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Hardy's Bistro

$$ - $$$
British, Bar, European, Pub
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11 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1TD, England
+44 1665 602109
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot for a change from pub grub. Don't expect gigantic portions but do expect delicious tasty food which is nicely presented. Lots of choice and options. More realistic portions means you can indulge in a pud. Sticky toffee or crumble are fabulous. Will be calling again.

Thank MDale
Luton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We were stuck for somewhere to eat on a cold Monday eve but the restaurant found us a table although we had not booked and the food was really delicious and not over priced. Service was very good. Would recommend.

Thank 04MMs
Glasgow, Scotland
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Nice place but the food was average, food temperature variable, fish batter a bit soggy. Generally OK but expensive for what we had.

Thank SteveandJanette
Bedfordshire England
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294 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The food service and beer were all fine. The only drawback with this place seems to be how many are in the hotel restaurant. We were among very few diners but people were turned away as the kitchen was too busy.

Thank IPA_Man
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Hardy's Bistro, part of the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick, holds a 'steak night' on Mondays, obviously to increase business and it is certainly working. We saw the notice and went along, with the idea that if the place was empty we would go elsewhere. However, the Bistro was almost full, some people just having drinks, but the majority were... More 

Thank susyjane
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

The exterior of this restaurant looks appealing unfortunately that's where it stops. We had the duo of fish, very greasy and very little fish my wife then had a raspberry and apple crumble, the smallest I have ever seen, a small ramekin of crumble and a small pot of Creme Anglaise. Staff were efficient and polite. Decor and ambience were... More 

Thank Ian U
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Both taking the order and then receiving the food took longer than the last ice age. When the food arrived it was OK, but not special enough to be worth the wait. Seemed quite pricey for what it was.

Thank usinc
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We saw this as what appeared to be the only modern looking bistro style restaurant in Alnwick for a lateish lunch. Appeared very quiet but bright and pleasant. When we arrived, just before 2 pm there was one other table of four or five people. During our visit another couple of tables arrived. We took a seat and were given... More 

Thank jayne19682016
London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Waitress / barmaid seemed to struggle a little with the whole concept of service so everything was a little bit stilted. Food, when it came, was mixed - burger was huge but the blue cheese was just a lump stuck on top so the whole thing was about 8 in high! Couscous wrap seemed like a great veggie option but... More 

Thank KBMB2015
Salford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Had a perfect burger with chips and salad, huge portion, best burger I've eaten in years, nice comfy surroundings and very attentive and friendly staff, great value for money

Thank josh040875

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $32
British, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1TD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 602109
Hardy's is our informal Bistro with a relaxing atmosphere and large windows overlooking Alnwick high street. Enjoy a drink at the bar, tea or coffee served throughout the day, or dinner from our Bistro menu which features a selection of light dishes, salads and a full three course menu.

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