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The Belgian Cafe

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Belgian, Seafood, European
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11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England (Formerly Cafe Belge)
+44 1323 729967
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Restaurant in between Xmas and New Year ... excellent food and service ... we thought was good value for money

Thank D0naldandJacqueline
Hove, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent freshly cooked food and very generous portions too. The staff are very friendly and attentive without going over the top. The locally brewed beer is excellent. Highly recommended

Thank PMHiggins
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying in a nearby hotel and when walking along the road I noticed a sign saying that their Belgian Beers were brewed on the premises. It was lunchtime so what better to do than to have a pre-prandial drink. I chatted with the owner who was also the brewer and he explained that they had previously bought in... More 

Thank Hurleys256
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we saw there was a Belgian restaurant in Eastbourne we knew where we wanted to eat, loving Belgian seafood and particularly mussels and Belgian beer. Friday evenings there is also entertainment and the duo performing on this particular Friday were very gifted musicians. The menu has a whole page of mussel options and you would need to go back... More 

Thank Barbara52_12
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the hotel next door, after our evening stroll we called in for a couple of drinks, our first drink was called Blonde, a cloudy looking brew, but tasty, our second was a Christmas brew, very very tasty, and £5 a glass it was I think 14%, and very potent, I would suggest that you get straight... More 

Thank bevroy
Hounslow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

a very clean restaurant with very helpful staff and excellent food, toilets could be cleaner and not good for disabled customers. not cheap but value for money

Thank jacqueline b
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Pleasant meal, reasonable prices. Cold November evening so pretty empty but staff nice. Would be a good place to visit on a summer evening.

Thank MD0707
Bagshot, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

For a couple of travellers who enjoy Belgian beer, food and something different, we were delighted to find this restaurant on the seafront directly opposite Harry Ramsden's. Even better if you are a hotel guest with an Eastbourne Hotel Assoc. Passport giving discounts and other special offers at a large number of restaurants, including The Belgian Café. We went on... More 

Thank Malcolm C
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We ate here as a couple on 19/11/16. We ordered frogs legs and oysters for starters. We both ordered mussels for our main. The food was well presented and tasted very good. The choice of mussel dishes was awesome. The staff didn't seem to know much about the menu. The beer is too expensive! The place had some massive cobwebs... More 

Thank Andy187055
Kent, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Was here for the weekend and as England was playing Scotland we decided to watch the football here. It was a strange feeling watching the football while a jazz band played(Football was on a french channel so the volume didn't need to be on).We felt a bit rude cheering when England scored due to the poor guys playing their music.But... More 

Thank KentEnglandLife

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$161
Belgian, Seafood, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YN, England (Formerly Cafe Belge)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 729967
Proud to be voted 'Eastbourne's Best Restaurant' Sovereign Awards 2012. We are famed for our freshly prepared seafood specialities, including 50 different ways to enjoy mussels, and our amazing selection of over 100 Belgian beers.

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