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50 Birmingham Rd, Alcester B49 5EP, England (Formerly Essence)
+44 1789 762764
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Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Alcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $75
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
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Regular buses pass the door from Redditch and Stratford upon Avon.
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.
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English first
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
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126 reviews 126 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After reading a review in Countryside magazine and, receiving first class service from Chris on the phone, we ate here and, WOW! WOW!! WOW!!!!!. The food, ambiance, cleanliness and, FIRST CLASS service has led us to share this experience with you all that are reading this. Genuine good old fashioned service,commitment,passion for what he does and desire to please his... More 

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Plaissan, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Loved this restaurant. Enjoyed the fixed price 3 course menu. Each course tasted amazing. One of the best meals we have had in this country!!

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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and has never failed to please. On Sunday 19th of October it was the first time I had visited for Sunday lunch. My family had come to visit from London so decided to go for a treat. We all had starters, main and dessert and it was excellent value for money.... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Have been to No 50 on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. Quality of the food never fails to please with excellent presentation and all at a very good price. Attentive service without being over the top.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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86 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went for lunch on Sunday. We both had the traditional one lamb, one pork and both were excellent. The lamb was nice and pink and the wide selection of vegetables were very well cooked and presented. My Sunday Sundae with chocolate brownies and cherries just finished off perfectly.

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a great night. Lovely high quality food at a responsible price. Owner was welcoming and friendly. We will be returning.

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Redditch
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Delicious cooked food in their own kitchens on the premises even down to the little biscuits with morning coffee and bread rolls. No reheated or pre cooked food here its an absolute delight and very reasonably priced. Never had a duff meal yet in the past year. I notice some people complain about the wait but if they want food... More 

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Additional Information about Number 50

Address: 50 Birmingham Rd, Alcester B49 5EP, England (Formerly Essence)
Phone Number: +44 1789 762764
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Alcester
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 75
Cuisine: British

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