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Mermaid Street Cafe

The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
+44 1797 222128
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“scotch egg” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups
The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again perfect breakfast perfect service I rang on the Wednesday afternoon to order kippers my husbands favourite. My husband said they were fresh and perfectly cooked . Thank you

1  Thank jerrom3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and good breakfast. A bit mean with the butter for the toast but otherwise a good experience. More expensive than other breakfasts in town but still value for money. I'd go back.

Thank RandS688
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Came here sat at a table 10 minutes went by with the clueless waiter and his equally clueless colleague delivered the wrong food to the wrong tables on more than 2 occasions. We spent 2 minutes looking at the menu and over 15 being ignored,...More

2  Thank George S
OldBoroughArms1, Manager at Mermaid Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hello, i am so sorry to hear of your experience in our cafe- it sounds like there is a bit of confusion as you did not order your food and drinks at the counter (it does say to do this on our menus) i am...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely location, friendly staff. Quick and efficient service. We had to try the Scotch Egg, it was very nice. Also tried the mozzarella, tomato and avocado salad. It was fab. Nice selection of cakes on offer. Well worth a visit. The ice cream selection looked...More

Thank PJT91065
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I had the best scotch egg in the whole world, great service, very friendly, i would highly recommend it.

Thank sylwia78
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Arrived early afternoon and found comfy bench seat by a window. Ordered sandwiches and coffee , and the sandwiches ( Italian cheese and basil ) were freshly made. Coffee was very good . Service was efficient and did not have to wait long for food...More

Thank Norma P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Small and neat. Good seating. Plenty of locals tucking into full English breakfast. Friendly and relaxed.

1  Thank debelt
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the cafe this morning as my husbands favourite breakfast is Kippers. I pre ordered this and I had the full english the food was superb and the service excellent. The 2 young girls that work there should be highly praised for their cheery...More

1  Thank jerrom3
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lovely little cafe, which turned out to be bigger inside than we thought! But we nabbed a table on the pavement and enjoyed a great crab sandwich in the sunshine. Service was prompt and friendly, the facilities were good and clean. It was reasonably priced...More

1  Thank the_hearty_eater
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I really can't understand those few bad reviews. We popped in, on a Saturday, the place was full, and little left on the menu. Clearly a popular place. However the lovely lady told us what was available so we chose to have a Brie and...More

1  Thank shamwo
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 222128
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The Mermaid Street Cafe is nestled beneath the Old Borough Arms at the foot of Mermaid Street and the building dates back to 1720. Now a cafe with a contemporary feel serving delicious home-made breakfasts, soups, sandwiches and salads, and famous for our amazing scotch eggs. We offer inside and outside seating as well as take-away and have some great cakes and Ice cream too.
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