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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
$$ - $$$
8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Sheer heaven and once through the door, you are in Tuscany. Great menu with mix of fish and meat dishes. Wine list is limited to Italian wines - not over priced. Good relaxed service. Booking essential. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant has a very pleasing ambience. The choice on the menu is varied and interesting also catering for those wanting a non-pasta dish. Wine list equally good. It would have been great if the hostess had not felt somewhat rushed and stressed. The restaurant...More

Thank hvr1
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was well cooked and well presented with good flavours. It was a little cosy possibly due to it being a well attended business lunch club but the staff made you very welcome. Service was spot on.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Rye is a charming, historic city but for me, the food was hit and miss, until I ate here, wow! There's a veteran Italian cook in the kitchen and his wife, Jan, runs the place like a clock but with a warm, personal touch. Everything...More

Thank Hudsondeal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit, this time with all the family. My Son's girlfriend is a vegan, but that wasn't a problem. My eldest Son and his girlfriend were most impressed, not only with the food, but with the ambiance and the warmth of Jen...More

Thank raffles7
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear raffles7, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your third visit at the Tuscan. I will make sure to pass your comments on to the team. We will be adding some...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 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

2  Thank captainbruceLondon
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

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 September 2017 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

1  Thank PJAL47
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

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 29 August 2017 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

3  Thank photoSheikh
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

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 28 August 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank martinnewman58
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

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 26 August 2017

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

2  Thank Brightspark2000
The Tuscan R, Owner at Tuscan Kitchen Rye, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

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

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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
The Tuscan R
3 March 2016|
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 53
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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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