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Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
+44 1797 223065
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read about Rye(Mapp&Lucia fans) and the Mermaid Inn.It's on a winding street that is totally gorgeous & whimsical(the house names are so funny).The Mermaid in was REBUILT in 1420 so it's loaded with charm(back in the day it was loaded with pirates).We ate...More

Thank ajax57
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your praise, "Best Fish & Chips in England" with the Head Chef, and your review with all the staff, especially your wonderful server, Glenn. Not forgetting Gary as well. Rye and The Mermaid, both offer the visitor...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't visit Rye and not stop at the Mermaid Inn. It's iconic for the cobble streets and Tudor architectural style. If you don't have time for a meal try the pub at the back of the hotel. There is seating outside where you can...More

Thank David W
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid is iconic, and is a unique example of Tudor history, rebuilt in 1420. All of this can be seen on her website.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the chance for a nice supper on a sunday evening. The environment/ ambiente is old-fashioned style, but warm, and guests are welcomed very personally. The tables are nicely prepared and the meals are perfect and very special. here you do find as well...More

Thank Wolfgang B
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. The Restaurant at The Mermaid resides in a building rebuilt in 1420, providing an ambience that recognises 600 years of history. The dining experience though is a moder one, recognised with 2 AA Rosettes for Fine Dining. We will share...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Come prepared for the top place in Rye. Step back into Tudor England with the atmosphere, quality and service Henry VIII would have appreciated. We were walk-in-off-the-street, no booking, yet were seated immediately. Cordon bleu food; soup complements of the chef, melt in the mouth...More

Thank Peter G
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise with all the staff. We strive to provide for our guests memorable experiences, so it is always affirming to receive such praise. We too hope that Henry VIIIth would enjoy dining at The Mermaid,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing ambience in this historical place !!! Food was spot on no fault at all !!! Service very polite and helpful . Im really recommending this place to everyone who is looking for superb food and stunning service PS: Thank You all,for making my day...More

Thank Pawel S
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise for The Restaurant at The Mermaid, with all the staff concerned. So happy that we were able to make your birthday special.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Mermaid Inn for an early lunch and birthday drinks with my girlfriend. I ordered a buttermilk chicken burger which was one of the best chicken burgers I have had for a while, so tender and succulent topped with two chilli infused onion rings,...More

Thank Jon W
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid Inn is unique, rebuilt in 1420, and she retains all of her historic charms, which continue to be a draw to our many visitors. We will share your praise with all the staff. We hope we can welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the famous Mermaid Inn for an afternoon drink while exploring the old town I was so impressed with interior and decor, I booked dinner for my wife and I. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food which well met the two...More

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with the Head Chef, the Restaurant Manager and their staff. We strive to offer a fine dining experience, and it is always gratifying to receive such a testimony. We will continue to strive for high...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

We ate here twice. It is cheaper if you stay at the hotel but we enjoyed the ambience and we had sufficient choice as vegetarians - 2 main courses and 2 starters. It is open every night of the week and a drink beforehand on...More

Thank MatchingKathy
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We wil share your comments with the Head Chef and his team, who always strive for a menu that reflects the season, with produce locally sourced. Allied with the backdrop of the unique Mermaid Inn, dining at The Mermaid is...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We toured the Inn before making our reservation expecting a great dining experience. However, the dining room lacked ambience. The service was just ok. The food was very good though. The table next to us was very close and they were very loud and obnoxious....More

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise for the food with the Head Chef. We note your observation regarding the ambience of the restaurant. Perhaps you failed to notice the Slade School of Art murals and decoration, the historical legacy of...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Good choice on the A la Carte menu. The food was beautifully cooked and presented. Service was very professional.

Thank Thera1974
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise with Ben Fisher the Head Chef and his team, and the Restaurant Manager. We hope we can welcome you again in the future.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$48
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 223065
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  • This restaurant is at The Mermaid Inn
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