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Review of Lilburn's

Lilburn's
Ranked #10 of 120 Restaurants in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 18, 2014

we had dinner here and found the service very friendly and the food although not fine dining by any means was well cooked and tasty also good value for money.

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Thank Joseph L
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

I really wanted to like this place. It looks to be family run, and we were squeezed in for a late booking. Clearly this is a very popular cafe/restaurant. Can't really fault the staff generally, either.

However, the atmosphere/lighting for an evening meal was all wrong. The waitress placed a tea light on the table, but there was no point: the place was so bright, it added absolutely no intimacy.

The food we ordered was cooked well and tasted great, but the portions were far too huge! And despite being popular, there was an air of near panic to get through service (we asked for water, and didn't get any, and we didn't get napkins - I ended up helping myself at the waiter "service station" near the kitchens). Somehow, I don't think the very extensive choice on the menu helps - they could scale it down by about two-thirds (including specials), and still have a choice that would suit most people, and do it really well. Add some dimmer switches on the lighting, and it has the potential to be a very good restaurant indeed.

Overall, an ok place to eat, but nothing special.

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We never visit Alnwick around lunch time without getting food at Lilburns.
Excellent as always, and having tried most of the others in Alnwick, until we have been disappointed, this represents top class value, and even better food, if that is possible as the service and quality never seems to vary which is why we still go here.
Mine host and hostess Rod and Debbie lead by example and the rest of the staff are extremely courteous, pleasant, efficient and helpful.
In the evenings the food is also first class, and reasonably priced.
Long may they continue.!

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Thank Mike V
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Enjoyed the meal we had at Lilburns last night. I explained to the waitress that I was lactose intolerant, both her and the chef couldn't have been more helpful. For the first time in many months I finished off my main course with a desert, made especially. This was wonderful, many thanks to all.

Thank Lynn K
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

In general quite a good meal. King prawns for starter very good whereas Craster drab cakes rather bland . Main courses of sea bass and duck nice and vegetables not over-cooked. Puds ok, wine chilled and well priced. Cafe like atmosphere upstairs in restaurant but staff helpful and service fine.

1  Thank Simeon R
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