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“Good food but a strange way to clean cutlery!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Art House

The Art House
14 Bondgate Within, Alnwick NE66 1TD, England
+44 1665 602607
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Ranked #23 of 90 Restaurants in Alnwick
Price range: $14 - $49
Cuisines: American, British, Bar, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good food but a strange way to clean cutlery!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We enjoyed the Art House and would return, and would need to book in advance. In a place with few good eateries this stands out. The atmosphere was great - the place has a nicely under stated feel with bold artwork on the walls. The food was good - no complaints about either staters, mains or a shared pudding, the two starters deserved a '5', the rest was solid '4's. The service was friendly and efficient despite it being very busy . . . but why did they have one of the waiters washing the cutlery in a bowl of water at the counter in front of half the restaurant?!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Superb ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Down an alleyway, just off the main street, this is not to be missed. Interesting decor,lovely staff and a great menu. The portions are huge,superbly cooked and well presented. Excellent.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Had a lovely meal here last night. It was extremely full, so we were glad that we booked.
Lots to choose from the varied menu plus specials.
I started with nachos with chicken - it was excellent but was far too much & could have easily been a main. My husband had black pudding & chorizo salad, not quite as big and was good too.
I then had lamb rump & mash which was a more normal portion & was again excellent .my husband recommends the rump steak cooked to perfection.
Too full for anything else though we did look at the Dersert menu. All looked delicious .

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Otley, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The Art House - What a Gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great atmosphere, lovely helpful staff, and best food we've had for ages. You need to book if you want to get in. We had a two night stay in Alnwick and our B&B recommended The Art House. We were not disappointed. We will definitely eat there again on our return visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Took my dad here on Friday night, it was really busy but service was excellent and the bottle of wine we had was also good. We had the salt and pepper squid and the nachos to share (Hint: don't get the nachos if you're not sharing- HUGE!) Both were amazing, squid was the best I have had anywhere and they were hesitant with the salsa, cheese and sour cream for the nachos! We both then had the burgers which was so big neither us could finish them but were beauitiful! This is not my first visit and won't be my last, the best meal in Alnwick!!

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