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Cliftonville Hotel | Seafront, Cromer NR27 9AS, England
01263 512543
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic meal

In Cromer for a weekend get together with friends. One of our group chose Bolton's after reading other Trip Advisor reviews. Great choice of food and service was excellent. Nothing too much trouble. Food was cooked to perfection. Great hosts. Going there again if we're in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ian S
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Furness Vale, United Kingdom
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Furness Vale, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In Cromer for a weekend get together with friends. One of our group chose Bolton's after reading other Trip Advisor reviews. Great choice of food and service was excellent. Nothing too much trouble. Food was cooked to perfection. Great hosts. Going there again if we're in the area.

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your meal at Bolton's Bistro. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with friends and thank you sincerely for your lovely comments. We would love to welcome you back to the Bistro when you next visit Cromer. More 

Spain
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were spending a couple of nights in Cromer and decided to try Boltons Bistro for our anniversary dinner. Glad we did. It was a beautiful evening and we sat in the bar facing the sea. The waitress bought menus to the table for us to choose. When our food was ready she showed us to our table. We asked... More 

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your Anniversary meal at Bolton's Bistro. The staff are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us and that you feel it is 'top of your list' of restaurants. We are so lucky here in Cromer during the summer months with the freshly caught lobsters and crabs... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was my partners 60th birthday on 23 june so we wanted to go somewhere special and we were not disapointed the meal and service was fantastic the lobster was superb we would definately come again thanks for a great night

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at Bolton's Bistro. We are so lucky here in Cromer that we have such beautiful fresh seafood and I am pleased you found the Lobster superb. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were lucky enough to win a £50 voucher at Cromer's annual Crab & Lobster Festival and redeemed it for an excellent meal. The bistro has been newly refurbished and the decor is very tasteful, with several pictures of the Cromer's iconic pier. Our meals were beautifully presented and cooked perfectly. I had the whole lobster thermidor and my wife... More 

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and Paul, the Head Chef thanks you for your comments. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Boltons Bistro is still the best restaurant in Cromer and one of the very best in North Norfolk. We go there 2 or 3 times a year and have never been disappointed. They use local seafood, meat and vegetables which are always beautifully prepared and cooked, but the secret is in the sauces. My wife said the Malted Chocolate Brownie... More 

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Bolton's Bistro. We love to see regular visitors and we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. Chef sources all the produce locally and we are so lucky to have fresh lobster and crab throughout the summer. We thank you for your kind comments and look forward... More 

London
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Whilst fish is a speciality at Boltons (the skate and bream were excellent) it is also known for its half a duckling, which can be the size of a small swan. Good choice of starters and mains - with crab and lobster being two of the chef's signature dishes. The refurbishment has created an atmospheric feel of the seaside. Reasonable... More 

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your meal at Bolton's Bistro. we are delighted you enjoyed the meal. We are very lucky here in Cromer to have such beautiful crab and lobster freshly caught from the sea and chef sources all the other produce locally wherever he can. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Daventry
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Having visited Cromer for a few days we were looking for somewhere a bit special to eat to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were looking for somewhere that offered more than the begrudged one vegetarian option as neither of us eat meat. This Bistro offered an extensive menu with many vegetarian options or the ability to adapt dishes to make... More 

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your meal at Bolton's Bistro. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. Chef does vary the menu and the 'daily' specials are new every day. Chef does try and cater for everyone and we are so glad you enjoyed the vegetarian options. All the... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

An amazing meal of lobster cooked to perfection! we had a great meal and the service was very good even though every table was taken. I will recommend Boltons and we most certainly return to this wonderful gem of a restaurant.

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are very lucky here in Cromer to have fresh Lobster and Crab to die for and we are so glad you could enjoy it too. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bolton's Bistro. More 

london
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This place is great. Lovely old building, friendly and helpful staff , very attentive but not intrusive. Food was great ,I had the local lobster and cromer crab. Everything was fresh and tasted great. I will defiantly be back.

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Bolton's Bistro. We are glad you enjoyed your meal of lobster and crab with us and as you say the food is all freshly prepared by chef. Your comments are thankfully received. More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I chose this restaurant for my birthday celebration after reading the fantastic reviews it received. We had a delightful evening and the food was enjoyed by all 5 of us. I had the sea bass it was delicious. The portions were very generous! I would defiantly recommend.

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Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your family meal at Bolton's Bistro and that you will recommend us to your friends. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro. Heather More 

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Additional Information about Bolton's Bistro

Address: Cliftonville Hotel | Seafront, Cromer NR27 9AS, England
Phone Number: 01263 512543
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Cromer
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cliftonville Hotel | Seafront, Cromer NR27 9AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Cromer
  • Phone Number: 01263 512543

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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