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Bistro 45

45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
+44 1424 539120
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (149 reviews)
“braised beef” (5 reviews)
“belgium beer” (4 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
All hours
Belgian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
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1 - 10 of 311 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We tried this restaurant on Tuesday - Shetland moules and frites. They were outstanding - Our owner/host was charming and we would definitely re-visit.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Belgium mussel restaurant, with fantastic Belgium beer Has a very extensive Mussel menu as well as other dishes Great service, very friendly owner and staff, and right on the seafront and south facing.

Thank DPF777
Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge pot of super fresh mussels, loads of bread and the best Belgian beers. I had fish goujons,m the owner pulled the Belgian beer to make my batter,, they were fresh from the sea that day and melted in the mouth. Generous portions, good...More

Thank gooner52
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much your feedback matters a lot. We endeavour to give all our customers a great experience and its nice to know our efforts are appreciated. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mussels or not this is a great little find. They have numerous kinds of mussels which we were told were delivered fresh on a daily basis. We had a selection of seafood as a starter with dips which was lovely. I chose something quite different...More

1  Thank RosiB
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Myself and my husband visited Bistro 45 on a Saturday evening and were welcomed to this relaxed restaurant by one of the two gentlemen that were taking orders and serving. They have a very large range of Belgian beers and there is a menu of...More

Thank sadieleela
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Having eaten at Bistro 45 on numerous occasions in the past when it was always excellent, the latest visit was a huge disappointment. Mussels, for which they are famous, were tiny and tasted of nothing. Extra charge for bread!!! Other meals mediocre. Waiter too pushy...More

Thank bd48
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Installation of our new phone line has been delayed which means that we temporarily need to take phone bookings by calling 07515166610. Please call to enjoy our home cooked food, mussels & Belgian Beers. Apologies for any inconvenience caused Bistro45 team

Thank AgnesLondon
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Had a lovely meal here while staying in Bexhill. We didn't have mussels but what we did chose was delicious. Service was excellent as well. will return when back in the area. There was just a problem with having to pay cash, as they had...More

Thank suered2425
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Eaten here three times recently , I can only think they are using a different chef on different nights , first night wonderful mussels , then oversalted overcooked tasteless sea bream , then a very generous tasty fishpot . Inconsistent food quality , but it...More

Thank geoffhoward123
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Some of the best moules I've ever had. A great unassuming seafront restaurant serving great food. We plumped for the mussles mostly but I did notice the fish pie and fish and chips on their way to fellow diners and they looked fantastic. The mussels...More

2  Thank dc5729
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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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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