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Beaches Restaurant

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56 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
01665830006
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 3
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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
Great restaurant with good service

Well located intimate restaurant with good food and great service, all at sensible prices. Best to book, and byo policy. Probably not ideal for children. Sea food specials. We had a very pleasant meal, not rushed, with an extensive menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Leeds
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Well located intimate restaurant with good food and great service, all at sensible prices. Best to book, and byo policy. Probably not ideal for children. Sea food specials. We had a very pleasant meal, not rushed, with an extensive menu.

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edinburgh
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had three evening meals in Alnmouth, all were ok but none outstanding. One plus here is BYOB which helps keep prices reasonable. When we went the menu in the window did not reflect the menu inside, we were offered only 3 starters - bread and olives, garlic mushrooms or lobster soup. We opted for the first two to share,... More 

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YORKSHIRE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After reading the reviews on here decided to give the restaurant ago whilst on holiday in Alnmouth. We were certainly not disappointed by what we found. Small restaurant but equally very charming. The menu is chalked on the blackboard for all to see. Between the four of us in our party we sampled a variety from the menu and nobody... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have stayed in Alnmouth, and eaten at Beaches, several times, most recently last week. A small, atmospherically lit room wallpapered with old shipping maps, maybe only half a dozen tables, so you do need to book, especially since it opens only 2-3 nights/week. Cash only payment and bring your own wine just adds to the experience! Donald is front... More 

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East Midlands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Unfortunately my friend and I were tired after our 10 mile walk and couldn't stay awake for dessert or coffee - but we will next time! We were lucky they were open on a Tuesday at its mainly weekends - so call and check ahead. It is small - basically tables set in the front room of an old house... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Do not be fooled!!! Beaches is not posh and looks very ordinary from the outside, but step inside and you are in for a treat. Don is an excellent host and makes you feel like a long lost friend. There are only 5 or 6 tables, you need to pay with cash only and there is no licence (hence bring... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Both the gently friendly reception and the overall ambience of this little restaurant help give it charm even before considering the food. It is well worth a visit for the food is extremely good and the menu sensibly limited to about four dishes for each course. These are introduced on the blackboard with some gentle irony: 'scrummy' Seafood Bisque and... More 

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Wymondham
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

What a gem of a place! We hadn't expected to be in Alnmouth today let alone discovering Beaches but we had a wonderful meal here. Thank you. Seafood bisque was "sumptuous" as described. My wife's sirloin was perfectly cooked & the lobster/prawn thermidor was incredibly rich. And the vegetables were a delight too, obviously well-sourced & again really well prepared.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We all thought the experience quite different in that there was only seating for about 20. Reservations are a must. We took our own wine ( Corkage £2 per bottle) The service was excellent and could not be faulted. We had the Seafood Bisque as a starter with some granary bread. It was very tasteful and creamy but a little... More 

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Aberdeen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beaches is such a wonderful little restaurant. It had such a great atmosphere to it and such character to it. The food was some of the best seafood i've had ever. I had a seafood bisque to start and the most amazing fish fillet pieces for main. It was just so great. I wish we could go back everyday!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Alnmouth
  • Phone Number: 01665830006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 41
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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