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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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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    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
Birthday dinners

We have always found Number 50 to be welcoming with friendly and not pushy staff. It has a pleasant atmosphere and the food has always been of excellent quality

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Alcester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Alcester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have always found Number 50 to be welcoming with friendly and not pushy staff. It has a pleasant atmosphere and the food has always been of excellent quality

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We can only speak highly of this restaurant.Always a very warm welcome when you enter. The staff are always very pleasant, attentive. They always give you personal attention with a smile. Fodd? We can only say is always excellent.Fully recommend Number 50 for any time of day.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

New to the area, I picked this place to entertain the in-laws purely on the TripAdvisor reviews. All the guests were extremely happy with my choice! The food is just gorgeous! The decor is really nice and quaint and the staff is very friendly! Highly recommended! A bit pricey but well worth it! Will definitely come back!

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Mellor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's been many years since we had the chance to visit this restaurant...and what a change we found. Modern interiors, friendly, polished service and a mixture of modern and traditional dishes. My pasta stuffed with crab served with a light sauce was wonderful. Two of us had the canon of braised lamb- very good. Wine was excellent. All in all... More 

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went last night for the first time. Overall the experience was positive. The ambience and service were good. My wife had the mushroom risotto starter which was good. I had the crab tortellini which was OK. Our mains were the Pork 3-ways and the sea bass which were both good. The cassoulet served with the sea bass was particularly... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had made several evening visits including a party of 7 for a birthday.At both evening and lunchtime the choice of meals were good and they were delicious.The staff are very helpful and kind and make your visit a pleasure

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visited on 31/05/15 for our wedding anniversary, the menu was great, the food was amazing and the staff can not do enough for you, the bread and butter pudding is to die for, I am so sad to hear this restaurant is up for sale, one of the best restaurants ever.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I hired Number 50 for my Mother's 90th birthday. We had almost 40 guests. Chris managed the whole process very smoothly, accommodating our menu requirements, drink reception and timings effortlessly. He also ordered wonderful flowers for the tables (and arranged for me to pay the florist direct, so he took no mark up). The event went really well. Both the... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Based on previous reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to try this restaurant, and I have to say we were very pleasantly suprised. The host, Chris was excellent and the ambiance in the restaurant was lovely. The food was of a high standard, my duck was cooked to perfection, although I was unsure about the croquette which was served with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Was in the area for family reasons, saw all the great reviews and thought we would try it. As our visit was on a Sunday weren't able to choose from the main menu, which looked very appetising.Some of the food was really tasty and well cooked, but the pate was cold and wet, obviously previously frozen, the roast potatoes were... 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:
Friday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 70
Cuisine: British

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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 16 - 70
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?