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Bistro 45

45 The Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BG, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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
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139 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Food was delicious, good service, nice atmosphere a great place to catch up, chill-out and enjoy yourself

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Exeter, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was a real treat - excellent menu, laid-back atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff. A huge choice of Belgian beers and sensibly priced wine list. We found this bistro on our first night in Bexhill and returned on both remaining evenings. Enjoyed all our meals - muscles a speciality but a good choice of other dishes too.

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Battle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Came back for another visit once again I cannot fault this quirky restaurant the food is excellent my partner had mussels while I had the lamb cooked to perfection if you are in the area you have to try please note I would book

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Bistro 45 before when it was still called Café Belge. This time I went without Madame and had a starter of Duck satay with peanut sauce. The sauce came in a bowl the size of a thimble and did not taste or even smell like peanut at all. ( there wouldn't have space even for ONE peanut... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Visited this bistro first whilst staying in Bexhill in 2013 and found the menu absolutely stunning and the food was out of this world. Went back again recently whilst staying in Hastings and it was equally as good. The menu is vast especially the mussels although there are other varied meals on the menu. The food is presented well and... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Allways a good experience we have eaten here several times.the ist evening meal this month . House mussels to start we're the best I have tasted in the uk an absolute must try ! Lemon sole for a main course to follow was fresh and the buttery caper sauce was delightfull A simple creme brûlée to finish all washed down... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stumbled across this little bistro by accident and I'm very glad we did. Service with a genuine smile, stunning home made food at very good prices. They are well known for their mussels but if this isn't your thing there are plenty of other dishes to choose from. They also have daily specials and 2 or 3 course offers on.... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Dropped in to this little oddity while visiting Bexhill. Wow! Great find! The interior of the bistro is completely wacky, all sorts of retro memorabilia and some just completely random stuff. It has a real homely feel, quite bohemian. The menu is stunning, with the mussels cooked in 45 ways being the obvious attraction. I had the "Seafood Pot" while... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Went here for lunch-if you are on a budget it's great value with a three course set menu for £9.95. I had mushroom soup to start with, followed by the chicken and chorizo salad with a Belgian waffle to finish. I would rate the food as good if uninspiring but you will not leave hungry. It really is a moules... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

An unattractive exterior hides a gem here...good quality cooking, reasonable prices, friendly service and eccentric decor (loved the old comics wallpaper). To be fair, some of the dishes weren't as good as others, but the mussels are obviously the main attraction here, and are delicious.

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