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“Delicious!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alfresco Cafe Bar - CLOSED

Alfresco Cafe Bar
Price range: $6 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Harbourside, open-fronted restaurant. Open every day for lunch 12-3 and dinner 6-9.30
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious and I highly recommend the mussels and the beef steak. Both were utterly mouth watering and absolutely scrumptious!
Our waitress was polite and extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We will be back!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank bubble2902
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Leek, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

You can't get any better than this! Superb food, reasonably priced, sitting outside on the front in St Ives and served by a very helpful, beautiful young lady!

  • Visited August 2014
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Sutton Coldfield
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325 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Alfesco Delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Alfresco Delight
First evening meal on a weeks holiday in St. Ives and a great choice.
Lively atmosphere superb food and lovely rose wine from Provence. Starters were homemade pea and thyme soup which was a delight and the sticky pork belly in carrot and ginger with coconut and corriander. Taste buds a tingling. We both had the sublime chicken for mains (with extra vegetables) and hand cut chips.
Every mouthful a winner.
Lastly a wonderful rhubarb tart with stem ginger ice cream. Meal with wine came to £70.00.Booking recommended especially during busy holiday periods.
A great evening. Regards. Gary Saunders

Visited August 2014
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Thank Gary S
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Leeds
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Somebody can cook”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

A week of going to St Ives restaurants and this place came out as the clear winner, though nowhere near the most expensive. I started with venison carpaccio an beetroot cubes, my one quibble was that it came on a slate. Little tip, white china makes things taste better... it's simple, it's elegant and it's NOT meant to go on a roof. The venison was velvety, the beetroot cut through it and I almost forgave the slate. My partner started with pork belly and it was DELICIOUS, crisp, salty, soft unctuous... and better than I could do at home - which is saying something. Mains was seafood stew. Generous portions of ultra fresh seafood in a rich sauce with proper depth. The restaurant does two courses for £16.95 on a set menu with add-ons for certain dishes, it was brilliant value and far, far better than the more expensive places we'd tried.

  • Visited August 2014
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Still the Best Meal in St. Ives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

Down for a long weekend, booked on Friday to eat at Alfresco as had a fab meal here 3 or 4 years ago. Wasnt sure if it would be as good but it was fab! My hubby and I both had the Sticky Pork Belly starter which was very tasty and just enough. For main we had the Seafood Stew - this was packed full of salmon, cod and mussels in a gorgeous tomato and fennel sauce - delicious!
We will return.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Sam C
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