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Landgate Bistro

5-6 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH, England
+44 1797 222829
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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All hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
5-6 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH, England
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1 - 10 of 502 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

It was my partner's mother's 80th birthday and we wanted to find somewhere special (but fairly local to where she lived) where we could take her and a couple of friends for lunch. My late father had taken me to the Bistro several years before...More

Thank chris s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a family of four we had the venison tartare, scallop ravioli to start, followed by the pork, lamb and cod. All courses were extremely well executed.The stand out dish for me was the venison tartare. For desserts we had the chocolate, cheesecake, and cheeses....More

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We have eaten here every time we visit Rye but sadly on this occasion I don't think we'll try it again. I'm so sad about that. We arrived and were seated and would've loved an aperitif whilst making our choices, as i noticed the gin...More

2  Thank Angela L
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

What more can I say... this absolutely the #1 restaurant in Rye! The staff were delightful. Other restaurants in Rye simply do not compare.

Thank SirJimmyRussell
MartinRye, Owner at Landgate Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Many thanks for this review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 December 2017

We had seen a couple of reviews that were quite critical of the service received. That was not our experience which was friendly, attentive, well informed but not intrusive.But the real highlight was the food. On the night we were there it included the scallop...More

Thank Keith H
MartinRye, Owner at Landgate Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

To be fair to previous reviews we have made some changes to service to improve it. Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The menu is reassuringly short and the quality of ingredients superb - local and fresh. Friendly service if a tad informal. The cooking is assured and delicious. Only issue is goats cheese and Mediterranean vegetable tart as the only option is about as unimaginative as...More

Thank Deborah D
MartinRye, Owner at Landgate Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Glad you enjoyed the food. On the vegetarian issue over 20% of our menu is vegetarian and we have never had more than 7% vegetarians in a week.

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We came here for a family celebration while visiting the town for the weekend. Had a lovely meal, interesting menu, great quality. We had a great table by the window, perfect for a larger group. It's a small place so book ahead. Everyone left happy!

1  Thank JamesOwen
MartinRye, Owner at Landgate Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thanks for you lovely review. Glad you you had a great time.

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Food excellent very enjoyable, but unfortunately service quite poor left sitting without drinks order taken nor any form welcome nibbles to lighten the wait. For this money good attentive service to match the atmosphere is expected, not sure we would visit again, would recommend the...More

Thank hughesasimon
MartinRye, Owner at Landgate Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Glad you enjoyed your food, but apologies for the service. Since your visit we have made changes to our service in an attempt to avoid experiences such as yours.

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals we've eaten in England. It's only small, maybe 40 covers, and tucked away slightly out of the centre of Rye, but well worth finding. You'll need to make a reservation. Short menu offered a good choice. We both chose the...More

Thank meadowend51
MartinRye, Owner at Landgate Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 November 2017

We haven't been to the Bistro for about seven years and we finally ate there again a few months ago and I have to say the food is still just as fantastic. Unfortunately that is where the praise stops. The staff member who served me...More

5  Thank SimonBrettOBE
MartinRye, Owner at Landgate Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Apologies for your experience though we’re glad you enjoyed the food. There have been changes in the service since your visit, so hope to see you again, hopefully within 7 Year’s.

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doctortomclark
14 June 2017|
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Response from MartinRye | Property representative |
Apologies, but no. We offer half portions of the normal menu. Martin for the Bistro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-6 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 222829
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