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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
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Today
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Kim M
london
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started visiting Bexhill on Sea several years ago when this restaurant was just starting up. The owner James was nice and friendly and the food and beers were great on our first visit. Every time we come back for a weekend break staying in Bexhill we go to Bistro 45. This was our fifth visit and yet again another... More 

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Thank LondonHappyhols
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great starters, fantastic main (Bass pot) great service, great beers. Small and intimate, quaint with quality. Enough said

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Thank Gwyn P
Battle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Was invited here to celebrate a 80th Birthday. Never been before but wow what a secret gem. If you like mussels or seafood this is the place for you and set right on the seafront with views over the English Channel. Food was superb. Had a wide range of food between a party of 8 inc. a burger! The choice... More 

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Thank Gareth T
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is just the best place for mussels in a very wide geographical radius! A quirky little restaurant, great Belgian beer and the mussels ..., big plump ones, cooked in sooooo many different ways, lovely. Amazing puddings too. Service is always brilliant!

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Thank Taniabellamia
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Never had a bad meal here, fantastic range of speciality Belgium beers, and brilliant fresh seafood choices. Had the local goujons which are made fresh every day and the fish pie after - both fantastic!

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Thank BexNeil
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

2nd visit. Superb steak. Superb service. Great wine. Great value. Wonderful atmosphere brining to mind a French seaside bistro. Such a tragedy it's closing.

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Thank wittsy_64_13
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It was a blustery day in late November, so not busy but the food was very good, they specialise in Mussels and they did not disappoint. We had a seafood sharing platter as a starter, which was very nice

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Thank Mark S
Hastings, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Another fab meal here, and can't ever fault the service - I'm sure the lady I have been waited on by on every visit I've made to the restaurant never has a day off as she is always there!!! (& always brilliant!) Had run out of the wine we wanted to order but had a bottle of the Pinot Grigio... More 

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Thank alipali19061981
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visited 23rd Sept. This was a excellent taste of Belgium, an authentic atmosphere Great seafood, and a huge array of Belgian beers

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Thank Richard K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Belgian, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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