Welcome to Bistro 45

Bistro Restaurant & Mussel Bar in Bexhill-on-Sea

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.


Fab Time, Fab Food and Fab Fab unusual drinks.- Sep 17
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 always, served in the trad moules pot....we always have a Kwak beer..also served in a special way....AND...a wonderful coconut beer..served in a coconut shell!

One of a Kind – Sep 17
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.

What a good night....go visit this place – Sep 17
A huge pot of super fresh mussels, loads of bread and the best Belgian beers. I had fish goujons 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 house red. Shared a caramel & cream waffle - delicious. It was quiet so Soul music was on and we got talking to the soft spoken unassuming owner about it. He had some fantastic tales to tell and incredible knowledge of Soul music - turned into an proper fun evening

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