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Bistro 45

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$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European, British
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45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
+44 1424 731513
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a blustery day in late November, so not busy but the food was very good, they specialise in Mussels and they did not disappoint. We had a seafood sharing platter as a starter, which was very nice

Thank Mark S
Hastings, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fab meal here, and can't ever fault the service - I'm sure the lady I have been waited on by on every visit I've made to the restaurant never has a day off as she is always there!!! (& always brilliant!) Had run out of the wine we wanted to order but had a bottle of the Pinot Grigio... More 

Thank alipali19061981
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visited 23rd Sept. This was a excellent taste of Belgium, an authentic atmosphere Great seafood, and a huge array of Belgian beers

Thank Richard K
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I went here for the 1st time yesterday with my husband, he had mussels and I had the braised beef. Both meals were delicious and we definitely will be going again to try the other delicious sounding food from the menu. Its such a cosy lovely place and can't believe we haven't been there before.

Thank Julie B
Florence, Italy
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to try the bistro 45 since it seemed to offer a good mix of local produce and Belgian beers. We had scampi and steak with frites. The meat was very tender and tasty, went down very well with the De Koninck beer.

Thank MCK1967
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Enjoyed an excellent meal on a busy Friday night. Food was very good but a shame that they ran out of ice for drinks. The waitress was very friendly and helpful and it felt like a trip down memory lane as the music was a great blast from the past - namely the 70's which was perfect for two mid... More 

Thank Lesley H
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

small place and friendly waitress . quick service and decent prices . great range of belgian beers.specailised in mussels,but wide range of food. couldnt fault it.

Thank Stanasa
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91 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had stopped off in Bexhill whilst driving back from a weekend away in Brighton. Walking along the seafront, we spotted this bistro but thought that we were too late for lunch. Although it was close to the time for end of service, we were invited in and made very welcome. The bistro is small but lovely. As others have... More 

1 Thank choc4basil
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185 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Took myself here for lunch today after a gap of about 5 years . The food and service was just as I remembered it, great mussels with lobster cream, frites and some lovely fresh baguette. The owner/waitress was very efficient and friendly. Will be visiting again soon.

Thank Adriano S
Charlestown, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

During visit tip Bexhill recently spent a very pleasant evening at this venue. Food was good as was the service. Very attentative.. to the point that when a glass was accidentally overturned, the waitress very quickly and without any fuss cleared up the spillage and delivered a fresh drink... with a smile and not a frown!!! Would definitely recommend this... More 

Thank Linda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Belgian, Seafood, European, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?