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“The Johnny Cash Story” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Tower Restaurant - CLOSED

The Tower Restaurant
10 Bondgate Within, Alnwick, England
+44 1665 603888
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Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Please note that the Tower Restaurant and Rooms is under new management from 14th October 2012.
Heacham, United Kingdom
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“The Johnny Cash Story”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

On a recent visit to Alnwick to perfom our show at The Playhouse Theatre my wife Maureen and I were looking for somewhere to have lunch. Having had a disappointing experience at a large restaurant (which we will not name) the night before, we were cautious in our choice. The weather was dismal and we were hungry. A shop keeper pointed us in the direction of The Tower, Restaurant. Upon entry we received a warm welcome from Rebecca and were soon enjoying a glass of house wine whilst we perused the menu. Our selection of food was freshly prepared, efficiently served and proved to be delicious. Meanwhile we were entertained by the new owner John, a most gracious and charming man. The experience was so pleasurable, I went to the theatre and promptly returned with all my band who all enjoyed their main meal of the day. A good restaurant with a nice ambience; good food, reasonably priced. We will return! Roger and Maureen Dean plus The Lazy Boys.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tower2012, Owner at The Tower Restaurant, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
It was a pleasure to look after you Roger, Maureen and the Lazy Boys and thanks for the review - and by the way your show was brilliant.
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English first
Alnwick, United Kingdom
1 review
“Gem of a restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

My husband and I, along with our young daughter, decided to try The Tower Restaurant for Sunday lunch and were not disappointed. The welcome was warm in this very smart little restaurant and our orders quickly taken. The menu was balanced with a good choice. When the food arrived it was delicious, very well cooked and well presented with the portion sizes just perfect. My husband and I both ordered the roast beef and asked for it rare. We were more than impressed when we were actually presented with pink beef, sadly a rarity these days.
We found our meal to be very good value for money and will definitely be back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tower2012, Owner at The Tower Restaurant, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for your kind remarks. The management and the staff at the Tower Restaurant are determined to make their mark in the local food industry and want to be better all the time. You will see from previous remarks that George and Rebecca are managing the business on the owners behalf and are determined to make their mark. Hope to see you again soon.
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Did Not Disppoint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

A great place to go and eat as the staff are very friendly and the food is great and is reasonably priced would recommend this restaurant

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tower2012, Owner at The Tower Restaurant, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to print this review. Hope to see you again soon with Charlotte (hope I've got the right family!)
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“superb restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

A big thanks to all at the tower for our meal last week. I was heartened to see 5 starters,mains and sweets. We purposefully avoided one restaurant that had a huge menu because in our experience the food is never as goood as places that concentrate on a smaller number of dishes. The food didn't disappoint. My wife had the confit of salmon and I had the ham hock terrine starter. Both were excellent.We both had the lamb main course and it was amongst the best lamb we have ever tasted and the vegetables were perfectly done! Sadly we didn't have room for the sweet! Combined with excellent service it made a lovely evening. Recommended!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tower2012, Owner at The Tower Restaurant, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great value generous servings.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Having stayed here in the past I returned for one of Roy Hardy's amazing dinners with attentive service and good menu variety. The steak and kidney pie is the best.

Visited June 2012
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Tower2012, Owner at The Tower Restaurant, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. It would seem that the change over has been seemless as Roy has now retired. George (former head chef at Alnwick Garden) and his partner Rebecca (has been with the owners for 10 years) are now managing the business assisted by Ryan (former head chef at Louis Steakhouse). They are an enthusiastic team determined to make their mark in Alnwick. Hope to see you again soon.
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