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Lilburn's

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Paikes Street, Alnwick, England
01665 603444
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gem of a restaurant

We were recommended to Lilburn's and were delighted. We dined upstairs in the evening and were given a warm, genuine welcome. The menu was varied and the four of us each ate different dishes. All the food was cooked to perfection and presented extremely well. The owners, Rod and Deb O'Brien, are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
MidlandsCas
,
midlands
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
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English first
midlands
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were recommended to Lilburn's and were delighted. We dined upstairs in the evening and were given a warm, genuine welcome. The menu was varied and the four of us each ate different dishes. All the food was cooked to perfection and presented extremely well. The owners, Rod and Deb O'Brien, are a delightful couple and take great care that... More 

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March, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Plusses: Great quality food. Friendly staff. Not rushed. Minuses: Very hot, as restaurant extremely close to the kitchen Neutral: Expensive, but exceptional for a special meal.

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north
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Been here a few times and it's ok, a little basic and pricey for the standard of food. The service is excellent though, so I f you want ok food with fab service this is the place to be!

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leeds
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Ate at Lilburns while on holiday last week. The upstaires restaurant is clean and nicely decorated. The staff are very friendly,the menu is small but interesting there is also a specials board our food was hot and tasty although the service was a little quick not much of a gap between starter and main course, this wouldnt stop us going... More 

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Alnwick
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A nice café serving a range of foods all freshly prepared and well served. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Booked last minute as a family of four for my Mothers birthday. She lives in Alnwick but had never been to Lilburns. The staff were all very welcoming and friendly ( the owners wife has a great sense of humour ). The upstairs restaurant was comfortable and welcoming. There was plenty to suit all on the menu. I had the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited Lilburns last week whilst staying in Alnwick, having been influenced by the good reviews. The place is more cafe than restaurant in my view and on the night we were there the "Specials" on the board were merely a copy of the main menu which was disappointing. The menu was fairly limited but this is to be expected... More 

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Lincolnshire, England
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Generally come here when up for the week. Booked with family for Valentines night but it isn't an intimate place so we didn't feel out of place as a family of four. What marks out Lilburns is the staff, really friendly and genuinely nice even when run off their feet. The food was as good as ever, not sure how... More 

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

a very good restaurant with a large choice of dining - burgers etc during the day and a more comprehensive menu in the evening, all the dishes we had were very good and the chef was very friendly, chatting with diners and thanking us as we were leaving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend and had a fabulous meal! The black pudding started was wonderful. Really delicious and interesting food. Service was excellent and very friendly staff. We had such an enjoyable meal and I would recommend it to everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paikes Street, Alnwick, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: 01665 603444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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