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Bistro 45

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Belgian, Seafood, European
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45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
+44 1424 731513
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beer, service and seafood with a sea view! I intend to visit per visit. A cracking place that more people should take note of. Soul music too!

Thank MrStephenHillier
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I understand the pressure of making a buck with your business in a competitive environment like Bexhill sea front, but I really don't understand putting out poor standard cuisine. The muscles were overcooked, tasteless and worse, several were clearly off. The burger was dry, and also overcooked. Restaurants should take pride in their cooking, their business and their ethos -... More 

2 Thank dcore100
Bistro45, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this review

Hello Having looked back at the previous checks you must have visited on the Wednesday lunchtime and I served you a burger and a Mediterranean mussels. The mussels are our speciality, we serve a large quantity of them and have a very fast turnover. We would never serve off mussels, it would make you ill and we have no need... More 

London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked here with my husband as a treat as our children don't live close our 1st visit here ,we'll I loved it food fab,service brill young girl & the owner(older chap) a really friendly place & will deffinately go back but would love to go on an entertainment evening so I'll have to keep an eye out as to when... More 

Thank Diane L
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was quite small but had a family feel to it. A nice selection of mussels and very tasty too. Could easily just go here for the great selection of beers.

Thank Bummble29
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just had an awesome meal here, great selection of Belgium beers and the mussels were fresh and delicious. The staff were friendly and the place was ideal for a nice meal.

Thank Bclark23
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Food, atmosphere really great. Father & Son run a lovely restaurant. Very compact, had a lovely experience. They are knowledgeable about what they are serving from the drinks to the food. Loved it and looking forward to going back soon.

1 Thank Tracy C
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We are so disappointed in tonights dinner. We came here twice last summer for lunch and absolutely loved it. So much so, it inspired us to get creative at home when cooking mussels. The male server this evening appeared unkempt and scratched his head whilst serving food, with his thumb in the plate ( table next to us). I ordered... More 

1 Thank Sarah-Jane S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely quirky restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and good food... at a price. This is a family run restaurant that specialises in mussels and Belgian beer, both of which are presented excellently. The mussels have been cooked to perfection on each of the three times we have visited (so far). And the selection of Belgian beers has been extensive,... More 

Thank Jim A
Croydon, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This was one of a few places suggested by our B &B to eat. We were a bit wary having looked at some of the reviews, but are pleased we went ahead. It is set up as a Belgium cafe specialising in mussels and a large range of Belgium beers. The mussels were very good as was the beer! Don't... More 

Thank RMJ59
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food is just 'ok' its not good its not bad its just ok. BUT one of my pet hates is when small independent restaurants include a service charge on the bill! WHY??? especially when the owner takes the order and brings the food, its basically dishonest and means the food is 10% more expensive than the menu states. There... More 

Thank Kim M
Bistro45, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this review

Hello Kim Just thought I should clarify a few things. There is no service charge added onto the bill, we do write Service not included but we leave it at that. If there is money left as a tip this money is shared among all the staff working that day. If you come in mid week during the down season... More 

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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
US$20 - US$30
Belgian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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: +44 1424 731513
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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