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Number 50

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50 Birmingham Rd, Alcester B49 5EP, England (Formerly Essence)
Regular buses pass the door from Redditch and Stratford upon Avon.
+44 1789 762764
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Today
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Modern British restaurant offering high quality, home made food using the...
Modern British restaurant offering high quality, home made food using the finest local suppliers to enhance our offering. Essence has something for everyone with bespoke menus created for all occasions. From simple light breakfast to our stunning A la Carte menu and our extremely popular Sunday lunch which features our fantastic Sunday Roast Ragley Estate beef platter for 2 adults & 2 children at just £25.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Glad we tried it!

Booked a table for 2 here based on TripAdvisor reviews and really glad we did. We were welcomed warmly by the owner/ manager and bar staff and offered drinks and menus in a lovely bar area. Simple but varied menu and a good choice of fish specials. Soup was beautiful and needed no seasoning. Cod... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Sharon F
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Booked a table for 2 here based on TripAdvisor reviews and really glad we did. We were welcomed warmly by the owner/ manager and bar staff and offered drinks and menus in a lovely bar area. Simple but varied menu and a good choice of fish specials. Soup was beautiful and needed no seasoning. Cod was also lovely however I... More 

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Solihull
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

after not being able to get in somewhere remembered seeing the sign What a find, service made you feel welcome from the time you came through the front door Menus choice was fab,table service impeccable, food brilliant, the shared pudding,we'll still trying to run them off absolutely fantastic Will be going back soon, and passing on to those of my... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Number Fifty and we weren't disappointed. On entering the small bar area we were greeted by friendly staff and sat down with menus and a drink. The food itself was of a very good standard and waiting times in between each course were perfect for us. The waitresses were friendly and knowledgeable as was... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were greeted by a very friendly owner that welcomed us in for breakfast. The food did not disappoint, it's slightly dearer than the average breakfast but everything on my plate and my friends was quality. Hadn't been back to this restaurant in hears but I'm very keen to visit again. Much more intimate than the up the road newly... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We have visited this restaurant in all its many guises and unfortunately none have matched up to the standard offered by Vince a few years ago. 50 is trying very hard in a tough market with some tough competitors ploughing the same furrow on Birmingham Road. Food was actually very good, service from the sole maitre'd /waiter/manager was sound. Disappointing... More 

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Wales
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

8 of us visited on a Sunday and were not disappointed. Nice atmosphere with good service. We sampled a wide range from the menu, and all of us were impressed. I had the beef roast which was superb.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

On Saturday we took a party of 34 to Number 50 for a celebration lunch. Chris couldn’t have been more helpful in planning it, and gave us a marvellous choice of menu. The food was nothing short of superb; several guests said the beef was the best they had ever tasted. The whole meal, which ever item from the menu... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The food was perfect and the service exemplary. Please don't be persuaded to visit the new and ordinary Moathouse up the road when you can come here for the real thing!

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Redditch
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went here with the diving club for a Christmas meal, so had pre ordered the meals, as there were 32 of us. Very friendly welcome. Service very quick and accurate, and the food was fab. Well presented, great taste, and just yummy. We will be returning.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This cosy, intimate restaurant with friendly attentive staff. Treated like royalty; all meals prepared whilst you wait, nothing brought in. Amazing presentation, souffle to die for and worth the wait. Will have no hesitation returning or recommending to family & friends. Well done to Neil, Head Chef & Chris for the warm front of house service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Birmingham Rd, Alcester B49 5EP, England (Formerly Essence)
  • Public Transportation: Regular buses pass the door from Redditch and Stratford upon Avon.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Alcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 762764

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 77
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Modern British restaurant offering high quality, home made food using the finest local suppliers to enhance our offering. Essence has something for everyone with bespoke menus created for all occasions. From simple light breakfast to our stunning A la Carte menu and our extremely popular Sunday lunch which features our fantastic Sunday Roast Ragley Estate beef platter for 2 adults & 2 children at just £25.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?