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Marco's Mediterranean Kitchen, Rye, East Sussex

Marco's Mediterranean Kitchen

4.3
4.3
101 reviews
£25 and under
Mediterranean
A unique dining experience located in Rye, East Sussex. We specialize in serving an array of authentic and delicious Mediterranean and Greek inspired dishes, as well as expertly crafted cocktails. Our menu is filled with a variety of fresh seafood, grilled meats, flavorful vegetarian options, and delightful drinks that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Come and join us for a satisfying meal and discover the diverse flavors of the Mediterranean and Greece, all while sipping on one of our signature cocktails. Book your table today and let us take you on a culinary journey.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01797 227364
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • East Sussex

    Healthy

  • East Sussex

    Romantic

  • East Sussex

    Lively

101 Reviews
  1. Jesssss

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal at Marcos! Absolutely gorgeous food and a great ambiance. We will definitely be back for another visit. Thank you!

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  2. RichardP1960

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a huge choice on the menu, but what my wife and I had was very tasty. The staff were very friendly and attentive.

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  3. PeterG

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The setting was really lovely but surprised not to see it that busy on a Saturday compared with nearby restaurants. The venue is lovely and the staff were friendly. However they couldn’t get the food out on time, our mains came out without any sides, they arrived about 20 minutes later. The table next to us waited 1 1/2 hours for their food even though they arrived before us. If they sort this out then it would be a good restaurant, but won’t be going back for a while.

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  4. RichardP

    East Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was terrific. Service was very poor. I refused to pay the service charge

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  5. RichardS

    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediterranean Kitchen !!!!....NO RICE !!!!...JUST CHIPS !!!!!.......never been anywhere like this where rice did not come with the lamb or whatever and always as an accompany rather than paying extra ..also a charge for the pitta bread with the starter.......main course of aubergine was cold......staff were nice and helpful but the owners need to look at this review and do something about it, absolutely appalling !!!!....would never recommend this place as the way it is is just a rip off....

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  6. soniak

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with not only great tasty food but very accommodating staff who were always happy to help and give really great local advice too. Would definitely recommend.

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  7. KatieW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and attentive staff. Very enjoyable visit!

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  8. RickyR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my partner was visiting Rye and came across this place so decided to give it ago. We both was very happy with the welcome and service with great scenery but was disappointed with the vaule for the portions you need to get at least 1 side with very mains. I ordered the meat balls which was very nice but only 4 medium size (£16) and got a Greek salad which was not what I'd call a Greek salad just a little dish of salad which cost £7. I hope the place can up its game as we both think it has great potential.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I recently had the misfortune of dining at Maroc's Mediterranean and I must say, it was a thoroughly disappointing experience from start to finish. Not only was the service abysmal, but the manner in which they handled our reservation left a sour taste in my mouth. To add insult to injury, we were shocked to see a £40 charge for a supposed "no-show” When we attempted to address this discrepancy with the management, we were met with nothing short of rudeness and dismissiveness. Overall, my experience at Maroc's Mediterranean was nothing short of a disaster and I have still not had a phone call back to amend the £40 no show charge! From the appalling service to the unjust charges and the complete lack of communication, I would strongly advise against going to this establishment. Save yourself the headache and dine elsewhere.

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  10. LesleyW

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to visit and a nice surprise view at the back. Wonderful service too.

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  11. AnnieC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, great service, stunning interior. Couldn’t fault it!

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  12. NathanS

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good atmosphere ,great location, great food amazing service 5 stars Marco thanks very much we enjoyed every minute of it.

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  13. HannahM

    East Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor was lovely as were the staff. Unfortunately the food was really not worth the money, it sounded great but did not have the wow factor.

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  14. PaulaS

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Whilst service was good, my Mussels were overcooked, rubbery and stone cold. Was sent back. Even i can cook mussels properly, shame on you. Food and drink was overpriced, asked for mayonnaise was told there wasn’t any, but they could give me aioli and then they charged £2 for this on our bill. Would not recommend!

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  15. DeborahB

    East Sussex

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Marco's in the summer and loved the whole experience. Great food, good service, friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Couldn't wait to go back. This time, the waiting staff brought our main course to the table when we were only halfway through our starters. We had to refuse to allow them to leave it on the table three times before it was taken away. Obviously a timing issue in the kitchen. When we ready for the main course, the food was brought back cold. Tasted good, but cold. No idea why it couldn't have been kept warm for us. Staff were very friendly, the starters were very tasty, but the main courses were cold. Hope it was just an off day.

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  16. JudithW

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and lovely service! Thoroughly recommend

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  17. AC72019

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Just brilliant all around, great service, delicious food and excellent ambience

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  18. AlisonA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great variety of dishes, you will always find one you love.

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  19. gissie

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    a great place to meet friends or family and share. great decora and staff

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  20. SusanE

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us older ladies, enjoyed a really great evening- love a cocktail! The food was delicious. Only comment would be the wines are quite highly priced, but house wine was good.

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  21. LuluM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a lovely restaurant food was delicious and fairly large plates for tapas we got 6 could of easily had 3/4 the restaurant itself is beautiful it was really quiet when we went staff were very attentive no rushing we enjoyed everything about our night celebrating our anniversary

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  22. Evie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal last night at Marcos. The service was excellent and everyone was really friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious and there was a really good variety of options. We will certainly be back and have already recommended it to friends!

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  23. Lissy

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very salty veggie plates. Sent 2 back should have sent more.

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  24. Roger

    East Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The moules maniere sauce was so salty I had to send it back, found it very expensive for tapas especially as they recommend 3 dishes each and each dish varied from £9 - £15 per dish!! and it wasn’t anything to ride home about. Finger bowl was cold water with a bit of something that resembled a wet wipe floating in it! Warm water with a wedge of lemon in it would be better. Ambience, and staff were nice, and the service was good.

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  25. AmandaG

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food staff and the restaurant was relaxed and lovely will go again .

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  26. JaniceA

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were served another customers drinks shortly after being seated. Staff were friendly but a hectic atmosphere was felt. Dishes got cold whilst waiting for the pitta bread to arrive. Rum and pineapple served without the rum. Most dishes flavourful but scallops arrived with the chorizo when ordered without. No cohesion at all to the evening. Felt that the poor staff were overwhelmed.

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  27. Flowergirl41

    Kent

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Food lovely, we ordered 6 tapas dishes all delicious. Nice bottle of wine too! We did feel it was quite expensive but so is everything these days!

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  28. Marko

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall 9.9 out of 10! Fantastic innovative, tasty dishes. Plenty of choice for vegetarians. Good selection of wines. The best serving staff. We could tell they were understaffed, but the two running front of house were fantastic, very friendly and taking their time with each customer. They were excellent. I hope the owners pay them well. One minor note: we love our music, and the choice of music was good, but we noticed the same songs on repeat, something that could easily be changed...

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  29. AnnaH

    East Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We really enjoyed this restaurant. We were served very quickly as we arrived early but people around us were not. The staff were working flat out and very cheerful despite being incredibly busy. The food was delicious but neither of us felt it was exceptional.

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  30. LizC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find. Welcoming staff. Lovely setting and gorgeous tapas meal! Would definitely return.

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  31. GeraldineN

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Considering there was no water supply in Rye that day and night we had an excellent service. Obviously a lot of people cancelled but we most certainly didn’t as it was explained on the phone beforehand that there was disruption but the only thing that wasn’t available was toilet facilities. The table service couldn’t have been better and the food was outstanding. Full marks to all the staff.

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  32. Markie

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very good. It’s a tapas style menu which is clearly explained on the website and menu but I felt that some dishes were a little overpriced. For example the small bowl of mussels costs close to what I’d expect to pay for a full portion amount. Basically you do need to allow for at least 3 dishes each, as it says on the menu, but for larger appetites I think you’d need more so it would be quite expensive. Also all 6 dishes we ordered were brought out at the same time. Generally tapas food is served gradually, one or two dishes at a time. This is how we like to eat eat tapas, not all at once. I’d like to think we could have requested that to happen but if they are intending to serve everything at once I think they should ask if that’s what you want. Overall a nice restaurant with good, tasty food but the experience could have been better, hence only 4 stars.

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  33. evelek

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    v friendly and welcoming. interesting menu and choice of drinks. great ambience.

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  34. MargaretT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly welcome, good service, nice atmosphere and lovely food.

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  35. AlwaysAHeart

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    From Start to finish our experience in this establishment was awful. Our waiter totally forgot about us for 20 mins not once but 2 times. When he did finally deem to come back to us his rely was "me bad" He was more interested in seating other tables and looking after 2 big money tables. He got my special dietery plate wrong and this had to be returned, this arrived 20 mins after everything else. This was delivered by what looked like the chef, who asked if everything was ok. We told him that the food we wanted it to go with was now finished. For the waiter saying the small plates would come out when they were ready and at different times. They all came out together, meals got cold whilst we were trying to make our way through them. Our waiter and other waiting staff were not observing the room and we could not catch their eye. After our plates were cleared we were asked by the original waiter whether we wanted to see the dessert menu. He left us for another 20 minutes and we were finally asked by the female waitress whether we wanted to see the dessert menu! We informed her that the male waiter had forgotten us for the third time! She did at least apologise. We didn't stay to eat any desserts as the whole evening had been ruined by his attitude and disappointing service. He did not return back to our table and we had to ask the female waitress for the bill. A 10% service charge had already been added to the bill which I queired and asked for it to be removed, the waitress had to ask management if this was ok. No management came to speak to us and no apologies made. This was a meal out for my birthday and it was totally spoilt. I would not recommend Marcos. Book a table at The Fig or The Mermaid where service and food is impecable.

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  36. DarrenA

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Marco's on Saturday night having booked a table in the conservatory for my girlfriend's birthday. As it was a special occasion, I popped in the night before to see if we could have a special table. As it was a late request it looked unlikely as all tables were already booked but Marco said he would try his best to accommodate. We were so happy to see when we arrived that Marco had in fact given us a very special table. On top of that the food was delicious, the cocktails gorgeous, the decor funky, and the atmosphere fun. All in all a five star experience with the lovely team working there being the cherry on top! Thank you so much for such a lovely evening, we can't wait to visit again soon. Highly recommended.

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  37. KENA

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good restaurant.Food and service of a very good standard. The seating area in the conservatory section is particularly good for atmosphere.

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  38. steveh

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. A fusion of Greek and tapas. A little toppish on price but I guess you pay for good produce. Unfortunately for the owners the tills failed so everyone had to scrabble for cash and bank transfers. They handled it well under the circumstances.

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  39. Katy

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice venue. The food was delicious. It was for a birthday treat, otherwise it would have been quite expensive for every day. The atmosphere was very good as was the service. The toilets were downstairs. I’m not able to comment on accessibility.

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  40. DeborahB

    East Sussex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a fantastic dinner. The food was delicious. The waiting staff were excellent, friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself looks very attractive and we’re looking forward to going again soon!

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Marco's Mediterranean Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Marco's Mediterranean Kitchen

6 High St, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Rye
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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