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Bistro 23

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French, Cafe, Bistro
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23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ , England
44 1665 830393
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 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
Dinner on the last night of our holidays - Wonderful!!

We have been holidaying in Alnmouth since 1987. Over the years we have been regular visitors to the Tea Cosy in the daytime and the Bistro at night. This review is long overdue ( apologies! ) but the memory of that whole delicious lobster lies forever on the tastebuds! We stay in an apartment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We have been holidaying in Alnmouth since 1987. Over the years we have been regular visitors to the Tea Cosy in the daytime and the Bistro at night. This review is long overdue ( apologies! ) but the memory of that whole delicious lobster lies forever on the tastebuds! We stay in an apartment overlooking the estuary and actually observed... More 

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went for dinner. Superb meal. Although it was seafood night there were menu options for one member of our party who is not keen on fish! Reasonably priced for starters mains and a couple of lovely puddings to share,

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Family run restaurant and you can see how hard they work. Nice food and lovely ambience. Most expensive 3 course meal we had in the village but it was the best.

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Alnmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely birthday evening (for my father-in-law) at Bistro 23. The meal was spot on with Seafood Platter starter, the best Lobster yet washed down by Chablis and finished off by a chocolate & hazelnut torte. As always the hosts Alistair and Anna made the night extra special with excellent service delivered. Would recommend to any visitors in... More 

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Malpas, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We managed to book the last available table on Wednesday 12th August. What a treat, 5 of us for a family meal. All food beautifully presented and delicious ! This was our second visit and it was greatly enjoyed. Our Granddaughter (12) , not known for an adventurous approach to food, really enjoyed the chicken dish and meringue for dessert.... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I came here for a special birthday, the lady (owner) was friendly and made us feel very comfortable. We came with friends and family, the ambience of the restaurant was good. The downside I am afraid to say was the food, the scallops were tough (overcooked) and the sea bass had gone the same way overcooked and dry, the bass... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had a sunny lunch outside Bistro 23. Gorgeous crab sandwiches and mackerel pate. Tea and friendly greeting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were greeted in a friendly manner, our order was taken quickly and our food & coffee arrived in good time. The bacon sandwich was tasty the coffee very nice & we got a refill. There is a nice atmosphere in the cafe & the service is very good. I would recommend this establishment

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Amble, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We enjoyed a nice three course meal at Bistro 23, somewhere we have wanted to try for a while. The food was tasty and couldn't really be faulted but there was a mix up with partners main course, he ordered the beef but got the pork, he did mention it and the owner took it back to the chef and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A group of six of us came in at about 1pm on a Sunday. It was fairly quiet with only a few tables occupied. We did have to wait quite a bit to get our order taken but the menu was rather good. A good selection of sandwiches and toasties. There isn't any chips on the menu but we munched... 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: French, Cafe, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine

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