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The Belgian Cafe

) #54 of 308 Restaurants in Eastbourne €€ - €€€ Belgian, Seafood, European
11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England
+44 1323 729967
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“mussels” (281 reviews)
“seafood” (55 reviews)
“belgium beer” (13 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you love seafood then this is the place to go. I'm not a lover but whenever I've been the people I'm with say the moules and the different choices of sauces etc are to die for

Thank Decoed
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can't rave enough about this place. It's funky and fun and the food was to die for. I wanted everything on the menu!!! The mussel selection is the biggest I have ever seen and I tried to different variations and they were both heavenly.

Thank Tess M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Utterly terrible restaurant and not Belgian at all, apart from they sell Belgian beer! The drinks took 45mins. to get to the table and that's after two complaints. The food took over an hour. The band had played a whole set and we were still...More

Thank ELBG
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place for mussels, fish and beer, getting a gluten free option was not a problem. The atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant ( but some waiting staff need to address there people skills!!). The Belgian cafe is renowned for its wide choice...More

Thank sonic333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely corner restaurant/bar with a good selection of food and drinks. There seemed to be too many staff to be honest but they were all very friendly and happy to help. Drinks were made well and food delicious.

Thank anonnymouse2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a glass of wine with a friend to see what is was like as haven't been in for ages. Very confused as to what this restaurant is trying to be. One side is like a beer festival with wooden tables and the...More

Thank Alicolv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only called in for a drink and try the Belgian beer. Would not go back again as the barmaid was very off hand, I felt that I was intruding.

Thank laticfanatic2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meet with son for lunch, chose the Belgian Café, this would out first time to have lunch in this very pleasant venue. Right overlooking the pier and sea. My choice Mussels Belgian well why not when in Belgian Café served in large pot in white...More

Thank johnvincent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for authentic Belgian food and beer. Something like 40 different ways of having mussels (!) plus a standard wide-ranging menu plus the specials menu plus the seasonal specials! And to wash it down, a selection of another 40...More

Thank Robyn_Morgan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 3rd visit to The Belgian Café & Bar, last time was 3 months ago. Always a good selection of great ales from their own micro-brewery but you never know what's on until you arrive. All that we tried on this visit were excellent but...More

Thank bparkercars
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$161
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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.