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Bistro 45

45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
+44 1424 731513
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (152 reviews)
“belgium beer” (15 reviews)
“braised beef” (5 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, European, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair and to get it out of the way - the mussels and beer were adequate if pricey. HOWEVER - the service was execrable and ruined the evening. The 'gentleman' front of house seemed not to understand very much about Belgian beer, moules...More

5  Thank Bunnyyhill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my family when they come down to visit. We loved the service and the fact there are 45 different ways to serve mussels with the most delicious selection of beer. This is one of my face places in BexHill and it's close to the...More

Thank Antonina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An extensive range of beatifully prepared mussel dishes is the hallmark of Bistro 45. Add a range of complementary wines and Belgian beers and you can linger long over lunch as we did. Family run with knowledgable, engaging staff there's a lot to like. Three...More

Thank 779jim
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Visited in the winter and really enjoyed our meal, so went back for a sunny lunch with my sister. Drinks were offered immediately (for gin loving sister, not sure I could have served it quicker at home) Hendricks, Fever Tree with...More

Thank UckfieldPhilippaB
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

First time we visited for three years. Muscles really were excellent as was the starters calamari, whitebait. Family really enjoyed it, and good service by the owner I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to go to a restaurant with a bit of...More

Thank Teubs
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Small, very friendly, and family run restaurant that has an excellent seafood selection, with lots of mussels dishes and a very good Belgian beers list. I had the special which was plaice, prawns and crushed potatoes and spinach. Was absolutely delicious and the fish so...More

Thank WhiskeyCyclist
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This place is fabulous. Relaxed atmosphere with friendly hosts. We had both had the mixed seafood mussel pots. It really is the pot that keeps on giving, filled to the brim with Mussels, king prawns, clams and squid. The whole lot cooked to absolute perfection,...More

Thank travelgogo_12
Reviewed 14 May 2017

It was nice to see a new menu and we were lucky to get in to this busy restaurant. I had the avocado, crab started which was mouth watering, my friend had the crispy baby calamari yummy, yes had to try that also. My friend...More

Thank clairye J
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visited Bistro 45 and very pleased with huge variety of moules served with pipping hot frites and mayonnaise. Super attentive and friendly service capping a great ambience and delightful evening with a twist of Belgium.

Thank gavinareid
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Brilliant service. Had a big bowl of mussels which where green thai really enjoyed! Lots of Belgian beer too!

Thank Paz V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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 731513
  • 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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