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1 Grange Road | Eastbourne, Eastbourne BN21 4EU, England
+44 1323 735363
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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International, British, Gastropub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Grange Road | Eastbourne, Eastbourne BN21 4EU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family meal went very well, and out of politeness everyone said "nice" BUT the fact is that none of us finished our meals. A mushroom risotto that somehow tasted of vinegar, a mushy fish cake, an inedible curry, sausage and mash drowning in gravy,...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Staff are friendly enough and it was quite comfortable but the food was of mixed quality. The burger was delicious but only a tiny bit of nice relish with it , but a huge gherkin. The brioche bun was very dry , The burger came...More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

although this place has improved it still has a long way to go, i had the fish platter which was a rather strange combination flavours, my wife had a vegi ploughmans and didn't like beetroot with her tart tatin (which is an odd thing for...More

Thank Foodiechefmark
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We have been over the years many times , my husband for years before that but we went this Sunday for a roast with my in laws . My husband had tomato soup as a starter but it was so salty it was inedible ....More

Thank truthwillout123
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This gastro pub has been through many incarnations of varying quality but its latest is very welcome with a new chef and new imaginative menus far away from the tired old ' pub grub ' standard . The pie is excellent , the fish superb...More

Thank AntonEastbourne
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I had recommended this restaurant for a friends birthday back in July as I had been in previously (May time,early June) and the food and staff were brilliant and really accommodating, the waitresses even helped us to move inside half way through our meal as...More

Thank LillyHodgson
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I used to love coming here when visiting Eastbourne and was addicted to their steak sandwiches. That aside, all their dishes were good. But, I wonder if it's changed hands as now the layout is different with awful tables on the right as you go...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Went there for a drink with my partner and had a kiss and the manager looks like he's in he's 50's bald head come marching over telling us we had to stop kissing. Then when I went outside to have a fag he came out...More

1  Thank Roxanne B
BibendumBar, Owner at Bibendum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We do pride ourselves on being a very respectful establishment and will make a point to maintain standards. If other customers are conducting themselves in such a manner to make others feel uncomfortable we will have a polite word. Kind regards Heidi

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I have been here several times and have never been disappointed Good clean food nice light airy surroundings and good outside seating There is a good range of beers and gin (and probably other things too!) and the staff are friendly - if I wanted...More

Thank Sara W
BibendumBar, Owner at Bibendum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hello :) many thanks for taking the time to review Bibendum, really appreciate your comments and I will be certainly looking into the staff being more attentive. Hopefully see you again soon, take care Heidi

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Delighted to try out this restaurant because of its new owner Claude Bosi.We'd enjoyed his previous restaurant Hibiscus Lovely to visit on a sunny day to appreciate the Michelin windows and more importantly the food. Claude himself came to several tables and whilst he was...More

Thank YorkJean
BibendumBar, Owner at Bibendum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello :) I think you my be referring to the Bibendum in London..... we are in little old Eastbourne, East Sussex. If you are ever in town please pop in. Take Care Heidi

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Carolyn O
13 October 2015|
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Response from BibendumBar | Property representative |
Hi there & thank you very much for asking. We are in exciting times at the moment & lots of things are changing to enable us to take this beautiful restaurant & bar forward. A new chef has just been appointed, after we have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Grange Road | Eastbourne, Eastbourne BN21 4EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 735363
  • E-mail
Located opposite Eastbournes Town Hall, Bibendum is the ideal venue for any occasion, whether you are planning a romantic meal in our Conservatory Restaurant, a business meeting or simply to wind down. Come and enjoying our wide range of premium beers, spirits and wines, or celebrate your special occasions in our Function Room, ideally equiped to suit your requirements, in order to make your evening a memorable one.And when the weather decides to be kind, why not take advantage of our patio area for that well needed coffee in the morning, a leisurely lunch or afternoon drinks with your friends, away from the hustle and bustle of the Town Centre...So whenever you choose to visit us, you can always expect a warm welcome from the team here at Bibendum.
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