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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” (149 reviews)
“belgium beer” (16 reviews)
“braised beef” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Belgian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
45 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BQ, England
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1 - 10 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we go to this restaurant we invariably come away wishing we lived closer. It has been taken over and saved from a boring pizza death. Thank you to the new owner who is working alongside the original Meastro of this concept. Moules, as...More

Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant on Tuesday - Shetland moules and frites. They were outstanding - Our owner/host was charming and we would definitely re-visit.

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

Thank you we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope we will see you again soon . Watch out for our Christmas and new year menu's.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Belgium mussel restaurant, with fantastic Belgium beer Has a very extensive Mussel menu as well as other dishes Great service, very friendly owner and staff, and right on the seafront and south facing.

Thank DPF777
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review . We hope to see you again in the near future. Watch out for our Christmas and new years menu's

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge pot of super fresh mussels, loads of bread and the best Belgian beers. I had fish goujons,m the owner pulled the Belgian beer to make my batter,, they were fresh from the sea that day and melted in the mouth. Generous portions, good...More

Thank gooner52
mark b, Owner at Bistro 45, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much your feedback matters a lot. We endeavour to give all our customers a great experience and its nice to know our efforts are appreciated. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Mussels or not this is a great little find. They have numerous kinds of mussels which we were told were delivered fresh on a daily basis. We had a selection of seafood as a starter with dips which was lovely. I chose something quite different...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. The staff and I appreciate the positive feedback. Watch out for our Christmas and new year menu's. We hope to see you again soon

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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