The Rye

4.4
246 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 246 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kris
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EmmaJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CatD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Basic menu but nice outdoor seating and friendly staff.

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MaddieC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Rye
Responded 5 days ago

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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Lola
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Sunday Roast with a couple of pints of Neck Oil. sat outside and heaters kept us warm and happy till early evening.

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HeatherD
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best vegan roast ever! Just a shame they ran out by the time my friend decided to order. Great vibes, good service and good food. Steer away from the vegan platter though - not worth it.

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MikeRG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent back garden. Food was good. Drinks were good.

The Rye
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Mike, Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us at the Rye. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Team Rye

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LeonoraF
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience delicious food and very attentive service

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PaulJ
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend it, everything about the service and experience was brilliant.

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LydiaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really great place with great food and atmosphere!

The Rye
Responded 6 days ago

Afternoon Lydia, Thank you for leaving a review, its always nice to hear our guests are having a good time with us a the Rye. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Many thanks, Team Rye.

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bharatg
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub and very covid safe. Staff really attentive and had a really good time

The Rye
Responded 6 days ago

Afternoon, Thanks for the review, its great to hear you had a fabulous time with us at the Rye. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Many thanks, Team Rye.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I’ve lived near the Rue for 17 years and always enjoyed my experiences there. Sadly it was down to poor food that has led me to writing this review. We ordered a burger and chicken club sandwich, standard pub lunch menu features and both were badly done. The chicken club in particular, stale cheap bread, old and overcooked chicken and cheap bacon. I’m sorry to share this but hopefully it will encourage The Rye to take a look at its food in more detail.

The Rye
Responded 6 days ago

Afternoon, We are really sorry to hear you had a bad experience on your visit. Our entire menu is prepared daily and all meals are cooked from fresh, ready to serve. We will be looking into what may have happened with your food on the day. Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. Look forward to see you again soon. Team Rye

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Semw
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Was exposed to the rain outside, didn’t get a drink for 35 minutes and closed at 10pm, but it was a good atmosphere and food was good

The Rye
Responded 6 days ago

Good Afternoon Sem, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry your table was exposed to the rain as not all of our tables are sheltered. when you next book with us please leave a note and we will do our best to provide you with a table with cover and heating. We are also sorry to hear you had to wait a little longer than usual for your drinks to arrive. Thanks for your feedback. Team Rye

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PaulB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Didn’t eat - drink only. Very good, helpful staff. We’d come back.

The Rye
Responded 6 days ago

Good Afternoon Paul, Thank you for your feedback. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a great day, Team Rye.

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Gracie
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great, friendly service, relaxed atmosphere

The Rye
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Gracie, Thank you for leaving a review, its always nice to hear our customers are have a great time! Have a great day! Team Rye.

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EmmanuelM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, location & wide range of drinks selection as well as food

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PatriciaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My friend’s food arrived several minutes after mine, we had to ask for it. Then there was something missing. We were not charged for this and were given chips free so this made up for it .

The Rye
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there Patricia, We are sorry to hear your food arrived at different times, we are looking into why this was the case. Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. Team Rye

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Linda
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Kids burger hard, Curry? enough said. Sunday roast carrot and 1\4 cabbage done on griddle.Long wait for food and drinks

The Rye
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Linda, Thank you for your feedback, sorry you had to wait a little longer than usual for your drinks and food. Your feedback is much appreciated. Team Rye

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TomF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

On the expensive side. And trouble ordering with the WiFi/signal black spot. But otherwise great.

The Rye
Responded 5 days ago

Afternoon Tom, Sorry you had trouble with using the app through our WiFi service. We have been having some issues with the signal strength which we are currently looking into. Look forward to seeing you again. Team Rye.

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Rac98
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So lovely to be back at the pub with the friends and the staff were great - in particular allowing us leeway on the booking time which was a bonus.

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Gustav
London
26 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch - quiet calm location with very tasty food and friendly staff. Will be back for another visit.

The Rye
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Gustav, Very much appreciate your kind words and high rating. Looking forward to your next visit, All the best, The Rye

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JezzRose
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Usually love this place but for some reason just had a really bad experience on this day. The staff were unattentive, food was cold and our order didn't get accepted for 15 minutes so we were just sat waiting for a drink. Understand that it's not the easiest time but feel like they should make a little bit more effort.

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OliverE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great! Lovely garden, staff and food!

The Rye
Responded on 25 April 2021

Hi OliverE, Thank you very much for your kind words. All the best, The Rye

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AnnaK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice place and really good service. Really recommend

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vipSaraF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Quite a few problems with ordering due to poor WiFi connection. Staff insistent we order via app despite everyone on our table not being able to access the app properly.

Food ok. Just average.

The Rye
Responded 5 days ago

Hi SaraF, Sorry to hear you had a few troubles with ordering online. We have been encouraging the use of online orders as it is at present still the safest way to place an order. We are taking in account the issues that some guests have had with it and are trying our best to be as flexible and helpful as possible. All the best, The Rye

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ImissPeckham
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great new garden space. The drink orders came nice and quick, and the app worked well and the staff were helpful.. loved it. Can't wait to spend longer time there.

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LexieF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The back of the pub has been done up really nicely and had excellent spaces in sun or shade.

The Rye
Responded on 25 April 2021

Hi LexieF, We have recently had a refurbishment and we are very excited about the results. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Rye

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andynic
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice, good service, but £6.15 a pint? Bit much.

The Rye
Responded on 25 April 2021

Hi andynic, Thank you for the nice rating. We do have a selection of different beverages ranging from the standard to the more premium. We do try to cater for many different preferences. I hope next time there could be something more to your liking. All the best, The Rye

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JamesW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good quality, tasty and reasonably priced food. Good choice too. Service good, but need to be more on it with table service for drinks.

The Rye
Responded on 25 April 2021

Hi JamesW, Thanks for the feedback, all comments help us improve our service. Glad you had a good time. All the best, The Rye

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back with you - thanks

The Rye
Responded 6 days ago

Good Afternoon, Likewise, its wonderful to have you back too! Thanks for your review, see you soon! Team Rye.

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LaurenG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Nice pub , Shame the food is still really bland :/

The Rye
Responded on 25 April 2021

Hi Lauren, Thanks for the 4 stars. We are constantly reviewing our menu and from time to time we bring out a fresh menu and specials. Hopefully something will take your fancy in the future. Regards, The Rye

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ConnorF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and a great beer garden. They took great care with social distancing and covid guidelines. Can’t wait to go again

The Rye
Responded on 25 April 2021

Hi ConnorF, Great to hear you had a fab time. We can't wait to see you again. Very happy to hear you feel safe and secure. All the best, The Rye

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JulietT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff all very friendly, courteous & helpful. However it was booked for a 90 min lunch break and the first 45 mins were spent TRYING & failing to get onto wifi to order. In the end a pencil & paper was used - but this delayed everything and meant we couldn’t relax nor chat whilst trying to load things on our phones. This spoiled our time.

The food was very good (pie was fab!) but plates were not heated... they were stone cold (& it was a cold day). It meant food was colder... plates should be heated for hot food.

The staff took too long to serve desert (ordered at the beginning) which arrived 5 mins before we had to leave. It was the most delicious brownie ever though.

Heaters and undercover helped but still chilly in coats. It’s a lovely area though and everywhere inside very clean.

I appreciate it’s all a new system but wifi needs sorting or use people to take orders.

The Rye
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Juliet, Thank you for all the feedback. We are experiencing a few teething problems with the new systems and are always looking at ways to improve our service. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and hope on your next visit everything will on point. Kind regards, The Rye

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benj
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, they have really adapted the area for covid nicely.

The Rye
Responded on 17 April 2021

Hi Benj, 5 stars, fantastic! Very happy to hear you feel safe and secure with us. Kind regards, The Rye

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KateE
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub! Food was made fresh to order which meant it took a bit longer, but well worth the wait. Staff were so friendly and accommodating when we wanted to move tables and went out of their way to make our experience enjoyable. Will be back soon!

The Rye
Responded on 17 April 2021

Hi KateE, We appreciate your kind words and lovely review. Looking forward to your next visit. All the best, The Rye

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Liza
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Never had a bad meal at The Rye. We went for dinner & drinks on the first day they re-opened and had a great experience. The katsu curry was so tasty! Highly recommend :)

The Rye
Responded on 17 April 2021

Hi Liza, It's great to hear you had such wonderful time with us. Hope to see you again very soon. Be well, The Rye

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Eatingischeating
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor set up, felt very safe and the service was fast and friendly

The Rye
Responded on 17 April 2021

Hi, Thank you for the amazing review, your kind words are very appreciated. Best wishes, The Rye

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LucyM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden, great food, lovely atmosphere and lush staff. Great pub

The Rye
Responded on 16 April 2021

Hi LucyM, So happy to hear you really enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is very appreciated. All the best, The Rye

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PatrickO
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food , good choice of ales , good service , nice pub 👍

The Rye
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi PatrickO, Happy to hear you had a great experience. We hope we will be able to entertain you again very soon. All the best, Luke

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FAQs

The Rye does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Rye is rated 4.4 stars by 246 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.