The Ambrette Rye
24 High Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JF
Rye is an extremely pretty little town with a history both literary, Henry James’ house and museum is here, and maritime, as member of the Cinque Ports federation. As for The Ambrette, it is located in a delightful building in the High Street. The interior is smart without being stuffy with Tudor panelling, log fires and a warm welcome from the staff.
Prettily served spiced paneer dumplings came encased in a delicate batter with the paneer soaking up the sweet-sour flavour of the tamarind chutney, whilst Spinach ginger and garlic soup was earthy, warming and perfect for the weather.
We moved on to the citrus and spice flavours of a Cape 312 Chenin Blanc (£6.95 a glass) which was robust enough to stand up to the gentle spicing of the food.