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Bistro 45

45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
+44 1424 731513
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (148 reviews)
“belgium beer” (14 reviews)
“braised beef” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Paz V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled here from Tunbridge Wells having checked their website only to find they are closed on Monday day. Definitely says open Mondays on the website.

Thank barrydoran
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Great beer, service and seafood with a sea view! I intend to visit per visit. A cracking place that more people should take note of. Soul music too!

Thank MrStephenHillier
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I understand the pressure of making a buck with your business in a competitive environment like Bexhill sea front, but I really don't understand putting out poor standard cuisine. The muscles were overcooked, tasteless and worse, several were clearly off. The burger was dry, and...More

2  Thank dcore100
Bistro45, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this review

Hello Having looked back at the previous checks you must have visited on the Wednesday lunchtime and I served you a burger and a Mediterranean mussels. The mussels are our speciality, we serve a large quantity of them and have a very fast turnover. We...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Booked here with my husband as a treat as our children don't live close our 1st visit here ,we'll I loved it food fab,service brill young girl & the owner(older chap) a really friendly place & will deffinately go back but would love to go...More

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was quite small but had a family feel to it. A nice selection of mussels and very tasty too. Could easily just go here for the great selection of beers.

Thank Bummble29
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Do you serve pre Christmas lunches for couples during December on Saturdays or Sunday, please? Is it a set price meal?
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Restaurant Details

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