thank PierrelePilote
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a truly wonderful Saturday evening here for our anniversary. The service, the atmosphere and the food were all first class. For our starters we had pea and mint soup and the spiced pigeon breast which were both delicious, i can't recommend the pea and mint soup enough, it really is to die for! We both opted for the... More 

Thank Ondre71
Wilmington, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully presented and tasty food a bit pricey but worth a visit. We were here for a birthday dinner but sadly they dot open on Sunday evening, we had to eat at lunchtime instead.......

Thank Sue B
Sandy, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has been 2 years since we were last here. We took some friends who thoroughly enjoyed it. Scallops and squid for starters, we're all delicious. House white very reasonable. Lamb, duck and cod for mains, all fabulous. We shared a cheesecake and cheese board. Thoroughly replete at the end. Service was impeccable

Thank Becs2wilson

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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 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-6 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: 441797222829

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