The Rye

4.4
283 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Rye opened in June 2012 and is already the pub of choice for local foodies. Lovingly restored and improved, you’ll find an eclectic mix of old and new. Our head chef Vlad has created a delicious menu with more than a nod to British comfort food classics. Sunday roasts are both extremely popular and top drawer tasting.
The full menu is available all day with sandwiches available for a quick mid week lunch.
The huge garden features a daily BBQ in the spring/summer months.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 283 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Beth
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

While the staff were absolutely lovely, and obviously dealing with a nightmarish shift as well as they could, I can only think that there is a serious management problem currently at The Rye.
The system for ordering drinks was absolutely not working, first from a faulty app and then from overworked staff. We waited close to an hour for 3 beers. The pub manager should absolutely re-think how they deal with reasonably busy nights, probably get rid of this faulty app and look into getting a better pub wifi.
It was a real shame because the garden is lovely and the pub itself is very nice. The chips and snacks were good, as is the drinks selection.

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CliveRembrandt
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience I’ve had post pandemic in a pub.
The staff were enthusiastic, attentive and we were never without a beer for more than a couple of minutes. A much better experience than I’ve had recently with using Apps to order. Small service charge , which I was not made aware of , but ultimately was happy enough to pay.
An excellent evening.

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ShaminaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner at the Rye yesterday evening. Good vibes in the garden and the food was great too. We had the fish and chips and the two sharer platters - the fish was beautifully cooked - super soft. Our bill was a pretty reasonable price. We will definitely come back/ recommend

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GizemA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

You should hire more employees and not make 7 person try to serve 500 people! Poor waiters were running all over and trying to explain everyone why their drinks and food didn’t come in 50 minutes which was not their fault AT ALL. You don’t have the right to put people in that stress, not to mention that we were 6 people at the table and all of us had a bad experience and probably not going to your pub again. Make better management choices.

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Patters
Cambridge
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere terrible ordering experience salvaged by great staff

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ChristopherN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Didn't eat. Just had a couple of drinks. Service excellent, but instead of two lagers we received a lager and a cider. Drank anyway :)

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LauraH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great family friendly pub with tasty food. Service is good and the outside space is fantastic

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PamelaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an evening in the late sunshine eating chips and drinking wine outside. As it was a sunny Saturday evening, we expected it to be busy. The service was excellent nonetheless and we enjoyed a lively evening. Highly recommended 👌

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Juicy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The staff were ok, not particularly warm or friendly but not actually rude. I'd probably say the same about the food. It took a while to arrive and was over-priced. Avoid the macaroni cheese bites unless you like dry pasta. They could not offer any kind of side salad which, on top of the quality of the food, made me think they don't make it from scratch. I wouldn't eat there again although the wine was nice. Service was included but I wouldn't have paid it. Over-priced rubbish.

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Matt
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service here was good and attentive. The food was okay but not world shattering. My wife had a nice burger and I had a vegetarian curry. We ate there on a weekday lunchtime and there were very few people. Nice garden.

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RestaurantWithNoFood
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked for dining at 7pm and arrived and was seated knowing that we were there to eat, only to check the menu on the app everything was out of stock, except a vegan burger.

Firstly, why were we not told this as we arrived, and secondly why was there nothing available? I understand it was a bank holiday and the weather was nice but we knew it was a bank holiday and that the weather would be nice, good management would have prepped for this. I understand if the odd item isn’t available but I have never been to a restaurant where nothing is available!

Poor show, we had to leave, will think twice before booking again

The Rye
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi, I completely understand your frustration. We did experience a very busy weekend, more so than expected, however this does not justify your grievances. We did unfortunately run out of a lot of things nearing the close of the evening. We have taken your feedback and the weekend into consideration and we will be better prepared for next time. Hopefully you could try give us another chance in the future. All the best, Team Rye

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Wamz
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible customer service - the guy working must have been stressed out and decided to take it out on the customers.

The Rye
Responded on 6 June 2021

Hi Wamz, Very sorry to hear you had a bad time with us. It was a very busy bank holiday weekend but that doesn't excuse any rudeness you may have experienced. We genuinely have a very nice team here. I really hope this was a one off situation. Please could you contact us so we can have a little more detail on the situation. 020 7639 5397 or email. Take care, Team Rye

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SolL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was extremely poor! Food took 50 minutes to come, potatoes were rock hard.

The Rye
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi, SolL Sorry to hear you had a less than adequate experience with us. We did have quite a busy day but that doesn't excuse slow service or poor quality food. I appreciate your honestly and this feedback will be used to assess our standards and help improve our service. Please feel free to contact us to go into more detail. Take care, Team Rye

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Michelle
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining experience. Staff are lovely

The Rye
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi Michelle, Thank you for the positive review, Take care, Team Rye

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MiriamS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food selection of food, great garden, dog friendly.

The Rye
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi MiriamS Thank you for the kind words. All the best, Team Rye

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Frame
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty, don’t get the house ipa, that was not good- everything else was great!

The Rye
Responded on 30 May 2021

Hi Frame , Really appreciate the fantastic rating. Take care, Team Rye

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Online ordering system not great

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Thank you for leaving a review, we really appreciate the feedback. Have a great day, Team Rye

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good social distancing, servers very friendly food was amazing we had a great evening

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Hi KellyR, Thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you again soon, all the best, Team Rye

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Anne
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food prompt service friendly staff. Will visit again

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Hi Anne, Thank you for the kind words. All the best, hope to see you very soon, Team Rye

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, looked after properly by all the staff and amazing starters. Lovely food. Thanks

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Glad you had a great time and it's nice to hear you enjoyed the food. Hope to see you soon, Team Rye

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VictoriaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was very tasty and very generous portions

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Hi VictoriaM, Glad you had a great experience with us and very happy to hear you enjoyed the food. All the best, Team Rye

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RachaelP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I thought The Rye was excellent and we had a lovely Sunday lunch.

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Hi RachaelP, Thank you for the positive review, Take care, Team Rye

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, could fault it. Drinks came quickly, staff were nice.

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Hi 00000000000000001, Glad you had a great experience with us. All the best, Team Rye

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Catat
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place with lovely staff, great drinks and great atmosphere!

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Hi Catat, What a wonderful review! Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you soon, Team Rye

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed having drinks here, although the online menu showed a number of alcohol free options including cocktails which weren't available.

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Thank you for the positive review. Those items in question are our new summer serves. Unfortunately they weren't quite up and running at the time but they are ready now. Hope you can come back and give them a go. Take care, Team Rye

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AlexD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

DO NOT EAT HERE! Great venue for drinks and nice atmosphere, but went here for food yesterday and it was awful. I ordered a club chicken sandwich and they served me it with mouldy bread. It wasn’t a busy lunchtime sitting either - there really is no excuse. Great for drinks and will come back here for that but would never eat here again!!!

The Rye
Responded on 28 May 2021

Hi Alex, Very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with us. It's a shame that we have left this negative impression and that you feel you wouldn't eat here again. I've never known this to happen before and really hope that this was purely a very unfortunate one off situation. All the best, Team Rye

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was really terrible. The garden could be nice in fair weather but probably a better place just for drinks.

The Rye
Responded on 21 May 2021

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the food. We have just changed the menu and are so far getting a lot of positive feedback. It's a shame you didn't feel the same. Glad you you saw the potential in our garden, I hope you can try us again in the future. All the best, Team Rye

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foodie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Sunday roast. Food was delicious, and despite the rain we were kept dry with the a sheltered outdoor table.

The Rye
Responded on 20 May 2021

Hi foodie, Glad you had a great experience with us. All the best, Team Rye

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JuliannaZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Weather proof and warm. Wonderful service and quick delivery of drinks!

The Rye
Responded on 20 May 2021

Hi JuliannaZ Really appreciate the kind words. All the best, Team Rye

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AnneA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

lovely cover we d outside pub with good food and great ambiance

The Rye
Responded on 14 May 2021

Hi AnneA Thank you for the positive review, Take care, Team Rye

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff, and atmosphere!

The Rye
Responded on 11 May 2021

5 stars! Amazing! Hope to see you again soon, Team Rye

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Gianni
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant Sunday afternoon spent at the Rye. I have had many Sunday roasts at pubs in London and I can safely say that this one was the best. The new garden is perfect for all times of year and had a vibrant and lovely atmosphere

The Rye
Responded on 11 May 2021

Hi Gianni, So pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. I hope we see you again very soon. Have a great day, Team Rye

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely day out for mums 75th. We were treated like Kings and queens, although I expect everyone there felt the same. Even though it was super busy the staff and chefs rose to the challenge. Food sublime and well presented.

The Rye
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you for the lovely comment and great rating. Have a fantastic day, Team Rye

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Campbell
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely visit here. Started with coffees and drinks, and got some snacks to keep us going. The staff were super attentive, the bill was really reasonable. Lovely heaters to keep us warm! Will definitely be coming back here.

The Rye
Responded on 11 May 2021

Hi Campbell Thank you for the kind words. Hope you return to us soon, all the best, Team Rye

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Keshini
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bit expensive, otherwise good! Beer garden was cosy, nice atmosphere.

The Rye
Responded on 9 May 2021

Hi Keshini, Really appreciate the great rating. Take care and hope to see you soon, The Rye

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vipChloeJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely outdoor space, it is a fun pub. Good pub meal

The Rye
Responded on 9 May 2021

Hi ChloeJ, Thank you for the kind words. All the best, The Rye

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Kris
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as we were undercover with heating. Lovely staff and the food was delicious.

The Rye
Responded on 9 May 2021

Hi Kris 5 stars! Amazing! Hope to see you again soon, Team Rye

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EmmaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxed pub to hang out with your friends and eat tasty food. Very helpful staff and a general positivity in the air!

The Rye
Responded on 9 May 2021

Hi EmmaJ Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you soon, Team Rye

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CatD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Basic menu but nice outdoor seating and friendly staff.

The Rye
Responded on 9 May 2021

Hi CatD Thank you for the positive review, Take care, Team Rye

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MaddieC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Nice environment t in the beer garden at the back. Not too much noise.

The Rye
Responded on 3 May 2021

Hi Maddie, Thank you for leaving a review, we really appreciate the feedback! Have a great day, See you again soon. Team Rye

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FAQs

The Rye does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Rye is rated 4.4 stars by 283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.