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Number 50

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
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Price range: $24 - $57
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 L25.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Wixford, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Hello viewers , First I'll start with the positives , it is a lovely clean place with a large carpark , we were welcomed by a lovely man who took us into the restaurant , we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the place because from the outside it doesn't look very big. The tables were nicely spaced out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Best meals for a long time the full service and food were excellent will all be back soon. The dessert sharer was very nice but we couldn't even finish it between the four of us. Everything was fresh and well served.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We came to Number 50 for the first time the other night and had a really nice meal. The service was charming and attentive (though it's true to say, a little slow), and the restaurant had a very intimate and warm atmosphere. The choice on both menus (fixed price and a la carte) was wide and varied and in general... More

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Studley, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went for an evening meal here the other Sat (or "Date Night" as the Mrs calls it) We arrived about 7:35 for a 7:45 booking, but it was almost *9:15* by the time we actually got any food :( by which point I was starving and she'd decided she wasn't even hungry any more. When it did arrive, the food... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ate here as a couple, enjoying a well deserved break from our little girl. We were made to feel very welcome and received excellent service throughout the evening. The food was delicious as was the wine. We felt it was very reasonably priced and we'll definitely return when we next have an evening off!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This restaurant is outstanding. Upon arrival the staff were charming, helpful and make you feel very comfortable. The decor is light and sophisticated with simple elegance. The food is wonderful, I have a beautiful fishcake trio - delicious and for main a succulent salmon steak cooked to perfection, I am a fussy salmon eater and I like a crisp but... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Ate here as part of a group of friends (9 people) on a Saturday night. Received a warm welcome on arrival and able to have a drink in the lounge area before going through to the main dining room to eat. Menu had a fixed menu, which a good range of options, or an a la carte. Good value -... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had been visiting this venue over several years firstly when it was Rossini's then Essence. It changed it's name and management about 3 months ago. The owner is very welcoming and helpful and his staff are very friendly. The food is superb. There are 2 menus to choose from....one is a set price menu - 2 courses for £15, 3... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We booked a table for 14 for my Dad's 70th birthday based on reviews from trip advisor and everyone agreed it was a brilliant find!The restaurant was exactly what we were looking for , something a bit special that would not mind well behaved children and would not break the bank.The food was excellent, very well presented and very well... More

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