Main Menu

Here at Bibendum, we pride ourselves on offering a great dining experience. Our aim? To serve simple yet tasty pub grub, in good ol’ fashioned portion sizes. We are also proud to support local, with many of our food & drink suppliers from and around Eastbourne.

Starters & Small Plates

Homemade Soup of the Day £7.50

served with warm, toasted ciabatta & butter

Beef Teriyaki Strips £9.25

Crispy beef strips served with sesame seeds & rice noodles

Tempura Vegetable & Bocconcini £8.50 GFO

Crispy fried vegetables lightly seasoned & Bocconcini cheese

Chicken Liver Pate £8 GFO

topped with butter, a side red onion chutney & served with warm ciabatta

Oven Baked Camembert £9.75

topped with garlic butter & served with a crispy ciabatta & red onion chutney

Tomato & Mozzarella Arancini £8.75

mozzarella, sundried tomato & basil oil risotto balls, served with an arrabiata dipping sauce

Breaded Squid £9.50

served with spicy sweet chilli mayo

Breaded Whitebait £7.25

served with homemade tartar sauce & a salad garnish

Sides & Nibbles

Stuffed Olives £4.25

Chips or Fries £3.95 add cheese

Homemade Cheesy Nachos, Jalapenos & Dips £5.25 add chilli (v/ve available) £5

Pitta & Houmous £4.95

Mixed Breads & Oils £4.85

£1 Garlic Bread £4 add cheese £1

Bibendum Lunches

Available until 5.30pm

Deep filled Jackets from £8.25

All served with your choice of fillings, house salad & a side of coleslaw

Spicy chilli beef & sour cream £8.95

Cheddar cheese & beans £8.25

Smoked salmon & cream cheese £8.95

Prawn marie rose £8.95

Butternut squash & mixed bean chilli (v/ve) £8.50

Doorstop Sandwiches, Ciabattas & Wraps from £8.75

Made to order & served with house salad & homemade tortilla chips

(gluten free bread & vegetarian options available)

Peppered steak & red onion £9.50

Cajun chicken & Mint Yoghurt £8.95

Prawn marie rose £8.95

Fish finger & tartar sauce £8.75

Bibendum club sandwich from £9.85

3-tiered; bacon, egg, chicken, mayo & salad, served in your choice of brown or white bloomer bread

Add fries £1.75

Bibendum Ploughmans £12.50

A hearty ploughman’s with a selection of:

Stilton | French fries | Sussex mature cheddar | Sussex ham | pork & herb sausage

Served with dressed salad, coleslaw, butter, piccalilli & red onion chutney, a stalk of celery & a selection & warm baked baguette


Available all day

Nicoise Salad £11.25

Crispy baby gem lettuce, soft boiled egg, tomatoes, tender green beans, new potatoes, olives & a French dressing

Mediterranean Salad £11.25

Mixed leaf, peppers, olives, onion, feta, sundried tomatoes & basil pesto

Caesar Salad £11.50

Cos lettuce, anchovies, crispy bacon, herb croutons, parmesan cheese & dressing

Feeling adventurous? – add to any of your salads;

Tuna £1.50 Chicken £1.75 Prawns £1.50

Sharing Plates

Available all day

Antipasti £18.50

A selection of dried & cured meats; chorizo, prosciutto ham, salami, sweet stuffed peppers, homemade houmous, marinated olives, sundried tomatoes, warm breads, pitta & a side of butter

Oven Baked Camembert Sharer £14.75

topped with prosciutto ham & garlic butter, served with caramelised red onion chutney & a guest chutney & warm ciabatta bread

Bibendum Main Plates

Locally Sourced Pork & Herb Sausage & Mash £12.95

A trio of sausages served with caramelised red onion gravy, creamy mash potato, seasonal vegetables & homemade vegetable crisps

Local Beer Battered Fish & Chips £13.00

Tender cod loin in a local real ale in-house batter, with homemade tartar sauce, chunky chips & peas

Pan-Fried Salmon Fillet £16.50

Served with sautéed thyme potatoes & grilled asparagus, in a white wine & spinach sauce

Gourmet 8oz Beef Burger £13.75

Prime beef burger served in toasted brioche bun with smoked bacon, cheese, salad, beef tomato & burger relish, finished with fries & a side of coleslaw

Slow Roasted Belly of Pork £18.50

Served with creamy dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal greens, braised red cabbage, apple & cider sauce & salted crispy crackling

Bibendum Mac & Cheese £12.75

Oven-baked macaroni in Sussex mature cheddar topped with crispy spinach, diced bacon & a drizzle of truffle oil

Chefs Risotto of the Day £14.25

Arborio rice served with truffle oil & parmesan shavings

King Prawn & Pesto Linguine £15.95

Meaty king prawns & linguine tossed in a light green pesto sauce & chilli oil, topped with pea shoots & parmesan

Butternut Squash & Mixed Bean Chilli £14.25

Spiced mixed beans & oven roasted butternut squash, olives, peppers & sundried tomatoes, served in a fried tortilla basket with a helping of sour cream & saffron rice

Chefs Homemade Pie of the Day £14.95

Made with shortcrust pastry, served with a choice of creamy mash or chips, peas & gravy

Southern Fried Cajun Chicken Burger £14.25

A butterflied chicken breast coated in our Cajun blend in a toasted brioche bun with cheese, salad, beef tomato, sliced beetroot & BBQ sauce, finished with fries & a side of coleslaw

Grilled Fillet of Seabass £16.85

Served with garlic butter crushed new potatoes, sautéed greens & a buttered white wine sauce

Classic Fish Gratin £13.85

Tender pieces of fish cooked in a white wine & cream sauce topped with creamy mash & cheese & served with a side salad

Veggie Burger £14.00

Homemade falafel & mixed bean patty served in a toasted brioche bun topped with grilled halloumi, salad, red onion, sliced beef tomato & mint yoghurt with a side of fries & coleslaw

Ham, Egg & Chips £12.85*

honey glazed ham, hen’s eggs, chips & a side of piccalilli


All of our desserts are made in-house using fresh ingredients

Double Chocolate Brownie £6.75

Served with vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce

Homemade Shortbread Lemon Tart £6.85

Zesty lemon curd on a buttery shortbread base, served with orange sorbet

Bibendum Banoffee Pot £6.70

A biscuit base, with layers of banana & toffee, topped with baileys cream & a homemade chocolate chip shortbread

Homemade Bakewell Tart £6.85

Warm bakewell tart served with vanilla ice cream

Chef’s Choice Cheesecake £6.75

Homemade cheesecake; ask your server what todays is!

Chocolate Brownie Sundae £8.75

Vanilla & mint chocolate chip ice cream served with chocolate brownie chunks, topped with chocolate sauce & a biscuit wafer

Locally Sourced Cheeseboard £9.00

A selection of stilton, mature Sussex cheddar & French brie, served with crackers, red onion chutney & celery & grapes

ask your server about our 5-cheese sharing board

Two or Three Scoop Ice Cream from £4.50

A choice of Yarde Farm chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or mint chocolate chip; all served with a biscuit wafer

Two or Three Scoop Sorbet from £3.50

Choose from lemon, blood orange or mango

Homemade Cake from £2.75


We have separate gluten free and vegan menus … just ask your server

while many of our dishes can be made to suit certain dietary needs, our food is prepared in a kitchen where allergens are present, so if there are any specific requirements, please let us know.

A list of allergens is below & full allergen information can be provided

fish | crustaceans | lupin | milk | molluscs | mustard | tree nuts | peanuts sesame seeds | cereals | eggs | soy beans | sulphur dioxide | celery

A discretionary 10% service charge is added to your bill & split between the whole team