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1 Pevensey Road, Eastbourne BN21 3HJ, England
01323 430885
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 143
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 15
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
If you want quirky.. this is the ticket

I echo what many have said about the decor but it's firmly planted in French provincial culture and just what you should expect. The menu is small with a couple of really well reviewed dishes, the duck and the pork. I went with the pork and it was super, I loved the mustard sauce and mash combo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Tim G
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Lewes, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Lewes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I echo what many have said about the decor but it's firmly planted in French provincial culture and just what you should expect. The menu is small with a couple of really well reviewed dishes, the duck and the pork. I went with the pork and it was super, I loved the mustard sauce and mash combo. Heart warming stuff... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had been to Exquis in the past but it is now even better. a friend from Canada always has the duck confit on his visits to Exquis. I had an amazing guinea fowl with cheese sauce. The food is wonderful and the prices staggeringly low. don't miss this gem when in Eastbourne

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My first visit, certainly not my last. Food excellent, authentically French. Not huge portions, but I saw this as a plus as it allowed me to pack in three courses without feeling greedy!! Chicken Rillettes and Apricot & Almond Tart especially tasty, couldn't fault. Very good value for money. Only area I was disappointed with was the lighting - ceiling... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant, but forget it looked dirty food interesting but very small portions. Service not so good Will not be returning or reccomended

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Amazing quality French food at slightly inflated price.The only minus is the rustic look of the place but then again it adds to the atmosphere,will be visiting again.

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Manerbe, Normandy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

At my first visit to L'exquis I was very pleased with the food even though the restaurant had its rough edges. I went for dinner last week and was very disappointed by the food and the service. My first course was prawns provencale - a handful of very small prawns in a tomato sauce that tasted only of chilli. The... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Held a small work Christmas party here and had a great time. The restaurant was packed when we arrived at 8.30 but we were welcomed immediately. The food was very tasty and great value. Service was friendly and helpful. All in all highly recommended.

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had dinner here with friends. The meal was very good and certainly excellent value for money. Nice to find an individual restaurant in Eastbourne rather than one of a chain.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Looks very casual, old stuff, music playing silently and sounds like from gramophone :) Strange feeling like being back in time (old times). Food is good, but nothing special, average. I wouldn't come back soon...

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Bournemoith
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday when prices are higher than during the week but even so a three course meals for four and a bottle of Cote du Rhône cost less than £80. Having ascertained that the pâté was not home made three of us opted for the mushroom soup and one for the smoked salmon. I had the soup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Pevensey Road, Eastbourne BN21 3HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: 01323 430885

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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