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The Belgian Cafe

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European
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11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England (Formerly Cafe Belge)
+44 1323 729967
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just sipped en route here for a few beers large glass of wine £9'45 !! Beers are ok. Not a lot of choice and expensive . Staff were friendly.

Thank markie33
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Only found this place a few months ago. Loads of different beers which are lovely. They brew there own beers, really nice and not filled with chemicals like most beers. Food is good as well. Enjoy

Thank Joshfromanywhere
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to this place before Xmas,beer is OK, food terrible,not really understand the connection with Belgium, maybe the owner? we will not going back

Thank Vinny P
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With over 30 different mussel recipes you are spoilt for choice. However it's the house recipe for me every time. All the mussels were open, handfuls of fresh herbs and lots of celery. The chips are hot and plenty of bread. My partner spoilt for choice with the beer menu, the 3 taster beers always a good way to start.... More 

Thank Zenabelton
Yateley, United Kingdom
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578 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too keen on Belgian beer, we've always ignored The Belgian Café/Bar but this time we decided to give it a try and very glad that we did. We were surprised to learn that they have a micro-brewery in the basement, so not just lagers but also some excellent real ales, especially the Dark ale 6%+. This very friendly bar... More 

Thank bparkercars
Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Music and atmosphere was good the food however was below par .The onion soup was greasy and the cod in beer batter over battered.The home froes were the worst part too soggy and burnt

Thank Roy W
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Belgian cafe on a Wednesday evening and were delighted to discover that it was the mussel tapas night. For a fixed price we were able to order a selection of mussels from the extensive menu. The food was delicious, the mussels were very fresh and tasty and between us we tried 5 different sauces, all of which... More 

Thank Kerry N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant on two successive nights such was the quality of the food on the first visit. This restaurant is located on the sea-front and opposite Harry Ramsdens. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They helped us to make some choices re the sea food on offer and also the different types of beer... More 

Thank andrew56653
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a drink, found it was Happy Hour, and stayed for another drink and some eats. Great staff, very attentive in a very nice way, really felt welcomed. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Nigel R
Battle, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A café is not normally what we'd consider for our wedding anniversary dinner but we wanted to go to the cinema in the afternoon and get home before it snowed. Considering the occasion I booked but on arrival found it to be empty. It suited our intimate lunch and the waitress was charming. I even got a complimentary beer when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $161
Belgian, Seafood, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +44 1323 729967
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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