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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
Closed now
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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
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Best Sunday Luch in Warwickshire ?

The 1970s Wave effect plastering and the understated Décor are in no way a indication of what comes out of the Kitchen . The welcome is warm , interesting beer choices and an excellent wine selection ( the House wines are well worth a try ). I know that the basis for most Sunday lunches are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Grant R
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The 1970s Wave effect plastering and the understated Décor are in no way a indication of what comes out of the Kitchen . The welcome is warm , interesting beer choices and an excellent wine selection ( the House wines are well worth a try ). I know that the basis for most Sunday lunches are similar , So why... More 

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Claygate, Surrey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not difficult to see why the reviews for Number 50 are so good. We felt lucky to get a reservation, thanks to a cancellation, and had an enjoyable evening Location is plain, but the building/rooms themselves have style & comfort. Nice, friendly ambiance, special enough but not at all stuffy. Menu is a nice mix of 'modern British', sufficient choices... More 

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Northumberland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You will struggle to find a better restaurant. Very good menu selection. Delicious food. Generous portions. Very high standard without being pretentious. Excellent service and value. Great ambiance. We were a party of 7 and we all loved it. Spot on. Thank you for providing such a fantastic experience.

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Chesham, Buckinghamshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant was booked by a third party whom I did not know. I was driving a friend to the area to visit the grammar school which her recently passed away mother had attended. The third party was someone my friend was put in contact with. We met for lunch. We had a drink in the cosy bar before heading... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was recently taken here by a friend and treated to a mid day breakfast meal. Wow, a stunning breakfast utilizing all locally sourced products, a truly lovely brunch.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A lovely meal, fresh, delicious and interesting menu, it was a very enjoyable evening. We were very well looked after by Chris he was a delightful host.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We booked this as It was very close to where we where staying and our friend lives round the corner, We went on Friday night and we revisited with our friend on Saturday night. Well worth a visit, but book as was very busy both nights . a GEM...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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

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
48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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 - 75
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?