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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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Durham, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on Saturday evening, restaurant was busy but having booked we were seated in the window which gave us a view of the world passing by and the many people who stop to read the menu and look in. Whilst the menu is not large still need to carefully think and decide what you want as all dishes... More 

Thank jrpc35
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Called here Saturday evening with friends . From start to finish excellent in every way . From the welcome upon arrival , friendliness of staff/owner, service and food ,dispite no chicken lol . The only fault I can make is that , the Bistro does not open on more evenings. You all should be proud on what you are doing... More 

Thank Trevor C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Friendly and very accommodating staff, superb service, tasty and imaginative meals (though limited menu). Catered well for my Coeliac needs. We've booked again for Thursday...

1 Thank Tinushenka
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Bistro 23 doubles up as a cafe during the day serving yummy local crab sandwiches, mackerel pate, and a range of stotties (large local rolls) which can't fail to put a smile on your face after a brisk morning walk along the beach. Friendly service and everything clearly cooked to order (patience is a virtue!), this is a welcome alternative... More 

Thank Tigerwont
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not be put off that this is a cafe during the day. The evening meals are outstanding. A bored bourgignon was " proper" That is slow cooked with flavours melding, not flash fried beef with sauce poured over.Fish perfectly cooked and successful and different accompaniments. Wine list short but well chosen. The lime crime brûlée brilliant. Service was prompt... More 

1 Thank MarkDerbyshire
Alnmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another huge thank you to Alistair, Anna and staff for making Dad's 90th pre-birthday meal special! The candle was a lovely touch and as always the meal was top drawer - Lobster all around and beautifully prepared. Service as attentive as always and we leave feeling like we have had a real treat. A huge thank you from Ali, Bren... More 

Thank Alison315984
Durham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lunch consisting of cream of mushroom soup, really soft brown stottie and perhaps the best lapsang souchong tea we have had anywhere. All wonderful, £12 for two.

Thank SandDancer99
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness! We had an excellent meal, with outstanding service and can't wait to go back. Attention to detail in all aspects! Really welcoming and relaxed atmosphere too! Local fish cooked to perfection.

Thank DFlintstone
Choppington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a couple of friends visited this fine establishment on Saturday evening last week and we were far from disappointed, I had crab cake starter, stuffed chicken breast with new potatoes a beautiful elderflower sauce and the watercress garnish finished this dish of perfectly, then finished off beautifully with a coffee and delicious brûlée, the staff were very nice,... More 

1 Thank scottboy1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really pleasant meal here. As a vegetarian the choice is very limited but they did accomodate my dairy intolerance well. My partner really enjoyed his lobster. Recommended that you book beforehand.

Thank Vaughanio1971

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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, 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?