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Le Magasin

50A Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AN, England
+44 1273 474720
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
50A Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant in Lewes because of the food. I usually eat the fish. Nice atmosphere. I have been many times and it doesn't disappoint. I wish the opening hours were longer.

2  Thank Trish8383
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch ( again) here on Saturday. Great fun and good food. Staff were very friendly and great atmosphere. Situated right in the middle of the lower town near the pedestrian bridge. Easy parking nearby. I had smoked salmon with salad and toasted Brioche. Very...More

2  Thank GarryGT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Lewes overnight and booked this restaurant about a month in advance for a Saturday night. We arrived 30 minutes early and were nervous that only one other table was taken. We needn't have been, by 8pm the place was buzzing and...More

3  Thank TJTaxi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommende this place as a restaurant with nice French food but we were not impressed. The staff seemed a bit uninterested - it took time before we got the menu. They seemed eager to close. We can't recommend it as a good choice.

Thank chrbou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was disappointing, the portions were mean and we all felt it was overpriced. There was also an arctic draught which made the experience very uncomfortable.

Thank 57ellen42
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes having been recommended this place by friends and family. Whilst the menu looks decent I settled for the rare Thai beef salad. I found the beef to be mostly gristle, extremely thin, over cooked and definitely lacking in any 'Thai' element....More

Thank travelgogo_12
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The bistro is open every day but only 3 evenings (Thurs to Sat). On the Thursday evening they have a very good two course and wine fixed menu - delicious! The staff were great and the atmosphere very pleasant. Would certainly recommend visiting here at...More

2  Thank Graham L
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This bistro has a enjoyable busy atmosphere, the limited main menu is complemented by an excellent specials board and wine list. The quality, cooking and presentation of the food was very good. The only reasons not to give full marks was that the there was...More

2  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Le Magasin offers a limited menu. The dishes were generally well prepared and cooked with fresh ingredients. Most of the food eas well prepared. The food is not special but telatively simple recipes with honest taste. The only thing a bit less was the steak...More

2  Thank Bart M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I live very close to Le Mag so go here a lot, however, it is always excellent - both food and service and worth visiting for lunch or dinner ( certain nights only). The guys are friendly, the coffee is great and the new chefs...More

2  Thank Georgia T
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Nearby Attractions
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.40 miles away
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.50 miles away
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.67 miles away
Cliffe High Street
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.21 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50A Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 474720
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A unique cafe/bistro in the heart of Lewes. Serving restaurant food, for bistro prices, in a cafe atmosphere. Known by some as Lewes' best kept secret we serve fresh, homemade and locally sourced ingredients 7 days a week. We are now also open on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings - come see our new evening menu! Including a set menu - 2 courses 12.95/3 courses 15.95