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The Belgian Cafe

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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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great mussels

Wonderful meal will def go back fresh mussels and great service met some great pals who had recommended it lovely chips too !

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Anna88402
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Felpham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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412 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Felpham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful meal will def go back fresh mussels and great service met some great pals who had recommended it lovely chips too !

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Loubes-Bernac, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate here last Friday evening & thought the ambiance quite nice with a saxophone/guitar duo playing. Reasonably priced cocktails were a welcome treat. Given that mussels are this cafe's speciality I couldn't have been more disappointed. My moules mariniere were bland and what a stingy portion - ridiculous to serve them in a mussel pot when you are only... More 

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eastbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were there on Friday 13th February for a meal and drinks. The menu is very comprehensive and the prices very good. On Fridays a two piece jazz band were playing which was a nice bonus, the music was not too loud. The group of us were all very impressed with the menu, vast choice of beers and mussels and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I avoided this restaurant for nearly four years, what a big mistake, great food great service and a brilliant atmosphere, can't wait to go back again, I can see me going here on a very regular basis.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Good food, good atmosphere, enjoyable birthday family Saturday evening meal. Our groups ages ranged from 8 years to over 65 years and no complaints! Very friendly and welcoming staff.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Recently visited here with my partner after bing recommended to go by my friends..... The food was excellent. The mussels and oysters were prepared deliciously as well as being presented to a very high standard. The lamb shank just melted away and was amazing. Friendly staff who attended to us well, and most importantly didn't offer attend the table! Over... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Belgian Cafe served us well. There is a good choice on the menu and the choices reflect any eetcafe in Belgium. There are various specials but the Belgians do moules, frites and steak the best. This cafe certainly did these things very well. We were served by Matthew and he did this with pride. The Belgian beer menu provided... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Booked my birthday lunch here for 12pm and when I arrived at 11.50 they wouldn't let me in as they were only serving coffee until 12. I was told to return in 10 minutes. I didn't return

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Just popped in for a meal, very helpful Staff and the food was good what more do you want? could do with some real ale and they would get five stars from me

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Loved this place, I checked it out before going to Eastbourne and thought we might give it a try. There's not many seafood restaurants around other than fish and chip one's so you do have to do your search in advance. We had a starter of smoke mackerel pate , oysters, squid, prawn cocktail, salad and bread and butter, fantastic.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England (Formerly Cafe Belge)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: 01323 729967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 161
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

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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