White Vine House
The ranking is based on 145 candid reviews placed on the TripAdvisor by its registered users, of which 117 scored it ‘excellent’ and 15 merely ‘very good’.
“Our travellers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognise your 5-star rating as an exceptional achievement, ” said a spokesman for TripAdvisor, adding, “Only the very best in the business are awarded a Certificate of Excellence”.
The TripAdvisor award adds the 5 AA stars given to the White Vine House in 2005, and every year since, in the ‘Restaurant with Rooms’ category
“The ancient Cinque Port town of Rye is a fantastic place for mini-breaks and to achieve this award based on the votes from people who have stayed is a great honour,” said White Vine House owner Javed Khan.
In December last year White Vine House Khan joined forces with the highly acclaimed Michelin-rated chef Dev Biswal who has taken over running of the restaurant. The Ambrette Restaurant at Rye which is proving so popular with locals and gastro-tourists, that booking is now essential most days for lunch and dinner.
Dev Biswal has built a reputation for culinary genius based on unique deftly spiced Indian dishes as Delicate fillet of Claresse, Fresh fillet of English Channel Sardine, Tender breasts of wood pigeon and Breast of Gressingham duck. Menus encompass the best of locally available produce such as Rye Bay Scallops and Wild Boar.
Biswal eschews the ‘fast food mentality’ offered by many high street curry houses stuck in a ’1940’s time bubble. There are no poppadums, curries or Chicken Tikka Masala on Biswal’s menus.
The approach has seen the original Ambrette restaurant, round the coast in Margate, secure listings in the major restaurant guides including, Michelin, Good Food Guide, AA Restaurant Guide and received numerous awards from TopTable, TripAdvisor, Visit Thanet and the Restaurant Show.
The venue offers a choice of dining areas: The Georgian Room can accommodate up to 26 people, The Elizabethan Room 16 diners and the Magnolia Garden terrace which seats 20 and serves ‘sagri’ Indian barbecues during fine weather
“The ancient Cinque Port town of Rye is a fantastic place for mini-breaks and to achieve this award based on the votes from people who have stayed is a great honour,” said Javed Khan.
The White Vine House can accommodate 14 guests in 5 double rooms (one a four poster) and a family room (sleeping four).
The Ambrette @ Rye
T: 01797 222043
24 High Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JF