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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” (153 reviews)
“belgium beer” (16 reviews)
“braised beef” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Belgian, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
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1 - 10 of 322 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been over a year since our last visit and food did not disappoint fish pie followed by crepe suzette wonderful The menu extensive and if you like mussels there is a huge choice Highly recommend

Thank valeriepWatford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent, Mussels followed by fish pieces in light batter./ Vast selection of Belgian beers, and also variety on Gins.

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at Bistro 45 every time we visit Bexhill and always look forward to it. This time was no exception and we had a wonderful evening on 24 October. The food was superb as usual and the new(ish) owner Mark was welcoming and knowledgeable...More

Thank SamL7
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Hopefully we will see you soon and you can try a little more .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit and like the first was blown away with the food and service I received. Gary had saved us the table we had on our first visit on entering he remembered us and made us feel so welcome and relaxed. We sat down and...More

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

Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our little restaurant. Gary and Paige will be very pleased with your feedback. It is always a pleasure to know your efforts are appreciated. Hopefully we will see you again soon. We have launched our Christmas menu check...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting my mother who lives in Bexhill we decided to go to Bistro 45 for an evening meal what can I say except the meals were beautiful 40 ways to cook mussels it was like being in Belgium the restaurant is small and quaint the...More

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

So glad you had a wonderful experience and thank you for sharing. We have launched our Christmas menu so hopefully we will see you again over the holiday period.

Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a great little restaurant with a unique feel. 40+ types of mussel recipes to choose from. I had the Pastis and my wife the Red Thai. We had the shared mixed platter to start. All were really good. Beer selection was great too....More

Thank HarryOrgans
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

thank you very much for your support and positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon Harry. Check out our Christmas menu on line.

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Have been going to this restaurant for last 10 years one of my favourite in bexhill Under new management have got to say very disappointing one of my scallops sent back not cooked sea bass main sent back not cooked only starter delivered within 90...More

Thank maxsam2
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

I am so sorry to hear we have not lived up to your expectations. I would like if you could give us another opportunity to redeem ourselves in your esteem. I am not sure what went wrong on your visit . Your feedback is very...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were so pleased to find standards are as good and in some ways even better under new ownership. Well done Mark and Gary. Superb mussels with perfectly cooked bass,bream, scallops also delicious steaks and homemade pies and deserts. We will be over again very...More

Thank johngee2014
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

John thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Check out our Christmas menu on line.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Seafood is their speciality and was superb...the choice of Belgian beers great. I loved the 8.5% delerium tremors! The waiter was a bit like Basil Fawlty...made the evening fun!!

Thank t0nydell
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Tiny place, but very friendly, amazing Belgian beers, and fantastic food. I had the whitebait, and I have not eaten any as fresh as those in a long time!

Thank jfroussel1962
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are always pleased to hear our guests have enjoyed our food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 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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