The George In Rye

4.2
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389 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

About

Head Chef, Andrew Billings, previously ran the kitchen at the griffin Inn in Fletching for 10 years, where they achieved numerous awards and local notoriety. Andrew's menu is fresh, seasonal and sourced from the local farms around Rye, Sussex and Kent. Much of the fish and seafood is freshly caught by the trawlers of Rye Bay. The bar offers a large range of wine by the glass, including those from vineyards in East Sussex and Kent.
What 389 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pauline
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at The George grill restaurant in Rye for my partner's birthday. Amazing food and service!

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JayneH
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak is just the best, the whole meal was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed at the George for our anniversary and loved everything there! Dinner was fantastic. Will definitely be coming back

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JAYNEE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A lovely dining experience. Very busy as expected of a Saturday summers evening. Lovely food. Service good although a few communication difficulties.

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MMargherita
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

terrible food and quality of service.. wouldn't recommend this restaurant in rye

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food cold and burnt

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petal1947
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Although the food was nice i have to say i was disappointed with the overall feeling i got from our evening. I had booked a table for my husband and myself for a meal on tuesday 25th June for dinner. As requested on the booking information i said it was my husbands birthday ( a special one ), nothing was mentioned at all. I didn't expect a full blown chorus of happy birthday and candles etc, but an acknowledgment would have been nice . We had three courses and weren't offered coffee or a liqueur . I just feel it lacked any personal touches, maybe its just us as we have dined in some fantastic restaurants over the years.

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TriciaW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places. Food great! And the Bloody Mary’s are the best

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ROBERT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food quality does not match the expensive prices.

Cocktails are hit and miss!

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AlexandraC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely place to stay and eat and the service was impeccable and the staff of both the restaurant and the hotel were lovely, friendly and super helpful.

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carolineb
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service 5*food 3*. Attentive service but quality of food let it down. Advised to have rib eye steak rather than cheaper steak as when medium to well done might be tough! Avoid sea bass which was skinny and swimming in oil on top of sliced potatoes. When complained next lot of fish was also thin and part raw. Dessert was tasty but minuscule. Quality of meal do not justify price. Sea bass at £19 should have been excellent and was poor. Would not come here again.

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feddyflintoff
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here a few times before , and took my wife as a surprise for her birthday.On arrival I just mentioned in passing to a member of staff the reason we were there and was presented with birthday cake at the end of our meal.A great place to eat with excellent staff. 5 Stars.

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RichardBingham
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault. Stunning dinner with friends - excellent service, top notch food, great atmosphere, the whole thing was thoroughly enjoyed and loved by us all. Thank you.

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vipC00000
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and made us feel very welcome! Thank you for a lovely lunch

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Pattie
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service fresh tasty food

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AlisonA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved dining here. Everything was fabulous. Oysters were excellent in particular!

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Tarads1968
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, friendly staff & great food. Recommend the cod & chips with minted peas. Also very accommodating as we needed to change our reservation/dining time at the last minute due to a delay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, James our waiter was fantastic and really looked after us, especially the kids. Thank you for a really enjoyable lunch.

RB
RuthB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

There were quite a few communication issues resulting in all our food arriving at the same time/extra food etc. The food was generally under seasoned. The 'tempura' was really just like ordinary batter plus the sizing of the items battered was too big.
Service is included however when we enquired as to whether this actually gets to the staff we were not confident it would but it was too late to remove it from the bill and leave cash as the table had been closed on the system.
The whole thing was a bit sloppy and felt like like a return to the previous century.

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place, the food is consistently good and service is great!

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BNasj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was slow, not all dishes came up together one dish arrived 15mins after all the others. The greens were floating in water and had not been drained correctly?

Overall a very poor lunch although very costly. Sheppard pie was £20 and only enough for a starter portion

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous lunch, great service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty, service good and reasonably priced.

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JanetO
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My son said it was the best steak that he had eaten for a long time, if not the best ever tasted in fact !! When it gets busy they seem to run out of lobster, the squid and the scallops were a good alternative and the large gambas looked very appetising. Quite lively at lunchtime as it was a bank holiday, when busy, it is difficult to hear conversation.

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Theatregoer
London
37 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of four: my husband and I, 34 year old daughter, 92 year old mother all fish lovers and we were not disappointed- oysters just outstanding for freshness, scallops delicious, hot lobster salad sublime, fish and chips and and mussels very good. What we hadn't expected were desserts of such amazing quality- the rhubarb pannacotta was out of this world

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Bexter
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, scallops especially delicious! The staff were brilliant, we had several young children with us and the staff were patient and made sure we were well looked after.

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foodie
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reasonable food, but not exciting. Excellent service.

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DavidS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was brusque.Not good value for money.Hoof down the high street was much better.

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SandraJ
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately the gin and tonic had no gin but the waitress did apologise and rectified it
We didn’t think the food was of the standard expected of the establishment and having eaten last night at the Landgate Bistro the food and ambience was far superior for a similar cost
Sorry to say we can’t recommend The George

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jessicae
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Lovely restaurant overall but the service on this visit was very slow and almost non existent. Food was ok but no fresh fish and the lobster was out of season

JP
JeanneP
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, really nice staff and plenty of them, always there if you needed anything. Very pleasant meal.

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MaryO
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lovely staff make this restaurant the very best. They are helpful, friendly and professional. So rare these days...
Food was the best, as was the wine.
The lovely young lady who served us knew all about the menu and was able to answer our questions fully.
Will go again!!

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stevenv
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lobster and it was delightful and the service was excellent

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GeorgiaS
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely selection of food and drinks. Warm and attentive staff. A super place to enjoy a delicious meal.

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StevenK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very limited menu for dinner ,there was very little that I could eat .No bread served unless asked for and obviously paid for My warm lobster salad was stone cold . It was reheated up and was slightly more pallitable .Breakfast was slightly better, but the bacon served was streaky , which I would never serve. Service was good at both dinner and breakfast .

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carolineb
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fabulous serice. Would definitely go back.

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Londonvisitor
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First visit to The George and we were not disappointed. Hotel is tasteful and has a nice relaxing vibe and is obviously very popular.
Meal was to celebrate my husbands birthday and we all enjoyed our food.
They surprised him with some banoffee tarts which was a lovely touch.
Breakfast in the morning was good too. Can’t wait to go again.

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Foodiefun
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at The George. Lucy took great care of us and made sure all was as it should be. The food was lovely and full of flavour. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Just what we needed after a day exploring.

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Pommy123
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Breakfast was amazing
Had the big hamburger for supper which looked amazing but underneath was burnt quite badly,

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Lovely ambience but the squid starter was cold, the bread accompanying the potted shrimp wasn’t charred but burnt and the salmon main was lacklustre. The steak wasn’t worth the money.

Lovely staff and love the atmosphere but very underwhelming food.

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