A room with a view.

The Alex Brasserie occupies the first floor of The Alex (lift access), thus affording it magnificent panoramic sea views of Felixstowe's south beach, the principality of Sealand, and one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. This informal but snazzy venue offers fresh seafood, grill and classic brasserie style dishes. Open all day, every day, our a la carte menu is complemented by our weekly set price lunch menu, available noon till 6pm Monday to Friday, and Felixstowe's Catch of the Day on our specials boards. In season, you can see the lobster pot flags from your table. Our booking policy:

Whilst we operate an informal "just turn up" policy we do understand that sometimes the reassurance of a reservation is preferable, therefore we do take a certain number of bookings. At busy times we have a greet and seat policy. In the event of a short wait you are welcome to enjoy a drink at the bar tables whilst you peruse the menu.

To make a reservation please call 01394 282958. We can also cater for large parties by arrangement, however, we are always open and do not generally accommodate private functions.



Seasonal Update, Christmas Opening Hours and New Years Eve

New Years Eve
The Alex Café Bar have DJ Lloyd playing from 9.30pm. Everyone welcome and entrance is free. The bar is open til late.
Café Bencotto is operating their usual opening hours and menu so you can join them for a meal and glass of bubbly.

Gold Cards - our ever popular Gold Card offer sold out in record time this year. Apologies if you missed out but even we didn't anticipate that speed.

Our Silver Gift Cards are always available and can be purchased from either The Alex or Café Bencotto. They come with a presentation card and make an ideal gift for those 'got everything' people.

Jazz East - has taken a break for December but will be returning to The Alex Brasserie on January 14th 2018 with Mark Crooks playing the music of Johnny Mandel. A full gig list is available via the Jazz East website or click here www.jazzeast.vpweb.co.uk

Facebook - have you visited our Facebook pages ? 
The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie and Café Bencotto each have their own page where you can catch up with events, news and see some lovely photos via the gallery. Have a peek, give us a like or share.

Café Bencotto Christmas Opening Hours please click here

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie Christmas Opening Hours please click here

View Point Cafe Christmas Opening Hours please click here

Christmas in The Brasserie

We are taking bookings for Christmas and still have some availability.

If you're more of a spur of the moment type, we try to keep some tables available for you too. Our a la carte menu continues to be available alongside our Christmas menus - definitely something for everyone.

From December 1st - 24th our 4 course dinner menu is available (pre-bookings only). It includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco, coffee and mints and is £32.95. Each diner will also receive a 241 voucher for use in the New Year. Click here for our Christmas dinner menu.

On Friday 1st, Saturday 9th, Saturday 16th and Friday 22nd December we will be hosting DJs in the Café Bar, so you can get down and dance the night away after your Christmas meal.

Our December set lunch menu is available Monday to Friday, noon 'til 6pm until December 24th. It too includes traditional turkey and chef's delicious xmas pud (2 courses £17 or 3 courses £21). There is no need to book unless your party size is over 12 people. Click here for our December set lunch menu.

For more info on menus, to make a booking or a general enquiry, please call us on 01394 282958 - ask for Louise or Rita. We look forward to having a 'merry little Christmas' with you all.

Sunday roasts (and bank holiday Mondays)

A choice of 2 classic roasts each week, with Yorkshire pud and all the trimmings, served all day or until we run out! 

Our larger party menus.

For larger parties wanting a sit down meal, we offer both a 2 course and 3 course menu, with bottled water and after dinner beverage included. We request that parties pre-select their meals enabling our chefs to prepare your food quickly and efficiently, and our waiting staff to serve you as a group.

We can accommodate parties of between 20 and 75, however, please note, we do not offer private functions, as we are committed to The Brasserie being open at all times to all our customers. To enquire about a party booking, please call 01394 282957.  

Click here to see our 2 course menu, our 3 course menu.

Catch of the day & local produce

We are currently sourcing some beautiful fresh cod and haddock. You can enjoy it either, battered and served with crushed minted peas, chips and tartare sauce or pan fried and served with new potatoes. 
(Availability is subject to the weather and demand, so cannot be guaranteed at any time). 
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