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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” (158 reviews)
“belgium beer” (17 reviews)
“braised beef” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Belgian, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t book but they found us a table. The menu was amazing!! Far to much to choose from :). Plenty of food and flavoursome. Lots of beers on the menu to. Could have quiet easy spent a few hours drinking if we wasn’t heading...More

Thank L0ndonSE1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time at this restaurant. We took the in laws and had a lovely time. The food was excellent and the service from Gary was informal, friendly, attentive and his knowledge of the menu and the many belgiian beers on offer was...More

Thank andrew10662018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us visited where we all found a great variety of choice on the menu. All being big fish eaters this was perfect. A relaxing astopmere, very good service and the food was outstanding. Would recommend. Thank you.

Thank SR1066
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A big thank you from the team and I we really appreciate your positive feedback.

Reviewed 11 March 2018

We were in Bexhill for a few days away and decided to eat here as the reviews were so good. We weren't disappointed. An excellent meal, good wine, good beer. Great service and very friendly owner and staff. We were made very welcome and will...More

Thank Teresa C
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Teresa thank you very much. Your positive feedback means a lot to the team. We endeavour to make everyone's visit something they look forward to repeating and your kind comments inform us that what we are doing is working. We look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We came across this lovely French Bistro after the restaurant we had booked into had over-booked. I'm so glad they did. We called in by chance, 6 of us, looking for somewhere on a busy Saturday evening and luckily a table had just been vacated....More

Thank susanwoodhouse
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Susan Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are very pleased we could accommodate you and your friends and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great evening. Crab starter, fillet steak and frites for main and melted toblerone fondue with fruit, marshmallows and cookies for dipping. Lovely food, friendly service. Will definitely be returning.

Thank GrahamEastwood7
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Graham your positive feedback means a lot to the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 18 February 2018

A fabulous range of seafood especially mussels. The Belgium beers were an addded bonus too - add that to a really nice ambiance and friendly service you will be guaranteed to have a great experience.

Thank Carsand0810
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. It means a lot to the team to know our efforts are appreciated. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 17 February 2018

You will be pleasantly surprised by the range of seafood dishes available. There are no less than 45 different ways the mussels can be prepared for you; and every dish is prepared from scratch.

Thank ChrisHamptonCourt
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi Chris Thank you for your lovely feedback it means so much to the team to hear we are getting it right. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 5 February 2018

This was a real find - the chef Gary was kind enough to prepare a beautiful vegan meal for me. I really appreciated the effort he made and felt very taken care of. My friend also enjoyed his meal - he had the mussels which...More

1  Thank laurendevere
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and were visiting our son, who lives in Bexhill and found Bistro45 on TripAdvisor. Deliciously fresh mussels and a choice of over 20 sauces to tempt any palate. There’s also a wide range of other fish dishes, as well as burgers and beef...More

1  Thank Stuart1503
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thanks Stuart for the positive feedback. The staff and I are always pleased when our guests have enjoyed themselves. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Bexhill

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Nicki L
28 November 2017|
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Response from mark b | Property representative |
At present we do not have a gluten free menu but we do stock gluten free flour so we can make batter on request. We do not have separate fryers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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