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Cliftonville Hotel | Seafront, Cromer NR27 9AS, England
01263 512543
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Deserves to be better known

Boltons Bistro is part of the Edwardian listed buiding the Cliftonville Hotel on the sea-front of Cromer's north cliff. We went on a Sunday and Monday evening. On both occasions the menu - with good variety and specials changing daily - and the food were excellent. The staff were friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Acripedes
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Bolton's to Celebrate our Anniversary . I had Crab to Start followed by duck.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I could not think of a better way to finish my evening. On our walk to Bolton's Bistro my partner stopped just above cromer pier and proposed to me. It was the happiest moment of my life and eating at Bolton's Bistro just topped it off. We were warmly welcomed into a romantic dining area, served drinks and then left... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Bolton's Bistro. We thank you for your comments and are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us the other evening. I note that you had the Lobster in Chilli, Lime and Ginger Butter and I am pleased that you enjoyed it so much. The Crabs and Lobsters are locally sourced... More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I chose this restaurant from Tripadvisor and the online menu as I wanted Cromer lobster. However I did not expect such a fabulous place. When we arrived there were at least five other couples already in the restaurant and we were greeted like old friends. I chose pigeon breast to start which was very tasty and cooked perfectly and lobster... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Bolton's Bistro. We thank you for your comments and are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us the other evening. I note that you had the Lobster in Chilli, Lime and Ginger Butter and I am pleased that you enjoyed it so much. The Crabs and Lobsters are locally sourced... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Boltons Bistro is part of the Edwardian listed buiding the Cliftonville Hotel on the sea-front of Cromer's north cliff. We went on a Sunday and Monday evening. On both occasions the menu - with good variety and specials changing daily - and the food were excellent. The staff were friendly and attentive. We were surprised it wasn't 'buzzier' as it... 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 following your visits to our Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food so much. The staff pride themselves in providing excellent customer service and your comments are gratefully received. We look forward to seeing you again at The Cliftonville Hotel and Bolton's Bistro . More 

Bletchley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We decided to eat at Boultons and although the web site says booking advisable on a Monday evening in late April we were the only people eating, although for some reason this did not seem to be a problem. Service was good and the food excellent, although to big for someone like me who only likes small meals.

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Cromer20, Front Office Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Bolton's Bistro. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro. More 

Brussels
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Service fine, atmosphere nil.food expensive and very average. Fish burger 90 % potato. Salad iceberg lettuce and sweetcorn. Would not visit again.

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Cromer20, Front Office Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Bolton's Bistro. We strive ourselves on providing excellent customer service at all times and thank you for your comments. There are 3 different ways of eating at The Cliftonville Hotel. The A la Carte Restaurant, Bolton's Bistro and the Buttery Bar. There are different menu choices in... More 

Holt, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had high hopes for our lunch at Bolton’s Bistro after reading TA reviews but we found the food very mediocre. The ambiance and service was what we would expect from a nice, traditional seaside hotel but the food was typical ‘coach party fayre’. If that is what you like give it a go but personally I like something better... More 

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Cromer20, Front Office Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review on Bolton's Bistro. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your lunch on this occasion. Your comments are most welcome as we strive to provide the best possible service at all times, All our food is locally produced and cooked on site and we have a variety of menus... More 

Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

There could be a new saying: 'life is not worth a penny if you go to Cromer and don't try a crab'. This line has been going through my head ever since I stepped into the cold waters of Cromer beach this Easter holiday weekend. Finding Bolton's Bistro on Runton Road on a rainy evening was getting close to luck.... More 

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Cromer20, Front Office Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your first taste of crab this year and as you quite rightly say you cannot visit Cromer without tasting crab. The Crab and Lobster Festival is in a couple of weeks 15th - 17th May when the town celebrates the Cromer Crab. It... More 

Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for many years with friends and relatives and everyone is always very impressed. Recently refurbished to add extra flare. We know the proprietors well now and they always look after very well as returning customers who usually come here about twice a year.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words on Trip Advisor. The staff pride themselves in providing the best possible service at all times and it is lovely to hear it has been appreciated. The crab and lobster festival is upon us 15th - 17th May when Cromer celebrates the Cromer Crab. We would love to welcome you back to... More 

UK
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I ate at Boltons Bistro on Easter Sunday evening and was not disappointed. I had the Sunday roast which was lamb. There was a good portion of meat and lots of steaming vegetables. I indulged in the treacle and lemon tart as a sweet which was yummy!!! I really enjoyed the meal oh and the wine! The bistro itself is... More 

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Cromer20, Front Office Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments on Trip Advisor. The Sunday menu is always very varied and we are glad you enjoyed your 'roast'. All our produce are locally sourced and cooked on site and as you say the menu is varied. We have 3 menu options, the Westcliff the A la Carte Menu, Bolton's Bistro and The Buttery Bar... More 

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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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