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The Belgian Cafe

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Belgian, Seafood, European
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11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England (Formerly Cafe Belge)
01323 729967
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service is always good, try to go there when it's not too busy. Food and drinks menu is extensive and there are great beers. Can be quite expensive especially a glass of wine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best places in Eastbourne to have some good food and some amazing Belgian beers, including Trapist beers! If you love mussels, over 40 types of sauce no less, then this is the place for you! The owner Greg is a delight, always smiling and happy to serve!

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Thank LondonDragons
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend of ours was playing here a few years ago, and we thought we would all go for dinner at the same time, wow was it awful, the meal its self looked ok on the menu but when it arrived the prawns were over cooked and there was nothing left of it, my friend had to send hers back... More 

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Thank chrismsh36
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to have some sea food and watch gigs playing life and good location Staff are good and respected .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popped in here on a Saturday evening after a meal elsewhere. Nice atmosphere, tasty beer brewed on site, live music which was good but not obtrusive. Wish there was place like this where I lived!

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Thank IfitsMonday...
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great choice in the menu & drinks list. Two courses was lovely but enough for us as the proportions were quite generous. It was a quiet mid week evening so it was not too busy & allowed for a very relaxed unhurried meal. Service was good, food was great.

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Thank TGHLOC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner and was my first time. I had the whitebait to begin with and although was very delicious there was quite a lot for a starter (maybe share?). Then had mussels for my main and wow! There were 50 to choose from, I went for number 1 as this was only my second time having mussels -... More 

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Thank SussexBex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came across this place and decided to try it - really pleased we did. We were seated quickly and service was really good. Food was fantastic and the beer was good too. Im not a massive seafood fan but I have the mussels - they were lovely. Would defo recommend.

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Thank Andy H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walked in and ask about the beer .. some free samples and a chat with chris about the different taste...had a very strong pint of they own beer ... not cheap but good so husband happy !! I Enjoyed the cherry beer most !!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is nice and not badly priced considering the prime location. The staff are attentive but on occasions do not understand mumbled english brought on by copious amounts of their native beer .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $161
Cuisine
Belgian, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England (Formerly Cafe Belge)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: 01323 729967
Description
Proud to be voted 'Eastbourne's Best Restaurant' Sovereign Awards 2012. We are famed for our freshly prepared seafood specialities, including 50 different ways to enjoy mussels, and our amazing selection of over 100 Belgian beers.

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