Welcome to Bistro 45

Bistro Restaurant & Mussel Bar in Bexhill-on-Sea

About Us

2019 sees Bistro45 entering a new chapter. After 25 years in education, Mark has now spent 18 months 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.


Amazing food Aug 2019
Came here to have a seaside lunch on a sunny Thursday. Amazing food, amazing service and such friendly staff. Myself and my father both had the Salmon fish cakes and they were simply divine! I would definitely recommend this restaurant. So so tasty and I will be coming here again.

Excellent!!! Aug 2019
Our first visit here and an excellent experience. A varied menu along with the wide range of mussel dishes, accompanied by a good wine list and prolific Belgian beers. A very friendly owner and waitress make sure everything runs smoothly - we shall be back !!!

Terrific bistro for seafood and Belgian beers! July 2019
Came across this place just strolling along the prom the day previousl, and took a chance on it. The food was fabulous, the beer delightful, and so was the lady who served us. Nice atmosphere, very basic place, but worth a visit. Highly recommended

What a lovely surprise! July 2019
The venue looked very appealing so we popped on the off chance expecting a sea side cafe/bistro - how wrong we were.
The food was truly excellent with the mussels being the best we’ve had outside of Belgium and better than a lot of places in Belgium (Married to a Belgian so have been to many places). The goats cheese salad was excellent also.
Service was excellent with the two waitresses very friendly and helpful despite being run off their feet.
Would definitely recommend!

Summer Opening Hours

CLOSED - open only on Bank Holidays

12.00-14:30pm / 6.00-8.30pm

12.00-14:30pm / 6.00-8.30pm

12.00-14:30pm / 6.00-8.30pm

12.00-14:30pm / 6.00-9.00pm

12.00-3.00pm / 6.00-9.00pm


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.

Website created by theatresonline.com