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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

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  • 62
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good scallops

We had a very late lunch here on Sunday. We shared a mixed fish platter augmented by a couple of scallops - March is scallop month. They were cooked exactly to our requirements and were very good. Satisfying lunch and very good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
redgraverose
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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423 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a very late lunch here on Sunday. We shared a mixed fish platter augmented by a couple of scallops - March is scallop month. They were cooked exactly to our requirements and were very good. Satisfying lunch and very good service.

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Purley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Really nice food, well cooked and presented, lovely staff, great location. Nice, airy feel to the restaurant, view of the sea.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a pleasant experience we had here on Sat 21st March 2015. Th staff were extremely friendly, attentive and efficient. They specialise in seafood and we were not disappointed. A good selection to choose from at a reasonable prices, delicious and fresh.

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A very friendly welcome awaited from the staff and the seafood was very tasty. Maybe a little pricey, but we all need a treat now and then!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went here with my girlfriend, and we were served great food, beer and dessert for a great price. The staff were exceptionally friendly and attentive, and made us feel welcome from the moment we walked through the doors. It is a down-to-earth place and not, perhaps, a place for the most romantic of dates and the most special of... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Came with a group of friends to watch the live music, which was good. However, we were virtually the only table in the place which a pity as it didn't add to the ambience. Maybe more advertising when there's live music on would be a good idea. The menu is huge which is always a worry so I thought I'd... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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800 reviews 800 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

the belgian cafe clean,friendly,good service,nice mussels and great beers,and salsa night dancing,wellworth a visit.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

OK, if you want fine dining or silver service, forget it. If however, like me, you love mussels (and other seafood or a variety of other menu items) then you have got to visit here! I've never seen a menu with so many ways you can eat mussels and over time I'm going to work through the menu. Now as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Best Bloody Mary I have ever had, really good service and great team! Merci beaucoup pour la soirée on a passé un super moment!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The food was good - the catch of the day and the mussels pot #4 - but I little pricey. Found the tables and menu a little sticky but the atmosphere was great with cuban music and people dancing.

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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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