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Tuscan Kitchen Rye

8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 223269
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

This is the 2nd New Years Eve spent at the Tuscan Kitchen. Superb evening ~ started at 8pm with a glass of Prosecco and canapes. This was then followed by a starter and then pasta. Then it was onto a fish dish (sea bass) followed...More

1  Thank Barry W
Reviewed 3 January 2015

This years New years eve gala was exceptional. The food was amazing with Scallops and Tiger prawns with black crostino and asparagus cream, Tortelli, (flavoured with basil and filled with smoked aubergine in a lobster sauce ( my favourite ), beautiful tender lamb ( local)...More

1  Thank fabulousfabs2015
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Wonderful fresh food, with a couple of vegetarian choices. Wine list though not cheap, was very good. Service was impeccable. Apple pie highly recommended!

1  Thank CattyBella
Reviewed 21 December 2014

We ate here on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was quite empty on arrival at 7:15 but soon filled up with many returning customers judging by the way they were warmly greeted by the staff. Good honest fare, well priced, and the homemade bread was...More

1  Thank UkHolly_day
Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

Wonderfully cooked, fresh, authentic food coupled with attentive Italian service. The pasta is freshly made and the puddings are huge.

1  Thank AlexS1967
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Some reviewers have said this is the best Tuscan restaurant outside Tuscany. Personally, I've been to lots of restaurants in Tuscany and the Tuscan Kitchen in Rye is better than all of them. My wife, friends and I were big fans of the previous owners...More

1  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 16 December 2014

had a family dinner at the tuscan veal chop was amazing so was the home made ravioli warm bread on arrival..... lovely touch will be back.

1  Thank Mycerman
Reviewed 8 December 2014

We have had two lovely evenings in this restaurant so booked for a third time. On arriving in Rye learnt that it had changed hands so went there with some trepidation with dog in tow wondering if we would still all be welcome. We need...More

3  Thank amandam00
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Had lovely Tuscan soup, pork belly and vanilla panna cotta. The flavours were beautiful. The restaurant service was great. Homemade bread very tasty. The wine by the glass was also good value and tasted excellent. Next time I'm in Rye from london I will be...More

2  Thank Earsofjoy
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Well worth a visit - all courses good, homemade pasta, very good service. Tip: ask for a table in the main restaurant at the front.

2  Thank Nashoult
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Zena B
7 June 2017|
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Response from The Tuscan R | Property representative |
Good evening, Thank you for your kind enquiry. We shall be in Tuscany from the 2nd of June and re open 14th June. We are looking to extend our opening times towards the end of July and throughout August. Please feel free to... More
The Tuscan R
3 March 2016|
Response from The Tuscan R | Property representative |
Osteria "Mangiabere" eat and drink. Back in the day an osteria or inn, was a local gathering spot. Today however an osteria, is an eating establishment very similar to a Trattoria, in that they serve simple, home cooked... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 223269
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The Tuscan Kitchen is a small Osteria where you can taste all the flavours of food and and wine of the Tuscan region. Home to Florentine chef Franco, authentic and true to the Tuscan tradition you are transported to the backstreets of Florence and Siena. As in an historic Tuscan Osteria the atmosphere is convivial. The restaurant is rustic and simple with only 11 tables ensures an intimate atmosphere with conviviality and enjoyment of eating drinking together.
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