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Bistro 45

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French, Belgian, European, British
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45 The Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BG, England
01424731513
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Description: Bistro 45 is nestled on the esplanade with a fantastic view of the channel...
Bistro 45 is nestled on the esplanade with a fantastic view of the channel and is run by a brother and sister team. The menu is a mix of modern british with a retro twist all freshly prepared using the finest locally sourced ingredients. The starters range from seared scallops to homemade soups and pate, the main courses include Sirloin steak, Fresh Moules cooked in 45 different sauces and vegetarians need not feel left out with crepes stuffed with 7 different vegetables and to follow a delicious creme brulee or a melting chocolate cake with hot chocolate sauce may be just the thing to finish off your meal. The food is accompanied by an extensive menu of continental beers and for the wine lovers there is a list of fine wines
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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
A great find for us !!

Given that we visit a dear old friend who lives locally, we always look for a venue to take her to lunch. Well, having read reviews we thought we'd try it out. The reviews confirmed what a great place this is. Had a warm welcome and the menu was varied and extremely good value. The views of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Given that we visit a dear old friend who lives locally, we always look for a venue to take her to lunch. Well, having read reviews we thought we'd try it out. The reviews confirmed what a great place this is. Had a warm welcome and the menu was varied and extremely good value. The views of the coastline make... More 

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1 Thank Stephen B
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The food was REAL - that is FRESH!!!!!! No frozen food here. Great (no, fantastic) food. The atmosphere was very good, attentive without being intrusive. A GREAT MEAL. Would highly recommend. The best restaurant so far in Bexhill. Would have to go a very long way to beat this! The musscles were fab too.

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Thank Yvonne D
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We have been to Bistrot 45 twice now. The first time we went to Bexhill four years ago and then again in November. We love the beer, the atmosphere and the food. The fish is always fresh and you get personalised beer recommendations from the owner. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Renata A
Ilford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

First time visit to Bexhill and very happy to find this restaurant. Good atmosphere, friendly staff and the menu has an interesting assortment of dishes. We had homemade pate and hock,leek and potato croquettes to start and cod in parma ham and chicken in creamy tarragon sauce. Good size portions and very tasty.

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2 Thank Kat D
Ash, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This is another place we go to regularly at least once a month! , if not more. Working my way down the mussels menu is on my bucket list! I'm slowly getting there.

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Thank Liz B
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Love this little place. Great for couples and doubles. Interesting and quirky venue with a solid menu. Great mussels & frites. Good lunch menu.

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Thank Alex D
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I thought my husband and I needed to go out, so we headed to a busy Bistro 45, what can I say, great service, food and atmosphere! Try it you may like it!! All cooked fresh here and was nice to meet the chef Paris.

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Thank Mary G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, staff friendly. Relaxed atmosphere. Go as often as we can and meals are always good... Different beers, huge variety of beers. Always do there best to fit you in even if you haven't booked. Mussels always good 🍴 Good sea views, and looking forward to the next time we go😊

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Thank Juliesiii
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I had a lovely mussels meal here and have had a number over the years. None of the mussels were closed or in any of my families. The restaurant is very accommodating. The waiter/owner almost tries a little too hard but all in all, a very enjoyable meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Rosalind F
Andover, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Having been twice previously and enjoyed the experience, this time was a great disappointment and we will not be going back again. My wife asked for a mains type portion of fish goujons and only got a starter size, but I was charged for 2. My fish platter was plentiful but was all, apart from the whitebait maybe, cooked from... More 

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2 Thank Martyn C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 The Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Bexhill-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01424731513

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

Description

Bistro 45 is nestled on the esplanade with a fantastic view of the channel and is run by a brother and sister team. The menu is a mix of modern british with a retro twist all freshly prepared using the finest locally sourced ingredients. The starters range from seared scallops to homemade soups and pate, the main courses include Sirloin steak, Fresh Moules cooked in 45 different sauces and vegetarians need not feel left out with crepes stuffed with 7 different vegetables and to follow a delicious creme brulee or a melting chocolate cake with hot chocolate sauce may be just the thing to finish off your meal. The food is accompanied by an extensive menu of continental beers and for the wine lovers there is a list of fine wines
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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