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The Gallivant

New Lydd Rd, Camber, Rye, TN31 7RB

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  • The Gallivant - East Sussex
  • The Gallivant - East Sussex
  • The Gallivant - East Sussex
  • The Gallivant - East Sussex
  • The Gallivant - East Sussex
  • The Gallivant - East Sussex
  • The Gallivant - East Sussex
  • The Gallivant - East Sussex
  • The Gallivant - East Sussex
Main course: £8
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:15 & 18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday 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.

Thoroughly enjoyed a leisurely and delicious lunch. Service was friendly and excellent and we enjoyed a perfect Pimms! Lovely relaxed ambience - we shall return.

Jenny 16 July 2018
from Hastings

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Inspired by the coastal eateries of California, The Gallivant is perched right beside the Camber Sands dunes. This laid-back, relaxing setting has al fresco seating to enjoy the sea air look and out across the beach, and showcases a great variety of modern British dishes.

Set in an area rich in local produce, The Gallivant menu tries to source every ingredient from within a 10 mile radius. There are tastes of the seafront with dishes like smoked haddock with Rye bay cockles, spring onion and cured mayo, and classic favourites such as saddleback pork chop with creamed Morghew potato and smashed swede. On Sundays, there are generous roasts with fresh Bloody Marys.

Delectable desserts at The Gallivant in Rye come beautifully presented, with treats like buttermilk panna cotta with rhubarb sorbet and granola. The wine list features over 130 bottles, including carefully selected English vintages.

A beautiful coastal treat that holds a charming holiday feel, The Gallivant is just an 8-minute drive from Rye Rail Station.

The Gallivant

New Lydd Rd, Camber, Rye, TN31 7RB

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Customer reviews for The Gallivant

4.2 ((((* (based on 91 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (62)
  • dinner (53)
  • trendy (28)
  • romantic (27)
  • al fresco (26)
  • child friendly (21)
  • luxury (16)
  • large parties (15)
  • breakfast (14)
  • value (10)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • views (5)
  • entertainment (3)
  • business (2)
  • ((((* 14 August 2018 by Alfred from Winchelsea

    The gazpacho was excellent. Fried squid a bit chewy, and the salad accompaniment a bit bland, but still a tasty dish. The cauliflower main was excellent, far better than most veggie offerings in other restaurants. Cod (I think it was) and iron age pork chop both very good. No dessert. We thought that the bread offered was uninteresting and both bread and water should have been replenished more readily.

  • (((** 14 August 2018 by Elizabeth from Eastbourne

    Love the restaurant, beautifully laid out and tasteful decoration and furnishings.All my family had gathered to meet up as we are spread all over the country. My Autistic son also accompanied me. This was our second visit.
    The service was rather slow and the main portion of sea bass off the main menu was tiny. We aren’t huge eaters but the sea bass was gone in 3 mouthfuls....we were all disappointed. I couldn’t fault the presentation or taste it was just portion size off the main menu and the price considering it was so small.
    I would recommend to a friend but would explain our experience

  • ((((* 7 August 2018 by Fabrizia from London

    Lovely restaurant, very close to the beach. Food was fantastic and the wine list is extensive! I truly enjoyed the local wine and the very high quality bubbles from Kent too!

  • ((((* 31 July 2018 by Richard from London

    Overall, the Gallivant was a pleasant experience and the food was good. The service could be a little better. We were initially sat in the bar area when the restaurant was empty, and the time taken to serve between the starter and main course was far too long.

  • ((((* 27 July 2018 by Tim from Rye

    This was the 4th visit in 3 months so we don't need to say any more.

  • ((((* 17 July 2018 by Keith from Tunbridge Wells

    Food was excellent as ever - service very attentive but a little slow. The restaurant was busy and this caused a longer than expected wait between courses.

    Bar could be more extensively stocked

  • ((((( 16 July 2018 by Simon from Kent

    Our visit to Gallivant did not disappoint and could not be faulted. The location is ideal for a walk on the beach pre/post a meal and although the building is not full of character it is stylish and nicely designed to fit with its surroundings. Staff were attentive and friendly, the food was delightful, locally sourced and well presented, looking fresh and attractive. We visited on a beautiful summers day and had coffee's in the garden which is a great sun-trap.
    An excellent experience which means I will be going back for more.

  • ((((( 16 July 2018 by Jenny from Hastings

    Thoroughly enjoyed a leisurely and delicious lunch. Service was friendly and excellent and we enjoyed a perfect Pimms! Lovely relaxed ambience - we shall return.

  • ((((( 14 July 2018 by Michael from Rye

    The Gallivant was a very friendly/chilled dining experience. The staff were very attentive, with great advice and suggestions.
    The food was amazing, great drinks range and the decoration subtle but to a very high standard. Definitely a place that I will be revisiting.

  • ((((( 9 July 2018 by Jim from Sevenoaks

    Excellent food and extremely courteous and efficient staff. Will certainly be going back

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