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The Gallivant

New Lydd Road, CAMBER, TN31 7RB

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Overlooking the Camber shoreline near Rye, The Gallivant has its heart in New England, where that laid-back eastern seaboard style translates as oceans of space, light wood, café furniture and a feeling that you might have stepped accidentally onto a small cruise-liner. Sourcing from within a 30-mile radius is an especially good idea when the radius takes in impeccable bay seafood, Sussex charcuterie and salt marsh lamb. The kitchen sensibly keeps things simple, offering a brasserie menu that opens with half-pints of prawns, and oysters in shallot vinegar, as well as sharing boards of shellfish or meaty stuff like rillettes, chorizo and Scotch egg. Once you get into the main menu, there are classics such as devilled crab with melted cheese and soldiers, then catch of the day with hollandaise or salsa verde, or rump and ribs of local beef in red wine, and that all-important salt marsh lamb, served with truffle-oiled green beans, garlic aubergine and buttery mash. Sides include a salad of caramelised orange and fennel, and the closer could be warm chocolate doughnuts with thick cream for dunking.

Further information

Tel: 01797 225057
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Oliver Joyce
Number of seats: 45
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £17.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M20 junct 10 to A2070, left before Rye to Camber. Hotel on left opposite Beach exit D
Nearest station: Rye, Ashford International

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