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The Rye

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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub

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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 169 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had booked a week in advance for the Eat out to Help Out but when we were sat down we were told two of the seven options were off already. We had to use the app to order but the wifi was down and the staff were run off their feet so couldn't get served so we ended up leaving and going without food for the night. Think they need to iron out the kinks before we try again.

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CathyD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a good evening with good food and a nice ambience

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RachelS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice time but I did get served the worst Aperol spritz I've ever had! It was flat no bubbles at all and served with a lime instead of orange.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were rushed to order the minute we were seated but a nice gentleman became our new server explaining our previous female server needed to leave but she never did. Continued to serve other tables. Not sure what was going on but not a good vibe. We didn’t order alcohol maybe she didn’t like that. My omelette was ok nothing special. The sautéed cauliflower side was raw very hard my friend and I both did not eat. Expected soft.
Overall a mediocre experience except my friend and I had fun reconnecting and celebrating her birthday.RYE will not be a choice in future restaurant selection.

The Rye
Responded on 15 March 2020

Hi There, Really sorry to heard that you had a bad experience for your friend birthday dinner. Unfortunately none of the dishes that you mentioned are served at The Rye Peckham, we don't have either omelette or sauteed cauliflower on our menu. I think you have review the wrong place. If you could please kindly remove it, it would be much appreciated. Kind regards, Damien J General Manager The Rye Peckham

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Rose
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice food and staff, good beer, lovely setting

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Molly
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roast at the rye is so delicious! The pork is the best. The staff are super helpful and the chefs are really nice. It's always a great atmosphere on a Sunday and I will definitely be back most weekends!

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anon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Love the Rye but wouldn't recommend the Sunday Roast - partner had the beef, I had the vegetarian, both disapointed. Terrible roast potatoes :( sorry.. Would recommend sticking to pub drinks/snacks. Staff are lovely and very attentive though!

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PatriciaK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed the food . I prefer if there were tables available without dogs

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Fedi
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our second visit and definitely will come back. I gave 4 stars for food only because mine was missing ingredient so needed to ask for it but overall I can't really complaining! Nice food, lovely atmosphere, great staff :)

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

For the second time I have attended the rye on a Sunday they had run out of veggie roasts by 4pm. As a vegan, there are no other options (except a burger) for me. I actually ended up going elsewhere this time. Quite disappointed as love the food here.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal and service tonight ! So happy with how lovely the staff were, we had a great laugh with them and it really made the night. Thanks everyone !

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CharlotteE
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guys at the Rye were incredibly welcoming - had a lovely pre-xmas dinner with one of my besties, and the food was all perfectly cooked :)

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LilaF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Great food and the best bloody mary i've ever had! However, poor service and very loud music! I would still visit again though!

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tyevansa
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great, family-friendly pub - perfect place for a Sunday roast and catching up with friends. The staff are super friendly and very accomodating and the food is great!

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Fusspot99
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

This is a nice modern and spacious pub, the waiting staff were lovely, and helpful, and the quality of food was decent. Sunday lunch was let down though by music that was much too loud and a portion of beef (£17.50) that could only be described as measly, if being generous, which the chef certainly wasn’t. Fix these points and I’d rate The Rye a lot more highly for Sunday lunch.

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SophieT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were a big party and the rye was very accommodating and understanding of the high chair requests etc. 2 of our party were very late and the staff made no fuss about a delay in ordering. Thanks a lot! Food was overall good: a couple of people’s not quite as good but big party and you can’t win every time on a busy Sunday.

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vipCosmickitten
London
40 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Table at the back.for table of 2. Ok until the pub started to fill up and then far too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service. Lovely food.

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CatherineR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great service as always. Would definitely recommend - we regularly bring family and friends for lunch. Prawn linguine was amazing. Roast was slightly disappointing as potatoes weren’t crispy and had a re-heated quality. Surprising because they’re usually good.

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Rose
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is lovely, nice atmosphere, Charlie was very welcoming

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Been here before and had good food, returned with two friends and did not have the same experience. Had to wait 20 minutes to have our drinks order taken. Ordered the roast beef, which my first one had a hair in so sent it back. The waitress apologized and requested a new one. Overall the food was very poor and had little taste. The overall experience was not what I remembered.

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MinaBE
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch. Staff were very friendly and attentive. It was nice to have the option of dishes from the usual menu as well as roasts.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good - had a Sunday roast and it was as you would expect, veggie option also tasty and good portions. I would say service was a little casual. Service charge of 12.5 % included automatically which means nobody is particularly making an effort...and this showed. It was noisy - rather echogenic in the restaurant, esp with the tv turned up loud for the tennis! On the whole though we left full and satisfied. Have the sticky toffee pudding if you have room.

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JackieB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to The Rye when we have a family get together, it's a very nice and friendly pub with plenty of space including a beautiful seated garden area to chill and enjoy.
The food served is absolutely gorgeous and you can actually see through to the kitchen and see your food being prepared by the chefs, yummy.
All in all I'd recommend The Rye to anyone wanting a nice drink and or a meal, staff are really friendly and attentive.

The Rye
Responded on 29 June 2019

Hi Jackie B, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your review means the world to us and keeps us motivated. In particular I'm thrilled that we are keeping our locals happy and satisfied. Hopefully see you soon, Team Rye.

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the Rye - hadn't been for a while but love the ambience and food is always good. Excellent service from Magda. The only thing stopping it from being full 5 stars was that they'd run out of roast chicken by 6pm - obviously a busy day. Loved the live music too.

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tamerg
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

After the sad demise of the Lord Palmerston, was hoping to find a great Sunday lunch pub. This place was truly awful, poor vfm and i hope its bulldozed for a Wetherspoons! Staff were clueless and its was a colossal waste of time

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic roast dinner, lovely pub and beer garden but annoyingly you can’t order the pub food in the garden as they have a bbq.

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fourstar
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice table inside, although quite busy near the kitchen doors & pass. Unfortunately they had run out of a fair few menu items, which was a shame as the extensive menu on their website was what had lured us there (with the family).

Food was generally nice (chilli nachos v good) and decent kids offering too - would like to go back when the full range of dishes is available though!

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MollyH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub with fab garden and bright dining area. Fab roast dinner and also great choice of vegetarian options. Booking was easy and staff attentive even though a busy Sunday!

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vipJimA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sunday roast with good portion sizes. Good value for money too. We shall return!

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Carol
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Just a bit pricey but lively light spacious pub with huge beer garden

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vipJMilli
London
118 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in a lovely relaxing space, with really friendly service. Looking forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great atmosphere but service was a bit manic -table was late in becoming available, service was slow

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JacquiP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely Sunday lunch with friends! Magda looked after us and she couldn’t have been more welcoming! I will now always recommend for both the food and the hospitality!

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emmag
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Family birthday Sunday lunch
Food and ambience great, service was very slow - but it was very busy

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LauraT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere, as usual. Thanks, we’ll be back soon!

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LeanneB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Sunday roast I’ve had in London for a long time. All people in the party agreed that the portions were substantial, tasty and great value for money. The Rye was very accommodating, especially as our plans changed at the last minute. It was a peaceful and enjoyable lunch out. We will definitely visit again.

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JonathanT
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food and drinks. Lovely Sunday roast. We were well looked after the whole time. Thank you.

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AaronM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really good pub food (not as easy to get as you might think in England).

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ChrisM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our team Christmas meal and the food was excellent as was the customer service, we couldn't have asked for better! This was our second year there!

FAQs

The Rye does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Rye is rated 4 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.