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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 33 restaurants in Alcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $60
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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157 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
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
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Number 50 and it was very nice. The food was excellent - particularly the duck and the homemade deserts. The service was very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere of the restaurant is also very pleasant. The prices are OK for the quality. A good address.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We visited this restaurant on Wednesday for my sisters 50th Birthday and what an enjoyable experience we all had, As we are not from the area I found this "gem", on the internet. I contacted the owner Chris, who responded promptly. He was very helpful throughout the booking and arranging of the whole surprise event !! There was a party... More

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La paz
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I simply cannot fault this place. Chris the owner is such a genuine guy and the only thing that tops the atmosphere and the service is the food. It is not a cheap meal but it is excellent value for money because the quality of the food is fantastic. A little gem and it is no surprise that it is... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A party of us visited for lunch and all we can assume is that there was a different chef as the food was really quite poor. Prawn cocktails made with tiny, shrivelled Iceland type prawns, lambs kidneys in thick claggy sauce, a pie that was not a pie, but a small bowl of meat in rich, heavy sauce with a... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We decided to book this restaurant via trip advisor reserve on line and omg technology worked and they got the booking. From the time we arrived the atmosphere was light, friendly, relaxed, efficient, attentive, and prompt, absolutely perfect. The staff gave plenty of time to browse the menu, the food order was taken, and food delivered with excellent timing, cooked... More

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