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“Great food and coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Magasin

Le Magasin
Ranked #3 of 112 Restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$23
Cuisines: French, Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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
Ringmer, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food and coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

As a regular it is just what Cliffe High street needed. A proper coffee shop with outside seating (for the smokers) (and dog owners) Great food and delicious cakes and pastries. Now open some evenings. Downside is it can get very busy and noisy!

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Monmouth Coffee & Nice Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Like the breakfast and coffee. Not the cheapest around, but just under £8 for a breakfast isn't terrible. Attentive staff and always clean.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best eatery in Lewes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

the food is actually well cooked and interesting. you can hear yourself talk. the decor is not annoying. the seating is not crammed together and pretty comfortable

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Tgotch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful breakfast ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

I stopped off at Le Magasin to have breakfast. It was absolutely wonderful! Best full English breakfast I have had. The service is very attentive and friendly. Will defiantly will be returning and trying some of your beautiful cakes too!!

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1 Thank Kirsten C
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Lewes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“At £15.95 for three courses, we weren't overburdened with expectation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

At £15.95 for three courses, we weren't overburdened with expectation - particularly since Le Magasin does not outwardly appear to be a fine dining experience. However, this slightly rustic, shabby chic bistro-style restaurant could teach a thing or two to many far grander and far more expensive establishments.
Service was informed and friendly and the chef made a point of visiting each table to chat with customers and obtain genuine feedback. Good music (not musack) played unobtrusively in the background and helped create a feelgood, relaxed atmosphere.
We had six different courses between the two of us and each one was well-portioned, well balanced, beautifully presented and superbly executed. The oak roasted salmon starter, in particular, was an absolute triumph!
We will definitely be returning before long - at those prices you can't afford not to!

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Gurmans
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