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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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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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, 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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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Great Food and a Great Location

We have eaten here on a previous visit to Bexhill in 2014. We really enjoy this type of small , continental themed restaurant. The Belgian slant to this place is pretty authentic to our experiences of both Belgium and France. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We ate here 3 times during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Villian56
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Hertford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
UK
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have eaten here on a previous visit to Bexhill in 2014. We really enjoy this type of small , continental themed restaurant. The Belgian slant to this place is pretty authentic to our experiences of both Belgium and France. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We ate here 3 times during the week all at night. We ate... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We that is my wife and I visited last week and found the food to be excellent, the plates were hot as was the food and the atmosphere was very friendly. I tried the speciality mussels and had to admit defeat and leave a few in the pot, the Belgian beers were also very good. Went back again and the... More 

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A lovely meal on a sunny evening. Mussel's, as ever, were very good as was the bream. Desserts and wine somewhat expensive. But a pleasant evening.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Mussel dishes and Belgian beers are the specialities here but other fish and Flemish influenced foods too. Delicious food and excellent value for the very reasonable cost. Small and basic but ignore that for the pleasure of eating.Family owned with very knowledgeable beer service from friendly waiter.

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St. Neots
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I chose the pate, followed by Steak frites. The pate tasted good, and the main course gave me good piece of meat with a generous salad accompaniment. However, my wife's Prawn cocktail was very average ("I could have made better myself.") and her Salmon Fishcakes...well you had to look hard to find the tiny pieces of salmon amongst the rest... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I don,t like mussels, but I tried the sauce that was in my husbands and it was delicious and the sea bass I had was lovely.

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Essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As others have said an unpretentious restaurant that provides nice food.Interesting wall paper in the Loo's as well! Had homemade pate---yummy & Mussels.Wife had prawn cocktail & a beef in beer dish.I couldn't eat all the mussels--so many & had some bread to soak up the delicious sauce.My wife said she enjoyed all of her food as well.Very handy for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My Father and I went to an Art exb in the De La Warr and found this fantastic Bistro afterwards for Lunch. The service was a delight and the waiter made us laugh, he advised me and my father on a beer in which we enjoyed. The Food was cooked for us My Father had a 10 oz steak which... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

For the money paid the food was disappointing. The use of fancy lettuce as a salad garnish filled a third of the plate, the chicken I had filled another third. When they arrived separately, the "frites" filled the plate. The chicken, though served in a sauce, was dry and unappealing. Thank God for the sauce. Although the waiter was reasonably... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro 45

Address: 45 The Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BG, England
Phone Number: 01424731513
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Bexhill-on-Sea
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Belgian, European

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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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