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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, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Doncaster
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
124 helpful votes 124 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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UK
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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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141 reviews 141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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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 

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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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