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Tuscan Rye

#12 of 80 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
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8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 223269
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food. I always go for meats instead of pasta due to wheat allergy, and they had plenty of options. ( including gluten free pasta). Jen is front of house and remembered us from a year ago! She knows so much about fine wines and also helped me order food, offering off menu gluten free options. Can't wait to come... More 

Thank Anna L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was so fresh and lovely. Tapas style so many dishes my favorite was the ravioli, swordfish and prawn dishes. The owners were lovely and didnt make you feel rushed, very attentive. Would definitely recommend this place for further eating. Thankyou so much for a wonderful evening. Will definitely come again. One happy customer tho was a hen celebration so... More 

Thank Denise H
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thank you so much to Jen for getting back to us and accommodating us. My (new) husband said it was the best meal he had ever had and I felt the same. Delicious and we ate far too much. Reasonably priced too. Book this restaurant!

Thank debbiejaneLondon
Billericay, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tuscan Rye was one of the restaurants recommended by our hotel, Jeakes House, and looking at Trip Advisor. Inititially when we tried to book 10 days in advance for our Saturday evening 45th anniversary dinner they were fully booked. Fortunately they phoned later in the week because of a cancellation. The food was all really excellent and nicely presented: Salami... More 

1 Thank awe1
Stroud, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The group I was with took over the restaurant and what a meal we had and what a good time as well. The food and wine kept coming and the staff helped create a super ambience. The wines simple house wine styles were excellent and the king prawns I had were delicious.

1 Thank Christopher F
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tuscan Rye on Friday, from the offset brilliant Tuscan affair as usual! Very relaxed eatery, such a joy to have such lovely authentic home cooked Tuscan food in the heart of Rye. We arrived into the bustling restaurant to be greeted by Jenny and staff with warm welcomes. We decided to follow the sharing menu, or tastebuds where... More 

2 Thank 44henryw
Hastings, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite difficult to secure a table here because its such a popular place and does not open every day. However, we went with friends for a delicious Sunday lunch after a lovely walk around Camber Castle. Unlike so many restaurants that only serve a set Sunday lunch menu or carvery, here the full a la carte menu is... More 

2 Thank Janet W
Hastings, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franco is amazing in the kitchen and the food has a real taste of Tuscany. Very fresh ingredients and a varied selection on the menu. The pasta dishes are always wonderful

1 Thank ozzie504
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Really bloody good food hard to get in can't just walk book it well before but it is fantastic really bloody good

1 Thank matdeb s
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We just never tire of this fantastic place. Apart from the delicious food and wines, the things that mark the Tuscan out are the friendly and personal service, not only from Jen and Franco, but also their two lovely waiting staff, who are always so attentive, and the fact the evening is so unhurried with no un-relaxing rush between courses... More 

1 Thank June T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$51
Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
A must visit, former owners and founders return to Rye. Florentine chef Franco and Jen take you straight back to a day in Tuscany. Whether you want a moment to relax or stay and linger, they welcome you to their home and kitchen. Recipes past down generations from the pages of an old family book to savour and enjoy. Wine is as important as food here and there is an extensive list of Tuscan region wines. Lion Street is tucked away leading to St Mary's Church in the heart of Rye.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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