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Tuscan Kitchen Rye

8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 223269
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I came for a meal on a Sunday evening. We eat out a lot, and love when we come across somewhere like this. The food was simply delightful, and we loved the décor. We were looked after extremely well, and would definitely...More

1  Thank Aimee T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is by far my favourite restaurant ever - never fails to impress. Truly wonderful meal tonight

1  Thank Shuna B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have eaten here many times and it's always a joy but at Christmas it's even more special, the lovely old decor really adds to an intimate festive evening with the warm Christmas decorations. For the first time we had the tasting menu (tables of...More

Thank June T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the Tuscan Kitchen, a year apart, and it's still excellent. The service is relaxed, the dining room, beautiful, particularly for Christmas time. We had a beef carpaccio and a gorgonzola and pear salad for starters. Both fantastic. Main courses...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful venue in which to celebrate a special birthday with family and friends. We were served a wide range of sharing dishes. They were all delicious, as was the wine. Service was friendly and efficient. When I booked, I had said that we would...More

Thank kikiley
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear kikiley, Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. At the moment we are in Tuscany and pleased to be able to share you comments with our family and producers of our food and wine. I am delighted we helped to make your...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I booked a table for a work team of 12 for a special meal during our trip. The lady I dealt with was very friendly and informative and organised for us to have the tasting menu. The restaurant is very cosy and has a homely...More

Thank HannahLeeLondon
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Dear HannahLeeLondon, Thank you very much for taking the time to write and post your review. I am delighted that you and your companions all enjoyed the evening and, on behalf of the entire team, hope we may welcome you back soon. Kindest regards Franco

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Believe every word of the other reviews. What a fabulous restaurant. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in. The food was delicious and the service was very good. The chef uses authentic Tuscan ingredients and is very talented. There is...More

Thank ElmerDee
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear Elmer Dee, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your evening with us finding the food, service and atmosphere suited you well. The winter season menu will feature many new dishes...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Return visit to this amazing Italian restaurant. Great fresh bread, my new favourite dish Vitello tonnato and assorted meats followed by a perfect steak with truffle sauce- and giant prawns accompanied by lovely sides of crispy veg and fennel -perfect. We found the ambience and...More

1  Thank wimblewombler
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Dear wimblewombler, What an immensely flattering review. Thank you for taking the time to post.it. We count ourselves incredibly fortunate to have guests such as yourselves. We shall be foraging truffles in San Miniato in November alongside attending our annual olive harvest in San Gimignano....More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were offered a quiet table on a busy night. It turned out a very big party we’re sitting behind us. Not a problem but the constant bustling past us on a table that was situated in a corridor was uncomfortable. We like a leisurely...More

Thank Mollyrye
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Mollyrye, Thank you for writing a review. I am glad to hear your husband enjoyed his meal . On making your reservation you were informed we were fully booked. We are a very small Osteria and book up fairly quickly, particularly on Saturday nights.The...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

8 of us enjoyed a quite wonderful tasting menu last night. Absolutely top-end! And a special thank you for putting the leftover meat in a doggy bag.More

1  Thank martinnewman58
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear martinnewman58, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and continuing patronage. We have such a wonderful collection of regular guests The tasting menu is full of fabulous dishes and I will be sure to pass your comments on to the rest of the...More

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Questions & Answers
Zena B
7 June 2017|
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Response from The Tuscan R | Property representative |
Good evening, Thank you for your kind enquiry. We shall be in Tuscany from the 2nd of June and re open 14th June. We are looking to extend our opening times towards the end of July and throughout August. Please feel free to... More
The Tuscan R
3 March 2016|
Response from The Tuscan R | Property representative |
Osteria "Mangiabere" eat and drink. Back in the day an osteria or inn, was a local gathering spot. Today however an osteria, is an eating establishment very similar to a Trattoria, in that they serve simple, home cooked... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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The Tuscan Kitchen is a small Osteria where you can taste all the flavours of food and and wine of the Tuscan region. Home to Florentine chef Franco, authentic and true to the Tuscan tradition you are transported to the backstreets of Florence and Siena. As in an historic Tuscan Osteria the atmosphere is convivial. The restaurant is rustic and simple with only 11 tables ensures an intimate atmosphere with conviviality and enjoyment of eating drinking together.
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