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The Belgian Cafe

11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England
+44 1323 729967
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“mussels” (298 reviews)
“seafood” (57 reviews)
“belgium beer” (15 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Generous portions served with style. The beers must be tried...ask the staff they are really knowledgeable and helpful. Be brave and try a Trappist beer, they are full of wonderful flavours...

Thank Coinneach1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff have a 'could'nt care less' attitude towards their customers. If you are a couple be careful when you book your table to ask to be positioned in the main part of the restaurant otherwise you will be shoved at a noisy table next to...More

Thank 100Cazza
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this place just off the pier As I have spent most summers for the past 20 years in Belgium at some point I thought I'd see how it compared with the "real thing" I have to say its reasonably authentic The decor, the...More

1  Thank WandererFXRSC88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had lunch here and quite enjoyed the expeience. If you like mussels, then this is the place for you. The mussel preparation selection was extensive. The mussels, for the mot part, were a little on the small side. The humous was excellent....More

4  Thank Sussexstrollers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique place, quite intimate and very friendly. The separate bar adds a lively feel to the place. Loads of different beers and a good choice of wines. Much better when live music is playing as it seems to attract a more eclectic group. Disabled...More

Thank bridget l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wandering around Eastbourne, looking for somewhere nice to eat. Most of the sea-front has so-soish hotels with not so good food. The Belgian Cafe is on a corner near the pier. We ate outside, on the sea-front. We had various meals ranging from...More

Thank Swiss_Tourist_AB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had mussels which were quite sweet and tasty but so few of them.The chips were just ghastly...pale,tasteless,greasy and soggy.So little to eat.! We were recommended by friends ...at least thought they were!!

3  Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just popped in for a beer one hour ago. Although we both ordered a different beer, each one tasted stale, flat, and had a very mouldy flavour. Hence to say we left most of what was left and departed. This beer...More

3  Thank Annie2102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst we were in Eastbourne over the Bank holiday, we thought we would visit the Belgian Café on the Saturday evening. We've been there a few times and were looking forward to having a nice meal in a buzzing atmosphere. So at lunchtime we booked...More

2  Thank Brightboybren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating here for the past five years and always sat at the same window table but this time the waitress shown us to another table .I asked if we could sit at our favourite table but she said no although restaurant had...More

1  Thank Catherine H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 161
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England (Formerly Cafe Belge)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 729967
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Proud to be voted 'Eastbourne's Best Restaurant' Sovereign Awards 2012. We are famed for our freshly prepared seafood specialities, including 50 different ways to enjoy mussels, and our amazing selection of over 100 Belgian beers.
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