The Gallivant

(150 Reviews)
New Lydd Rd, Camber, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7RB
British, Gourmet, Seafood
A la carte menu

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New Year's Eve £95 per person

This offer is available from December 25, 2019 until December 31, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


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.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Gallivant
(based on 150 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (19)
  • al fresco (35)
  • breakfast (21)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (28)
  • dinner (89)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (24)
  • lunch (93)
  • luxury (29)
  • private dining (22)
  • romantic (49)
  • trendy (44)
  • value (14)
  • views (6)
  • By Rosemary D from Epsom
    29 October 2019

    The swimming costumes on the walls are a real talking point

  • By Tony R from Reigate
    29 October 2019

    Whilst food was nice enough but not great, it is very overpriced - and the service was appalling. Firstly, they gave away the table we had reserved in person earlier in the day, then we endured super slow service, forgotten drinks orders, disappearing staff and managers - and not a word of thanks (or apology) when we left after a simple dinner that managed to take over 2.5 hours. We have dined at The Gallivant before and it was always very good - they seem to have upped the prices and lowered their standards. A great shame, I hope they take steps to fix this soon.

  • By Janice H from Camber
    25 October 2019

    Service excellent Good on the small side Our mackerel wasn’t very nice and the rib eye steak too fatty

  • By Christopher W from London
    25 October 2019

    Exemplary service, wonderful atmosphere, fabulous food. Could not ask for more.

  • By Pubhound B from Oxford
    6 October 2019

    A really nice restaurant in a surprising location. From the outside it doesn't look too much but internally very well presented. The food is good although a little pricey for what you get - maybe catering for the patrons of Rye Club rather than the wider population with different value expectation.

  • By Marian V from London
    29 September 2019

    Staff were very attentive, the food was locally sourced and tasted delicious.

  • By Vanessa D from West londonwhat a
    20 September 2019

    Our experience at the restaurant was quite special. From the friendly welcome, to the tasty and noteworthy food and wonderful choice of English wines. The manager was totally professional and very knowledgeable on all the requests we put to him. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.

  • By Karen S from Tenterden
    17 September 2019

    Menu choice is excellent - locally sourced good quality fresh ingredients.

  • By Natalie B from London
    15 September 2019

    Delicious food and friendly service.

  • By NC C from Kent
    15 September 2019

    Lovley food, starters a little small and presentation could be better. Service also not great for the expensive prices charged would have expected a higher level of waitress service (couldn’t pronounce the wine- had to take the menu to the bar) it was not poured nor was our water. Had to ask for bread - none provided etc. No cocktails served as only British drinks which is also a bit limited as wanted after dinner cocktails. We had hear high recommendations and the meal was ok however compared to London restaurants for the price and service one would expect a lot more.

Restaurant Location Map
The Gallivant
New Lydd Rd, Camber, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7RB

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