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Gecko Bar & Bistro - CLOSED

22 Grand Parade, Hastings TN37 6DN, England
+44 1424 532553
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good14%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
26 Feb 2017
“Going from strength to strength”
29 Dec 2016
“Insulted by the owner!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, British, American, Seafood, International, Pub, Wine Bar
22 Grand Parade, Hastings TN37 6DN, England
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have always liked this place but now under new management and with affable Dave, it is even better. Great live music, better atmosphere with more customers who are congenial, gorgeous sea views. They have just introduced an attractive menu, which I have not tried...More

1  Thank 1ec
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A note for bar owners - if someone returns a dodgy pint, either change it immediately or just refuse to change it, because arguing with the punter before reluctantly changing it is the same as just refusing point blank. Yes I got a replacement, and...More

1  Thank mukkker
DEWilliams2013, Former owner at Gecko Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

An appropriate response to this review is "Insulted by the customer". We are surprised that TripAdvisor allows an aggressive comment like "smacking the idiot around the head a few times" in a review, as it is hardly an intelligent comment on service good or bad....More

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't even rate them one star. Went to the bar on the 19th Saturday for my mAtes 18th, thought it looked nice but was a bit small in size. The people working there wasn't nice at all, kept telling my mate who was turning...More

1  Thank Chiara R
DEWilliams2013, Manager at Gecko Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Thank you for your email. The birthday party was booked on the provision that the people attending would pay for the drinks in order to meet an agreed bar spend. Many guests did not buy a drink. Bottles of beer and spirits were brought into...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for the first time as saw that there was vegetable jambalaya on the menu and was quite excited to try this Now rice with vegetable and flavoursome creole spices sounded really good Unfortunately this was served in a bowl with a lid?!?!...More

Thank badmintontim
DEWilliams2013, Owner at Gecko Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

We're sorry that your experience was not a good one. We usually do check with our customers about their food, and we have had few complaints. In fact, our customer service is usually seen as very good. But why did you not say something at...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016

Having enjoyed the atmosphere in this bar a few times, my fiancé and I booked this place out for a private quiz night with a friend singing. The owners were incredibly patient and welcoming. The buffet they provided was delicious and the drinks were reasonably...More

1  Thank LemonCurdUK
DEWilliams2013, Owner at Gecko Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

We are pleased you and your party had a good time. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences and the services we offer. We look forward to serving you both a cocktail. All the best from the Gecko team

Reviewed 5 April 2016

If you are looking for a decent place for a drink on the seafront in St Leonards, you could do a lot worse than drop in and say hi to the folks at Gecko. It's a semi-regular stop for me, can't comment on the food...More

Thank ronc794
DEWilliams2013, Owner at Gecko Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Thank you for your kind comments. May you long enjoy coming to the Gecko.

Reviewed 29 March 2016

Lovely laid back holiday feel to this bar. I haven't eaten here yet but looks good and well priced. Live music, good wine, friendly staff and customers, interesting art work and jewelry on display/sale. Recommend for a relaxing Sunday late afternoon.

Thank LilacWine60
DEWilliams2013, Owner at Gecko Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 8 March 2016

My husband and I love going to Gecko Bar.when we visit the area.The owner is always friendly ,witty and fun to talk to The last time we were there was on a Sunday afternoon.We had a glass of wine or two and listened to a...More

Thank mavisg31538
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Just want to thank Gecko bar for great time we had with my friends last week. We have been there before and it was lovely. Pleasant music, we had cocktails and food. I liked my chilli with rye bread and my partner had scapmi and...More

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 20 February 2016

A friendly bar, a warm welcome, great facilities. Food was average. Cocktails very good. Great location on the promenade.

Thank Loftie1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Bar, British, American, Seafood, International, Pub, Wine Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Grand Parade, Hastings TN37 6DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +44 1424 532553
A bar-restaurant with a delightful view overlooking the sea
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