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Bistro 45

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Belgian
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Yummy mussels

First visit to Bistro 45 Friendly welcome and had a seat by the window. We had the 2 course set menu. Really good value at 7.95 each. Both starters excellent. Whitebait was served with lovely fresh salad and the pate came with yummy fresh bread and caramalised onions. Our mains of classic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
M C
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

First visit to Bistro 45 Friendly welcome and had a seat by the window. We had the 2 course set menu. Really good value at 7.95 each. Both starters excellent. Whitebait was served with lovely fresh salad and the pate came with yummy fresh bread and caramalised onions. Our mains of classic mussels and frites best we have had and... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I had Mussels (about a kg) in white wine/garlic cream sauce, was fresh and tasty,, but the sauce was very thin, although it was about a pint of sauce! plenty of chips,, nice fresh bread too, was too much to finish ! wife had tarragon chicken, (white wine & tarragon sauce) with trimmings, she enjoyed that too !,

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've been here before, last time wasn't very good and now as Madama wanted mussels, we decided to give it another chance. The starter was very nice, Asperger with Parma ham grilled, then mussels for Madame, nice but not a lot (in Belgium andHolland you get a bucket, in the UK you get a small pan) and I had beef... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We recently returned from Bruges, having discovered our new love for Belgian beer and food. Therefore, I set about locating good Belgian restaurants nearby. Bistro 45 absolutely hit the spot. They have an amazing range of beers on offer and it took me a long time to decide from the extensive menu. I did eventually go for one of their... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Absolutely coming back; popped in for lunch today with family- great atmosphere and service, food was magical. Normally I am cautious on having mussels and also don't order burgers but today I had both here and both were stunning. Mussel starter couldn't be faulted and the homemade burger was divine- will be back for sure for dinner as soon as... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have been to this restaurant quite a few time and have never been disappointed. the food is lovely, the drinks are fab, the staff are very friendly. There is a nice relaxed atmosphere best to book in the evening.

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Devon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We've eaten here two or three times now and have not been disappointed. Excellent variety of mussels on the menu as well as a good range for non mussel eaters. Service is quick and friendly and a nice location on the sea front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Such a lovely Belgian bistro bar - been many a times and tried all different types of moules - as well as fish and steak specials and the burgers and fish cakes ! Don't forget the desserts as well - chocolate heaven cake and sticky toffee pudding especially ! It is really reasonably priced as well and all the staff... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Fantastic food, lovely Belgian beers, staff have excellent knowledge and stories of drinks. All round a great restaurant and look forward to my next visit.

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Hastings
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A great place to eat some intestine takes on muscles but if you don't like them don't worry there's plenty of other good options even for fussy eaters. Service was good and even on a not very busy night the atmosphere was good. I defenitly recommend this place

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?