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“Dressing to die for!”
Review of Bibendum

Bibendum
Ranked #86 of 414 Restaurants in Eastbourne
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located opposite Eastbournes Town Hall, Bibendum is the ideal venue for any occasion, whether you are planning a romantic meal in our Conservatory Restaurant, a business meeting or simply to wind down. Come and enjoying our wide range of premium beers, spirits and wines, or celebrate your special occasions in our Function Room, ideally equiped to suit your requirements, in order to make your evening a memorable one.And when the weather decides to be kind, why not take advantage of our patio area for that well needed coffee in the morning, a leisurely lunch or afternoon drinks with your friends, away from the hustle and bustle of the Town Centre...So whenever you choose to visit us, you can always expect a warm welcome from the team here at Bibendum.
Polegate, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Dressing to die for!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Ages since I have been here but there is some change! The atmosphere is great and you can view the kitchen from the table we were at. Although we all had small courses at lunchtime some of the mains which were carried by looked stunning and will certainly be returning for full dinner or lunch. 2 colleages had scallops which were presented beautifully and the skinny chips were crisp with two dipping sauces - one garlicky and one VERY chilli like. My other colleague and I had teh Hoi Sin Duck wrap with potato wedges which again were beautiful. I don't normally do "green" but the small salad garnish had the most beatiful dressing on it - orangey and honey to complement the duck which was certainly more than generous in the wrap. All very reasonably priced too! Highlyh recommended!

  • Visited November 2012
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“Classic English pub with quality fine dining food”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Sunday lunches are clearly a favourite as it seems to be a rarity to have an empty table! I would recommend bookin. The smart presentable waiters/waitresses are well versed in the menu options and the partial view of the kitchen area is reassuring that the food is prepared well. The scallop starter was out of this world, if the roast wasn't as equally delishious I'd have been tempted to have more! The fruit crumble my wife had was consumed rather fast for someone who said she was stuffed after the main course.. I enjoyed the frozen expresso dessert that came with rich chocolate pouring sauce - was curious as to what it would be like! even though the restaurant is fairly busy there isn't a too loud atmosphere where you struggle to have a conversation or feel as youre kept waiting for ages.

If the quality is this good at Bibendums wouldn't mind trying out the Bibendum French Restaurant down the road..

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Sussex
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Bibendum, Eastbourne”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Until last Friday (19 Oct) I'd not been to Bibendum for several years - the scars left by a bad meal take a long time to heal. However, we decided to give it another go and were so pleased tht we did. The food was very well cooked, seasoned and presented, there were some interesting wines on the list and the service was friendly and timely. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Jordan was excellent”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We had a lovely meal served to us by Jordan who bent over backwards to ensure our visit was a memorable experience

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Scruffy bar area”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

full of after-workers, talking too loudly. Not a place to go for a nice drink and chat, the food is ok. Toilets are the worst Ive seen for a long time

Visited October 2012
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