Webbe's at The Fish Cafe

4.4
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1634 reviews
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£25 and under
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English
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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SteveB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

For a fish restaurant you would think it was simple. NO. When my fish arrived it was not cooked. It was taken back and redone. Not a sorry from any staff.

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RobinH
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very rushed, felt like they wanted us out. Arrived at 8.00 pm food came very quickly all done by 9.00 pm so if you want fast food and the restaurant packing up for the night around you this will suit.

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MartinP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All very good,,,will return as soon as we can to sample different foods

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Gemma
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food good, would be nice if they offered a seafood platter (with shellfish) too.

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IanW
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I meet friends for lunch several times a year. We are all fish lovers and the innovative seasonal menus make the Fish Café our number one choice.

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LesleyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

delicious food and generous portions. Experience marred by poor service

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

AB
AndyB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our previous visits have been great, but this time we were very disappointed. The food was excellent, as ever, but service wss abrupt and perfunctory, verging on the rude. We had a table in the centre of the room, and general noise levels were so high that we could not hold a conversation with our guests.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality fish restaurant. Service was 100pct and food also. The venue is roomy and bright. Particularly enjoyed oysters and fish stew.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Decent overall experience

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AnneK
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed in a nice way, the food and wine was excellent , the service was competent and friendly. We would go there again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S
Lovely atmosphere, good service and superb food.

TR
TonyR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd visit to Webbe's and still as good as the first. Good service and great food. We look forward to visiting again soon.

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EnHC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was unfortunate that we had a senior staff member be rather disinterested and not very engaging which tarnished our overall experience. But the food was on the whole very good & we could see why it’s such a popular restaurant - it just wasn’t the best dining experience overall for us on this occasion.

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JonoS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice welcome, friendly helpful waiting staff

A very interesting imaginative menu-great food, great drinks, very good value for money

Definitely to be recommended

BJ
BnJ34747
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lisa and her husband make an outstanding combination of food and service

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colinG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and such value for money. ...........will return

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NickyT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First class food and presentation. Very friendly staff. Interior decor a bit ‘ordinary’ which didn’t quite fit the outstanding food - did it matter ? Not really. Would definitely go again.

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ClaireC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here two years ago and food is still delicious especially the home cured smoked mackerel!! Service was very good and good top class. Would recommend and will come again if I’m in Rye

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here,we were staying in rye overnight from Canterbury,and I found the restaurant on line and had a fab right up and an amazing menu,and didn't disappoint, the service was fantastic,and so was the food I will definitely be going back and look forward to trying the other restaurants

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Alumna
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! One of the best fish restaurants we have been to.

BF
BroadstairsFoodie
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times and have usually been 100% satisfied. On this occasion the lemon sole my husband ordered fell short of their usual standards in that it really was a starter size piece of fish and too small for a main course. He was very disappointed. I had monkfish and prawn curry and it was delicious.
The service is excellent and we would go back if we visited the area again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Mussels were outstanding

DJ
DouglasJ
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A relaxed welcoming atmosphere; excellent food with a good selection of dishes first-class , friendly service-efficient without being in your face all the time.

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RogerJ
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you like fish then this is THE plaice (pun intented) to go to. Good variety of starters and mains. All perfectly cooked. Staff are attentive without being over bearing. Lovely atmosphere. Always seems busy so you need to book early - took us 3 attempts to get a reservation, the first 2 times we left it too late and they were fully booked and it wasn't even peak season! Highly recommended, can't wait to go again.

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China66
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked table for Tuesday evening .food excellent.service faultless

MR
MaRuss
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We eat at The Fish Cafe a lot and the food is always great but the latest meal I had of John Dory was the best yet.

JB
JaneB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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!

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GeraldineS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

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CherylD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a wide choice, service is very good

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RogerP
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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Edward
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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LesleyW
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

AH
AlisonH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NMandSB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

SB
SharonB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Graham
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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bb92
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

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KatyR
London
17 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely place. Well cooked seafood. Good wine list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Webbe's at The Fish Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 1634 OpenTable diners.