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“Hugely enjoyable al fresco lunch!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Avanti
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: CONTEMPORARY BAR/RESTAURANT. RUSTIC COOKING.ART. SORRY, NO HIGH CHAIRS OR CHILDRENS MENU.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Hugely enjoyable al fresco lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Had a fabulous lunch here on a really hot July day. The restaurant was really busy but we were lucky enough to secure one of the outside tables. The courtyard/garden is lovely - enclosed and very leafy with plenty of space between the tables. The food was delicious, we had the spiced chicken and home made ravioli, both were wonderful! The staff were very pleasant and efficient, especially on such a hot, busy day! The only down side was that as the driver I couldn't enjoy any of the terrific sounding white wines on the menu - will rectify this on my next visit as we certainly intend to return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Poor attitude of staff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We were staying in Kirkby Lonsdale for a couple of nights and decided to book by phone a couple of weeks before we arrived. On the web site we noted that they had a court yard for outside dinning and asked if we could book a table outside. We were told that they did not reserve particular tables which we accepted. When we arrived it was the hottest weekend on record so far so again we tried our luck and asked if we could sit outside. Again we were told no and that our table was upstairs. The waitress who's name was Sarah took us to our table but adjacent to it was a vacant table next to an open door. We asked if we could sit there and was told no as it was reserved!!! We were NOT HAPPY! And she new it. It was not a comfortable atmospher for us after we expressed our anger. We ordered our food, which was excellent, but we felt rushed and had two courses in under an hour! There seamed to be an attitude from the staff on that evening, 12th July. How sad because as stated before the food was excellent. We did not leave a tip!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Christmasy
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

After several visits to Kirkby we decided to try Avanti after recommendations from locals. What a fantastic meal! They were very busy as it was a very hot day so we got to our table slightly later than booked but it was worth waiting for. 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 glasses of wine and a beer cost £55 which we felt was excellent for the quality of food. Would recommend the goats cheese and chorizo ravioli and the steak with prawns.... Beautiful! Will definitely re-visit :-)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 722LOT79
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

I visited with my husband and the dog, we had great food and fantastic pizzas. Brilliant atmosphere, we ate in the pub area, which was ver busy
Definitely worth a visit
We highly recommend

Visited June 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food and dog welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

A proper Italian restaurant, very busy, great atmosphere and excellent food. Outdoor courtyard. Very attentive staff. Great wine selection. You need to book

Visited June 2013
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Thank Peter B
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