Welcome to Bistro 45

Bistro Restaurant & Mussel Bar in Bexhill-on-Sea

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About Us

Bistro 45 is a family run restaurant, and this summer it has come under new management. After 25 years in education, the new owner Mark has set his roots in Bexhill-on-Sea, and is living his passion for good food, good ambience and good service.

An intimate bistro and mussel bar nestled on the esplanade in Bexhill-on-Sea, with fantastic views across the English Channel, Bistro 45 seats 34 guests inside with outside seating for a further 8.

Our menu features fine locally sourced food and a weekly changing specials board offering the best from this week's market. We have just launched our new Lunch Bites menu for the autumn.

Whether you are seeking fresh fish and seafood - we offer a menu of mussel recipes - or local meat or vegetarian dishes, then look no further.

If you have food intolerances please be sure to inquire, as all of our food is prepared on site - we have yet to find a customer we could not accommodate.


Great Meal - Dec 17
Great meal, service, great food great value, good selection of beers and gins. We went for Christmas lunch good selection. Great reception with Mark always welcoming.

Excellent Moules - Dec 17
Not eaten here previously but walked passed on many occasions. Good atmosphere with welcoming friendly staff. All food very good! Certainly worth a visit if you enjoy sea food.

Fantastic Evening - Dec 17
Popped in Saturday night for a first visit. Gary and Mark made us feel welcome from start. Great food, great beers, great gin, great evening - we'll be back! Mussel starter with dijon went down a treat followed by a tasty hake dish all washed down with some artisan beer. Wife went with a prawn starter and then a fish pie which she liked, but the rhubarb gin she loved! Place is a bit quirky (in a comic book way) but atmosphere good and seems very popular. Eaten in a few Bexhill restaurants of late and it's this one I'll go back to first.

February Opening Hours



12:00- 2.30 / 6.00-8.30

12.00 - 2.30 / 6.00-8.30

12.00 - 2.30 / 6.00-9.00

11.30-3.00 / 6.00-9.30


All times above indicate last orders in the kitchen. During quieter times we may close slightly earlier than stated above.

If you would like to make a reservation outside of these hours please contact us to see whether we are able to accommodate.