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Tuscan Kitchen Rye

8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 223269
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Healthy, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To say this is top notch is to exaggerate. It's a good check table-cloth Italian. We booked and when we entered saw a sign saying they were full that night and couldn't take any further custom - odd given that by 9 o'clock 4 tables...More

Thank captainbruceLondon
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear captainbruceLondon, Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your enthusiasm. I really do. We are basically a Tuscan Osteria at the end of the day. We do our best to bring to the table top quality Tuscan products within our limited offerings. A misconception...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious mushroom ravioli, carpaccio of fish, grilled sword fish and a creme caramel that is up there with the best we've had. Lovely atmosphere in a beautiful old restaurant with incredibly friendly, relaxed atmosphere and service. Good value too. Highly recommended.More

Thank PJAL47
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear PJAL47, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. We are so pleased you could join us, and enjoyed dining so much. It was a pleasure to have you in and I look forward to welcoming you again....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a good dinner after a long day spent at Camber Sands and decided to head into Rye for some food. We stumbled across Tuscan Rye by chance and without a booking, Jen offered us a table. Well what a setting, the walls are...More

1  Thank photoSheikh
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear photosheikh, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very pleased to read your great comments about the food and wine. We are beyond delighted to hear you were transported to Tuscany. I am also pleased you both enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth making a detour to. Beautifully cooked with exceptional ingredients. And a reassuringly small choice. Do go!

1  Thank martinnewman58
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear martinnewman58, Thank you very much indeed for your review. It is a pleasure read and know you enjoyed your meal and I hope we can welcome you back again very soon. Kindest regards Franco

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You come here initially for the food as it is authentic Tuscan food, delicious in its simplicity, but you keep coming back because of the warm, friendly welcome and service that makes you feel like you are having a family meal. The antipasti is generous,...More

1  Thank Brightspark2000
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Brightspark 2000, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review. It is a genuine pleasure to look after guests such as yourself who have as much enthusiasm about what we do as we do. It was our absolute pleasure to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 4 recently went and were so happy to have eaten there. My dad & I are lactose intolerant & also don't eat eggs (hard combination for an Italian restaurant) & the owners wife kindly got us whole wheat pasta with a special...More

1  Thank chs22
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear chs22, Thank you very much for your lovely review and kind words. It was a pleasure to read you enjoyed your time with us and very much hope to see you back again at The Tuscan Kitchen. Kindest regards Franco and Jen

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We came across this small restaurant in a side street off the High Street in Rye whilst looking for somewhere to eat on Sunday evening. To be honest I was apprehensive due to the decor (silly really) which I found quite old fashioned but my...More

1  Thank LucyJohn_1923
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear LucyJohn_123, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your wonderful review, and I am so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday evening with us. We are always as accommodating as we can. It was a pleasure to have you join us and...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Why did I title my review with those words, reason because I would like to know how Tripadvisor works out the restaurant rankings? The Tuscan has very many excellent reviews and yet appears to be slipping down the ranking list in Rye. We eat the...More

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The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Moontyger, Thank you for your kind words. Trip Advisor ratings compare to playing a game of snakes and ladders. Examination of credibility is left to TA's readers. I think most people balance it out in the end. It always makes us very happy when...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

My Fiance and I went in to the restaurant on a glorious day in Rye when it was completely empty. To be honest that was very understandable as although the decor is cosy and probably perfect for the winter it's a bit of a heavy...More

1  Thank George C
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear George C, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The Tuscan is closed during the day with the exception of Sundays which are exceptionally busy. Tables are made by reservation only. On occasion we are able to accept a walk in....More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We visited whilst on a weekend away for my wife's birthday & we're so very happy with the Tuscan Kitchen. From the moment we walked in Jennifer was warm and welcoming, seeing how she interacted with other dinners and us truly made us feel like...More

Thank Danvers82
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear Danvers82, Thank you for your visit to Tuscan Kitchen to celebrate your wife's birthday. We are delighted to receive such a positive feedback on our food and service. Jen and the team are warm and attentive at all times. We do hope the Tuscan...More

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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
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The Tuscan R
3 March 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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