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AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Grand seafront hotel with confident modern cooking

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The Grand Hotel embodies glorious Victorian Empire pomp like few other seaside hotels. The Mirabelle restaurant makes an appropriately ritzy old-school setting, with cloches, trolleys and attentive and professional service. But there's nothing passé about the kitchen's contemporary take on flavour combinations and textures, with dishes revealing modern European thinking and fine-tuned techniques as in pike mousseline soufflé plated with salt-baked beetroot and truffled mayonnaise. Rump of Marsh lamb in a tapenade crust is served with sherry jus and a rosemary-flecked potato tortilla, and roast fillet of sea bass comes with potted shrimps, leeks and truffle. End in style with chocolate fondant with plum compôte.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 2–16 January
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Keith Mitchell, Stephanie Malvoisin

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern, Classic
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 24
  • Wines over £30: 221
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

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Western end of seafront, 1 mile from Eastbourne station.

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