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The Mermaid Inn, Rye, East Sussex

The Mermaid Inn

4.5
4.5
1289 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Dine in the AA 2 Rosette 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.

Head Chef Drew King is focused on using quality, seasonal, local ingredients and cooking them perfectly. He has a broad range of experience having worked in Michelin Star restaurants. and is able to adapt to the requirements of the guest and the occasion.

Please note dogs are not allowed in the Restaurant. Bookings are for the Restaurant only. We do not reserve for The Bar and outside seating areas.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–12:30 am Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01797 223065
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Drew King
  • Private party facilities
    We can offer a range of menus to suit the occasion.We can provide a personalised service to help you plan the food and wine to ensure we can create a memorable occasionWe offer private dining in our Board Room, or our Dr Syn Dining Room and for larger functions we can seat up to 90 guests in our Tudor Room.
  • Private party contact
    Kevin Hodgen: 01797 223065
  • Neighborhood
    Rye
  • Parking details
    Unfortunately we are unable to offer parking to our restaurant customers as our small car park is reserved for hotel guests. There are a number of alternative car parks locally, and reception will be happy to direct you to these.
  • Public transit
    The Rye railway station and bus station are both a 5 minute walk to The Mermaid Inn.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 1,289 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Sussex

    Good for business meals

  • East Sussex

    Good for business meals

  • East Sussex

    Great for fine wines

  • East Sussex

    Romantic

  • East Sussex

    Good for special occasions

  • East Sussex

    Most Booked

1,289 Reviews
  1. NicoleT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there for Father’s Day Sunday lunch and it was lovely!

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    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was good and the dessert delicious. All in all a pretty good experience. The staff very friendly and helpful.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly service from all the staff in the bar & restaurant. A special mention to the waitress who served us 13.00 on 11th June . Food was fantastic. Overall a really enjoyable experience and if we ever find ourselves down this way again, we will definitely return.

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  4. AndreaP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ottimo locale di ambiente storico, pietanze e servizio molto curati. Costi elevati ma proporzionati alla qualità dei cibi.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very clean well organised, delightful dining room. The staff were well presented and polite we had a lovely experience.

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  6. ClareK

    Brighton

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and very delicious food. Wonderful, atmospheric building

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to The Mermaid and we left extremely happy. From the amazing service to the most delicious roast beef, everything was just perfect and we cannot wait to return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful high class food. Wonderful fresh ingredients. Absolutely delicious.

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  9. Leah

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmospheric and great service. We’d been expecting pub grub but, the restaurant is a real treat.

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  10. Darren

    Kent

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered the catch of the day only to be told 60 minutes later that the fish was off. Anniversary meal ruined. We left without eating. We didn’t have to pay for the 2 drinks we had ordered but overall very disappointing
    The Mermaid InnResponded on June 9, 2024
    We can only apologise for the experience. We receive supplies of fish each day from our supplier only 10 minutes walk from The Mermaid. On this day we discovered the "Catch of the Day" fish were not to our standards and we had to remove the item from our Menu at short notice. When dealing with fresh items this can unfortunately happen.

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FAQs

The Mermaid Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 1289 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EY

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Rye
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–12:30 am Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Unfortunately we are unable to offer parking to our restaurant customers as our small car park is reserved for hotel guests. There are a number of alternative car parks locally, and reception will be happy to direct you to these.
  • Public transit
    The Rye railway station and bus station are both a 5 minute walk to The Mermaid Inn.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Drew King
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    01797 223065
  • Private party facilities
    We can offer a range of menus to suit the occasion.We can provide a personalised service to help you plan the food and wine to ensure we can create a memorable occasionWe offer private dining in our Board Room, or our Dr Syn Dining Room and for larger functions we can seat up to 90 guests in our Tudor Room.
  • Private party contact
    Kevin Hodgen: 01797 223065
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