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Craster Fish Restaurant

within Robson's Smokehouse, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
01665 576230
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Ranked #2 of 4 restaurants in Craster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant has been in the same family for more than 35 years. It serves local fish specialities and a varied cuisine.It is the the home of the Craster Kipper and they will not be fresher in any other establishment. It is at present run by Mr Alan Robson Snr and his charming step daughter Vanessa, who took over in 2012. We welcome overseas visitors (Vanessa speaks fluent French and Portuguese) and are very happy to accommodate families and groups. We accept credit cards with a minimum spend of£10. Our tables which overlook the Harbour are on a first reserved priority. We look forward to meeting you.
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

First time in Craster so was unsure where to eat. It was a toss up between here or the jolly fisherman. There was nothing wrong with the food it's self, in fact it was the best scampi I've ever had, but it was very over priced, especially for the size portions you got. There was no childrens menu, so my... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed being served continental fish delicacies by friendly waiting staff, while managing to converse despite fully booked tables. Local art on the walls and some views of the sea added to the experience

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Sussex
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126 reviews 126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place got everything right! Very good staff, beautifully tasty food, nice ambience with music low enough that you could have a brilliant conversation and hear one another clearly. Portuguese-influenced fish menu with other options for those who can't cope with fish. Unusual and delicious choices. Views of the harbour and sea. The entrance is unprepossessing but don't be put... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Four of us called at Craster, Northumberland en route back home to Yorkshire. We called in and were asked if we had made a reservation . . . no and it was full . . . this is midweek in mid July at lunchtime, but we were prepared the waiting time of approx 15 mins. It was most definitely worth... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Came here with boyfriend and his family, the restaurant is quite small but every table was reserved, sign of a good restaurant ! Good choice of wine available and bottles beers. Starters were large but very tasty, the roulade of smoked salmon with crab is definitely the nicest ! Patès also very tasty. The prawns and scallops on the butternut... More

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Watton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was wonderful especially as the restaurant was full and we had not booked. Wide choice of fish dishes with sea view. Very firendly.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visited while staying in Craster for the week. We had booked in advance and it was really busy. Lovely friendly service, we had salmon parcel and gravlax for starters and fish cakes and a Spanish dish of haddock with tomatoes, peppers etc for mains all if which were delicious. No room for dessert. Good value nice food and friendly service,... More

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Whilst staying in the area we went again to this lovely restaurant to meet friends. It was as before - stunning views, great food and very friendly and attentive staff. It lived up to all my memories of it from last year.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Whilst on holiday in the area we popped in to this restaurant for lunch. Lots of delicious fishy things on the menu, and quite a few for those who don't fancy fish. My husband chose the kippers and I had the tuna and red onion sandwich. The kippers came with a little basket of artisan breads and was a large... More

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Mansfield Notts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I booked in advance a couple of months ago due to us being a party of 14 and having read previous reviews on Tripadvisor I thought it advisable. I also asked for menus to be emailed so we could pre-order We had a wonderful evening. We had come away for a long weekend for my husbands 50th Birthday and wanted... More

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