Webbe's at The Fish Cafe

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Welcome to Webbe's in Rye.
A vibrant lively Brasserie atmosphere with open plan kitchen area where you can view your meal in its creation, for serious diners and families alike.
This upbeat eatery will meet your every need when you visit Rye for the day, or for a relaxing enjoyable weekend.
Webbe's in Rye is also home to Paul Webbe's Cookery School. A fabulous opportunity to prepare and cook a specially designed lunch menu with Paul Webbe, in the Cookery School Kitchen.
The day is relaxed, informal and fun and finishes with you enjoying the sumptuous lunch that you have created. For any information on the Cookery school or dates visit our website or call us.
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JB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We enjoyed our dinner at Webbe's at The Fish Cafe in Rye. The food and wine were excellent, as was the service and it was good value. However, the restaurant lacks atmosphere. It is cold and echoey and the colour scheme is very 'brown' and dated. I think it is time for makeover! That said, keep the food as it is. It is delicious!

GS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

It’s a real pity about our experience here as it had come highly recommended by a bed and breakfast owner in the centre of town. My husband chose the fish and chips and I chose the lemon sole. We had a single glass of wine each. It became clear quite quickly that my husband wasn’t enjoying his meal and I could see why. The chips. Surely if you’re having fish and chips the chips have to be good. These were pale and bendy. We were trying to have a great evening because we had viewed some properties and are moving to the area. When I questioned him he said that the fish was dry and the chips terrible. My lemon sole was simply too oily and after a few mouthfuls I realised that I was not going to be able to eat it. I get that sometimes a meal goes wrong and that meals are subject to taste, mood, hunger etc but what completely annoyed me was the lack of service. No one came to ask if we were enjoying the meal. And then, to add insult to injury a waiter scooted in and took our more or less full plates without even stopping to enquire why we hadn’t eaten our food. I summoned a waitress and she offered to wipe the 2 glasses of wine off the bill. We weren’t in the mood for argument as we were trying to enjoy the town we were planning to move to. In honesty, I regret not standing our ground and paying for food we didn’t eat. I tried to express our disappointment and it was ignored. I am anxious to hear your feedback.

CD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with a wide choice, service is very good

RP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The fact that we, plus another couple were kept waiting in the street, several minutes after the published opening time, whilst the staff, who knew we were there , lit candles, did not get the evening off to a great start.
Otherwise the meal was very good.

E
London
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Generally a good experience with attentive service that wasn't intrusive. For a specialist fish restaurant it was disappointing that some of the fish was slightly overcooked, losing texture and flavour. One of the fish in the "Steamed Panache of Fish" tasted very strongly of ammonia, which was unexpected, not particularly pleasant, and ill-matched to the much subtler flavours of the other fish. The skate wing (a special) was presented with the creamed potato on top, slightly spoiling the texture of the fried fish. These are minor criticisms that wouldn't stop us going back again.

LW
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoyed delicious fish dinners here. Very good service and great menu. Nice to try something different! Hope to come again.

AH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to visit this restaurant. Food is superb and good value. Friendly, attentive staff. Highly recommended.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food. Very good for the price. And lovely service. We will definitely go again.

SB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A return visit and as good as the first time! Fantastic seasonal food in a lovely venue. Service was superb - attentive & helpfull. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back. Ensure to book in advance ... very popular venue for an informal dinner or a special occasion.

G
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic .cant fault the food .my favourite restaurant.

b
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing fish and service. Would highly recommend and will be back if we are ever in town again.

KR
London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely place. Well cooked seafood. Good wine list.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service. Great atmosphere. High quality but not pretentious.

AJ
London
42 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We made a special trip to Rye to look around and sample some delicious seafood. We were not disappointed by the food which was exquisitely presented and delicious. The service was unfortunately slow and the waiters though willing Iseemed understaffed.

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Bit of a wait for drinks service, for me, too much goats cheese on my starter and my main course a little too salty. Pudding-a pear mousse with blackberries was delicious!

JP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had one of the best meals ever at this place. Food, service and atmosphere great. Staff really friendly. Would highly recommend.

A
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was good but our early table at 7pm meant that it was busy with families with young children. So a bit noisy for a couple dining. Not a real problem - we should have gone for 8 o'clock instead. Overall very enjoyable.

n
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

I would recommend this restaurant for the amazing food but if you make a special request when booking online don't be surprised if it doesn't happen . We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and asked for the best table in the house , only to be put in a corner opposite a very large group booking who were so loud you were unable to hear yourself speak

ML
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb fresh fish cooked and presented to a high standard. This restaurant continues, as it has done for many years, to deliver very good food in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Attentive and discreet staff who know their menu and wine list very well.

c
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food. We have a lovely evening and will definitely go back if we are ever in Rye again.

PH
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, staff and ambiance. Definitely worth visiting if you are in the area.

RA
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food not only look devlicious it was delicious. The prawn starter I could have eaten again and the panache of fish was beautiful too, although I could have done with a reminder of what I was eating. My husband had mussels and sea bass which he says were equally as nice. We had eaten here before and will return again.

JK
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food- prawn starter particularly good but all our dishes were excellent. Service was outstanding, we felt like honoured guests and service was friendly but professional. Restaurant had a relaxed, warm atmosphere. We will come back, in fact we will eat here whenever we are in Rye. Perfection!

n
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable and would certainly go back again the food and service was excellent

JR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Our favourite restaurant when we visit Rye. Make sure you book a table to avoid disappointment as it always gets fully booked.

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, good atmosphere if noisy! All in all a good evening, thanks

M
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My favourite restaurant but unfortunately we were seated next to a table of eight and the noise emanating from them was deafening. Due to this we were about to leave but staff went out of their way to arrange a quieter table. Not sure what staff could do to quieten customers other than to stop supplying them with alcohol.

F
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Its hard for me to review a restaurant without sounding really picky, as i have been a chef for 30 years. Our meal was wonderful except for the fact that all our main course fish was overcooked. Our starters were absolutely delicious and beautifully presented but the lobster in the linguine was chewy and my lemon sole was cooked way too long. However, our sauces were perfect and the courgette fritters were wonderful. So it was just the fish. The ambiance was great and the staff were friendly.
I would recommend to others and I would come here again.

IW
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favourite restaurants. If you like fish, you will love it.
Last visit was with wife and friends, we all had the day's special, "pan fried skate", and all agreed it was a good as we'd ever tasted.
We're already planning our next visit

JF
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite fish restaurant. Good value for money and great atmosphere.

CB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our Cousin who was visiting from Staffordshire. We were all so impressed with the meals we had chosen, it was the best Fish Stew I have ever had! The desserts were wonderful & the general presentation was amazing. We will definitely come again.

FH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and attentive service, fresh seafood prepared simply yet thoughtfully.

N
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The layout of the restaurant allows each diner plenty of room. There is a lovely ambience and the staff are delightful and knowledgeable.
The food was excellent, including dessert and we would definitely return if we are ever in Rye again.

ME
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Good food but nothing more than that really. Staff generally disinterested in making a good food experience into a great venue combined with the good food. Not over impressed overall really and not sure what all the fuss is about. Seems like this venue is wholly resting on it's laurels and not really bothered too much about service. The food was good though but we won't be rushing back any time soon. There are other venues in Rye yang are genuinely more welcoming and leaning towards an overall experience rather than a plate of food.

LK
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and delicious. Reservation is recommended.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good service. If they could introduce more soft furnishings to keep the noise down it would be good.

S
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing location, fantastic menu and beautifully cooked. Efficient service. Well informed staff. This is a real find. We will definitely go again.

T
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good quality locally caught fish, in the heart of Rye. Our only complaint was rather slow service.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and informative staff. The food was very good, freshly cooked and tasty. We visited while on holiday, we would definitely return if we lived closer!

JB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sea food. This was our second visit of a four night stop in Rye. The fish stew, cockles, taramasalata, sea bass. Fine choice of beers and wines. Superb cheese board to finish. Highly recommended.

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