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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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Loved this place

This was a magical find and has since closed. the owner was a great host and would look forward to any other restaurant he opens soon. the chef was excellent so sorry it is not open now

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
tanya_turner69
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midlands UK
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midlands UK
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This was a magical find and has since closed. the owner was a great host and would look forward to any other restaurant he opens soon. the chef was excellent so sorry it is not open now

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Thank tanya_turner69
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Nothing to tell you this place is closed!! We traveled all the way from Worcester, to find its closed down, not good please inform people you are closed so you don't waste there time..

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2 Thank Andrew W
Alcester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This underused restaurant was absolutely fantastic! It was underused because it had the reputation of being expensive which was far from true! The food was so good it could have been higher priced. So very sad that it closed, there's nowhere to match it in alcester.

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Thank Josie P
Alcester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We have been several times to No 50 and the menu is always interesting and varied. It is always delicious well presented and the staff are friendly and happy to chat. Happy to go back any time and would recommend any one to go.

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Thank Vivien2411
Alcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Unfortunately this restaurant is temporarily shut as it is being let again. However the previous management were excellent being very attentive with nothing being too much trouble. The food was excellent.

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2 Thank colinalcester
Miramont-de-Guyenne, France
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Been here several times, great food, great Sunday Lunch, good atmosphere, spot-on Chef & crew, would return every weekend if we could

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Thank legrandbois-france
Warwick, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very nice decor, excellent food and great staff. Had a few meals here and would def go back for more. Great place for a romantic meal, Sunday lunch or afternoon tea

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Thank claraskull
Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We came here for a second visit last weekend, this time taking my mum who was visiting with us. As before, the food quality is good and overall you get good value for money here.

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Thank EvenDave
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We love coming here. The food is outstanding, and it's such a special night out and not too expensive either. Service is impeccable, you are attended to but not rushed. Highly recommended.

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Thank Slinky1976
Clent, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

A colleague and I visited for a business lunch. The service and food were amazing although it was a little lacking in atmosphere as we were the boy diners! Most salads are boring, not at number 50! The starter managed to combine low cal and high levels of culinary stimulation and the steak was superb! Cooked expertly by their head... More 

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Thank Steve B

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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 - 65
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, 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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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