Brasserie on The Beach, Bexhill-on-Sea

Brasserie on The Beach, Bexhill-on-Sea

Enjoy a wonderful contemporary dining experience in the Brasserie on the Beach at The Cooden Beach Hotel. With moody atmospheric winter skies or warm sunny days, your view over the beach is always inspiring.

In early 2017 the hotel restaurant was transformed and extended. On warm days the Brasserie’s glass walls will fold back so you can breathe in the fresh sea air. When summer hits you can also choose to eat outside on the Beach Terrace (with some of the Brasserie dishes). Whatever the weather, the Gin Palace is a great place for a pre-dinner drink – featuring eighteen artisan gins and a range of specialist tonics.

Why not view our gallery of photographs that includes the Brasserie on the Beach interior and a number of dishes from our menu?

Behind the scenes, in the new state of the art kitchen, our chefs prepare mouth-watering seasonal menus using as much local produce as possible. Please do pop in to pick up a copy of the menu or take a look below. We cater for all dietary requirements.

Alongside the Brasserie Menu and Sunday Specials (including roast dinner options) – you can also enjoy morning coffee, cream teas and afternoon tea daily.

Please do book to avoid disappointment on 01424 842281.

Our new Brasserie on The Beach Menu

Breakfast Menu

Unlimited Freshly Brewed Coffee

English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Darjeeling Tea

Fruit & Herbal Infusions

For Toasting

Thick Cut White & Wholemeal Bread


English Muffins & Bagel

Unsalted Butter & Preserves

Breakfast Buffet

Of Fresh Juice, Cereal, Fresh Fruit & Stewed Fruit

Breakfast Buffet

Of Fresh Juice, Cereal, Fresh Fruit & Stewed Fruit

Sussex Farm Yoghurt, Croissant, Muffins & Pastries


The Cooden Full English

Two free range eggs, fried, poached or scrambles, pork sausages, grilled back bacon, portabello mushroom, grilled tomato, black pudding, baked beans, fried bread

Vegetarian Breakfast

With vegetarian sausages

Boiled Eggs & Soldiers (v)

Buttery Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon or Mushrooms (v)

Eggs Benedict

Toasted English Muffin topped with ham, Eggs & Hollandaise Sauce

Three Egg Omelette

With your choice of Ham, Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese, Diced Peppers and Spring Onion, Bacon, Mushroom, Fresh Sliced Tomatoes

Grilled Kippers

Poached Haddock with Poached Egg

Oatmeal Porridge with Flaked Almonds (v)

All our eggs are local Sussex free range

£12.00 per person | £6 for children under 12


Pistachio & passion fruit granola

with natural yoghurt & berry compote (v) £4

Eggs Benedict

sliced ham, poached hens eggs, warm hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin £8

Lobster benedict

lobster, poached hens eggs, warm hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin £9.5

Eggs royale

smoked salmon, poached hens eggs, warm hollandaise sauce £8

Fish finger sandwich

with tartare sauce £7

Smoked salmon

with scrambled hens eggs (GF) £6

Poached hens eggs

with avocado, & spinach on toasted bloomer (v) £7.5

Sausage or bacon roll

in brioche bun £5

Pancake stack (3) with:

Crispy bacon and maple syrup £6.5

Mixed berries and thick cream £6.5

Glass of mimosa £6.95

Glass of champagne £6.95

All our eggs are local Sussex free range

Bread £2


Manchego cheese & croutons £3

Marinated olives £3

Salt & pepper calamari

Smoked chilli mayonnaise £7

Crispy breaded prawn tails

wasabi mayonnaise £7

Crab tian

pineapple salsa citrus dressing (GF) £7

Thai beef salad

Fillet steak, peppers, coriander, chilli (GF) £8

Prawn cocktail

Brown bread & butter £7.5

Mozzarella, avocado and tomato bruschetta (V) £6.5

Mini chorizo and halloumi skewers (GF) £6.5



Grilled goats cheese

honey, beetroot, pine nuts (v)(gf) £6.5

Seasonal soup of the day

with crusty bread £5

Meze platter

pastrami, salami, parma ham, hummus, roasted peppers, guacamole, olives, with warm tortilla bread and dipping oil

£8 for one | £14 sharing

Vegetarian meze platter

feta, mozzarella, manchego, roasted peppers, hummus, guacamole, olives, with warm tortilla bread and dipping oil

£7 for one | £12 sharing

Chargrilled lamb cutlets

wholegrain mustard sauce, spring onion mashed potatoes £15

Crispy belly of pork

creamed potatoes, sage jus £14

Individual shepherds pie

rosemary studded creamed potato topping £12

Oven-baked chicken breast

With sun-blushed tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto & chargrilled baby gem lettuce (gf) £13

Cajun chicken skewer

Skinny fries and bistro salad (gf) £13.5

Sautéed veal escalope

wild mushroom sauce, dauphinoise potatoes £14

8oz chargrilled sirloin steak

thick cut chips, peppercorn sauce £20

8oz gourmet steak burger

cheese, bacon, tomato, gherkin, onion relish chips & salad £14

Hot steak stone

locally farmed 8oz fillet steak on a hot lava rock with skinny fries and bistro salad (GF) £23

Cooden fish and chips

cod/haddock in tempura batter with mushy peas £13.5

Whole Grilled dover sole

black butter (GF) £20

Cold Dressed Lobster

With lobster mousse and crushed new potato salad (gf)

Half £18 | Whole £30

Whole sea bream

Stuffed with fresh herbs (gf) £14

Spaghetti vongolé

Clams, tomato, shallots, white wine £12

Steamed salmon fillet

Pan-fried scallop, chive butter and wilted spinach (gf) £12

Individual luxury fish pie

topped with creamed potatoes £12

Sea bass fillets & king prawn tails

Dauphinoise potatoes, hollandaise sauce £13

Mussels with white wine

Parsley, garlic & olive bread £12

Cod, salmon & prawn skewer

with hollandaise sauce & garlic roast potatoes (GF) £15

Lentil curry

fragrant rice, poppadoms and mango chutney £12

Chilli tomato & pepper

penne pasta (GF) £11

Goats’ cheese and tomato tart

sautéed potatoes £11

Chargrilled chicken caesar salad

croutons, anchovies & parmesan cheese £12

Greek salad

feta cheese, olives, oregano, balsamic dressing (v) (GF) £12

Superfood salad

squash, pumpkin seeds, tenderstem broccoli, soy beans, red cabbage, quinoa, herbs and yoghurt dressing (v) (gf) £12

Buttered, minted baby new potatoes (v)(gf)

Skinny fries (V)(GF)

Thick cut chips (V)(GF)

Mac & cheese (V)

Tempura coated onion rings (v)

Spinach & nutmeg (v)(gf)

Broccoli & fine green beans (v)(gf)

Baby carrots, chive butter (v)(gf)

Asparagus & hollandaise (V)(GF)

Bistro salad
Lemon & herb dressing (v)(gf)

Mozzarella and tomato salad
Drizzled pesto (v)(gf)

Rocket & parmesan
Croutons, balsamic dressing (v)

- All at £4 -

Flourless chocolate torte

rum soaked raisins and clotted cream (v)(gf) £7

Summer fruit pudding

Clotted cream £6

New York cheesecake

fruit coulis & ice cream £7

Pimm’s jelly & elderflower cream

Contains alcohol (gf) £6.5

Sicilian lemon pot

Cream, raspberries (v)(gf) £6

Salted caramel chocolate brownie

ice cream (V) £6

Cheese & biscuits

Cheddar, Stilton, Brie £8

enjoy with port from £3.7

Dessert wine

Muscat beaumes de venise 375ml £16.5

Available all day

A pot of tea with a warm fruit or cheese scone

Served with unsalted butter, fruit preserve and Cornish clotted cream


Slice of traditional handmade cake


Warm fruit scone

Served with butter and preserve


Warm cheese scone

Served with butter


Toasted Tea Cake

Served with Butter and Preserve


Toasted crumpets (2)

Served with butter




Chocolate fudge sundae

chocolate & vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge pieces, whipped cream, flaked almonds & chocolate flake £7

Strawberry meringue sundae

strawberry ice cream, crushed meringue, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, flaked almonds & chocolate flake £7

Caribbean Sundae

Fresh banana with rum and raisin ice cream with a toffee sauce and whipped cream £7

Selection of ice creams and sorbet

(3 scoops) £4.5

with crushed potato salad

Grilled halloumi

lettuce, tomato, pesto, toasted ciabatta (V) £8

Toasted classic club triple

chicken, bacon, egg, tomato, mayonnaise £8.5

Open crayfish ciabatta

sliced avocado, tomato & marie rose sauce £8

Pastrami bagel

pickled cucumber, crushed potato salad £7.5

Smoked salmon bagel

& cream cheese £7


V – Suitable for Vegetarians.

GF – Gluten Free. Items on this menu may contain nuts.

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present, our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering.

Full allergen information is available on request.

The Cooden Beach Hotel,
Cooden Beach, Cooden Sea Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4TT.

Phone: +44 (0) 1424 842281
Fax: +44 (0) 1424 846142