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Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn

) #26 of 79 Restaurants in Rye $$ - $$$ , European, British
Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
+44 1797 223065
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A sudden downpour one lunchtime saw us darting into the nearest hostelry. As many others had done likewise, the bar was full and so we took a table in the restaurant. What a pleasant surprise! The prices were very reasonable, the interior was very picturesque...More

Thank BarraFan
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise with the Head Chef and the Restaurant Manager. We strive to offer a fine dining experience, in a unique setting, and we appreciate an affirmation such as yours. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My part of three had a wonderful evening meal here last Sunday evening. Fantastic location towards the top of the cobbled Mermaid Street. The inn itself is full of character and worth a visit even if only for a drink or two in the bar...More

Thank AndyMac1971
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid was rebuilt in 1420, and through the loving stewardship of the present independent owners since 1993, all of her historic charms have been curated. We will share your fulsome praise for the dining experience with the Head Chef...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third time at the Mermaid restaurant and we enjoyed it very much. It's like stepping back into a different past with period furnishings and low beams. I had a lamb dish with pea risotto which was delicious and my husband had the...More

Thank 1954Elizabeth
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with all the staff, especially with the Head Chef and his team. The Mermaid, rebuilt in 1420, is a unique building, having lost none of her historic charms. We hope we can welcome you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food in an amazing setting . We had the mussels as a starter ,which arrived in a huge pot ,they were not the incipid kind you sometimes get but very tasty and very moreish !!!! As it was lunchtime we each had a warm...More

Thank TheFergussons
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with the Head Chef and the Restaurant Manager. The Mermaid Restaurant is the perfect setting to enjoy a Fine Dining experience, with a "Character" set by the murals painted by The Slade School of Art,...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

The menu features local ingredients such as Winchelsea Beef or Marsh lamb, but then uses them in a modern style, which works very well. The set menu is c£28.50 for two courses and £39 for three, including an amuse bouche. If there was a disppointment...More

1  Thank Neil C
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise with the Head Chef and his team. They strive to provide a locally sourced, and freshly prepared dining experience, and it is always rewarding to receive a testimony such as yours. We hope we...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Had a quick lunch with a friend visiting from Germany, we enjoyed the place more than the food. Very antique and has a great deal of history, amazing how the place was preserved even after hundreds of years.More

Thank beautyandbeyond
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid Inn was rebuilt in 1420, and it is through the loving stewardship of the independent owners since 1993, that The Mermaid has lost none of her historic charms. All of her historic charms can be enjoyed on our...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Inn for two nights and decided to have dinner in the restaurant on our first night. Lovely setting - tables not too close together (which is a pet hate of mine!) Service was brilliant - very attentive not over the...More

Thank Scene-set
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise with all the staff, regarding the quality of the menu, the local sourcing and the friendly attentive service. We hope we can welcome you again to The Mermaid in the future.

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We booked Mermaid Restaurant as we both like old buildings and good food. Also, we visit the bar area often enough. Restaurant area has similar historical charm and atmosphere however it feels bit cramped. Unfortunately, service was slow and clamsy. Food was avarage, bit boring....More

1  Thank elfbigblue
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We note your praise for the historical charms of The Restaurant at The Mermaid, which was rebuilt in 1420, and decorated with scenes painted by The Slade Schools of Art. We can only apologise that your experience was not one...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

We had read about Rye(Mapp&Lucia fans) and the Mermaid Inn.It's on a winding street that is totally gorgeous & whimsical(the house names are so funny).The Mermaid in was REBUILT in 1420 so it's loaded with charm(back in the day it was loaded with pirates).We ate...More

Thank ajax57
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We will share your praise, "Best Fish & Chips in England" with the Head Chef, and your review with all the staff, especially your wonderful server, Glenn. Not forgetting Gary as well. Rye and The Mermaid, both offer the visitor...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

You can't visit Rye and not stop at the Mermaid Inn. It's iconic for the cobble streets and Tudor architectural style. If you don't have time for a meal try the pub at the back of the hotel. There is seating outside where you can...More

Thank David W
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid is iconic, and is a unique example of Tudor history, rebuilt in 1420. All of this can be seen on her website.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$49
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 223065
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  • This restaurant is at The Mermaid Inn
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