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Bistro 45

€€ - €€€, Seafood, European
45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
+44 1424 539120
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (154 reviews)
“belgium beer” (16 reviews)
“braised beef” (5 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A fabulous range of seafood especially mussels. The Belgium beers were an addded bonus too - add that to a really nice ambiance and friendly service you will be guaranteed to have a great experience.

Thank Carsand0810
Reviewed 3 days ago

You will be pleasantly surprised by the range of seafood dishes available. There are no less than 45 different ways the mussels can be prepared for you; and every dish is prepared from scratch.

Thank ChrisHamptonCourt
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Chris Thank you for your lovely feedback it means so much to the team to hear we are getting it right. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a real find - the chef Gary was kind enough to prepare a beautiful vegan meal for me. I really appreciated the effort he made and felt very taken care of. My friend also enjoyed his meal - he had the mussels which...More

1  Thank laurendevere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and were visiting our son, who lives in Bexhill and found Bistro45 on TripAdvisor. Deliciously fresh mussels and a choice of over 20 sauces to tempt any palate. There’s also a wide range of other fish dishes, as well as burgers and beef...More

1  Thank Stuart1503
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Stuart for the positive feedback. The staff and I are always pleased when our guests have enjoyed themselves. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Bexhill

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Great meal service great food great value, good selection of beers and gins. We w3nt for Christmas lunch good selection. Great reception with Mark always welcoming.

Thank Denise T
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks Denise So glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves. It would be lovely to see you again in the new year. Hope you have had a great Christmas and have a prosperous new year

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Not eaten here previously but walked passed on many occasions. Good atmosphere with welcoming friendly staff. All food very good! Certainly worth a visit if you enjoy sea food.

Thank perryp16
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks Perry We try to ensure all guests have a great time. The staff and I really appreciate the positive feedback. Hope you have a prosperous new year

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Popped in Saturday night for a first visit. Gary and Mark made us feel welcome from start. Great food, great beers, great gin, great evening - we'll be back! Mussel starter with dijon went down a treat followed by a tasty hake dish all washed...More

Thank RandRI
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you so much for you great feedback. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

It has been over a year since our last visit and food did not disappoint fish pie followed by crepe suzette wonderful The menu extensive and if you like mussels there is a huge choice Highly recommend

Thank valeriepWatford
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Food was excellent, Mussels followed by fish pieces in light batter./ Vast selection of Belgian beers, and also variety on Gins.

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We eat at Bistro 45 every time we visit Bexhill and always look forward to it. This time was no exception and we had a wonderful evening on 24 October. The food was superb as usual and the new(ish) owner Mark was welcoming and knowledgeable...More

Thank SamL7
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Hopefully we will see you soon and you can try a little more .

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Nicki L
28 November 2017|
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Response from mark b | Property representative |
At present we do not have a gluten free menu but we do stock gluten free flour so we can make batter on request. We do not have separate fryers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 539120
  • E-mail
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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