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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Must be the best around

I think this place must be marked down because it is only open 2 nights a week which according to the owners is a lifestyle choice. The owners run an energetic front of house and the food served up was superb. Great buzzy atmosphere and nothing seemed too much trouble. Also visited their tea shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
GlensDad
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I think this place must be marked down because it is only open 2 nights a week which according to the owners is a lifestyle choice. The owners run an energetic front of house and the food served up was superb. Great buzzy atmosphere and nothing seemed too much trouble. Also visited their tea shop during the day which was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Came for lunch with my husband and young son during the week. It was completely full, of both locals and tourists, but the staff couldn't have been more attentive. Good lunch food in a pleasant atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

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Paris
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We loved the food, atmosphere and service. We visited on a busy Saturday evening but the staff still took the time to chat to us and were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and we will certainly go back if we're in the area again.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were needing takeaway food as I have a disability which means sitting on upright restaurant chairs is very painful. The owners were happy to oblige and provided us with takeaway (they don't advertise takeaway). My husband had a lamb dish and I had cod. We were both delighted with the meal and the friendly, helpful service. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Came across Bistro 23 while visiting Alnmouth, like the menu so booked the last table on Saturday night. What a treat we had, the owners were very friendly, attentive and efficient but didn't buzz round hou like some places do. The food was only be described ax spectacular! We had the beef which was deep and rich and simply melted... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a lovely meal here on Wednesday evening. Excellent welcome and just the right amount of attention. Food was fabulous - we will be back.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited Alnmouth last week to find one cafe used previously closed (it was Friday!), and another with no food! Therefore it was a relief to find somewhere that was open and had food. The staff were really friendly and the food (toasted sandwiches) and drinks were good too. Highly recommended.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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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, Special occasions

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