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Gallivant Rye - Hotel & Bistro

New Lydd Road, Camber, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7RB
Looking like a motel, but actually a boutique hotel with an excellent brasserie.

The autumn of 2010 brought a change of name from The Place At The Beach, and the restaurant and hotel given a modernising make-over.

The cooking is straightforward, with much use of the grill, but the offerings closely follow the seasons and many local free-range and organic ingredients are used, plus fish and shellfish from the local Rye boats.

Their first autumn menu brought 'Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Chili-Toasted Pumpkin Seeds'; 'Wealden Smoked Eel with Soused Cabbage' and 'Berkshire Pork Rillettes with Pickled Radishes' among the starters.

'Baked Rye Bay Cod with Mountain Lentils & Vegetable Vinaigrette'; 'Old Hall Farm Rose Veal with Rosti Pots & Caper Butter'; 'Provencal Fish Stew with Char-Grilled Bread & Rouille' and 'Red, Golden & Cheltenham Beetroot with Candied Pine Nuts & Goats Curd' listed among the mains.

Maybe finish with 'Bitter Chocolate Sorbet with Pistachio Biscotti'; 'Windsor Apple Tart Tatin'; 'Greengage Fool with Vanilla Shortbread' or British Farmhouse Cheeses.

There are also dishes to keep children happy.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Brasserie
  • Lunch: all week May to Sept (then Thurs-Sun only); mains about £10 to £24; set weekday L £14 (2 courses), £18 (3 courses); set L Sun £23 (2 courses), £27 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: all week 18.00-21.00; mains about £16 to £24
  • Wine: an interesting International wine list has modest mark-ups, and includes some good British options
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible, but also a short Children's Menu
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
  • Nearest station: Rye Rail
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Parking: Yes
  • Closed: check on Christmas and New Year openings
  • Outside eating
  • Rooms available

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Contact Details

Tel: 01797-225 057
Address: New Lydd Road, Camber, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7RB
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