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Bistro 23

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23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ , England
44 1665 830393
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last day of holiday in Rothbury, went to Alnmouth for day, what a mistake........ Should have gone there on day one! Saved best for last. Had brunch at this lovely cafe restaurant. Great service, lovely venue, crab, cream cheese and cucumber brown bread sandwich with side salad was yummy. Partner had bacon, egg and black pudding stottie. Washed down with... More 

Thank Trudi B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bobbed in from the rain on a visit to Alnmouth... There were not many people in at the time we went, (Sunday at 4.30pm) but the ambiance was nice. We were served immediately by a lovely young waitress. We had a toasted tea cake which was as big as a large loaf slice, (2 slices in fact) and a fruit... More 

Thank SueBeDo12
Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and excellent service. Can recommend the stoties filled with bacon ( and anything else you choose). Good selection of cakes etc

Thank Captainfabfreeze
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service terrible,food run of the mill,brown baked potato with shop bought coleslaw,no dressing on salad.,coffee cold.,staff unpleasant,they were so busy couldn't cope. I thought this cafe was the village t room and I wrote a review saying the above,I do apologise to the village tea rooms.i have read reviews on tea cosy and mine seems to be a one off... More 

Thank 444hazelnut
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny boutique restaurant that is only open a couple of nights a week, booking is essential which probably tells you everything you need to know. We went on a night when they were specialising on sea food, three of us had sea trout which was brilliant, the other person had beef which was equally good. Excellent if... More 

Thank Rockman01787
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and the food has always Been lovely. Very friendly staff and good choice of local foods. Very nice cosy clean restaurant and prices are reasonable

Thank susicNorthumberland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed. The Craster Kipper Pate was so tasty and beautifully presented, the Halibut was also faultless, looked a picture and tasted divine. We struggled to find some room for dessert but in the end we succombed, I had the Almond Meringue with banana and my friend had the Treacle... More 

Thank Julie L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely day in Alnmouth today, however I was let down by the service of this Bistro. We ordered a simple lunch ( Toasties etc) and it took a whole hour to arrive! The food was lovely, but what a big let down to have been treated like this.

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AGR1967, Owner at Bistro 23, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your wait in the tearoom yesterday. I agree that this was an unacceptable time to wait & I will look into it to prevent it happening again .We usually pride ourselves on serving customers promptly however busy it is. I hope you accept our apologies. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here as vegans and the chef and waiting staff were superb in making sure we had a fantastic meal adapted for us from the menu. Excellent service during a particularly busy weekend.

Thank JoshSW
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had been to view Alnmouth Beach as we had heard how lovely it was. On the way back we stopped for a light bite on our way home. We received a warm welcome. The room was clean, warm and bright. Coffee, scones and tea cakes were delicious. A lovely place in a lovely village.

Thank sally-ann61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Cafe, European, Gluten Free
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Alnmouth
  • Phone Number: 44 1665 830393
We serve breakfast,morning coffees & cake,light lunches,afternoon tea in the Tea room and on some evenings bistro meals.Please ring for opening hours as it depends on time of year.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?