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Bistro 45

45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
+44 1424 539120
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (158 reviews)
“belgium beer” (17 reviews)
“braised beef” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Belgian, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on a whim and had a very nice meal, it’s not cheap but it is good quality and well cooked. Lovely selection of Belgian beers. On reflection, the only disappointment was that my husband’s beef stew was on the small side, and I...More

Thank Taniabellamia
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear your husbands portion was small. We endeavor to make all visitors leave completely sated. Hopefully you will be coming back to see us again soon and we will be able to make it up to you. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last night and the whole evening was perfect! The staff are friendly and not too serious, which adds a certain charm to the place and the food was superb... the halloumi to start where perfectly cooked and the portobello burger for my main...More

Thank pheebs2853
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Pheebs The staff and I really appreciate your positive feedback it is good to know what we are doing is appreciated. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An ah hoc trip to bexhill and found this wonderful restaurant. Best mussels ever and have tried lots! Wonderful attentive service. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thank Stapeleys
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your positive feedback it means so much to the team and I. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The delightful (fairly new) owner is learning his new trade quickly. The Redhead went for tender and lightly dusted fried calamari and tempura batter goujons of local fish and was duly impressed. I had very tasty whitebait followed (boringly) by moules mariniere. It all demonstrated...More

1  Thank Clive W
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Clive thank you so much for your positive feedback. It means a lot to the staff and I. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazingly nice menu between 4 of us we spread around the food one of us vegetarian who was well catered for, I had the fish goujouns (spell check) absolutely delicious!! Also had mussels as a starter it could have been a main meal so many...More

Thank londinium1973
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You The team and I really appreciate your positive feedback. We endeavor to make every visit as special as possible. We are also happy to prepare food not on the menu as long as we receive notice on time. I hope we will see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal for two adults and my daughter. Mussels for everyone , with a fab choice of Belgium beers , Friendly service with loads of help on choosing one of many many different sauces for the mussels. Games to play till the food...More

Thank sarahhk56jky
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Sarah your positive feedback means so much to the team and I. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 15 April 2018 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
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive feedback it is very important to the team and I. Hopefully you will visit again next time in Bexhill. Kind regrads Mark

Reviewed 15 April 2018

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
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andrew thank you for your wonderful feedback. The staff and I really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 25 March 2018 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 8 April 2018

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 19 March 2018

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

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Nicki L
29 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
Bistro 45 is nestled on the esplanade with a fantastic view of the channel and is under new management. The menu is a mix from land and sea. We specialize in mussels and Belgian beers. The starters range from seared scallops to homemade soups and pate, the main courses include Fillet 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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