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Food & Drink Reviews at The George in Rye

  • The Guardian food review

    “Dinner is in danger of turning into a reenactment of that scene from When Harry Met Sally. This is before M declares her tarte au citron better than any she’s eaten in France”

  • iescape review

    "Excellent restaurant serving local produce with a large dose of Mediterranean flair."  Follow link for full review.

  • The Oldie review

    "Rod's tremendous cooking is the antithesis of nouvelle. It's food to follow a great walk in blasting sea air"  Follow link for full review

  • Evening Standard review

    “To have a French sommelier persuade you to drink English wine and a Brazilian chef restore your faith in English scallops is quite an achievement.”

  • The Independent review

    "Boy, can this talented boy from Brazil cook!" Posh Nosh Supplement

  • "Brazilian chef Rod Grossman, formerly of London's Moro restaurant, has taken to Rye with gusto, featuring Rye Bay plaice and impeccable tender Romney Marsh lamb for dinner"  Follow link for full review

  • Sawday's review

    "Superb food in the restaurant - seared scallops, Romney Marsh lamb, Seville orange ice cream - can be washed down by local English wines. Exceptional" - Sawday's British Hotels and Inns

  • Olive Magazine review".... he's [Head Chef, Rod Grossmann] now made food-savvy locals very happy at The George" Follow link for full review

  • The Observer review

    "My starter of dressed crab (from nearby Winchelsea) and a main course of grilled Romney Marsh lamb were spot on - as were the attentive and friendly service. But then, I sort of had a feeling they would be."  Follow link for full review

  • Time Out review

    ".... some of the finest dining to be had around these parts. Served in a pleasantly understated setting, the food is scrumptious without being overpriced. The menu is short; a good thing, seeing as it's all so excellent, and choosing is hard enough as it is" - Time Out Weekend Breaks in Great Britain and Ireland

  • Sunday Telegraph Review

    "The Clarkes are keen to promote local produce and the wine is a revelation"

  • AA Review

    "The main-course pork loin with warm potato salad and braised spinach is meltingly tender comfort food" The AA, Room at the Inn

  • Mr and Mrs Smith review

    "Chef Rod Grossmann's menus create bold but well balanced flavours. Local produce is at the fore, and starters such as dressed crab and smoked duck are quite something"

  • The Independent Review

    "has an up-to-the-minute obsession with 'so local it was caught this morning' English food"

  • Homes and Gardens review

    "delicious, ever changing menus"