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23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ , England
44 1665 830393
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Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Alnmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Bistro
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I took in Alnmouth once again on Sunday, we parked on the main drag and walked passed bistros 23, we had never noticed it before. we decided to walk some more before heading back. we ordered tea for two,which came in a large pot in its own lovely cosy! We ordered the cream cheese and smoked salmon.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've spent a number of breaks in Alnmouth and always enjoyed the menus in the tearoom and in Bistro 23. We had a lovely meal again on Saturday evening - in a friendly relaxed environment, the service was attentive and the food delicious. The standard has been consistently high over a number of years - fresh ingredients, well cooked and... More 

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london
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139 reviews 139 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Spent the week-end in Alnmouth and wished to try a couple of their better restaurants. Bistro 23 is open for dinner two nights a week (Wed & Sat) and otherwise is a centrally located tea room during the day. A very warm welcome and offered the pick of tables (we had reserved) after a 1900 opening. The restaurant filled up... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Nice cosy tea room with friendly staff.enjoyed the food between taking the children to the toilet every five minutes!

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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went for late lunch after a walk in Alnmouth. Ordered soup & decaff coffee and was surprised to be told by the owner when I asked about the refill that they were being 'stingy' and it was only available on regular not decaff despite being the same price! The soup and stottie slice was lovely but the decaff was very... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I would avoid in the future. We went there for lunch, having seen the signs outside for fresh crab sandwiches. Oh dear. Absolutely terrible. It was served weirdly cut into small triangles of very very cheap horrible bread. And I mean poorer quality that supermarket own value that wasn't even attempted to be made slightly more edible by toasting.. With... More 

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bistro23, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this review

I wanted to respond to your review on the Tearoom(not Bistro 23) so that I can apologise about your experience.We have been serving fresh crab sandwiches for 11 years and never had anything but good feedback, so I am sorry that you found them disappointing.We buy local crab which is pure crab meat with nothing added.We always take pride in... More 

Dronfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Alistair and Anna have run the tea room/Bistro for a good few years. We had a meal with friends there when it first opened and the food was very good, the friendliness and the welcome you receive is second to none. We have not been for two years so we rang to book a table for Saturday we told Alistair... More 

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Mytholmroyd, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have been visiting Alnmouth for years, and we will always make a point of calling into this café for a drink, lunch or afternoon tea. When we first discovered the Tea Cosy Tearooms, as we knew it then, we always experienced good, friendly service, and good, home-cooked food. Even though the name gas changed over the years the food... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were staying in Alnmouth and luckily called in on Sunday to book a table for Wednesday -we got the last table! The restaurant was very busy when we got there but the service was still very good. The food was excellent. My halibut steak was delicious as was my husband's beef in red wine. The owners were very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Two of us were booked into Bistro 23 by our B and B hostess because she thought it was the best and it was necessary to reserve a table. She was correct and the approximately 40 places were all filled within 30 minutes of opening - and then people were turned away. That said it all as service, starters, main... More 

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Address: 23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ , England
Phone Number: 44 1665 830393
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Alnmouth
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bistro

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