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Bistro 45

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Belgian, European
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45 The Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BG, England
01424731513
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    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
Belgian food in an interesting setting.

Good atmosphere.Good music. Good mussels. Very friendly service and excellent food. I would recommend the mussels number 2 and the black cherry crepe. Also excellent Belgian beer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Eileen R
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

More ways of serving mussels than I could imagine. Half of them sound fairly similar and some not that great, but then I only tried the "house mussels" so that is pure speculation. They were pretty tasty cooked for the right time, in a white wine and celery sauce with a dash of cream. Served with frites it felt quite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good atmosphere.Good music. Good mussels. Very friendly service and excellent food. I would recommend the mussels number 2 and the black cherry crepe. Also excellent Belgian beer.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Have visited here twice and absolutely love it! Even if you don't like mussels there are plenty of other choices on the menu to suit most tastes. If you like Belgian beer as well then you are in for even more of a treat! My partner who loves mussels took a while to choose as there are so many options,... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We go here all the time and love it the staff are lovely the food is amazing and the beers according to my husband who drinks them is great. Plus a great place to sit outside and watch the sea and world go by.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Living locally l have visited Bistro 45 regularly. Always good mussels, lovely Belgium beers and pleasnt atmosphere. Turned up 15 minutes before afternoon closing, half expecting to be turned away, but was welcomed with open arms. We left about an hour later having been served in the usual friendly manner without any rush despite being the only pair of customers... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Took my cousin and partner here who were visiting from Manchester. Food was delicious but we weren't bowled over by the waiter (owner/previous owner's) customer service who firstly, on requesting our drinks order, immediately and impatiently told us he was too busy while we were choosing the wine and would have to come back! This he duly did and the... More 

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Brighton, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Sat on the pavement outside on a very sunny Sunday afternoon eating fabulous mussels & watching the world go by. Cannot praise the mussels enough - really very good. The extensive choice of mussels is impressive & will make me return to try other flavours. The service was impeccable too - relaxed but very attentive.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had another fantastic meal at the Bistro, they were very busy, but the waiter still had time to give us attention to detail. The food was tasty and can't wait to go back. A great fun Saturday night.

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Essex
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Just love this bistro the mussels are very good as are the other dishes we have tried. Excellent choice of beers and wines.

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UK
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79 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I would have rated this restaurant higher had it not been fo the owner's defensive rather than conciliatory attitude when we pointed out a minor error on his staff's part. His approach to our complaint was not what we would have expected from a man keen on promoting his business. I would not consider paying this reataurant a second visit.... More 

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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: Belgian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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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