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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 150
    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
Gorgeous food, great service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Angela W
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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 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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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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