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“TICKS PLENTY OF BOXES”

The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie
Ranked #4 of 102 Restaurants in Felixstowe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ground floor Café Bar, breakfasts, meals, snacks, fresh coffees, cakes, full range of bar drinks. Heated patio overlooking promenade and sea. First floor Brasserie (lift access), full a la carte menu plus set lunch menu available noon to 6pm Mon-Fri. Panoramic sea views.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

It says something about eating out well in Felixstowe that in over 40 years of living just 14 miles away we have never eaten in the town before. Happily, our first experience was a good one and we are likely, if spared, to return to the Alex. Ate in the Brasserie at a window table overlooking the sea (get there early if you want one or book). Well prepared food, highly professional service and extremely good value for money, a really large portion of local mussels, for example, was only £10. Real baguettes that hadn't come from the freezer, very different to France these days!

Although our alcohol consumption was limited to Matron consuming a glass of Prosecco, as Bund was in charge of the motor car, the Wine List offered good choice at very reasonable prices. Wines supplied by Adnams too, a first class wine merchant for those who don’t know. Particularly gratifying is the simple purified carbonated water at just £1 per litre when the same stuff branded can easily cost £4!

Only slight criticism was that the food took a while to appear. As we were there at the start of service and the place was busy (queuing for the café downstairs) the implication is that later arrivals could have faced a long wait.

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Thank MorrieBund
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

My first visit to The Alex was very enjoyable. Being in Felixstowe on the Suffolk Coast I would recommend you sample both fish and seafood as they are fresh and well presented. Good value for money and pleaseant staff with a sea view which adds to the enjoyment. Ensure you sit at a table by the large panoramic view window for superb views of the North Sea.

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Thank colin_gregory
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Having been for a very cold walk along the coast we thought we'd pop in for a warming hot chocolate. The location is lovely and the staff so friendly we decided to stay for dinner.

Having eaten a large lunch, we only wanted a light evening meal and there was plenty of choice on the menu. They even had a whole gluten free menu which was a delight for me!

Only criticism was the lack of choice on tho children's menu, why do English establishments insist on sub standard food for kids? But we just ordered starters and sides.

Being early evening/late afternoon on a freezing day I was surprised at how busy it was, the waitress said it was always like that. So I would recommend booking.

We are looking forward to our next visit to Felixstowe and trying out the bistro.

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Thank bagpuss_uk_2011
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

great bar,fantastic restaurant right on the seafront,outside heated patio.great ambiance,great place to meet friends

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Thank lancemurray
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Met friends for dinner here last week.

Got there early in order to secure a window table.
All lit up outside and to see the waves crashing onto the shore is wonderful.
Service excellent,. My confit of chicken wasn't what I expected, but was fine. The walnut bread was lovely and the latte brûlée was divine.

Will definitely return.

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Thank Bren181254
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