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The Belgian Cafe - Eastbourne

11 - 23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 3YN +44 1323810226

((((* International
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £20

We had a fabulous lunch of mussels mariniere perfectly cooked with two glasses each of Wit Kap Pater beer from Belgium. They weren't very busy as it was one
of the year's hottest days. The waitress couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Can't wait to visit again

Nigel Anthony 15 September 2016
from Brighton

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Famed for their freshly prepared seafood specialties, The Belgian Café stands on Eastbourne’s seafront. An award-winning fish restaurant, The Belgian Café Eastbourne invites you to experience 50 ways to enjoy mussels.

Boasting views of Eastbourne Pier and out towards Beachy Head, The Belgian Café is a bright and chic seafood venue that offers al fresco dining by day and a relaxed restaurant atmosphere by night. There are over 50 Belgian beers to accompany your meal.

The Belgian Café menu showcases an array of sumptuous seafood dishes as well as some hearty meat, poultry and vegetarian alternatives. The mixed fish brochette and fisherman’s pot are amongst the favourites and there is also a fun and tasty children’s menu. Decadent desserts include the Belgian Café mess and lemon sorbet with vodka.

Established in 1999, The Belgian Café Eastbourne has live music and remains a popular choice amongst locals and visitors alike.

The Belgian Cafe - Eastbourne

11 - 23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 3YN

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Customer reviews for The Belgian Cafe - Eastbourne

3.9 ((((* (based on 37 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (24)
  • lunch (16)
  • entertainment (13)
  • romantic (10)
  • views (10)
  • trendy (9)
  • child friendly (7)
  • large parties (7)
  • al fresco (5)
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  • afternoon tea (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • value (3)
  • private dining (2)
  • (**** 9 November 2016 by Gilberto Pinheiro from Brighton

    We felt really pressured by the waitresses to give our order. The food was below average. We ordered the seafood plater with lobster bisque. The seafood was cold, the bisque was cold and watery. We chose not to have deserts.

  • (((** 3 October 2016 by Van from Eastbourne

    The food was excellent all be it a bit on the pricey side. Drinks were also expensive. The service was ok but we weren't offered the puddings menu at the end of our meal. For what we paid, £33 per head, I would have expected more .

  • ((((( 15 September 2016 by Nigel Anthony from Brighton

    We had a fabulous lunch of mussels mariniere perfectly cooked with two glasses each of Wit Kap Pater beer from Belgium. They weren't very busy as it was one
    of the year's hottest days. The waitress couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Can't wait to visit again

  • ((((( 5 September 2016 by Alan Peters from Hailsham

    As always fantastic atmosphere, great food and nice beer

  • ((*** 30 August 2016 by Martin Thomas from London

    Every mussel dish you could imagine but a restricted choice of anything else. We had the house mussels - OK but not outstanding. And they are a bit heavy on the cream and light on the white wine in the stock.
    The service was very slow (although it was Bank Holiday weekend) and it's more a drinking place than a restaurant. The homemade beer was excellent and well priced however.

  • ((*** 27 August 2016 by Helen Moules from Worthing

    Slow service and got the order wrong thinking two were sharing a dish. The guy English may have been a problem here. Not impressed with the food. It has gone down since we visited last year.
    Everything just seemed tacky

  • (((** 24 August 2016 by Kate Sayers from Eastbourne

    Always lovely mussell dishes. Good range of beers. Service was slow, only down side.

  • (**** 9 August 2016 by Vanessa Carpenter from watford

    Had to wait ages for service on saturday evening waiter very young rushed off his feet need more staff not worth the money.

    scruffy appearance of the waiting staff hard to tell who was dining who was waiting on tables some sort of uniform would help.

    promised a free shot but got fed up waiting paid and left.

    brian and vanessa


    would not go back

  • (**** 3 August 2016 by Steve Bastable from Eastbourne

    Very poor food all round and very poor value. I was expecting good food for the very high prices but was extremely disappointed. I would not consider this place to be a restaurant so much as a bar serving very basic food. The place itself is nice enough - rather hot without aircon on a stuffy day. There was live music on which created a decent atmosphere. The staff were OK although service was rather muddled throughout. Overall, my impression was very poor and it was compounded by the very high price. If I had paid a third of what I paid for food I might have considered it to be decent value, if still very poor. There was so sign of professional cooking on any of the five starters or main courses that we had. I say this as an amateur chef with some formal training and as a regular diner across the country. I expressed how poor I found the food to the staff and also how the food served did not match the menu description. The staff apologised but did not offer to reduce the bill at all.

    Decent beer and cocktail list. As above, more of a bar where you can get food than a restaurant.

  • ((((( 25 July 2016 by Tracey Chapman from Bromley kent

    Excellent oysters and seafood muscles with prawns

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