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Tuscan Kitchen Rye

8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 223269
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • 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 weeks ago

Amazing food, amazing service. Would definitely recommend and come back. We had the most fabulous pasta, thank you!

Thank WardyB147
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a fantastic week in Rye last week and chose to have dinner here on the Thursday. Staff and owners were very friendly and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. The food was absolutely delicious down to the very last mouthful. We have visited San...More

Thank Irene W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just wonderful. We couldn't have been made more welcome, and food was just incredible. High point of an already fantastic weekend in Rye.

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m so happy that I found this place. I’ve been to Italy many times and am often disappointed by what is on offer in most Italian restaurants in the UK. These normally focus on Neapolitan cuisine - tomato based sauces, pizza etc. The mountainous regions...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This restruant was receommneded to us and it did not dissapoint. We were greated by name from the owner and it felt as though we were frequent customers coming back ! the food and wine were fabulous and the service was great. Highly receommedn... but...More

Thank Bridge1972
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The two of us returned again to The Tuscan Kitchen for a birthday dinner and were again more than satisfied. The food was as always delicious and even although the place was fully booked, with a very large party and two more birthday meals, the...More

Thank iceman123EastSussex
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Dear iceman123EastSussex, Thank you so much for delightful review and I am pleased that you enjoyed celebrating your wife's birthday with us. The best restaurant for miles is indeed high praise . I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kindest...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

Nice restaurant and if you like the Tuscan cuisine this won't disappoint. The chef is superb however the menu is small especially on choices of fish and seafood. I can recommend the shellfish and halibut stew which was excellent. Well worth a visit but book...More

1  Thank Brian J
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear Brian J, Thank you very much for your great review. I am pleased you enjoyed the 'Caccuicco Livornese". Please do come back and visit soon - our Summer menu will be available from the end of June to enjoy the renowned Tuscan seafood cuisine....More

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We visited for a friend's birthday who had hired the whole restaurant. The staff were all very welcoming and very natural and the food was first class. Beautiful and very fresh. This is a great location for a great night and well worth a visitMore

Thank NeilJ-HongKong
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear NeilJ-HongKong, Thank you very much indeed for the review of your evening with us. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your friend's celebratory dinner. We aim to offer the hospitality and service which we most enjoy ourselves. So I am very pleased...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

We took much-travelled visitors from Chicago to the Tuscan Kitchen for lunch on Sunday and it was fabulous. The food is exquisite and our waiter Tom was exemplary, a model of attentive efficiency. Jenny is a warm and welcoming host and we were lucky enough...More

Thank RyeJeakster
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear RyeJeakster, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your charming review. Your apt descriptions perfectly summarise our intentions, to transport you back to Tuscany, so I am pleased we were able to make your luncheon enjoyable for your guests. We certainly...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I celebrated a very special birthday at the Tuscan with a large group of friends. Everything about the evening was perfect. The food was absolutely wonderful. It is completely authentic, beautifully prepared and presented, and delicious. The service was extremely efficient, elegant and inconspicuous....food and...More

Thank Errol F
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear Errol F, It is such a compliment when guests choose to share their special occasions with us and very satisfying to know they have truly enjoyed their evening, so thank you for sharing yours. I will certainly pass your comments to the entire team....More

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30 March 2018|
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Response from The Tuscan R | Property representative |
Everyone should be allowed to enjoy tasty vegan dishes. We are vegan friendly but is is not made as a statement on our menu. On booking it is always advisable to inform us as we only prepare a limited amount of dishes each... More
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$53
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
Tuscan Kitchen is an authentic Florentine Osteria in Rye. The style is "Arte Povera" creating a warm and convivial atmosphere true to the traditional Osterie of Florence. Family owned and run Florentine chef Franco offers the best in Tuscan cuisine, dishes simple but rich in flavours, characterised by classic regional recipes and genuine artisan produced ingredients. The basement cellar houses a vast selection of Tuscan wines.
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