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The Belgian Cafe

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The Belgian Cafe
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11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England
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11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England (Formerly Cafe Belge)
01323 729967
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Proud to be voted 'Eastbourne's Best Restaurant' Sovereign Awards 2012. We...
Proud to be voted 'Eastbourne's Best Restaurant' Sovereign Awards 2012. We are famed for our freshly prepared seafood specialities, including 50 different ways to enjoy mussels, and our amazing selection of over 100 Belgian beers.
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Huge disappointment
1 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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Derek P
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The restaurant is offering FISH & CHIPS - buy one get one free. I went inside and enquired how much the fish and chips were - £10.95. Gulp, I thought - £10.95 for fish and chips - they... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is offering FISH & CHIPS - buy one get one free. I went inside and enquired how much the fish and chips were - £10.95. Gulp, I thought - £10.95 for fish and chips - they must be something special for that price. I would never have paid that for one portion of fish and chips - but... More

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Eastbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We called in about 5.30pm on the spur of the moment. We both had a different pot of mussels. Excellent. Staff were very attentive. We'll be back...soon.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Just ordered from the just eat website. Completely misleading discription chips were under no circumstances 'home made'and trading standards will be informed. myself and my husband were both unable to eat the burger and the bun as they were Rock solid. Most disgusting meal I've ever tried. Needless to say we did not finish our take away. The place should... More

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South Coast, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Have been here for a number of 'special occasions' over the years. If you love mussels, this is the place for you. Around 50 variations, served 'the Belgian way' with frites and mayonnaise. Have had other seafood there too including crab, oysters, scallops, prawns...and they've always been good. Would say that if seafood and fish aren't your thing, then this... More

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Baltic Coast, Poland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went there on friday night and enjoyed both the food and live music ! Some couples were actually dancing to the music. Seafood pots were fresh and tasty, great variety of ales !

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good friendly service, good menu especially the mussels. Our favourite restaurant on Eastbourne seafront. Great selection of beers.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went this cafe on our wedding anniversary. First we got some mussels, which were rubbery and smelt like sewerage. We could not eat it, so sent it back. Then my husband found great long black hair in his main course. We told waiter about it, he said you are taking the piss now and he accused... More

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Holbrook, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stumbled across this one whilst escaping the coach loads of pensioners in my hotel, what a gem. With a beer list to die for, literally! Great selection of top Belgian & European Beers served in their bespoke glasses, try the Kwak if you want something quirky. It was mussel night when I was there and for under £14 had all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Looking for a nice, laid back lunch venue? Try the Belgian café - especially the seafood. The mussels (of course!) are rather nice.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great selection of quality Belgian beer and well prepared mussels. Can't rate highly enough... Service was good too. As good a dish as in Bruges.

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Additional Information about The Belgian Cafe

Address: 11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England (Formerly Cafe Belge)
Phone Number: 01323 729967
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
Average Prices: USD 40 - 161
Cuisine: Seafood

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