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The Gallivant

New Lydd Rd, Camber, Rye, TN31 7RB

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Main course: £8
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30.

Very relaxing atmosphere with a great level of service. Food was to a high standard with great local ingredients. Menu choice a little limited but what is there is to a high standard and well worth the money.

Ian Parsons 15 February 2017
from London

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The Gallivant is a relaxing coastal retreat opposite Camber Sands' grass fringed dunes. The contemporary restaurant brings a touch of the Hamptons, creating a perfect backdrop from which to savour delicious modern British cooking using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

The Gallivant

New Lydd Rd, Camber, Rye, TN31 7RB

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4.9 ((((( (based on 10 reviews)
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  • lunch (8)
  • romantic (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
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  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Carole Rough from Rochester

    Superb Fish and chips, the best I've ever tasted.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Ian Parsons from London

    Very relaxing atmosphere with a great level of service. Food was to a high standard with great local ingredients. Menu choice a little limited but what is there is to a high standard and well worth the money.

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by John Williams from Rye

    Usual excellent meal,portions just the right side for us. Particularly enjoyed chicory tart and Kentish blue starter. Catch of the
    day, a small Dover sole with very small shrimps and buttery special sauce was superb.
    Shame they are running out of Chapel Down Flint Dry till 2016 vintage on market.
    We'll be back again!

  • ((((* 15 January 2017 by Keith Mary from Camber

    We enjoyed the meal very much. We live locally and have dined with you on many occasions. One comment is that the acoustics in the restaurant, when busy, are very bad. It is difficult to have a conversation with guests. Can nothing be done to help this, say more rugs , carpet or something to help in this respect.

    Also when we visited in the summer we dined at lunch time with grandchildren aged 6 and 8. There was nothing specifically on the menu for children and they had to have half portions of adults meals. At that age they tend not to be too sophisticated and it was difficult to feed them! We appreciate you may not want to serve children meals in the evening but surely some concession could be made in that respect at lunch time. In fact we would not want to visit again with the grandchildren , or recommend it to friends who have young children, if this is not remedied. In short the restaurant is not child friendly!

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Lisa Winchester from Kent

    We visited The Gallivant for lunch on New Year's Day and as usual, they didn't disappoint. It is the perfect place to visit on a winter's day. Fire's, furs, excellent local wines (I had the Chapel Down fizz), and wonderful food. My husband had the Sussex Red Sirloin, I opted for the vegetable pasta (which was really tasty) and our 7 year old twins had the (healthy) fish and chips (which they loved). Then we finished it off with a melt in the mouth, sticky toffee pudding. Staff will do anything to please. It is a wonderful place which we have enjoyed during the Summer and Winter months. It also has beach style accommodation and is directly opposite the Camber sand dunes. What's not to love! Give it a try any time of the year. You'll be glad you did.

  • ((((( 25 December 2016 by Kristin Evanson from Medina

    Our dining experince was excellent! The food,staff and surroundings were exceptional. The surroundings were peaceful and unpretentious though tasteful. Food was delicious. The staff were lighthearted but educated about their food. We had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner!

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Fionnuala Kennedy from Camber


  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Stephanie Locke from Faversham

    Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Service excellent, food good and imaginative; initially thought the portions were a little on the small side but after 3 courses, the roast beef being a highlight, we were all well fed and very pleased with our meals. The decor was pleasant and well thought out and we would definitely go back.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Lorraine Waters from London

    It's difficult to book a table here as they so often have weddings when the restaurant is closed to the public. Luckily wedding season seems to be over so book while you can. The menu is short
    and seasonal but always varied. The
    fish is always good and we both had fish for starter - bouillabaisse is packed with flavour and elegantly served. Cod escabeche (lightly pickled) served with cucumber jelly, pea shoots and carrot ribbons was summery and delicious. The main of partridge was generous, succulent and beautifully seasoned and cooked. Catch of the day was crispy skinned gurnard on a bed of wonderfully hearty butter bean and chorizo cassoulet - delicious. Chocolate delice with hazelnuts and frangrlio jelly was memorable and the carrot cake with ginger ice cream moist and moreish. The
    Staff are attentive and friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed but elegant in a beachy, Scandinavian way - bleached wood, sheepskin throws and a fire stove. Well worth a visit.

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Deborah Sumner from Watford

    Great food, good service, lovely surroundings. The roast beef was divine. Perfect for Sunday lunch.

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