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Bistro 45

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European, British
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45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
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
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

small place and friendly waitress . quick service and decent prices . great range of belgian beers.specailised in mussels,but wide range of food. couldnt fault it.

Thank Stanasa
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had stopped off in Bexhill whilst driving back from a weekend away in Brighton. Walking along the seafront, we spotted this bistro but thought that we were too late for lunch. Although it was close to the time for end of service, we were invited in and made very welcome. The bistro is small but lovely. As others have... More 

Thank choc4basil
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183 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took myself here for lunch today after a gap of about 5 years . The food and service was just as I remembered it, great mussels with lobster cream, frites and some lovely fresh baguette. The owner/waitress was very efficient and friendly. Will be visiting again soon.

Thank Kevin H
Charlestown, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During visit tip Bexhill recently spent a very pleasant evening at this venue. Food was good as was the service. Very attentative.. to the point that when a glass was accidentally overturned, the waitress very quickly and without any fuss cleared up the spillage and delivered a fresh drink... with a smile and not a frown!!! Would definitely recommend this... More 

Thank Linda W
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and I came across this gem by accident. Fantastic location looking out to see. We sat outside. Great range of unusual beers, I had a bottle of the "Elephant Delirium". Excellent service. We both ordered mussels and frites from a large of choice of recipes. Huge portions but really nice. Neither of us could finish ours so the... More 

Thank Hannen B
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178 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for lunchtime treat, nice to find somewhere that serves mussels the Belgian way. Friendly and helpful, the cuisine is divine. This was our first trip to Bexhill and we will come again.

Thank MortimerLake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect. Choice of beer, mussels were classic, rack of ribs the biggest I have ever seen!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Located on the sea front the restaurant diners overlook the sea and can watch the various summer activities. We were luckly enough to sit in the window and it was a bright day catching the sun. The menu was varied and especially good for fish and seafood eaters. The iced cold belgian beer was delicious and got the afternoon off... More 

Thank Sarah D
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This meal was, again, deliciously cooked and presented, and served by one of the most beautiful, competent and consumately competent waitressess I have ever had the pleasure of being served by. Delicious and very much worth visiting for - the food that is of course.

Thank RobEd221
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We have eaten here on several occasions during recent months and have never been disappointed. This is a family-run place with the owners very much "hands on". Whether from father, son or waitress, the welcome is exceptional and the service is personal and attentive. The restaurant is a relatively intimate environment, adding to the overall experience. The choice of (mainly... More 

Thank Xandymac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Belgian, Seafood, European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Bexhill-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01424731513
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?