Restaurants in Rye

Restaurants in Rye are listed below.  Most restaurants pride themselves with their offer of local produce, some will delight your taste buds with their local wines and beers.

Every restaurant in Rye is well run. Your accommodation provider is a great place to ask about where to eat, they will understand your preferences for formal or relaxed and can help you.

If you have little ones with you then some restaurants are more able to accommodate than others so it may be well to call ahead or to ask your accommodation provider who will also be pleased to offer some guidance. Some of the restaurants offer a take away service and again check before taking it back to your accommodation as some are able to offer additional facilities.

In January we have the Rye Bay Scallops festival when your favourite restaurant may well be offering some special dishes. In Winter local restaurants change their menu to reflect the local produce and wild boar, venison and other fayre can often be found.

Next Christmas is well worth booking up as soon as possible as the Rye comes alive at Christmas.


  • Kings Head Pub Rye
    Kings Head Pub Rye (formerly the Top O’ the Hill Pub) is only a few minutes walk from the high street situated in Playden it is one of the top places to eat in Rye. With lots of free parking this family friendly pub offers good food and accommodation. We offer a very popular Sunday Roast. You ...
  • Mahdi Spice
    Mahdi Spice has established itself as the ultimate experience for Indian food lovers. This has been largely due to the Managing Director A Karim, Since 2002. As ever, we at Mahdi Spice value our customers very highly. Our aim is to provide quality food by using only the fresh and finest ingredients. We prepare our food as you order, ...
  • Rye Fish Market
    Rye Fish Market is an exciting local business set in the heart of the  local fishing community,  driven by locally landed fish. We opened our doors for the first time in 2022. The inspiration for the design for the Fish Market lies firmly on the continent – If you have ever been lucky enough to experience ...
  • Fletchers Restaurant
    Fletchers Restaurant opened in 2022 and gently created a stir. After recruiting one of the best chefs in the area a fabulous mouth watering menu was launched and tested. With award winning staff (won 4 in a bed twice) this is a place to visit for a great meal. The reviews are already well worth reading ...
  • Layfields
    Immediately next to Simon the Pieman which is really worth a visit, and Rye Town Hall. If you are getting married at Rye Town Hall and would prefer to have an intimate function and possibly exclusive use then do give us a call. There is nowhere closer to Rye Town Hall. We have a lovely space for ...
  • Marino’s Fish and Chips Rye
    If Carlsberg did fish and chips. All cooked fresh to order and nicely presented you are going to love the Fish and Chips here, you can also call and book a table for your meal or hire the restaurant. 37-38 the Mint Telephone: +441797223268
  • Diamond Koz Rye
    Fantastic authentic Turkish food freshly prepared here. Our restaurant is ideal for large family gatherings and intimate meals with a loved on. See our menu here https://diamondkoz.co.uk/22 Cinque Ports Street, Rye TN31 7AD Tel 01797 222205
  • Webbs Fish Cafe
    Webbs Fish Cafe located in the heart of Rye close to the landgate with parking nearby. Paul and Rebecca Webbe, opened The Wild Mushroom Restaurant in 1998. from the outset it has proven popular with locals and visitors alike.  Inspired in part by our love of foraging wild food, the plentiful and outstanding natural ingredients on ...
  • Landgate Bistro fish restaurant rye
    Landgate Bistro fish restaurant Rye located in the Landgate. We make British food with a classic or modern slant and source our ingredients from the local fields, woodlands and waters. We use free range eggs, milk and cream from farms up the road. We serve a selection of local marsh lamb and pork, and fresh fish ...
  • Robin Hood Icklesham
    Robin Hood Icklesham is a friendly food focused family run pub where families are always welcome. Really good family friendly pub with spacious garden and excellent catering facilities for private functions such as Birthdays, Weddings and Anniversaries. We are easy to find and make an ideal place to stop and refill when travelling between Hastings or Battle ...
  • Flackley Ash Hotel
    Flackley Ash Hotel is located in the pretty village of Peasmarsh. Our enchanting Garden bedrooms are all south facing and on the ground floor. They are spacious and benefit from French doors leading to a private patio with views of the East Sussex countryside and our games lawn. Enjoy classic comfort with modern touches. We have a ...
  • Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant
    Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai restaurant in the heart of Rye offering clearly labeled vegan dishes such as vegan fried rice, pad thai, spring rolls and more.  Open Tue-Sun 17:00-22:00. Closed Mon.+441797222327
  • The Ship Inn at Winchelsea
    The Ship offers a warm welcome cold beer and well presented well cooked fresh local food. The food at The Ship is about great produce prepared by our Chef and his team. The menu is full of freshness and flavour compiled with the minimum of fuss to give you the optimum dining experience. The Chef is ...
  • Mermaid Inn Rye
    As seen on BBC https://www.facebook.com/themermaidinnrye/videos/1279866685393828/ Welcome to the Mermaid Inn , rich in history; Cellars dating from 1156 and the building rebuilt in 1420. The Mermaid Inn offers a unique experience; Sloping ceilings Creaking floorboards and numerous staircases A history and a rich tradition that is maintained by careful stewardship. There are 31 unique rooms to choose from, all of which can be ...
  • Layla Grill & Mezze
    About Layla Grill & Mezze Welcome to LAYLA, our authentic Turkish kitchen. Our family-run restaurant will make you feel relaxed and will take you to Turkey and the Mediterranean. We designed our place in line with Rye’s characteristics. Whilst introducing the Turkish atmosphere with Turkish tiles, accessories and pictures, we retained the Rye look with brickworks, ...
  • Black Lion Appledore
    Family friendly local favourite the Black Lion is a really popular pub.The Black Lion can be found in the historic village of Appledore, which can trace is history back to Viking times back when it was a busy port.  The pub is famous for its Sunday Roast. Previously called  the Red Lion, this popular establishment can be dated ...
  • Mermaid Inn Restaurant
    Dine in the Linen Fold Panelled Restaurant, where you can enjoy the ambience of the large restaurant, the cosiness of The Dr Syn Dining Room or the privacy of the Boardroom for your evening meal, lunch and breakfast. Drew King, the Head Chef, is very focused on using quality, seasonal, local ingredients and cooking them perfectly.  ...
  • The Globe Inn Marsh
    The Globe Inn is really one of the traditional places to eat in Rye, it’s a modern country inn located in the heart of Rye with a very strong sense of identity. The Globe Inn instantly has you looking around to see what else is happening. The decor is a treat in itself and if ...
  • The Broad Oak Pub Brede
    Family run, Traditional Pub offering home cooked food, with a very popular Sunday Roast served all day. With Real Ales Children’s Menu and Play Area with regular Live Music and Events booking is advisable, we are ideally placed when traveling between Hastings, Bodiam and Rye you will find us close to the Cross roads in Broad ...
  • The Standard Inn
    The Standard Inn is one of Rye’s most popular pubs, serving great food and reasonably priced beer with a garden area to the rear and easily accessed from The Mint or Cinque Ports street. Offering 5 Bed and Breakfast rooms in the heart of the citadel it is well worth a visit if only to meet ...
  • Simply Italian Rye
    A family-owned, child-friendly restaurant in a beautiful former 15th century mill, offering authentic Italian cuisine – freshly made pizzas, traditional pasta dishes and seasonal daily specials. Combined with friendly service, comfortable surroundings and kids menus, why not let our family look after your family? Open: Until late 7 days a week Bring your friends and have a party, ...
  • Los Gringos – Mexican
    Eat Drink & Fun With High Quality Food and Drinks We love food, we love Mexican Food . We opened our first Mexican restaurant  in Orpington, London, some 18 years ago.  Our food, cocktails and drinks were received very well by our customers. We had many parties, good occasions and some wonderful times with our customers ...
  • The Fig
    Independent, lively café with rooms. Focus on Fresh, Vibrant healthy food and cocktails. You can book your tables here https://thefigrye.com/reservations/ Open for brunch and lunch every dayDinner Tuesday-Saturday Day times are walk ins only.Book for dinner on our reservations page Tuesday–Saturday:9:30am–3:30pm5pm–10pm Sunday & Monday:9:30am-3:30am
  • The Hoof
    The Hoof is a great restaurant run essentially by a local farming family, a firm favourite of local accommodation providers. Fed up with chain restaurants that felt formulaic we wanted to create a local restaurant that welcomed everyone with first class but simple food. This was easy enough to achieve by serving food from our farm ...
  • Rye Sushi
    We are Rye Sushi; a family ran Korean & Japanese restaurant focusing on fresh sushi. +44179722940962 Cinque Ports Street, Rye, United Kingdom, TN31 7ANhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093198026181&sk=about
  • The Union
    Located just a short walk from the high street and the Town hall. Whilst it has enjoyed a varied use over the past 500 years and was last a pub before being renovated and lovingly restored in 2020 by the current owners. The Union Rye is now a modern British restaurant and cocktail bar set in ...
  • Ferry Inn Stone in Oxney
    Ferry Inn Stone in Oxney is an ancient pub, built in 1690. The Ferry Inn, along with many other buildings on the Romney Marshes and other nearby areas were Smuggler’s haunts, and in the corner of the main bar (by the Inglenook) can still be seen an Owler’s (smuggler’s) window, where people inside could signal ...
  • The Plough Udimore
    Just a few minutes drive from Rye and under the same leadership as the Union, food here is celebrated with excellent presentations. The pub is a firm favourite with the locals and tables are in demand so calling ahead to book is a good idea. One of the most popular Sunday Roasts in the area.Book ...
  • Marco’s Mediterranean Kitchen
    Located on Rye High St we have a lovely privately owned restaurant, we are Marco and Maria. We offer a unique dining experience located in Rye, East Sussex. Experience the perfect blend of traditional and modern cuisine with our Mediterranean inspired small plates and cocktails. Savor our expertly crafted cocktails, paired with a menu of ...
  • The George Inn Robertsbridge
    This fantastic lively pub is an opportunity to settle down and simply chill out, they really do have it all, live music, great food and a warm friendly atmosphere. A warm welcome to the George! We are the new owners, Roberto, Alison and Alex Kuligowski. Having a successful business in Tonbridge, we decided it was time ...
  • Playden Oasts Hotel
    Playden Oasts Hotel is a three star Inn full of charm and character just one mile from the historic Cinque Port of Rye with plenty of off road parking. Our comfortable accommodation is very popular and we accept dogs and children. If you have never slept in an oast house wait until you hear the special effect ...
  • The Ship Inn Rye
    The Ship Inn Rye is located on the strand close to Simply Italian and only a short walk into town. Walk in to The Ship Inn and be assured of a warm welcome. This former warehouse dating to 1592 was once used to store contraband from smugglers. Strike out to explore the cobbled byways of historic Rye ...