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The George Grill

€€ - €€€, European, British
98 High Street, Rye TN31 7JT, England
+44 1797 222114
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“gambas” (17 reviews)
“steak” (89 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
98 High Street, Rye TN31 7JT, England
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1 - 10 of 971 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I guess we are almost regulars at the George Grill visiting 4 or 5 times a year. Yesterday (9/12/17) we visited as it was the Christmas Festival in Rye. At the George our table was ready and the service was attentive. Our main course arrived...More

Thank Garry B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate in the George Grill while staying in the hotel but was glad we did. Loved the decorations and the atmosphere was warm and cosy. I had the lobster which was amazing. Will be returning for that alone! Staff are knowledgeable and friendly, is...More

Thank sashharris
Reviewed 1 week ago

After some cocktails in the bar (lovely and cosy!) we had dinner in the Grill. We shared a delicious starter of the terrine - you never get enough bread with a terrine or pate do you! I had never had lobster before so tried the...More

Thank MichelleWORD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food lacking flavour and any noticeable effort. Rude, indifferent staff only came alight when it came time to pay. What a surprise. I think that is what this place has become - a cash cow for the owners.

1  Thank Ed P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Table reserved to find a mother and her two daughters had taken it upon themselves to take the reservation. The Managers excuse is they had double booked until I pointed out their computer clearly showed it was a single reserved booking - after some protestation...More

1  Thank DavidWels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today was a special surprise day for my husband and I so I decided to bring him to Rye for afternoon tea. I wanted the day to be extra special so thought I'd treat him to afternoon tea at The George. I rang and spoke...More

2  Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large dining room and service fine. Mezze type starter good. Mains not. All had fish and chips but heavy batter and greasy. Wine poor for price.More

1  Thank LeeLeeLee12
GeorgeinRye, Guest Relations Manager at The George Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 'LeeLeeLee12' Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad to hear you liked the ambience of the Grill but we're sorry to hear that your mains fell short of expectations. We hope you'll give us another try in the future....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food not quite as good as I hoped. Liked the large layout and menu was interesting. Maybe an unlucky choice.

Thank Vinehall70
GeorgeinRye, Guest Relations Manager at The George Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 'Vinehall70' We're sorry to hear your feedback. We'd welcome the opportunity to hear more about your experience if you'd like to get in touch with us directly. With best wishes The George in Rye

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fabulous wine list is the best thing about The George - really superlative. The main dishes are quite varied but the entrees could do with more non-fish items. Steak dishes are well presented but I would say that the 10Oz Rib Eye that I...More

Thank StuartUK30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times now, on a date and as part of a group. On this occasion we were staying at the hotel as a group and booked a large table for dinner. The food here is a little more expensive than other...More

Thank HannahLeeLondon
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Steven O
1 October 2017|
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Response from Charlie S | Reviewed this property |
Steven, I'm not 100% certain but, yes I think there was.
Mark C
19 September 2016|
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Response from GeorgeinRye | Property representative |
Hello Mark C We welcome well-behaved (and not too large!) dogs in our bar area and in the Courtyard garden. Unfortunately we cannot allow them in the main restaurant or in the rooms. We hope this helps, but please don't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 High Street, Rye TN31 7JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 222114
  • E-mail
The George Grill and our bar, The George Tap, are temples of all day dining, serving a modern European menu with a sunny, Mediterranean slant. At the heart of the kitchen is a Josper wood-charcoal grill, where our kitchen team, led by Robert Wright fast-cook seafood just caught from Rye Bay, local meats and vegetables. The George Tap offers a large range of wine by the glass, including those from vineyards in East Sussex and Kent.
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