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Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
+44 1797 223065
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (27 reviews)
“scallops” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at The Mermaid. The choices were good and service friendly and prompt. We couldn’t find Pinot Noir on the wine list but we managed to find a suitable alternative. We finished our wine in the bar by the Giant’s Fireplace. Would...More

Thank Laughing_Gravy007
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with the Head Chef and the Restaurant Manager. We note your observation regarding the Pinot Noir. We have a Half Bottle of Louis Latour on the Wine List, and our Wine Supplier is addressing the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great staff, great food and an amazing location. The food is so interesting and beautifully presented. The staff are so lovely and attentive. The dining room at the Mermaid is full of history. We had dinner here and the scallops were divine. There was a...More

Thank jivebanana
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your "Just Wonderful" review with the Head Chef, and the Restaurant Manager. We have been awarded, four years in a row, 2 AA Rosettes for the quality of the Fine Dining experience, but it always means so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday lunch was delicious beef pork both great desserts to die for coffe in lounge great atmosphere few hours with drinks relaxing great service.

Thank Tomcathandy
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with the staff. The Mermaid is the perfect place to escape to and relax. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner and our waitress Katrina was delightful, highly recommend a visit to this quaint cosy restaurant, the Thai chef Uses beautiful flavours to compliment the fish that we had, scallops were beautiful. I stayed here two years ago as well and...More

Thank Denisehuckett
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with the staff, especially Katrina. We strive for high standards as is recognised by the awarding of 2 AA Rosettes for the last four years, but it is always exciting when it is recognised by...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here at a party of friends We arrived and had pre dinner drinks in 5e bar with a nice log fire which was nice We went through to dinner and had a nice table. The service at the table was very good and they...More

Thank Charles H
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your praise for the service with the staff. Can we ask if your review means it was average for a 2 AA Rostte Restaurant? The Mermaid has been awarded the accolade of a 2 AA Rostte Restaurant...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We came down to Rye between Christmas and New Year and went to the Mermaid Inn for lunch. We planned to go for the Bar Menu in the bar but all the tables were full so we were offered a table in the restaurant. The...More

Thank Kevin M
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid rebuilt in 1420, is a truly unique building, with so much to discover. We will share your praise with the staff, and we hope we can welcome you for another "enjoyable lunch in a lovely place" in the...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Had a fab Boxing Day lunch at the Mermaid Inn. There was 10 of us in total and we had such a wonderful time, the place is amazing and very beautiful. Service was excellent and a special thank you to Glenn one of the waiters...More

Thank Donna G
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise with the staff. The Mermaid is a unique place, and never more so than at Christmas. We hope we can welcome you again next Boxing Day, for another "wonderful time".

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Birthday treat by my wife unexpected but very pleased. Wanted to stay here for years and not disappointed very quaint & querkey, bed was very uneven so was the room but not in a bad way, food was great too!More

Thank Matthew R
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid is a place for special days and we were excited to read that your stay was a treat, We will share your praise with the staff. We hope we can welcome you again in the future to The...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017

We were visitors from Australia in September 2016 staying for 2 weeks in a cottage in Rye. Decided to have a Sunday lunch as a treat. Decor impeccable, service second to none, food of excellent quality. Would recommend to anyone wanting a special occasion

Thank JOSEPH S S
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise with the Head Chef and the Restaurant Manager. The Restaurant at The Mermaid is in a unique setting, and as you observed, the place is perfect for a "Special occasion".

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Visited here for an evening meal with some friends and we opted for a fixed price choice which had a good selection of options. The food was presented well and was very tasty; the staffs were very friendly, efficient and politeMore

Thank Clive M
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for your review. We strive to offer a seasonal menu, locally sourced, and one which is cooked to order, to ensure our dishes meet our guests' high expectations. This is underpinned by friendly attentive service. We will share your praise with the staff,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 53
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 223065
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