Brasserie on The Beach, Bexhill-on-Sea

Wondering where to eat in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex?

You can enjoy a wonderful contemporary dining experience in the Brasserie on the Beach at The Cooden Beach Hotel in Bexhill. With moody atmospheric winter skies or glorious 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.


12 noon – 3 pm

Browse 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 help you make up your mind if you’re wondering where to eat in Bexhill-on-Sea, 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. 

If you’re discussing where to eat Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea  or Dinner in Bexhill, we can help! The Brasserie is open from 7am through to last orders at 9pm. (And our Sunday Specials include roast dinner options too.)

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 8 February 2019).

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

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 £4

Manchego Cheese & Croutons £4

Marinated Olives (V)(GF) £4

Bread (V) £2

Salt & Pepper Calamari

smoked chilli mayonnaise £8

Sauteed King Prawn Tails

chilli, garlic, lemon £8

Soft-Centred Scotch Egg

seasoned pork sausage meat, crispy breadcrumbs, piccalilli £6

Pan-Fried Fillet Steak Strips

soy, sesame & ginger £9

Ham Hock Terrine

caramelised onion chutney £7

Prawn Cocktail

brown bread & butter £8

Salad of Crab 

avocado, spinach & soybean infused lemon chilli oil £8

Grilled Goats' Cheese

beetroot, pesto, pine nuts (v)(gf) £7

Herb Roasted

mediterranean vegetables baked mozzarella £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

£14 for one | £22 sharing

Vegetarian meze platter

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

£12 for one | £20 sharing

Braised Lamb Shank

rosemary & redcurrant gravy, creamed potatoes £18

Thick Cut Pork Chop

sage & thyme butter, colcannon mashed potatoes £17

Steak, Mushroom & Guinness Pie Suet Pastry Lid

minted new potatoes £17

Confit Duck Leg

three bean cassoulets £17

Breadcrumbed Chicken Escalope 

truffle oil, garlic roast potatoes £15

Pan-Fried Calves' Liver & Bacon

creamed potatoes, red wine jus £16

Cajun Chicken Skewer

skinny fries & bistro salad (gf) £16

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 are always on the menu as is our tasty vegetarian nut roast

Enjoy a selection of appetising starters and scrumptious desserts too!

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 £35

Oven Baked Pink Peppercorn Parmesan Crusted Salmon Fillet

crushed new potatoes £16

Roasted Smoked Haddock

warm dill hollandaise, creamed potatoes £16

Thai Green Mussels 

chilli, lime, coriander £15

Cod & Smoked Salmon Fishcake

warm hollandaise, wilted spinach £15

Grilled Swordfish

bombay potatoes, coriander yogurt drizzle £15

Coconut Fish Curry 

fragrant rice £16

Sea Bass Fillets & King Prawn Tails 

dauphinoise potatoes and hollandaise sauce £16

Tomato, Blue Cheese & Walnut Tart

with sautéed potatoes £14

Portobello Mushroom Burger

roasted peppers, mozzarella, in a toasted brioche bun, skinny fries & salad £14

Aubergine, Chick Pea Moussaka £14

Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini Gratin

garlic bread £14

Chargrilled Halloumi

Roasted Vegetable Salad (V)(GF) £14

Chargrilled Chicken Caesar Salad

croutons, anchovies and parmesan cheese £15

Black & Blue Salad

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

Greek Salad

feta cheese, olives, oregano, balsamic dressing (v)(gf) £15

Superfood Salad

squash, pumpkin seeds, tenderstem broccoli, soy beans, red cabbage, quinoa, herbs and yoghurt dressing (v)(gf) £14

Buttered, Minted New Potatoes  (V)(GF)

Buttered Creamed Potatoes (V)(GF)

Skinny Fries (V)(GF)

Thick Cut Chips (V)(GF)

Garlic Roast Potatoes (V)

Sweet Potato Fries (V)

Tempura Coated Onion Rings (V)

and toasted pine nuts (V)(GF)

Savoy Cabbage
and leeks (V)(GF)

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 -

Flourless Chocolate Torte

rum soaked raisin, clotted cream (v) £7 contains alcohol

New York  Cheesecake

blueberry compote £7

Crème Brûlée

prosecco-poached berries £7 contains alcohol

Plum & Apple Tart 

clotted cream (V)(GF) £7

Brioche Bread & Butter Pudding 

vanilla custard (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 Daily 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

Coronation Chicken

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

£20 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) (V) £6

With Crushed Potato Salad

Grilled Halloumi

lettuce, tomato, pesto, toasted ciabatta (V) £9

Toasted Classic Club Triple

chicken, bacon, egg, tomato, mayonnaise, skinny or sweet potato fries £11

Open Crab Ciabatta 

smoked salmon, crushed avocado & seafood sauce £10

New Yorker 

pastrami, bacon, chorizo, mozzarella, tomato, toasted ciabatta  £10


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.

So if you’re deliberating about where to eat in Bexhill in East Sussex, we hope this menu has tempted you! The main menu for the Brasserie is changed 3 times a year in line with the season.

Brasserie on The Beach