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Bistro 23

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Coffee Shop, Bistro
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23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ , England
44 1665 830393
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Brilliant hosts , brilliant food.

Only open on wed and sat nights, food very good. Well worth a try. Hosts are really friendly. A must is the beef dish

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Patricia C
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Only open on wed and sat nights, food very good. Well worth a try. Hosts are really friendly. A must is the beef dish

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Holidaying in Alnmouth, we had lunch twice during the week at Bistro 23 and enjoyed each occasion. The food was reasonably proced, well presented and the staff friendly and efficient.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food was very good, but the restaurant (2 nights a week, cafe the rest of the time) was empty on a Saturday night so atmosphere was lacking. Our hosts chatted to us and were very friendly but it wasn't very relaxing.

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bistro23, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on your evening at Bistro 23.I am pleased that you thought your meal was very good.Unfortunately we could do very little about the amount of bookings in the bistro that evening but being in a little coastal village it is very seasonal and unpredictable,bearing in mind we had a full house & a waiting list... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We called here for brunch on a Saturday morning after walking past and reading good reviews. It's lovely inside and the food is really nice. It's not particularly cheap £3.99 for beans on toast is the most I've ever paid but he bread was good. Others had eggs and other breakfasts and they enjoyed them, there's also top ups on... More 

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Doncaster
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food is excellent - the service better! "Mrs Dexter" I believe our waitress was called was wonderful - charming friendly and lovely to talk to. The crab sandwiches are great and the cakes to die for - and the breakfasts are fantastic as well!!! The owner is also a thoroughly nice chap who had time for you and valued... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My friend and I found this tearoom when exploring Alnmouth. Although we only went in for drinks the service was of a high quality and the front of house were very friendly and helpful, and I will definitely be returning again!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is our third visit to Bistro 23 and it is still as good as before. Alnmouth has some stiff competition but Bistro 23 is the best in our opinion. Lovely hosts, great food and decent prices to match. We found the menu to be just the right size and the food was just great. Come here for a warm... More 

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rickmansworth
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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

had two visits in a couple of days , one for a late breakfast , the other afternoon tea , good home cooked food, generous portions , friendly atmosphere , gets quite busy , and is not " a fast food joint" so please bear that in mind . well worth a visit , you will not be dissapointed !!!

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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