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The Belgian Cafe

11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England
+44 1323 729967
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“mussels” (291 reviews)
“seafood” (61 reviews)
“belgium beer” (15 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For a friends birthday 6 of us came to dine in this stylish, seafront restaurant. A great selection of starters meant we all ordered pretty quickly and dove straight in. Mostly the bulk of us having the crab there was a lot of hype around...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came for lunch with our baby and the staff were so accommodating, friendly and welcoming to us. We had the beer taster which was excellent value for £5 and really great to try the range available. Our mussels were delicious. The decor is a...More

Thank RLC1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

We last visited here in 2013 and were pleasantly surprised to see not only the décor had changed. They now have their own Bear Beers as well as the extensive range of Belgian beers they still stock and which we well sampled during our stay....More

Thank margareth700
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Amazing craft beer, food really good - try the beer me cod &chips or the pesto avocado pasta. Staff friendly and table service which is a rare treat for a bar. Love the log tables and atmosphere. Great music and friendly staff. One of our...More

Thank traveller001m
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner and loved! The food we had was lovely and enjoyed the live singer. Service was great although we weren't keen on the 10% optional tip on the Bill, I prefer to leave a tip of my choice after paying but lots of...More

Thank emilie d
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Between the two of us we had the Singapore Chilli Crab with stuffed rice (£13ish) and the Seafood Mussel pot (£20ish), both of which were not worth the price. The crab was grilled without cracking beforehand, and it was way overcooked. The flesh was dry...More

Thank joanlow
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here. The modules with seafood and fries were to die for and my wife's seafood pasta was crammed with seafood. Well done and very good value. Liked the resident musician too

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Superb range of beers , fantastic pots of mussels with a myriad of different sauces Waffles for desert , what more could you ask for Prices are reasonable and the staff are great, there is a lovely ambiance there and some great Saturday night music

Thank mark s
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I phoned to ask for a takeaway and despite initially they declined as they do not provide the service, they eventually accepted and provide us with a nice "crab muffin" sandwich with salad. Very welcoming and helpful staff! Sandwich was good and the dark Belgian...More

Thank msmary2016
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My sister was visiting Eastbourne for the week to celebrate her wedding anniversary so we met them here for a drink and meal. Nice comfortable surroundings, good friendly staff. Great selection of Mussels and huge choice on the menu. The food was very good and...More

Thank Ian B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$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 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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