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.


Small, Quaint & Great Food & Beer October 2017
Second visit and like the first was blown away with the food and service I received. Gary had saved us the table we had on our first visit on entering he remembered us and made us feel so welcome and relaxed. We sat down and was given the menu and all the specials were explained and drinks order was taken was given lots of time to ponder the menu with a few times we recalled Gary to explain certain parts and how they could change parts that may not of been to our taste think that is great in this day and age in other places they don't accommodate that so another plus. With meal ordered starter arrived was great all three of us tucked in all said how nice it was then mains arrived three different meals so we could all try each other the only problem was after trying the others I wanted theirs as well as my own they were all so tasteful and great portions the chef is a credit and created awesome food thank you. Gary made the evening such a great evening with his personality and the care he took at looking after all the guests he had in the bistro thank you. After first visit I have recommended this to all my friend that visit Bexhill on Sea they must go and after my second visit would tell them that again can't wait to visit again thanks again for a great evening. The Belgium beer is great also and once again beer Gary recommend was spot on.

Beautiful Meal October 2017
Visiting my mother who lives in Bexhill we decided to go to Bistro 45 for an evening meal.  What can I say except the meals were beautiful, 40 ways to cook mussels, it was like being in Belgium the restaurant is small and quaint, Gary is a great host.
Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Bexhill.

Moules et Frites et Belgian Beers October 2017
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. Kwak is the one to try. Price-wise it was pitched just right IMO. We were first in, just before 6:00 pm, so had a chance to have a natter with the patron, who was friendly. We rarely if ever go to Bexhill (on this occasion it was to go to a gig at the De La Warr Pavilion) but would definitely eat here again. We may even make a special trip

Excellent food, beautifully presented, great host always one of our favourite restaurants October 2017
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 soon.

Opening Hours


11.00-2.30 / 6.00-9.00

11.00-2.30 / 6.00-9.00

11.00-2.30 / 6.00-9.00

11.00-2.30 / 6.00-9.00

11.00-2.30 / 6.00-9.30


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