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Simon the Pieman

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3 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 222207
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simon the Pieman located in Rye, opposite to the local church, is a quaint spot for cake, tea and pies. Opened in 1920 it is features a beautiful exterior resembling a cottage house. The interior features a fireplace and between 8 to 10 tables. The service is super friendly offering table service. I ordered the banana walnut cake which featured... More 

Thank alain p
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a snack last weekend and were very disappointed. The menu doesn't look like it had changed from the 70s. The sandwiches looked awful on cheap white bread. We waited ages to be served. In fact people who arrived after us were served first. I went for carrot cake with cream.... Which came out of an aerosol can.... More 

Thank Lisa B
Crawley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were tempted by the roaring fire! It was very busy on Saturday afternoon but we managed to get one of the last tables! Had a pot of tea and cheese toasties! Just right to warm us up! The choice of savoury and sweet things looked great and the service was efficient too!

Thank Alison A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here for a light bite for lunch and a warming cup of coffee as outside was freezing on the day of our visit. The place was busy but we managed to snag the last remaining table - which as luck would have it was right in front of the open fire! Food wise they offer some daily... More 

Thank Drink_Eat_Do
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the perfect tea room for an afternoon in Rye. The service was friendly, the cakes absolutely delicious - perfectly situated and very traditional. Came back for a full lunch and that was great too!

Thank Lauren A
Rochester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been visiting this tea shop for nearly fourth years but it has gone downhill and unless it changes we won't go back. The menu is not nicely presented and the only black coffee served is espresso. Needless to say we didn't stay so need out and went elsewhere in the town. Such a shame as this was a lover... More 

Thank jilly255
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Such a let down - arrived to a busy tearoom (looked even more promising), managed to get a table by the roaring fire (another bonus) but then downhill ever after. The promised goats cheese and caramelised red onion tart contained no red onion, the bread for the ploughmans was stale and who knows what happened to the coleslaw. Young waitress... More 

Thank Sarbie1050
London, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stopped on a busy day for a cream tea. The fire was belting out heat and it was very cozy. Would have been absolutely perfect if there had been sultanas in the scones and the table hadn't been sticky. Lovely cakes on display that seemed to be going down well with the other customers. Great coffee too.

Thank Trangmard
High Wycombe, United kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

All that you would expect from a bakery/lunchtime cafe, but nearly £2 for a can ofR White's lemonade/child's ribena?!

Thank Joseph W
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had lunch here on a snowy day in February - good soup, tea cakes and pasty - very olde worlde - served quickly with nice staff.

Thank 207Caroline

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 222207
Pies and more pies!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?