Webbe's at The Fish Cafe

British, Fish·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Fish
Cosy, Quiet conversation, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Child friendly, Dates


You should know by now to never judge a book by its cover and the same is true of Webbe’s at The Fish Cafe. This stark, red brick warehouse might look gloomy from the outside, but step foot inside and you will find that it conceals a bright open-plan dining room on the ground floor plus a smarter, more formal space upstairs that is exclusively for events and private functions.

Webbe’s at The Fish Cafe is owned and operated by husband and wife duo Paul and Rebecca Webbe, who count two other restaurants and a cookery school among their burgeoning portfolio. The Fish Cafe has a rather unique history too, with this four-storey listed building actually being the first completely fireproof building of its kind to be built in the UK (erected in 1907).

The menu at Webbe’s deals in the bounty of the sea, with the kitchen team making use of the nearby fishing ports in Rye and Hastings. Meat and vegetarian dishes are available too though, while seasonal produce is employed wherever possible. To kickstart your meal, tuck into the likes of Thai spiced coconut soup topped with tiger prawns or a slow cooked pork and ham hock terrine served with scampi and piccalilli. For your main course, choose between dishes such as classic fish and chips, grilled beef sirloin with spinach, mushroom and tarragon sauce or pan-fried wild sea bass with brown crab arancini and a shellfish bisque sauce.

Although the restaurant has a sophisticated, grown-up feel, families are welcome with children able to enjoy two courses and a drink for just £8.50 at lunch or between 6-7pm. For the grown ups, there is a fish-friendly wine list to explore, while star desserts might see whole baked apple filled with dried fruit and pistachio and teamed with Calvados ice cream and toffee sauce.


Is Webbe's at The Fish Cafe dog-friendly?

No, dogs are not allowed inside the restaurant.

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Is Webbe's at The Fish Cafe child-friendly?

Yes, children are welcome and there is a special kids set menu available at lunchtime and between 6-7pm.

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Can you book Webbe's at The Fish Cafe?

Yes, booking ahead is strongly recommended.

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17 Tower Street, Rye, Kent, TN31 7AT

01797 222226 01797 222226


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-14:00
Tue 12:00-14:00
Wed 12:00-14:00
Thu 12:00-14:00
Fri 12:00-14:00
Sat 12:00-14:00
Sun 12:00-14:00
Mon 18:00-20:30
Tue 18:00-20:30
Wed 18:00-20:30
Thu 18:00-20:30
Fri 17:30-20:30
Sat 17:30-20:30
Sun 17:30-20:30


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1 Review 

Hungry G

06 September 2013  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Something fishy
I had lunch at Webbe's on 5 September 2013. I had a very pleasant meal of a plate of seafood, which was gloriously messy eating, and limoncello semifreddo. The food was fresh and well-presented. The pudding was a work of art and quite delicious. The service was prompt and courteous. The restaurant was empty when I arrived, but a number of people came in after me. Despite it being dedicated to marine food, the restaurant does provide dishes for people who don't eat fish. One of my tests of a restaurant is how they treat lone diners. This one passed with flying colours. I chose my own table, wasn't stuck in a corner and the staff paid attention to me without being oppressive. Oh, and no one told me to “Enjoy your meal”. Fabulous.
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