Brasserie on The Beach, Bexhill-on-Sea

Brasserie on The Beach, Bexhill-on-Sea

Wondering where to eat in 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? We’re sure it’ll make up your mind if you’re wondering where to eat in Bexhill-on-Sea or East Sussex.

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.

Please do book to avoid disappointment on 01424 842281. 

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

Why not stay overnight and really relax? We have 41 stylish bedrooms (all extensively renovated in 2017).

Our Seasonal Menu

The menu is changed seasonally every February, June and October. Please see our current menu below (from 18th May 2018).

Breakfast Menu

Inclusive for residents

Unlimited Freshly Brewed Coffee

English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Darjeeling Tea

Fruit & Herbal Infusions

For Toasting

Thick Cut White & Wholemeal Bread

Sliced White & Multiseed Bloomer

Unsalted Butter & Preserves

Breakfast Buffet

Of Fresh Juice, Cereal, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Basket

Sussex Farm Yoghurt, Croissant, Muffins & Pastries


The Cooden Full English

Two free range eggs, fried, poached or scrambled, pork sausage (1), grilled back bacon (2), portobello mushroom, grilled tomato, black pudding, baked beans, fried bread

Vegetarian Breakfast

Two free range eggs, poached or scrambled, vegetarian sausages (2), portobello mushroom, grilled tomato, baked beans, fried bread (v)

Boiled Eggs & Soldiers (v)

Buttery Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon or Mushrooms (v)(gf)

Eggs Benedict

Toasted English Muffin topped with ham, poached hens eggs & warm hollandaise sauce

Eggs Royale

Toasted English Muffin topped with smoked salmon, poached hens eggs & warm hollandaise sauce

Three Egg Omelette

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

Poached Haddock with Poached Egg (gf)

Oatmeal Porridge with Flaked Almonds (v)

All our eggs are local Sussex free range

Non-residents £17 per person | £8 for children under 12


Pistachio & Passion Fruit Granola

with natural yoghurt & berry compote (v) £4.5

Seasonal Fruit Plate 

with mixed berries £6

Poached Hen's Eggs

with avocado & spinach on toasted bloomer (v) £8

Smoked Salmon

with scrambled hen's eggs (GF) £7.5

Eggs Royale

smoked salmon, poached hen's eggs, warm hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin £8

Eggs Benedict

sliced ham, poached hen's eggs, warm hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin £8

Lobster Benedict (NEW)

lobster, poached hen's eggs, warm hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin £9.5

Sausage or Bacon Roll

in brioche bun £5

Pancake Stack (3) with:

Crispy bacon and maple syrup £7

or mixed berries and thick cream £7.5

Glass of Mimosa £8

Glass of Champagne £8

All our eggs are local Sussex free range

Mini Chorizo & Halloumi Skewers (GF) £4

Manchego Cheese & Croutons £4

Marinated Olives £4

Bread £2

Salt & Pepper Calamari

smoked chilli mayonnaise £7.5

Crispy Breaded Prawn Tails

wasabi mayonnaise £7.5

Soft-Centred Scotch Egg

seasoned pork sausage meat, crispy breadcrumbs, piccalilli £6

Watermelon & Feta 

drizzled honey & mint (v,gf) £6

Pan-Fried Fillet Steak Strips

soy, sesame & ginger £8

Chicken Liver Terrine 

plum chutney, chargrilled ciabatta £7

Prawn Cocktail

brown bread & butter £8

Salad of Crab 

avocado, spinach & soybean infused lemon chilli oil £8

Grilled Goats' Cheese

honey, beetroot, pine nuts (v,gf) £7

Seasonal Soup of the Day

with crusty bread £6

Meze platter

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

£12 for one | £20 sharing

Vegetarian meze platter

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

£10 for one | £18 sharing

Chargrilled Lamb Cutlets

wholegrain mustard sauce, spring onion mashed potatoes £18

Crispy Belly of Pork

creamed potatoes, sage jus £16

Individual Shepherd's Pie

rosemary studded creamed potato topping £15

Breadcrumbed Chicken Escalope 

truffle oil, garlic roast potatoes £15

Pan-Fried Calves' Liver & Bacon

creamed potatoes, red wine jus £15

Cajun Chicken Skewer

skinny fries & bistro salad (gf) £15

Sautéed Veal Escalope

wild mushroom sauce, dauphinoise potatoes £15

8oz Chargrilled Sirloin Steak

thick cut chips, peppercorn sauce £23

8oz Gourmet Steak Burger

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

Hot Steak Stone - cooked by you

locally farmed 8oz fillet steak on a hot lava rock with skinny fries and bistro salad (GF) £25


Choose from Roast Beef and one other roasting joint or a tasty vegetarian alternative

Enjoy a selection of appetising starters and scrumptious desserts

2 courses £23 | 3 courses £28

Cooden Fish and Chips

cod/haddock in tempura batter with mushy peas £15

Whole Grilled Dover Sole

black butter (GF) £25

Cold Dressed Lobster and Fries 

Half £20 | Whole £30

Teriyaki Salmon Fillet 

pak choi £14


with cider and bacon (gf) £14

Haddock Fishcake

warm hollandaise sauce, wilted spinach £14

Coconut Fish Curry 

fragrant rice £15

Pan-Fried Hake

cherry tomatoes, spring onion mashed potatoes £15

Individual Luxury Fish Pie

topped with creamed potatoes £14.5

Sea Bass Fillets & King Prawn Tails 

dauphinoise potatoes and hollandaise sauce £14

Whole Sea Bream

stuffed with fresh herbs (gf) £14

Tomato, Blue Cheese & Walnut Tart

with sautéed potatoes £13

Moroccan Spiced Tagine 

couscous (gf) £14

Portobello Mushroom 

roasted peppers, mozzarella, in a toasted brioche bun, skinny fries & salad £13

Oven-Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

garlic bread £14

Chargrilled Chicken Caesar Salad

croutons, anchovies and parmesan cheese £13

Black & Blue Salad

fillet steak strips, blue cheese, walnuts, balsamic dressing £16

Superfood Salad

squash, pumpkin seeds, tenderstem broccoli, soy beans, red cabbage, quinoa, herbs and yoghurt dressing (v)(gf) £13

Buttered, Minted New Potatoes (v,gf)

Skinny Fries (v,gf)

Thick Cut Chips (v,gf)

Garlic Roast Potatoes (v)

Tempura Coated Onion Rings (v)

and toasted pine nuts (v,gf)

Asparagus & Hollandaise (v)

Broccoli and Fine Green Beans (v,gf)

Baby Carrots
chive butter (v,gf)

Bistro Salad
lemon & herb dressing (v,gf)

Caesar Salad
croutons, anchovies and parmesan cheese

- All at £4 -

Lemon Cheesecake

kiwi & lime coulis (gf) £7

Summerfruit Pudding

clotted cream £7

Crème Brûlée

prosecco-poached berries £7 contains alcohol

Plum & Apple Tart 

clotted cream (v,gf) £7

Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie

ice cream (V) £7

Cheese & Biscuits

cheddar, stilton, brie £9

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 unsalted butter and preserve


Warm Cheese Scone

Served with unsalted butter


Toasted Tea Cake

Served with unsalted butter and preserve




Served 3-5pm

A selection of finger sandwiches

On white & wholemeal bread

Thinly sliced cucumber

Cream cheese (v)

Free Range Egg Mayonnaise

Cress (v)

Scottish Oak Smoked Salmon

A pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee

Warm fruit or cheese scones

With unsalted butter, Cornish clotted cream & fruit preserve

Slice of handmade cake

£17 per person

Add a glass of Champagne £8

Chocolate Fudge Sundae

chocolate & vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge pieces, whipped cream, flaked almonds & chocolate flake £8

Strawberry Meringue Sundae

strawberry ice cream, crushed meringue, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, flaked almonds & chocolate flake £8

Candy Floss Sundae

vanilla & popcorn ice cream, toffee popcorn, butterscotch sauce, candy floss £8.5

Selection of Ice Creams and Sorbets

(3 scoops) £6

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 Crab Ciabatta 

smoked salmon, crushed avocado & seafood sauce £9

New Yorker 

pastrami, bacon, chorizo, mozzarella, tomato, toasted ciabatta  £9


V – Suitable for Vegetarians.

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

All our eggs are local Sussex free range. 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.

Brasserie on The Beach

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