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Alberto's Bar and Bistro

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Italian, Mexican, Bistro
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Albert Road, Retford DN22 6JB, England
+44 7904 802802
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: A family run independent bistro serving freshly made Italian & Mexican...
A family run independent bistro serving freshly made Italian & Mexican meals plus Alberto's Special fusion dishes. Alberto's Bistro is set in a seperate room from Alberto's Bar, which can be quite busy &, at times, some noise from the bar may filter through to the bistro. Alberto's Bistro is open from 6pm Wednesday to Saturday. On Wednesdays & Thursdays our menu offers tapas style versions of dishes from the regular menu. Bookings are recommended, but not always necessary, as our capacity is 20. Sorry, no children under 12.
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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Best Hidden Gem Ever

Our family visited this fantastic restraunt last night and could not fault a thing,we give it 100% for everything ,the food was top class and very well presented the waitress very helpful and friendly the decor and cleanliness impeccable,sorry we did not find the gem before.Thanks to TripAdviser

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2014
Smiles186356
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Retford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After hearing loads of brilliant reviews about this 'restaurant', me and my boyfriend were looking forward to trying it and apparently it sold the nicest food in Retford so we were doubly excited. Triply excited as well seeing as we'd heard about the good value for money. Saturday evening, about quarter to six and we made ourselves comfortable. Whilst my... More 

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Ate here last week and it was very nice, I had Alberto's chimichangas and throughly enjoyed them, there was also a selection of sweets very reasonable in price, overall would recommend

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our family visited this fantastic restraunt last night and could not fault a thing,we give it 100% for everything ,the food was top class and very well presented the waitress very helpful and friendly the decor and cleanliness impeccable,sorry we did not find the gem before.Thanks to TripAdviser

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Nottinghamshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited with friends for a birthday celebration. We weren't sure what to do but the helpful waitress said people usually order 2 dishes each to share. As there was 4 of us this gave us a good selection and each dish allowed us all a small portion :-) Building on the theme we ordered a different desert each and shared... More 

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East Retford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I had dinner in Alberto's for the first time last week and were blown away, we didnt realise that there was such good and affordable food on offer just around the corner from us! The staff were very friendly, greeted us, showed us to our table and made sure we had everything we needed without being intrusive.... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Tapas were super. Service was very good and waitress was friendly and polite. Will return again when on business in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Me and my husband went at last minute glad we did food was really nice a good value . We had nacho starter and steak sizzler for main would highley recommend

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Retford, UK
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visited Alberto’s for a midweek treat and were glad that it was the Tapas menu as we had never sampled that before. As most other reviewers have commented, the food is wonderful, portion sizes generous and the service is good. It is attached to the main bar so I guess on occasions it could get noisy but nothing too... More 

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Readers please note, our house wine is £11.75 not £17.50! It's misleading to readers if our house wine appears to be £17.50, so please read on..... The wine that was served on this occasion was our most expensive red wine, a Gran Reserva Cabarnet Sauvignon at £17.25. I am convinced that you won't find the same wine cheaper anywhere else,... More 

Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Recently took a foreign friend that was visiting - we all enjoyed thoroughly! First night Id been with the normal menu rather than tapas and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered lasagne - which was fantastic!! The entire meal was very high standards and just as important - very good value for money! Would not go anywhere else in Retford to... More 

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Your review is much appreciated. Thank you very much. We do hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Retford
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Went there recently with 2 friends for a belated birthday meal. It was tapas night and I was a little apprehensive as I have never been for a tapas style meal before. I needn't have worried. The food was absolutely lovely. We all ordered four dishes and we couldn't believe the size of the portions. Needless to say we were... More 

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Alberto's. It's true, our tapas style dishes are more like starter portions than traditional tapas, but this is the Tapas Revolution!!!! Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again, with your husband this time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Albert Road, Retford DN22 6JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: +44 7904 802802

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Bistro

Description

A family run independent bistro serving freshly made Italian & Mexican meals plus Alberto's Special fusion dishes. Alberto's Bistro is set in a seperate room from Alberto's Bar, which can be quite busy &, at times, some noise from the bar may filter through to the bistro. Alberto's Bistro is open from 6pm Wednesday to Saturday. On Wednesdays & Thursdays our menu offers tapas style versions of dishes from the regular menu. Bookings are recommended, but not always necessary, as our capacity is 20. Sorry, no children under 12.
Open Hours
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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