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Craster Fish Restaurant

within Robson's Smokehouse, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
01665 576230
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Craster
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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84% Recommend
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went in after being treated like dogs in the pub across the road.....it was like a different world..the staff were so friendly nothing was too much trouble, and the food was amazing......the brisket with a Brazilian twist,,,just melted in the mouth really good, will definately be going back...the huge pots of seafood looked incredible.....Very child friendly, and terrific food...lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Wonderful meal. Staff friendly and helpful. Lovely views . Best chips we have had. Would advise anyone to eat here lunch time or an evening meal

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had an evening meal at the restaurant. Service was friendly and helpful and the food sublime. The kippers are amazing and the haddock and chips the best we have ever tasted. Well worth a visit!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

What a welcome suprise this restaurant is! As we weren't keen on a drive from our holiday accommodation the choice in a small place is limited, had we visited the first night of our trip I feel we would have stopped searching elsewhere. We were greeted with a warm welcome, the food was imaginative and tasted divine. Please don't be... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Must be a combination of the freshest local ingredients, excellent location and 35 years experience cooking and refining that makes this an amazing pinnacle of quality. Quirky room and tables contribute to memorabilia. Recommend the pair of kippers. Also the stuffed mushroom. Brilliant.

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Nottingham, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It was a cold November lunch time, but we were welcomed warmly and fed well in this annexe to Robson's Smokehouse. Of course we had to have the Craster kippers which were superb, we also had a salmon salad which was excellent. Nice view across the little harbour and good friendly service. Would go again.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This restaurant deserves to have a very long waiting list! The food is so interesting - Brazilian take on the North East. The seafood starters are amazing - generous portions. I've been twice - the first time we had to wait a wee while but it was worth it. Have the Brazilian specialities! The staff are enthusiastic and genuinely interested... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

On a family holiday we were set to go try the crab sandwiches at the pub. However, it was over-flowing at 1pm and it looked like a long wait for a table never mind food. Desperate for food we looked for an alternative and found the Craster fish restaurant. It didn't cry out 'try me' from the outside (where you... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Visited the restaurant for a meal and then a carry out in early October;it was very quiet on the Monday night when we ate there.Good choice of starters,mains and puddings but decided to stick with Haddock and chips. Excellent Haddock - huge piece and batter remained crisp throughout meal;chips also very tasty. Shared a Portuguese influenced bread pudding which was... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Now, you have to be a bit careful with first impressions as the entrance to Craster Fish Restaurant looks at first sight to be the door to a staff canteen, BUT do go in because inside its a delight. The staff are very welcoming and, perhaps more importantly do genuinely care about the food and their customers. We were only... More

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