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“A gem at Rye Harbour”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bosun's Bite

Bosun's Bite
Ranked #14 of 106 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $8
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We are a family run business, set in the tranquil setting of Rye Harbour, situated opposite the Lifeboat house. We are adjacent to the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and River Rother and a short stroll from the beach.We are open 364 days a year (take Christmas day off and cook at home instead!), and are open from 9am til 3ish!We take pride in using only the finest ingredients,locally sourced wherever possible,free range,cook every order from fresh and only serve door-stops of the best bread!We are bike friendly, dog friendly,child friendly and customers with specific diets are welcome to bring their own food (we don't cater specifically for gluten free etc,yet).There is loads and loads of FREE parking,a rarity these days!Please don't park in the Lifeboat bays, if there is a shout you could get boxed in for hours! If there is a shout, please bear with me as the family are all on the crew and there's little staff left to look after all the customers! but you will see the boat in action. Catch us when we're quiet and we can give you a personal tour of the station!Donations to the RNLI are always welcome!
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“A gem at Rye Harbour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

If you want great service with a smile look no further
If you want good food
Look no further
If you come to Rye Harbour this place is a must
We love it
Thank you Sarah and your team

  • Visited February 2014
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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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“snacks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great food and atmosphere. Great choice and very welcoming. Even our of season food was superb. Enjoyed a great breakfast on a very cold and windy day

Visited April 2013
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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“Sets the standard for Beans on Toast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

As a cyclist I get through a lot of cafe beans on toast. The Bosun's Bite does the best I've had by a long way. Just ask for it on granary bread and you won't be disappointed! Lovely fresh thick cut bread from a local bakery. The cafe is a great place to go, the owner has done a good job with the decor and the ambiance is just right; laid back and certainly not prim and proper. No fancy bone china tea cups here thankyou very much! :0)

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Welshieee
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“With this breakfast, you won't need lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Bosun's Bite is a traditional, no nonsense cafe, right on the harbour overlooking the Lifeboat house. Friendly staff and warm, inviting surroundings welcome you in. The choice of breakfasts are really good, with vegetarian options included. We plumped for the full English, alongside a mug of tea! The breakfast was huge and really well cooked, with no greasiness. It certainly filled us up enough to see us through to the evening! If you're planning a walk along the nature reserve, then this is a great place to start or finish!

Visited February 2014
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Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Best breakfast ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Hot food great atmosphere thoroughly recommend this establishment to any one
Great value for money friendly people
Nothing is too much trouble
Best customer service I have experienced for years

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Ian F
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