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.

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.

Our Seasonal Menu

If you’re struggling of where to eat using local produce close to Bexhill – our Brasserie on the Beach is for you. The menu is changed seasonally every February, June and October. Please see our current menu below or here (from 27 September 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 (VE)(GF) £6

Poached Hen's Eggs

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

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

Smoked Salmon

with scrambled hen's eggs (GF) £7.5

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

Salad of Crab 

avocado, spinach & soybean infused lemon chilli oil (GF) £8

Chilled Soft-Centred Scotch Egg

seasoned pork sausage meat, crispy breadcrumbs, piccalilli £6

Smoked Salmon

horseradish crème fraîche £8

Ham Hock Terrine

caramelised onion chutney £7

Pan-Fried Fillet Steak Strips

teriyaki, sesame & ginger £9

Pea & Mint Falafel
Hummus (VE) £7

Grilled Goats' Cheese

beetroot, pesto, pine nuts (v)(gf) £7

Herb Roasted

mediterranean vegetables baked mozzarella (V) £7

Homemade Seasonal Soup of the Day

with crusty bread £6


squash, soybean salad, balsamic dressing (VE)(GF) £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

Minted Lamb Rump

redcurrant jus, creamed potatoes £18

Crispy Belly of Pork

sage jus, creamed potatoes  £17

Chicken & Mushroom Pie 

creamy tarragon sauce, herb crust, minted new potatoes £17

Pan-fried Veal Escalope

wild mushroom cream sauce, crushed new potatoes £18

Breadcrumbed Chicken Escalope 

truffle oil, garlic roast potatoes £15

Pan-Fried Calves' Liver & Bacon

creamed potatoes, red wine jus £17

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, skinny fries and bistro salad £15

Hot Steak Stone - cooked by you

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


Roast Beef and one other roasting joint are always on the menu as is our tasty vegetarian nut roast

Enjoy an appetising starters and scrumptious dessert too!

2 courses £23 | 3 courses £28

Cooden Fish and Chips

cod or haddock in tempura batter with mushy peas £16

Deep Fried Breaded Scampi Tails

thick cut chips, tartare sauce £15

Whole Grilled Dover Sole

black butter (GF) £28

Whole Sea Bream

stuffed with fresh herbs, garlic roast potatoes (GF) £18

Oven Baked Pink Peppercorn Parmesan Crusted Salmon Fillet

crushed new potatoes £16

Red Snapper Fillets

roasted mediterrannean vegetables, lime & chilli drizzle £18

Thai Green Mussels 

chilli, lime, coriander £15

Crab & Salmon Fishcake

warm hollandaise, wilted spinach £15

Grilled Swordfish

bombay potatoes, coriander yogurt drizzle £16

Coconut Fish Curry 

fragrant rice £16

Sea Bass Fillets & King Prawn Tails 

crushed new potatoes & hollandaise sauce £16

Falafel & Spinach Burger

tomato, lettuce, smashed avocado in a toasted seeded bun, sweet potato fries & salad (VE) £15

Portobella Mushroom, Sweet Potato & Stout Open Tart

garlic roast potatoes (VE) £15

Vietnamese Vegetable Curry

pilau rice (VE) £15

Roasted Butternut Squash

meditterannean vegetables, garlic roast potatoes (VE) £15

Tomato, Blue Cheese & Walnut Tart

with sautéed potatoes £15

Aubergine, Chick Pea Moussaka (V)(GF) £15

Quinoa Broccoli Green Bean Salad

mint dressing (VE) £14

Chargrilled Halloumi

roasted vegetable salad (V)(GF) £15

Greek Salad

feta cheese, olives, oregano, balsamic dressing (V)(GF) £15

Chargrilled Chicken Caesar Salad

croutons, anchovies and parmesan cheese £15

Black & Blue Salad

fillet steak strips, blue cheese, walnuts, balsamic dressing (GF) £16

Buttered, Minted New Potatoes  (V)(GF)

Buttery Creamed Potatoes (V)(GF)

Skinny Fries (V)(GF)

Thick Cut Chips (V)(GF)

Garlic Roast Potatoes (V)

Sweet Potato Fries (VE)

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
honey & mustard dressing (V)(GF)

Caesar Salad
croutons, anchovies and parmesan cheese

- All at £4 -

Chocolate & Raspberry Torte (VE)

Espresso Martini Cheesecake (GF)

Tarte Tartin

Toffee sauce Cornish clotted cream

Flourless Chocolate Torte

rum soaked raisin, clotted cream £7.5 contains alcohol

Gin Fizz Lime & Elderflower Cheecake (GF)

Crème Brûlée

prosecco-poached berries £7.5 contains alcohol

Warm Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie

vanilla ice cream (V)

Spiced Plum & Apple Tart

clotted cream (V)(GF)

All at £7.5

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




3 - 5pm Daily | 4pm - 5pm Sunday

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 plain scones

With unsalted butter, Cornish clotted cream & fruit preserve

Selection of handmade cakes

£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

Smashed Avocado and Roasted Vegetables

toasted ciabatta (VE) £9

Grilled Halloumi

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

Open Crab Ciabatta 

smoked salmon, crushed avocado & seafood sauce £10

New Yorker 

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

Toasted Classic Club Triple

chicken, bacon, egg, tomato, mayonnaise £11


V – Suitable for Vegetarians.

VE – Suitable for Vegans.

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